Extension:ExternalLinkConfirm

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ExternalLinkConfirm
Release status: stable
Description Requires the user to confirm that they want to be sent to the external site, after clicking an external link.
Author(s) Pastakhov
Maintainer(s) WikiTeq team
Latest version 1.0
Compatibility policy Follows the MediaWiki version lifecycle. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.35+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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  • $wgExternalLinkConfirmWhitelist
  • $wgExternalLinkConfirmTarget
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The ExternalLinkConfirm extension requires users to confirm after clicking an external link, before being sent to the external site.

This extension was created for WikiWorks.

InstallationEdit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called ExternalLinkConfirm in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ExternalLinkConfirm' );
    
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

ConfigurationEdit

This extension has 2 configuration parameters which can be modified in LocalSettings.php .

$wgExternalLinkConfirmWhitelist
List of the sites that do not require confirmation before visiting.
Per default, no domains are whitelisted.
The domains in the whitelist can include wildcard characters (*) in place of any of the domain levels, e.g. '*.flickr.com' or 'upload.*.gov.uk'.
Example:
$wgExternalLinkConfirmWhitelist = [ '*.flickr.com', 'upload.*.gov.uk' ];
$wgExternalLinkConfirmTarget
For determining what the target will be for the external site.
Works similarly to $wgExternalLinkTarget.
Default: _self
  This extension is professionally maintained by the WikiTeq team.