This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



The basic idea here is that you can easily link to the wikipedia entry for a given topic by putting the [wikipedia]topic[/wikipedia] tag into your post. The tag is replaced by a link that executes the wikipedia search form for that topic.

The plan is to augment this with a mouseover popup containing an excerpt from the wikipedia page.


  1. Upload the wp-wikipedia-excerpt.php to the \wp-content\plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

Contributors & Developers

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