This extension is maintained by a member of the MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group .
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Release status: stable
Implementation Parser extension , Skin
Description Adds a "Copy to clipboard"-Button to every ‎<pre>-tag
Author(s) Thomas Candrian, Robert Vogel
Latest version 2.0.0-alpha
Compatibility policy For every MediaWiki release that is a Long Term Support release there is a corresponding branch in the extension.
MediaWiki >= 1.39.0
Database changes No
Composer mediawiki/pre-to-clip
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Quarterly downloads 43 (Ranked 94th)
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The PreToClip extension adds a "Copy to clipboard" button to every ‎<pre> tag, even auto-generated ones (e.g. by Extension:SyntaxHighlight ).


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