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KLlinkparam MediaWiki Extension

This extension allows linking to articles with parameters.


{{#linkparam:Article|parameter=value|link text}}

The link [[Contact?subject=Hello]] looks like it should send a parameter to the Contact page, but it doesn’t. MediaWiki interprets the entire link as an article name, like this: Contact?subject=Hello. Use this extension to send parameters like this.

like this: {{#linkparam:Contact
| subject=Just testing the link
  & message=Kenny,

I tested the link. It worked. If you’re reading this, I actually sent the message instead of canceling.
| like this}}.

The extra returns in the parameter are urlencoded and become part of the message. Other returns simply make it easier to read the code. Remember: only use ampersands and equal signs to divide the URL parameters—never within a parameter.


To install:

  • Copy the code from the code block at the end of this page to the file $IP/extensions/KLlinkparam.php
  • Add this line to LocalSettings.php: require_once("$IP/extensions/KLlinkparam.php");


 * KLlinkparam.php
 * This extension inserts a form mailer into a page
 * written by Kennylucius http://kennylucius.com/
 * LocalSettings.php file:
 * require_once("$IP/extensions/KLlinkparam.php");
if(! defined( 'MEDIAWIKI' ) ) {
    die("This is not a valid entry point.\n");

$wgExtensionCredits['parserhook'][] = array(
	 'name' => 'KLlinkparam',
	 'version' => '0.1',
	 'author' =>'Kenny Lucius', 
	 'url' => 'http://www.kennylucius.com/KLlinkparam',
	 'description' => 'Allows linking to articles with parameters via {{#linkparam:Article|parameter=value|link text}}'
# KLlinkparam MediaWiki extension
$wgExtensionFunctions[] = "wfKLlinkparam_Extension";
$wgHooks['LanguageGetMagic'][] = 'wfKLlinkparam_Magic';

function wfKLlinkparam_Extension() {
	global $wgParser;
	$wgParser->setFunctionHook( 'linkparam', "renderKLlinkParam");

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

function renderKLlinkParam() {
	$arg = func_get_args();
	$parser = array_shift($arg);

	if(! $arg[0]) return '';
	if(! $arg[3]) $arg[3] = $arg[1];
	$params = explode('&', $arg[1]);
	foreach($params as $idx=>$val) {
		$p = explode('=', $val, 2);
		if(! $p[1]) {
			$params[$idx] = rawurlencode(trim($p[0]));
		else {
			$params[$idx] = trim($p[0]) . '=' . rawurlencode(trim($p[1]));
	$ret = '<span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:'.$arg[0].'|'.implode('&', $params).'}} '.$arg[2].']</span>';
	return $ret;
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