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== What are filters? ==
 
== What are filters? ==
  
 
Filters allow for the automatic transformation of entered text into different, often more complex forms. For example the titles of resources can automatically become hyperlinks that take you to the relevant resource, URLs pointing to mp3 files can become Flash controls embedded in the web page that let you pause and rewind the audio. The possibilities are endless and there are a number of standard filters included with Moodle and many more specialized filters available from the Moodle.org Modules and plugins database.
 
Filters allow for the automatic transformation of entered text into different, often more complex forms. For example the titles of resources can automatically become hyperlinks that take you to the relevant resource, URLs pointing to mp3 files can become Flash controls embedded in the web page that let you pause and rewind the audio. The possibilities are endless and there are a number of standard filters included with Moodle and many more specialized filters available from the Moodle.org Modules and plugins database.
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See [[Filters]] for details.
  
 
== How do I enable filters? ==
 
== How do I enable filters? ==
  
You find the settings under ''Administration > Modules > Manage filters'', see [[Filters]] for details.
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You find the settings under ''Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Manage filters'', see [[Managing filters]] for details.
  
== Which filters are available? ==
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==Why is my filter not working?==
* [[Filters used on the Moodle.org forums]]
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After checking that the filter is enabled for the site, course and activity or resource, check in ''Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Manage filters'' that the order of the filters is not causing a problem. See the forum discussion [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=194684 Moodle Media player not appearing] for an example.
  
 
== Where do I find additional filters? ==
 
== Where do I find additional filters? ==
  
You will find a number of contributed filters in the [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&mode=list&perpage=50&search=&sort=44&order=ASC&advanced=0&filter=1&advanced=1&f_44=&f_45=&f_46=Filter Modules and Plugins] database.
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You will find a number of contributed filters in the [http://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=7 Moodle Plugins directory].
 
 
  
 
== How do I create custom filters? ==
 
== How do I create custom filters? ==
  
See the following pages on Moodle Docs for details:
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See the following developer docs for details:
* [[Development:Filters]]
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* [[:dev:Filters]]
* [[Development:Filters_schema]]
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* [[:dev:Filters schema]]
* [[Development:Filters_2.0]]
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* [[:dev:Filters 2.0]]
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?f=323 Text Filters forum]
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* [[Filters used on the Moodle.org forums]]
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* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=76206 Filter Demo's now online] forum discussion
  
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Latest revision as of 16:41, 19 December 2012

What are filters?

Filters allow for the automatic transformation of entered text into different, often more complex forms. For example the titles of resources can automatically become hyperlinks that take you to the relevant resource, URLs pointing to mp3 files can become Flash controls embedded in the web page that let you pause and rewind the audio. The possibilities are endless and there are a number of standard filters included with Moodle and many more specialized filters available from the Moodle.org Modules and plugins database.

See Filters for details.

How do I enable filters?

You find the settings under Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Manage filters, see Managing filters for details.

Why is my filter not working?

After checking that the filter is enabled for the site, course and activity or resource, check in Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Manage filters that the order of the filters is not causing a problem. See the forum discussion Moodle Media player not appearing for an example.

Where do I find additional filters?

You will find a number of contributed filters in the Moodle Plugins directory.

How do I create custom filters?

See the following developer docs for details:

See also