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Signature Plugin

This plugin supports a simple tag which appears as a button with the label given by the SIGNATURELABEL setting. When clicked, it is replaced by the text given in the SIGNATUREFORMAT setting (this is typically the name of the logged in user and the current date).

Syntax Rules

Insert the tag %SIGNATURE% anywhere in the topic, as many times as you like. Each such tag will create a signature button.

The following parameters are supported for the %SIGNATURE% tag.

Parameter: Description: Default:
"name" The wiki name of a user or group or a list of users/groups. Only these users or members of these groups are allowed to sign here.  
"format" The signature format for this particular signature. The syntax is the same as for the setting variable SIGNATUREFORMAT.  

Plugin Settings

Plugin settings are stored as preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting write %<plugin>_<setting>%, i.e. %SIGNATUREPLUGIN_SHORTDESCRIPTION%
  • Format of the signature line. The variables $wikiusername, $wikiname, $username, and $date can be used, indicating the WikiName of the logged in user prefixed with the user web, the WikiName of the logged in user, the login name of the logged in user, and the date of signing, respectively.
    • Set SIGNATUREFORMAT = $wikiusername - $date
  • Label of the signature button

  • One line description, is shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Supports electronic signatures

Plugin Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. Use "Find More Extensions" to get a list of available extensions. Select "Install".

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See for more help.

  • If installed correctly you should see a button with the label indicated by the setting below.

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: Foswiki:Main.ThomasWeigert
Copyright: © 2006, Motorola, 2009 Foswiki Contributors
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Plugin Version: 11 Jun 2009
Change History:
11 Jun 2009: Updated on Subversion at Foswiki. Fixed some function calls that were missed in the first name space conversion. Corrected revision. Corrected the plugin topic with correct Support link. Released. (Kenneth Lavrsen)
09 Jun 2009: Updated for Foswiki namespace and API, fixed groups in the name list (Don Wennick)
03 Dec 2008: Foswikibug:Item6109 - recoded to avoid use of unpublished APIs (Crawford Currie)
19 Nov 2006: Support user designation and user-specific format.
01 Aug 2006: Initial release
Dependencies: None
Plugin Home:
Topic revision: r7 - 01 Dec 2011, FranzJosefGigler - This page was cached on 22 Jan 2017 - 03:14.

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