Extension:Livejournal User

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Livejournal User
Release status: stable
Implementation Tag
Description Adds <lj user=""/> and <lj community=""/> tags to document.
Author(s) Jehytalk
Latest version 0.2.1 (2013-05-27)
MediaWiki 1.6+
Database changes No
License GPL
Example Profile with livejournal links in my wiki
<lj />
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The Livejournal User extension simply adds <lj user=""/> and <lj community=""/> tags to your wiki.

There are two variants of working of this Extension: the one which completely repeats original livejournal link, and the one which works more according to wiki engine.

  • First variant

  • It replaces quite like with livejournal, and gets little icons from livejournal server. But usually we don't want to load any images from remote server, right?
  • Second variant

  • Uses icons which YOU upload to wiki. Unfortunately, it means that icon can't link to user profile (stupid wiki engine doesn't allow images with links. Seems like it will be implemented in mediawiki 1.14... Possibly).

To switch between them, you just need to set variable


to 1 or to 0.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Livejournal_User in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/Livejournal_User/Livejournal_User.php";
    $Livejournal_User_Remote_Images=1; // If you choose remote picture loading
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

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