Extension talk:ToggleDisplay

Latest comment: 13 years ago by Roberthaenel in topic Template variables within <toggledisplay>


Collapsible elements do NOT work by default in 1.18 and above for older skins. We still need this extension as there is no migration guide for older skins!!

Nice example edit

I've found a nice use for this extension. You can make a Preview link to view other wiki pages. Here is an example of the code. The code doesn't work on Mediawiki.org because the extension isn't installed here. A working copy can be found here

'''[[Main Page]]''' <toggledisplay showtext="Preview" hidetext="Hide Preview">
<div style="background-color:#e0e0e0; border-style: ridge; border-color: #bbb; padding:0px 15px 15px 15px;">
{{:Main Page}}

Another Use edit

A simple show hide box using this extension, parameters are easy to change to suit your needs, tried and works on version 1.12 and 1.13.5.

{|cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width=100% style="border:1px solid #b0c4de; padding:0px;"
| colspan="2" style="background:#f7f7f7; text-align:right; padding:0px; " |
<h5 style="margin:.5em; margin-top:.1em; border-bottom:0; font-weight:normal;">
'''Content Title''' <toggledisplay status=hide showtext="[show]" hidetext="[hide]" linkstyle font-size="8px"><div style="background-color:#FAFAFA; border: 1px solid transparent; padding:0px 5px 5px 5px;">
<div style="text-align:left;ltr;margin-left:1em;">


This is a very helpful example, thank you. --Robinson Weijman 14:32, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Nesting ToggleDisplay Tags edit

Seems to be broken. =( --J.nesta 05:33, 5 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

I found it worked like this:
hidden text 1
hidden text 2
hidden text 3

--Robinson Weijman 14:23, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

show/hide all edit

Is there any way to show/hide all hideable divs in a page? The reason I want this is that for browsing a large page, I want everything hidden, but ctrl-f search does not find content in invisible elements, so I'd like to be able to quickly expand and then hide everything again. It's probably not too hard to write a bookmarklet that does this, but I'd prefer a javascript link. If it's not already available, can anyone give me a hint how to go about implementing it? It can't be that much work to do it, so I'll gladly try if anyone can point me in the right direction. 19:20, 17 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Uggly Warning edit

I got the following warning in the wiki, if i install ToggleDisplay:

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [...]/mediawiki-1.15.1/extensions/ToggleDisplay/ToggleDisplay.php:102) 
in [...]/includes/WebResponse.php on line 16

After using "<toogledisplay>" the first time i see only this warning and no wikipage anymore.

Thanks for any hints how i get rid of this! --benni

Check your ToggleDisplay.php file and remove all blank linkes before the <?php and after the ?> tag. 16:42, 27 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Icon instead of text edit

Hi-Thanks for the extension, perfect for FAQ's. I was wondering if there was a way to add an icon/image in place of the text to show/hide content? Thanks. --Demetelski 16:24, 23 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Template variables within <toggledisplay> edit

On my test site, this template line:

List of [[Has Make::{{{Make|}}}]] [[Has Model::{{{Model|}}}]]s from [[Has Year::{{{Year|}}}]]


List of Honda Acords from 2000

when run from a particular page. But this fails

<toggledisplay showtext="Show Information" hidetext="Hide Information">
List of [[Has Make::{{{Make|}}}]] [[Has Model::{{{Model|}}}]]s from [[Has Year::{{{Year|}}}]]


Hide Information
List of s from

when expanded. Is this an understood issue, is there a mechanism to get around it, or is it a bug?

I'm using

MediaWiki  	1.15.1
PHP             5.2.10-pl0-gentoo (apache2handler)
MySQL           5.0.70-log
ToggleDisplay   Version 0.121

- skew

I think this is due to the way the MediaWiki parser handles tags. Basically, you cannot access template variables within tags (at least in 15.1). By the way, I consider this extension obsolete because NavFrame provides very similar functionality with means of MediaWiki itself. RV1971 10:03, 9 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the reply. I started with NavFrame, but the way I have my data formatted it doesn't do what I need it to. Too bad about ToggleDisplay, aesthetically it's one of the best solutions. - skew
Hi skew. You might want to check out Extension:ToggleDisplay2, which is an enhanced version of this extension that is able to be used in templates (MediaWiki 1.16 is required, though). --Roberthaenel 02:43, 10 December 2010 (UTC)Reply

I installed ToggleDisplay2 Robert and got an error stating I was missing argument 4 on I believe line 48 ($frame) variable. Reverted back to original ToggleDisplay after testing. Jaylepore / Compumatter 9:18, 21, January 2011

Show hide text with variables edit

Hi, I'd like to use the show / hide text with a variable e.g. show={{var:variableOne}}. Anyone know how? When I try it just shows literally {{var:variableOne}} instead of the value. --Robinson Weijman 13:38, 11 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

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