cogA rendering transformation to automatically generate page links for WikiWords
Developed by

XWiki Development Team

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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Bundled With

XWiki Enterprise, XWiki Enterprise Manager


XWiki 2.6RC1+


A WikiWord consists of two or more words with initial capitals and put together.

When this transformation is active, it automatically generates links for WikiWords. The links are pointing to wiki pages. If those pages don't exist you'll see a question mark symbol on the link, allowing you to create the new page by clicking on it.

For example the following text:

The quick BrownFox jumps over the LazyDog.

Becomes, when rendered:


And if the pages exist you'll see instead:


Performance considerations

Note that in order to discover WikiWords, this transformation needs to check all words in the page being rendered and is thus relatively costly in term of performance. Although that's probably unnoticeable for small pages it may slow down the page display for large pages.

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

This transformation is not active by default. 

To activate it, edit WEB-INF/, look for a property named rendering.transformations and make sure it's uncommented and contains the value wikiword

For example:

rendering.transformations = macro, icon, wikiword
Make sure you restart your XWiki instance for the change to take effect.
Created by Vincent Massol on 2011/12/09 12:45

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