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Release status: unmaintained
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Description Allows to have a list enclosed in <WikiPages> </WikiPages> tag that auto links to internal links whether or not is exists.
Author(s) Rajinder Uppal (owngeektalk)
Latest version 1.0 (2010-01-27)
Database changes No
License Freeware just give me credit if you use it.
Download No link
  • <WikiPages> </WikiPages>

What can this extension do?[edit]

This extension was made because there was no way other than using auto-link to create internal links to documents or articles using a tag. But auto-link is very intensive one resources etc. Also I wanted the ability to have a list of words separated by a carriage return and have those words automatically link to internal pages whether or not those pages exist.

So if you had a list of words like:

billy bob
jane austin
mike duck
super man

And you want to create internal links for those documents, you would have to place [[ and ]] around those words. If there is a lot of words, that is a lot of manual editing. This will allow you to auto link all of those words without manually adding the brackets.



Will do the equivalent of:


Thanks and if you have questions email me at owngeek@gmail.com

Download instructions[edit]

Please cut and paste the code found below. Note: $IP stands for the root directory of your MediaWiki installation, the same directory that holds $IP/extensions/WikiPages.php LocalSettings.php.


To install this extension, add the following to LocalSettings.php:

#add configuration parameters here
#setup user rights here


This is the version 1.0 It includes the ability to add css styling to the output. Also you can specify if you want the UL or LI per line.

if (!defined('MEDIAWIKI')) die();

 $wgExtensionCredits['validextensionclass'][] = array(
       'name' => 'WikiPagesTag',
       'author' =>'Rajinder Uppal',
       'url' => 'https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiPagesTag',
       'description' => 'Allows you to automatically add [[ ]] around a list of words in a wiki to auto link them'

//Avoid unstubbing $wgParser on setHook() too early on modern (1.12+) MW versions, as per r35980
        $wgHooks['ParserFirstCallInit'][] = 'wfWikiPages';
} else { // Otherwise do things the old fashioned way
        $wgExtensionFunctions[] = 'wfWikiPages';

function wfWikiPages( $data ) {
        global $wgParser;
        $wgParser->setHook( 'WikiPages', 'wfWikiPagesTagParser' );
        return true;

function wfWikiPagesTagParser( $data,$args,&$parser) {
        global $wgParser;

// Declare Variables
        $cols = 4;

// Check arguments are passed.
        if (array_key_exists('cols', $argv))  {$cols = trim($argv['type']);}
        if (array_key_exists('class', $argv))  {$class = trim($argv['type']);}
        $table = "<table class=\"$class\" style=\"text-align: center;\">";
//      $before_list_line_insert='<ul><li>[[';
//      $after_list_lineInsert=']] </li></ul>';
        $output= $table;

        #    return $parser->recursiveTagParse( "[[" . implode( "]]<br /> \n[[",
        #    array_map( 'wfWikiPagesString',
        #            explode( "\n", trim( $data ) ) ) ) . "]]<br />\n");

        $array = array_map( 'wfWikiPagesString',explode( "\n", trim( $data )));
        $output .= $tr_field;
        for ( $x=0; $x < 4; $x++ ) {
                $output .=  $td_field;
                for ($y=$x; $y < count($array); $y+=4) {
                        $val =  $before_list_line_insert . $array[$y] . $after_list_lineInsert;
                        $output .= $val;
                $output .= "</td>";
        $output .= "</tr></table>";
        return $parser->recursiveTagParse( $output); }

function wfWikiPagesString( $text ) {
        return strtr(
                wfWikiPagesDisplay( $text ),
                        "\\"   => "\\\\",
                        "\""   => "\\\"",
                        "'"    => "'",
                        "\r\n" => "\\n",
                        "\r"   => "\\n",
                        "\n"   => "\\n",
                ) );

function wfWikiPagesDisplay( $text ) {
        static $invisibles = array(     '&nbsp;',     '&#160;' );
        static $visibles   = array( '&amp;nbsp;', '&amp;#160;' );
        return Sanitizer::decodeCharReferences(
                        str_replace( $invisibles, $visibles, $text ) );