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Release status: unmaintained
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Description Lets you insert a StartPage search box on your wiki pages
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Provides a StartPage searchbox on any of your wiki pages. I used the php from Extension:Google and changed the contents and added a few items using the html from StartPage as a template. It has been tested and does work.


Copy the following code and paste it into a new document and save it to your extensions folder using the name startpagesearch.php.

# To activate the extension, include it from your LocalSettings.php
# with: include("extensions/startpagesearch.php");
# Syntax: <startpage><startpage/>

$wgExtensionFunctions[] = "wfstartpage";
function wfstartpage() {
    global $wgParser;
    $wgParser->setHook( "startpage", "renderstartpage" );
# The callback function for converting the input text to HTML output
function renderstartpage( $input ) {
    $output = '<!-- Search Startpage -->';
    $output .= '<center>';
    $output .= '<form method="POST" action="http://startpage.com/do/metasearch.pl"';
    $output .= 'style="margin:0; padding:0;"';
    $output .= 'onSubmit="javascript:document.metasearch.query.value=document.metasearch.keyword.value;">';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="ie" value="UTF-8"/>';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="oe" value="UTF-8"/>';
    $output .= '<table bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><tr><td>';
    $output .= '<a href="http://startpage.com/">';
    $output .= '<img src="http://startpage.com/graphics/startpage_small_logo.gif" ';
    $output .= 'border="0" alt="Startpage" align="absmiddle"/></a></td>';
    $output .= '<td>';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="from" value="searchbox"/>';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="language" value="english"/>';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="cat" value="web"/>';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="query" size=32/>';
    $output .= '<input type="text" name ="keyword" size=32/>';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="process_search"/>';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="frm" value="sb"/>';
    $output .= '<td>';
    $output .= '<input type="Submit" value="Search"/>';
    $output .= '</td></tr></table>';
    $output .= '</form>';
    $output .= '</center>';
    $output .= '<!-- Search Startpage -->';
    return $output;

Then add the following at the end of your LocalSettings.php


To use insert


on any of your wiki pages.