Help:Google faq

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The Google search extension in use on the Wiki is a mix and a modification of two MediaWiki extensions:

The FAQ modification uses the google-coop.php from the Google search extension already installed on the Wiki (no modifications or changes to this file).

The Google_faq.php file:

# To activate the extension, include it from your LocalSettings.php
# with: include("extensions/Google_faq.php");
# Syntax: <googlefaq/>

$wgExtensionFunctions[] = "wfaqGoogle";
function wfaqGoogle() {
    global $wgParser;
    $wgParser->setHook( "googlefaq", "renderGooglefaq" );
# The callback function for converting the input text to HTML output
function renderGooglefaq( $input ) {
    $output = '<!-- Search Google -->';
    $output .= '<form action=""cse-search-results">';
    $output .= '<div>';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="012451685560999373550:38goifyftsg" />';
    $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:9" />';
    $output .= '<input type="text" name="q" size="25" />';
    $output .= '<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />';
    $output .= '</div>';
    $output .= '</form>';
    $output .= '<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>';
    $output .= '<!-- Search Google -->';
    return $output;

This file defines the actual search, with the most critical part being value="012451685560999373550:38goifyftsg" which is the code Google uses to identify the specific custom search (see It has been modified from what is documented on the original extension website. The $output section has been replaced with the code from a Google Custom search that is defined to search only in the /Documentation/FAQ Wiki subpages.

In the LocalSettings.php file, you must add:


to enable the extension.

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