MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
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Description Provides the user with article title suggestions as they type in wikilinks.
Author(s) TK-999 (TK-999talk)
Latest version 0.1
MediaWiki 1.19+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgLinkSuggestMaxSuggestions
  • $wgEnableEditFormLinkSuggest
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The LinkSuggest2 extension provides the user with article title suggestions as they type in wikilinks. It is functionally identical to Extension:LinkSuggest, but has been rewritten from the ground up to support recent versions of MediaWiki.


  • Download and move the extracted LinkSuggest2 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/LinkSuggest2
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'LinkSuggest2' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration parameters

The maximum amount of suggestions to show for each link (default 3).
Whether to enable LinkSuggest on edit forms (default true).



The extension exposes a simple API which can be used by other extensions to add LinkSuggest support to arbitrary elements:

LinkSuggest::singleton()->addSelectors( array(  '#foo', '.bar', '.my-extension textarea' ) );