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Release status: stable

Implementation Parser extension
Author(s) Jean-Lou Dupont
Latest version 1.0.1
MediaWiki 1.10, 1.11
License No license specified
Download SVN
See SVN ($Id: AutoRedirect.doc.wikitext 951 2008-03-28 18:18:09Z jeanlou.dupont $)

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

Provides a magic word to automatically create a redirect page to the current page.

Usage[edit | edit source]

{{#autoredirect:namespace|page name [|alternateText] }} creates the specified page (page name) as a redirect to the current page i.e. the one containing the magic word. When the parameter 'alternateText' is present, it is used as indicator to create a link on the current with alternate text 'alternateText'; E.g. alternateText, which is shown when you type [[current page|alternateText]]

Dependencies[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit source]

See the Mediawiki Extension table entry "download" above.[1]

LocalSettings.php[edit source]

Extension:ExtensionManager: See footnote[2]

require_once "$IP/extensions/AutoRedirect/AutoRedirect.php";
  • Since this Extensions is depending on StubManager, add the line after the StubManager include, or else your Wiki won't work.

PEAR[edit source]

PEAR is a repository of PHP software code.

pear channel-discover mediawiki.googlecode.com/svn
  • Install extension through PEAR:
pear install mediawiki/AutoRedirect
  • Add the following to LocalSettings.php[2][3]:
require 'MediaWiki/AutoRedirect/AutoRedirect.php';
  • Note that the required version of PEAR must be respected. Currently, the minimum version of PEAR usable with this channel is v1.6.2. Perform the following command to upgrade to the latest version of PEAR:
pear upgrade pear

Upgrades through PEAR[edit source]

Sometimes, it is necessary to clear PEAR's cache in order to perform upgrades.

pear clear-cache

or use the force method:

pear upgrade --force mediawiki/AutoRedirect

PEAR Web Frontend[edit source]

For easier remote package management, PEAR Frontend WEB can be installed. Installation notes can be found here. An example of the WEB frontend is available here.

RSS feed[edit source]

To keep up-to-date with this channel, use the following RSS feed__Rss2.jpg.

Notes[edit source]

Other Extensions From the same author[edit source]

Consult User Jldupont's page.

  1. The most recent release is always available through the extension's PEAR and SVN repositories. This page is not necessarily up-to-date.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Extension:ExtensionManager does not require any modification to LocalSettings.php because ExtensionManager includes the extension.
    Note that if PHP code caching is in place (e.g. APC, eAccelerator), then to successfully complete the installation a cache flush might be needed.
  3. Modifications to LocalSettings.php is only necessary if not using Extension:ExtensionManager

History[edit | edit source]

Release Notes
1.0.1 Fixed minor porting bug

Todo[edit | edit source]

  • Prevent showing the newly create redirect page - stay on the current page.