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Wikipedia Autolink


Link automatically all the highlighted words with the syntax [W:{term}] on the definition from Wikipedia.

Supposing {term} is the word for which we want to automatically create the link to the relative Wikipedia definition, it will be enough to use the following syntax:



  • modify the localisation code to set the Wikipedia language.
  • decide if the hypertextual link will be applied to the entire word or just the W apex added to the end of the word.
  • decide to apply the default style, or set your own CSS style.
  • decide if to add or not the rel=nofollow attribute to each link generated
  • supported languages of control panel: Italian, English, French (you can translate in your language using the added file cf_wikipedia.POT)

Examples of Use

To autolink the word Wikipedia in your post, write [W:Wikipedia]

Thanks to

Paolo Barbarossa for the english translation of the original italian post.

Frederic Sune for the French translation


Visit the plugin page for installation steps for the latest release of the plugin.

  1. Download and extract plugin files to a folder locally.
  2. Copy the entire folder Wikipedia-Autolink to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Enable the plugin through the WordPress admin interface.
  4. Optionally configure the plugin from the new Wikipedia menu item


How can I enable the icon link only in a single post ?

Simply insert the keyword [wikiicon] anywhere in the post.

How can I display [W:{term}] exactly in this way, without activating the link to Wikipedia ?

Simply use this sintax: [W:{term}:0]

Contributors & Developers

“Wikipedia Autolink” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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