QR code generator
This plugin lets you generate QR codes in your wiki apps. You simply feed it a string and it will render the QR image for it.
: (if installed)
There are favious use cases for QR codes. Most notably, QR codes might be used to label physical objects by sticking a QR code on them. These may then
be scanned in with a mobile device or any other QR code scanner to connect the physical object to with a virtual information about it.
QR codes are also used for two-factor authentication to enhance security of a sign in process. Foswiki does provide a two-factor authentication with
an additional plugin TwoFactorAuthPlugin
Note that this plugin generates QR codes on the server side. There is another plugin to generate them on the client side (i.e. on your browser) called
the server by adding extra flexibility in the way information can be processed. Onn the other side using QRCodePlugin
to generate them on the server side
has got the big advantage that these may be printed out or stored in PDF documents without any hassle.
| string to be encoded; this may also contain standard format tokens (
$dollar etc) in which case the string is processed as a wiki application the result of which is then encoded
| css class added to the
<img ...> element being inserted into the html page
| format string of the result; this should be some kind of= <img ..>= tag with variables
$uri expanding to the inline image data and
$class to expand to the css classes
<img src="$uri=" class="$class" />
| square size of the image
| level of error correction
| scale of the image
| margin of quiet whitespace around the QR code being generated
In addition to generating QR codes using the
makro these may also be generated using a REST handler:
basically are the same parameters available to the
macro, except they need to be url encoded
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. "Extensions Operation and Maintenance" Tab -> "Install, Update or Remove extensions" Tab. Click the "Search for Extensions" button.
Enter part of the extension name or description and press search. Select the desired extension(s) and click install. If an extension is already installed, it will not
show up in the
You can also install from the shell by running the extension installer as the web server user: (Be sure to run as the webserver user, not as root!)
perl tools/extension_installer <NameOfExtension> install
If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in
, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See https://foswiki.org/Support/ManuallyInstallingExtensions
for more help.
| 05 May 2022
|| minor docu fixes
| 17 Dec 2018
|| initial release