Writing mediawiki extensions

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Here is the simplest mediawiki extension you can write:

  • in LocalSettings.php, add
include("extensions/circlextension.php");
  • create a file extensions/circlextension.php:
<?php

$wgExtensionFunctions[] = "wfcirclextension";

function wfcirclextension()
{
  global $wgParser;
  $wgParser->setHook("circle", "circlehtml");
}

function circlehtml($code, $argv)
{
  $result="<svg><circle r=50 /></svg>";
  return $result;
}
  • Now you can create a mediawiki page with the content
This is mediawiki-syntax
<circle this goes into argv >
this goes into code
</circle>
  • And you will see a circle on the resulting wiki page. Note the circle may not be complete.

Version 2

Version 2 could look like this:

<?php

$wgExtensionFunctions[] = "wfcirclextension";

function wfcirclextension()
{
  global $wgParser;
  $wgParser->setHook("circle", "circlehtml");
}

function circlehtml($code, $argv)
{
  $param=reset($argv); # get first value of array
  if (!is_numeric($param)) {$param=20;};
  $result="
<svg width=".round($param*2)." height=".round($param*2).">
  <circle r=$param cx=$param cy=$param />
</svg>";
  $result=preg_replace("/\n/","",$result);
  return $result;
}

Ideas

What can we do with mediawiki extensions?

  • scale an image relative to the browser window's size -> adaptivethumb
  • define a mindmap in mediawiki syntax
  • agenda
  • extend mediawiki syntax to create a flowchart as an iframe and display it in wiki page
  • define a mindmap in bubbl.us, export it, and display it in mediawiki
  • work with imagemaps so they are in the wiki and scaleable
  • get dokuwiki syntax for tables to work in mediawiki

See also