Extension talk:LinkSearch

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Hi, i think will be much better if we have a special page to show all external links that the wiki articles has, without be necessary to search. And in front of link, show the description of the link, if has. What do you think? Lleoliveirabr 22:25, 6 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I agree with you. 10:36, 4 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Me too. --Flominator 11:46, 2 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

It would also be fine to search for "*search*" 10:36, 4 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]


Searching for links with https (and probably all other protocols than http) is failing: if there are more list elements than the standard limit (50) allows, all continuative links ('next' and other limits) lead to an empty page with no results (apart from the LinkSearch standard form).
Leaving the protocol apart in the search term, does find only http links -- but that's probably thought as a function? Allthough it seems to produce the bug: other protocols are not passed within the continuing links. (Ah, you ment this with "Currently only 'http' links are supported", right?) -- 15:20, 5 October 2007 (UTC) (Martin)[reply]

Search syntax[edit]

Would it be reasonable to have "*mediawiki.org" return the same results as "*.mediawiki.org"? Jlerner 16:05, 3 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]


The Special Page is listed in Special:Version, but when I call the URL Special:Linksearch I get a blank page as if the extension was not properly installed. I'm on 1.8.2. I've also changed what Bug6800 reads about $wgSpecialPages['Linksearch'] = array ('SpecialPage', 'Linksearch'); Solution? Thanks, --Subfader, 18:03, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

[Mon Jan 28 16:07:47 2008] [error] [client ...] PHP Warning: SpecialPage::require_once(SpecialLinkSearch.php) [<a href='function.require-once'>function.require-once</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in ...wiki/includes/SpecialPage.php on line 516
[Mon Jan 28 16:07:47 2008] [error] [client ...] PHP Fatal error: SpecialPage::require_once() [<a href='function.require'>function.require</a>]: Failed opening required 'SpecialLinkSearch.php' (include_path='...wiki:...wiki/includes:...wiki/languages:...wiki/includes/normal:.:...:/usr/share/php5') in ...wiki/includes/SpecialPage.php on line 516
SpecialPage.php line 516: require_once( $this->mFile );
LocalSettings.php: require_once("extensions/LinkSearch/LinkSearch.php");
I have other extensions installed and the php include path is working fine though. The zero support for this extension "used on one or more of Wikimedia's wikis" is freakin' awesome! --Subfader 15:18, 28 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Suggestion of extendend search capabilities[edit]

Installed on MW 1.12.0, works flawlessly. Although, it could have better search capabilities, such as:

  • empty field search - returns all external links in the given namespace
  • end of line wildcard search - e. g. "http*" returns any website link in the given namespace
  • link type selection via radiobuttons - would shorten the above mentioned search method down to a few clicks

Overall good help to detect external weblinks of a given pattern. Just pretty poor when generally searching all weblinks there are. --Carsten3m 09:49, 6 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Where can I find LinkSearch?[edit]

.. when i have installed MW 1.13.5 recently (1.14.0 is buggy). All links to download the extension are not working. Thanks in advance. -- 22:23, 21 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]

It looks like all traces of the source code has been removed from MediaWiki and SVN. However I managed to find a copy on Ipb Wiki. Follow this link and click on the "Download File" button located in the middle of the page. I tried it on my wiki and it works nicely. I'm running MediaWiki 1.9.0, PHP 5.2.4 (isapi), MySQL 5.1.34-community. If you can't find it just email me and I'll send it to you.--Lorikeet 00:30, 9 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]