MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
TextScroller MediaWiki extension.png
Implementation Parser extension
Description Adds a parser function, {{#txtscrl}} to embed the text scrolling widget
Author(s) Jordan Small
Latest version 1.0 (2015-07-29)
MediaWiki 1.38+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The TextScroller extension adds a parser function, {{#txtscrl}} to embed the text scrolling widget.

It was written by Jordan Small for wikiHow.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called TextScroller in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php :
    wfLoadExtension( 'TextScroller' );
  •   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( 'TextScroller' );, you need to use:

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


{{#txtscrl:Arrow text|Gray text|Scroll text}}