This template creates a link that is styled as a button. It can be inserted into a wiki page via the VisualEditor Insert > Template menu.

Importing the template[edit | edit source]

The import file is included in the archive file HW-ButtonLink.zip. Unpack the zip file first.

On the page Special:Import follow these steps:

  1. Select file and choose HW-ButtonLink.xml.
  2. Enter an Interwiki prefix. Since this field is required, simply add hw (for hallowelt).
  3. Keep the selection Import to default locations.
  4. Click Upload file... .

The template is now available in your wiki.

Important!The input fields for the template parameters are usually not automatically available after importing the template to your wiki . You have to open the imported template file and make an edit (e.g., add a space and then save the page) to activate the template data functionality. The input fields should now be displayed correctly when you use the template on a page.

Pages included in the import[edit | edit source]

The xml import creates the following files in your wiki:

  • Template:ButtonLink

Using the template[edit | edit source]

  1. Add the template from the VisualEditor insert-dialog.
  2. Fill in the form fields as needed.
Insert-dialog for button link

Settings[edit | edit source]

Input field Description
Is this an external link? yes = the link target starts with http:// or https://

Leave blank for internal wiki page

Link target Name of the wiki page or the website
Label Label shown on the button
Background color Possible button colors: red, blue (leave blank for white)




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