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Create Google search links in topics


This plugin allows the topic creator to specify if he/she wants to create link to search in Google for the meaning of the topic. It divides the topic name into various parts for the search.

Syntax Rules

  • %GOOGLE_SEARCH% creates a link to a Google search for the current topic.
  • %GOOGLE_SEARCH{topic="AnyName"}% creates a link to a Google search on any topic or keyword in Wiki notation.


  • %GOOGLE_SEARCH% returns:
  • %GOOGLE_SEARCH{topic="AnyName"}% returns:

Plugin Settings

Plugin settings are stored as preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting write %<plugin>_<setting>%, i.e. %INTERWIKIPLUGIN_SHORTDESCRIPTION%

  • One line description, is shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Create Google search links in topics

  • Debug plugin: (See output in data/debug.txt) set it to (0 or 1)
    • Set DEBUG = 0

Plugin Installation Instructions

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this plugin. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the plugin on the TWiki server.

  • For an automated installation, run the configure script and follow "Find More Extensions" in the in the Extensions section.

  • Or, follow these manual installation steps:
    • Download the ZIP file from the Plugins home (see below).
    • Unzip GoogleSearchPlugin.zip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
      File: Description:
      data/TWiki/GoogleSearchPlugin.txt Plugin topic
      lib/TWiki/Plugins/GoogleSearchPlugin.pm Plugin Perl module
    • Set the ownership of the extracted directories and files to the webserver user.

  • Plugin configuration and testing:
    • Run the configure script and enable the plugin in the Plugins section.
    • Test if the installation was successful: See examples above.

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main.AshishNaval
Copyright: © 2004 TWiki:Main.AshishNaval
© 2008-2011 TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Plugin Version: 2011-03-15
Change History:  
2011-03-15: TWikibug:Item6638: Doc fixes; changing TWIKIWEB to SYSTEMWEB; XHTML fixes; change variable name from GOOGLE_SEARCH_PLUGIN to just GOOGLE_SEARCH -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2004-10-30: Initial version
TWiki Dependency: $TWiki::Plugins::VERSION 1.024
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.6.1
TWiki:Plugins/Benchmark: GoodStyle nn%, FormattedSearch nn%, GoogleSearchPlugin nn%
Plugin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/GoogleSearchPlugin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/GoogleSearchPluginDev

Related Topics: TWikiPreferences, TWikiPlugins

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