MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Creates links to view or download files using icons appropriate to the file type
Author(s) Martin Schwindl, Martin Keyler
Maintainer(s) Sophivorus
Latest version 5.3 (2021-11-15)
MediaWiki 1.23+
PHP 5.3+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgMSL_FileTypes
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The MsLinks extension adds a button to the editor that creates links to view or download files using icons appropriate to the file type.

Installation edit

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

Vagrant installation:

  • If using Vagrant , install with vagrant roles enable MsLinks --provision

Configuration edit

You can configure the icon that is associated with each file type, by adding the icon to the images folder of the MsLinks extension and setting the $wgMSL_FileTypes array appropriately. Below is the default configuration:

$wgMSL_FileTypes = [
	'no' => 'no_icon.png',
	'jpg' => 'image_icon.png',
	'gif' => 'image_icon.png',
	'bmp' => 'image_icon.png',
	'png' => 'image_icon.png',
	'tiff' => 'image_icon.png',
	'tif' => 'image_icon.png',
	'ai' => 'image_ai_icon.png',
	'psd' => 'image_ps_icon.png',
	'pdf' => 'pdf_icon.png',
	'pps' => 'pps_icon.png',
	'ppt' => 'pps_icon.png',
	'pptx' => 'pps_icon.png',
	'xls' => 'xls_icon.png',
	'xlsx' => 'xls_icon.png',
	'doc' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'docx' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'dot' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'dotx' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'rtf' => 'doc_icon.png',
	'txt' => 'txt_icon.png',
	'html' => 'code_icon.png',
	'php' => 'code_icon.png',
	'exe' => 'exe_icon.gif',
	'asc' => 'txt_icon.png',
	'dwg' => 'dwg_icon.gif',
	'zip' => 'zip_icon.png',
	'mov' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'mpeg' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'mpg' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'wmv' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'avi' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'mp4' => 'movie_icon.png',
	'flv' => 'movie_flash_icon.png',
	'wma' => 'music_icon.png',
	'mp3' => 'music_icon.png',
	'wav' => 'music_icon.png',
	'mid' => 'music_icon.png',

Usage edit

To insert a MsLink, simply edit a page and click on the new button in the toolbar. It will insert an empty MsLink, which you can then fill with the filename of the file you want to link to. You can also add some parameters to it, like in regular images. Below are some examples of usage:

Description Input Result
Basic MsLink {{#l:Testfile.pdf}}   Testfile.pdf
MsLink with description {{#l:Testfile.pdf|File description}}   File description
Icon on the right side {{#l:Testfile.pdf|File description|right}} File description  
Direct MsLink {{#l:dlink|Testfile.pdf|This file will be downloaded when clicked}}   This file will be downloaded when clicked

See also edit