Extension:User Contact Links

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User Contact Links
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Extended syntax
Description Create properly formatted links to other wiki user's names/pages
Author(s) Paul Grinberg
Latest version v0.4.1 (2008-01-27)
License No license specified
Download Template:WikimediaDownload/svn
Example ^^^user name^^^
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Overview[edit]

This extension provides the ability to insert properly formatted user names with links to their respective user pages. Probably all wiki contributors have run across the following problem: the article text should make some reference to some other wiki user, but to do so properly ([[:User:username|full name]]) is tedious at best both because of the cumbersome syntax and possibly not knowing the username of a user whose full name is well known. This extention makes this task very easy by providing new wiki syntax to do so. Simply add ^^^user name^^^ and all the tediousness and guesswork is done. Moreover, the user name can be any of the following:

  1. wiki username
  2. user full name (first space last)
  3. last name of the user
  4. partial match of any part of user full name

Installation Instructions[edit]

Step 1[edit]

Download the extension code from SVN and place it in the extensions directory.

Step 2[edit]

Add the following text to your LocalSettings.php

require_once( "$IP/extensions/UserContactLinks/UserSignature.php" );

Revisions[edit]

  • v0.4.1 - January 27, 2008 - Minor bug fix to not report a E_NOTICE error message.
  • v0.4 -
  • v0.3 - November 8, 2007
    • Incorporate suggestion from Khitrenovich to work with MW version 1.8.3 and prior
    • Made the installation simpler by conditionally creating the getUserIDFromUserText() function depending on whether or not Extension:Todo Tasks is installed
  • v0.2 - August 28, 2007 - initial publication on MediaWiki website.