MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Easily add or remove buttons to the WikiEditor
Author(s) Martin Schwindl, Martin Keyler
Maintainer(s) Sophivorus
Latest version 3.2 (2019-07-10)
MediaWiki 1.21+
PHP 5.3+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgMSWE_remove
  • $wgMSWE_add
Quarterly downloads 15 (Ranked 154th)
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The MsWikiEditor extension allows you to easily add or remove buttons from the WikiEditor from your LocalSettings.php


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

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using wfLoadExtension(). If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.24 and earlier), instead of wfLoadExtension( 'MsWikiEditor' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/MsWikiEditor/MsWikiEditor.php";


To add a button, add its definition to the $wgMSWE_add array in your LocalSettings.php, using the following format:

$wgMSWE_add['button-key'] = [ 'Name of the button', 'Default content', 'Left wrapper', 'Right wrapper', 'URL or path to the image', 'toolbar-section', 'section-group' ];

If the toolbar section and section group are not specified, the button will be added to the "insert" group of the "main" section. Here are a few working examples:

$wgMSWE_add['date'] = [ 'Current date', date( 'Y-m-d' ), '', '', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/date.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['gallery'] = [ 'Gallery', '<gallery>\\n', 'File:Example1.jpg|Caption1\\nFile:Example2.png|Caption2\\n', '</gallery>', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/gallery.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['strike'] = [ 'Strike', '<strike>', 'Text', '</strike>', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/strike.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['email'] = [ 'Email', '[mailto:', 'address@domain.com', ']', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/email.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['mslink'] = [ 'MsLink', '{{#l:', 'Filename.ext', '}}', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/link.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['template'] = [ 'Your template', '{{Your template|', 'Parameters', '}}', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/template.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['signature'] = [ 'Signature', '--~~~~', '', '', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/signature.png' ];
$wgMSWE_add['attention'] = [ 'Attention', '{{Attention|', 'Text', '}}', 'extensions/MsWikiEditor/images/attention.png' ];

To remove a button, just include its key (the 'rel' attribute) in the $wgMSWE_remove array. For example:

$wgMSWE_remove = [ 'advanced', 'characters', 'help', 'file', 'reference', 'ilink', 'xlink' ];

By default, both arrays are empty.

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