MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag
Description Allows inserting <a> anchor tags into wikitext
Author(s) Ike Hecht (tosfostalk)
Latest version 0.2 (February 2018)
MediaWiki 1.29+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgAnchorNamespaces
Quarterly downloads 3 (Ranked 142nd)
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The AnchorHandler extension allows inserting <a> anchor tags into wikitext. By default, it simply passes through the text within the <a>...</a> tags. It can be configured to actually parse and convert the anchor tags to working links in certain namespaces. This is especially helpful when importing raw HTML into a wiki.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted AnchorHandler folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/AnchorHandler
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'AnchorHandler' );
  • Configure as required.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration edit


Tells the extension to actually convert the anchor tags to links in the specified namespaces. Example:

$egAnchorNamespaces = [ NS_MAIN ];
See this list of namespace constants.

See also edit

  • Extension:HTML Tags – Adds <htmltag></htmltag> tags, that can be used to display HTML tags within wiki pages that may otherwise be disallowed by the MediaWiki parser.