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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Easily add or remove buttons to the WikiEditor
Author(s) Martin Schwindl, Martin Keyler
Maintainer(s) Sophivorus
Latest version 3.2 (2019-07-10)
MediaWiki 1.21+
PHP 5.3+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgMSWE_remove
  • $wgMSWE_add
Quarterly downloads 5 (Ranked 149th)
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The MsWikiEditor extension allows you to easily add or remove buttons from the WikiEditor from your LocalSettings.php


  • Download and move the extracted MsWikiEditor folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/MsWikiEditor
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'MsWikiEditor' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


To add a button, add its definition to the $wgMSWE_add array in your LocalSettings.php, using the following format:

$wgMSWE_add['button-key'] = [ 'Name of the button', 'Default content', 'Left wrapper', 'Right wrapper', 'URL or path to the image', 'toolbar-section', 'section-group' ];

If the toolbar section and section group are not specified, the button will be added to the "insert" group of the "main" section. Here are a few working examples:

$wgMSWE_add['date'] = [ 'Current date', date( 'Y-m-d' ), '', '', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/date.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['gallery'] = [ 'Gallery', '<gallery>\\n', 'File:Example1.jpg|Caption1\\nFile:Example2.png|Caption2\\n', '</gallery>', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/gallery.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['strike'] = [ 'Strike', '<strike>', 'Text', '</strike>', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/strike.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['email'] = [ 'Email', '[mailto:', 'address@domain.com', ']', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/email.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['mslink'] = [ 'MsLink', '{{#l:', 'Filename.ext', '}}', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/link.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['template'] = [ 'Your template', '{{Your template|', 'Parameters', '}}', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/template.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['signature'] = [ 'Signature', '--~~~~', '', '', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/signature.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['attention'] = [ 'Attention', '{{Attention|', 'Text', '}}', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/attention.png' ];

To remove a button, just include its key (the 'rel' attribute) in the $wgMSWE_remove array. For example:

$wgMSWE_remove = [ 'advanced', 'characters', 'help', 'file', 'reference', 'ilink', 'xlink' ];

By default, both arrays are empty.

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