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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Sú-iōng sik-ha̍p bûn-kiānn luī-hîng ê tôo-piau lâi tshòng-kiàn iōng teh tsa-khuànn hi̍k-tsiá hā-tsài bûn-kiānn ê liân-tsiap
Author(s) Martin Schwindl, Martin Keyler
Maintainer(s) Sophivorus
Latest version 5.3 (2021-11-15)
MediaWiki 1.23+
PHP 5.3+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgMSL_FileTypes
Quarterly downloads 26 (Ranked 130th)
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The MsLinks extension adds a button to the editor that creates links to view or download files using icons appropriate to the file type.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called MsLinks in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'MsLinks' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Vagrant installation:

  • If using Vagrant , install with vagrant roles enable MsLinks --provision


You can configure the icon that is associated with each file type, by adding the icon to the images folder of the MsLinks extension and setting the $wgMSL_FileTypes array appropriately. Below is the default configuration:

$wgMSL_FileTypes = [
	'no' => 'no_icon.png',
	'jpg' => 'image_icon.png',
	'gif' => 'image_icon.png',
	'bmp' => 'image_icon.png',
	'png' => 'image_icon.png',
	'tiff' => 'image_icon.png',
	'tif' => 'image_icon.png',
	'ai' => 'image_ai_icon.png',
	'psd' => 'image_ps_icon.png',
	'pdf' => 'pdf_icon.png',
	'pps' => 'pps_icon.png',
	'ppt' => 'pps_icon.png',
	'pptx' => 'pps_icon.png',
	'xls' => 'xls_icon.png',
	'xlsx' => 'xls_icon.png',
	'doc' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'docx' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'dot' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'dotx' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'rtf' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'txt' => 'txt_icon.png',
	'html' => 'code_icon.png',
	'php' => 'code_icon.png',
	'exe' => 'exe_icon.gif',
	'asc' => 'txt_icon.png',
	'dwg' => 'dwg_icon.gif',
	'zip' => 'zip_icon.png',
	'mov' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'mpeg' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'mpg' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'wmv' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'avi' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'mp4' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'flv' => 'movie_flash_icon.png',
	'wma' => 'music_icon.png',
	'mp3' => 'music_icon.png',
	'wav' => 'music_icon.png',
	'mid' => 'music_icon.png',


To insert a MsLink, simply edit a page and click on the new button in the toolbar. It will insert an empty MsLink, which you can then fill with the filename of the file you want to link to. You can also add some parameters to it, like in regular images. Below are some examples of usage:

Biâu-su̍t Su-ji̍p Kiat-kó
Basic MsLink {{#l:Testfile.pdf}} Testfile.pdf
MsLink with description {{#l:Testfile.pdf|File description}} File description
Icon on the right side {{#l:Testfile.pdf|File description|right}} File description
Direct MsLink {{#l:dlink|Testfile.pdf|This file will be downloaded when clicked}} This file will be downloaded when clicked