Collecting signatures


The SignHere extension allows you to collect MediaWiki signatures directly in the view mode of a page via a button.

Inserting the tag[edit | edit source]

To insert the tag:

  1. Click Insert>Magic word in the visual editor toolbar.
    Screenshot of the Insert menu with "Magic word" highlighted
    Insert magic word
  2. Select signhere from the list of magic words.
    Screenshot of the magic word insert dialog
    Select "signhere"
  3. Click Done to close the dialog.
  4. Click Insert in the Signatures dialog.
  5. Save the page.

Once the page is saved, a Signatures area is shown on the page. A user with edit rights on the page can now add their signature with timestamp directly in view mode. This adds the signature to the page content.


Signatures are displayed in the chronological order in which users signed. All signatures are visible to all users visiting the site.

Restrictions[edit | edit source]

The issue of signature forgery is important to this issue.

Each user's signature is added to the page in clear text, just as it would be done using the built-in MediaWiki signature feature. Although not obvious to users reading the page, any user with editing rights can change, add, or remove these signatures.

The page history offers a certain protection. It will be listed there when users have added a signature via SignHere.

screenshot of the page history with logged signature
Signature logging in the page history

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