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Prevents automatic linking of selected WikiWords


This Plugin prevents automatic linking of selected WikiWords such as LinuxWorld or MacDonald.


WikiWords that should not be automatically linked are listed in a STOPWIKIWORDLINK preferences setting or Plugin setting. This is typically done in the Main.TWikiPreferences, but can be done also in any web (in WebPreferences), or in a single topic. See sample entry in the Plugin settings.

Plugin Settings

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

  • One line description, is shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Prevents automatic linking of selected WikiWords

  • Debug plugin: (See output in data/debug.txt)
    • Set DEBUG = 0

  • List of WikiWords excluded from auto-linking:
    • Set STOPWIKIWORDLINK = RedHat, VxWorks

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.

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 StopWikiWordLinkPlugin.zip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
      File: Description:
      data/TWiki/StopWikiWordLinkPlugin.txt Plugin topic
      lib/TWiki/Plugins/StopWikiWordLinkPlugin.pm Plugin Perl module
    • Set the ownership of the extracted directories and files to the webserver user.
    • Make sure the dependencies listed in the table below are resolved. None

  • Plugin configuration and testing:
    • Run the configure script, enable the plugin in the Plugins section
    • Add a STOPWIKIWORDLINK setting to the Main.TWikiPreferences topic, listing all WikiWords to exclude from auto-linking. Example:
      • Set STOPWIKIWORDLINK = RedHat, VxWorks
    • Test if the installation was successful. The following words should not be linked when above example is used:


  • This Plugin is not internationalized, that is at this time only A-Z, a-z, and 0-9 are supported for WikiWords

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Copyright: © 2006-2012 Peter Thoeny, TWiki.org,
© 2006-2012 TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Plugin Version: 2012-09-08
Change History:  
2012-09-08: TWikibug:Item6837: Doc enhancements
2011-07-10: TWikibug:Item6725: Change global package variables from "use vars" to "our"
2010-11-09: Doc improvements
2006-08-10: Fixed issue where WikiWord at the beginning of line was still linked
2006-08-09: Initial version
TWiki Dependency: $TWiki::Plugins::VERSION 1.1
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.005
Benchmarks: GoodStyle 100%, FormattedSearch 100%, StopWikiWordLinkPlugin 99%
Plugin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/StopWikiWordLinkPlugin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/StopWikiWordLinkPluginDev
Appraisal: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/StopWikiWordLinkPluginAppraisal

Related Topics: TWikiPlugins, DeveloperDocumentationCategory, AdminDocumentationCategory, TWikiPreferences

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