Summary: Get Attach: links to display by default without the "Attach:" prefix
Version: n/a
Maintainer: Petko
Discussion: AttachLinks-Talk
Categories: Uploads PHP72

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How can I get Attach: links to display by default without the "Attach:" prefix?


Add the following lines to your config.php or local customization file:

  • PHP4 - PHP7, PmWiki 2.2.56 or newer:
      Markup('Attach', '>img',
      function MarkupAttachLink($m) {
        extract($GLOBALS["MarkupToHTML"]); # get $pagename
        return Keep(MakeLink($pagename,$m[0],$m[1]),'L');
  • PHP 5.4 or older:
    Markup('Attach', '>img',

This will cause Attach:something.txt to appear as "something.txt".

To have the "Attach:" to still appear when creating a new attachment (but not for an existing attachment), also add

$LinkUploadCreateFmt = "<a class='createlinktext'
  href='\$LinkUpload'>Attach:\$LinkText</a><a class='createlink'

After this modification, authors can still create links with the "Attach:" displayed by using the double-bracket form of link (i.e., [[Attach:somepage.txt]]).


This modification has been applied to the Cookbook group on

One may also use

[[Attach:somepage.txt | sometext]]
or [[(Attach:)somefile.txt]]

to get the attachment link shown with another text.


  • Petko, update for PHP 4 - PHP 7.2
  • Dfaure, update for PHP 5.5+
  • Pm, 2004-12-20


See discussion at AttachLinks-Talk

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