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Release status: beta
Implementation Parser function
Description Parser function for embedding SlideShare presentations
Author(s) MgXtalk
Latest version 0.2 (February 2012)
License No license specified
Download See below
Example Example of presentation
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N.B.: The original extension (by Sergey Chernyshev) was replaced with SlideShare Widget which is using Widgets extension to render the player. But I modified the original code because the Widget doesn't work on my MediaWiki 1.18+.




@slideshare_document_id   - slideshare document id (id parameter in the URL)
@width                    - (optional) width parameter, default is 425 pixels
@height                   - (optional) height parameter, default is 348 pixels

Where's the ID of the slide?Edit

Click on 'Embed' in the top of the slide which you want to insert in your webpage, and then click on 'Copy'. You'll have this (is an example):

<div style="width:425px" id="__ss_306252"> <strong style="display:block;margin:12px 0 4px">
<a href="" title="Semantic Media Wiki & Semantic Forms"
target="_blank">Semantic Media Wiki & Semantic Forms</a></strong> <iframe src=""
width="425" height="355" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <div style="padding:5px 0 12px"> 
View more <a href="" target="_blank">presentations</a> from <a href=""
target="_blank">Sergey Chernyshev</a> </div> </div>

Copy the number (*only* the number) near the string "id="__ss_" and paste it replacing the string "slideshare_document_id". It's quick and simple, isn't it? :)


Add the following line at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php

require_once( "$IP/extensions/SlideShare.php" );




* $Id$
* This extension allow adding SlideShare slideshows to wiki pages
*   {{#slideshare:slideshare_document_id|width|height}}
*@slideshare_document_id   - slideshare document id (id parameter in the URL)
*@width                    - (optional) width parameter, default is 425 pixels
*@height                   - (optional) height parameter, default is 348 pixels
* For more tricks, see
* Original version > Copyright (C) 2007 Sergey Chernyshev
* Modified by MgX > 27 February 2012
*    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
*    it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
*    the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
*    (at your option) any later version.
*    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
*    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
*    GNU General Public License for more details.
*    You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
*    along with this program.  If not, see <>.

$wgExtensionFunctions[] = 'wfSlideShare';
$wgHooks['LanguageGetMagic'][]       = 'wfSlideShare_Magic';
$wgExtensionCredits['parserhook'][] = array(
        'name' => 'SlideShare2012',
        'description' => 'Extension to add SlideShare slideshows to wiki pages.',
        'author' => '[ MgX]',
        'url' => '',
	'version' => '0.2',
	'type' => 'parserhook'

function wfSlideShare() {
        global $wgParser;
        $wgParser->setFunctionHook('slideshare', 'renderSlideShare');

function wfSlideShare_Magic( &$magicWords, $langCode ) {
        $magicWords['slideshare'] = array( 0, 'slideshare' );
        return true;

function renderSlideShare(&$parser, $id, $width=425, $height=348)
	$id = filter_var($id, FILTER_SANITIZE_ENCODED);

	$width = filter_var($width, FILTER_VALIDATE_INT,
			array("options" => array("min_range"=>1))
	$height = filter_var($height, FILTER_VALIDATE_INT,
			array("options" => array("min_range"=>1))

	$output = '';

	if ($id)
		$output = '<div style="width:425px" id="'.$id.'"><iframe src="
                           slideshow/embed_code/'.$id.'" width="'.$width.'" height="'.$height.'" frameborder="0" 
                           marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></div>';

        return array($output, 'noparse' => true, 'isHTML' => true, 'noargs' => true);

Nice noteEdit

It's my first extension! ;)