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Extensions provide numerous ways to extend the core functionality of MediaWiki in ways that are more likely not to break on MediaWiki upgrades. Some types of extensions store their code inside the wiki which should be utterly avoided as then the MediaWiki team cannot assure to not break on upgrades. No guarantees are given but given a clean implementation of task X we've no need to reinvent the wheel.

It would seem that adding extensions is not the problematic part but removing them in a clean manner after they've been added at some point previously.

Key extensions

See also:

Contents

Headlined of the planned[edit]

Basic stuff[edit]

Obviously we want to have #EVAL, #Call, #Math, #Loops, #HashTables and #Arrays for starters.

Automation[edit]

#LinkedWiki so we can fetch from Wikipedia based datasets ( courtesy of DBpedia ) from category and infobox data things by using w:SPARQL. Wikidata also provides structured data that can be edited in wiki by humans or by machines via w:API.

Consumium will use both DBpedia and Wikidata to source information onto it's own Extensions:Wikibase installation.

  1. ) Type of business entity
  2. ) Traded as stock X in stock exchange Y
  3. ) Industry/ies
  4. ) Founded in
  5. ) HQ location
  6. ) Area served / operates in
  7. ) Products
  8. ) Revenue
  9. ) Operating income
  10. ) Net income
  11. ) Total Assets
  12. ) Total equity
  13. ) Number of employees
  14. ) Subsidiaries
  15. ) Corporate web site

See DBpedia for more of the datasets they are making available with possibility to run SPARQL queries on the endpoint they provide as a courtesy to the user.

I18N and localization[edit]

MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle[edit]

All languages will be served from single wiki utilizing mw:MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle. It contains the following extensions

  1. )Universal Language Selector - For selecting UI and content language
  2. )Translate extension - For multilang support in single wiki
  3. )Localisation Update extension
  4. )Clean Changes extension for a Recent Changes view without multilinguality induced clutter
  5. )Babel extension - List languages and find other speakers of your languages onwiki
  6. )cldr extension - Common w:Locale Data Repository,

Possibly out of date[edit]

#LanguageSelector will enable people to have the MediaWiki interface localized based on accept langs the browser sends and #LandingCheck enables to make and serve pages based on what locale ( lang + country ) is given. #Common Locale Data Repository mw:Extension:CLDR - The CLDR extension contains local language names for different languages, countries, and currencies extracted from w:Common Locale Data Repository data is obviously useful for the i18n effort.

Single sign-on[edit]

Will be implemented with #CentralAuth so that http://consumium.org/wiki/ and http://consuploads.consumium.org will share a single-login database over the two wikis.

Data storage and use[edit]

Latest[edit]

Data will be stored in a w:Triplestore as w:RDF subject/predicate/object triplets which will be synced with from both Wikidata and DBpedia. Own Wikidata instance will be at wikidata.consumium.org and queried with w:SPARQL and used to fill in the facts for each and all languages.

Out of date[edit]

#KeyValue is an extension that allows you to store one or more key/values as Category/Key/Value triplets on a mediawiki page by using the keyvalue function. The data is stored in textform and is not typed. This extension will likely form the back bone of setting data only once and then using it to create articles for all desired locales.

Reviews[edit]

#ArticleFeedback enables stars of maximum stars type of polling with possibility for multiple polls for different aspects. Will be used for reviews and could potentially be h4xed to handle the voting with it's possibility to vote zeroes. Reviews extension also is potential code that could be used for the reviews.

Feedback[edit]

#ArticleFeedbackv5 is a textbox feedback system and most likely used as a front-end to the consumer when s/he sends feedback

Ads and anti-ads[edit]

#Widgets and especially the http://www.mediawikiwidgets.org/YouTube widget is a clear, reliable, safe way to have the advertisement videos and anti-ads

Linking to other sites/wikis[edit]

#BADI Pages Created Links - ability to color outgoing links based on "article exists in target wiki/site / article does not exist. For example this will be used to link to the relevant Wikitravel and Transnationale articles.

Housekeeping[edit]

Obviously #BrokenLinks for housekeeping.

Editor convenience[edit]

#NewArticleTemplates enables to insert article skeletons into edit boxes when creating article and #HideEmptySections hides all sections that are empty when viewing an article. This way we can have large article skeleton for the convenience of the editors but avoid articles seeming like skeletons as empty headers will not display.

#Cite - obviously going to need citations for any controversial claims.

#HeadersFooters - ability to have headers and footers to be included on a global, namespace, category or page basis. Useful for placing copyright and other notes where-ever neede

#CSS MenuSidebar - navigation to special and other pages via additional menus to the sidebar

#UniversalSuggester

User convenience[edit]

#Maps shows places on maps

#GeoData ability to attach coordinates to article and publish them via the HTTP API

#Lingo - tooltip pop-ups that explain terminology and abbreviations on the site.

#FaviconLink places the favico image of a site before the link.

Sysop(presseur)ator convenience[edit]

#CheckUser

#Replace Text allows text manipulation by plaintext or regex affecting articles or article names



Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:HashTables Ability to make w:hash tables from template-data and to fill templates with data from hash tables. This combined with storing and fetching to/from database so that database maybe manipulated from wiki and the wiki manipulated from the database. In some tasks #Arrays will be much more efficient, but as a catch-all way of storing values in templates in articles hash tables are an excellent idea. mw:Parser function Tested on 1.17
mw:Extension:ArticleFeedback stars of maximum stars rating system with multple polls for different aspects for reviews mw:API 1.18 and up only
mw:Extension:ArticleFeedbackv5 textbox feedback system could be used to collect the feedback to a company mw:API 1.18

Implementation types of extensions[edit]

The implementation strategy(s) employed in building this extension. This parameter is used to create categories that help programmers find examples of various MediaWiki specific implementation strategies or patterns. Although the values of this parameter sometimes coincide with the use case or purpose of an extension, that is not reason for this parameter. If the values you have chosen for this parameter do not adequately identify the purpose or possible use cases, we recommend you add additional category links as needed.

  • mw:parser - catchall for uncategorized parser extensions. If you have written a parser extension, please use one of the following more specific types:
    • mw:link - customized link markup, e.g. mw:...
    • mw:parser function - custom parameterized template markup, e.g. {{#name: ... }}
    • mw:tag - custom XML tag markup, e.g. <tagname>...</tagname>
    • mw:variable - custom unparameterized template markup, e.g. {{NAME}}
    • mw:extended syntax - Extensions that add non-standard wiki syntax (i.e. not tags, parser functions, or variables).
  • mw:access - catchall for user access extensions, that is, extensions that create, authenticate, grant permissions, revoke permissions, or monitor the activity of users. If you have written an access extension, please use one of the following more specific types:
    • mw:user activity - extensions that monitor user activity (logins, logouts, new user creation, etc.)
    • mw:user identity - extensions that create and delete users, and/or verify the identity of a user
    • mw:user rights - extensions to the rights management system, e.g. changes to the way rights are assigned, API, maintenance tools (does not include extensions that merely name the rights needed to use the features of that extension; for this purpose use the rights parameter)
  • interface - catchall for uncategorized user interface extensions.
    • mw:media - extensions that permit the embedding of multimedia content on wiki pages by registering a file extension with $wgMediaHandlers.
    • mw:mywiki - extensions that provide infrastructure so that users may personalize their MediaWiki experience and/or assist in the management of that infrastructure
    • mw:notify - extensions that email users, broadcast messages and provide other forms of community notification
    • mw:page action - extensions that enhance or modify page actions. This includes anything that implements an action that reads, writes, searches for, creates, renames, deletes, redirects or discusses a page. It does not include rights (use user rights) or logs (use user activity).
    • mw:search - extensions that search through and select articles for users.
    • mw:skin - extensions adding CSS or JavaScript, or implementing hook functions to change the look and feel of MediaWiki via the skins framework.
    • mw:ajax - extensions that use Ajax programming techniques.
    • mw:special - extensions that subclass the SpecialPage class, use one of its hooks, or patch one or more functions in SpecialPage.php. See Manual:Special pages for more information.
  • mw:other
    • mw:api - extensions that add a new API module or extend a core API module.
    • mw:hook - Hook extension - defines a new hook - see hook1, etc. below if you want to define hooks used by your extension


Current[edit]

Extensions currently installed on this development wiki. Also applicable to the implementation wiki.

Listing extensions that could be useful for the implementation wiki

Planned[edit]

A[edit]

Arrays[edit]

mw:Extension:Arrays - Allows parser functions that manipulate arrays

ArticleFeedback[edit]

ArticleFeedbackv5[edit]

  • mw:Extension:AutoCategoryInclude - Checks for categories and includes templates ( without messy wikitext ) into pages based on the categories. Could be very useful for constructing infoboxen on company / product pages.
  • mw:Extension:AutoLanguage - Displays a page in the language specified in a user preference. Looks very old and maybe not up-to-date but the source should be interesting reading for anyone looking to implement many languages in one wiki.

B[edit]

BADI Pages Created Links[edit]

  • mw:Extension:BADI_Pages_Created_Links - Allows display of links in toolbox to other wiki or wiki-like sites whereby links will be colored differently depending on whether the page there has been created yet or not. Status determined by response code or Last-Modified HTTP HEAD requests.

Back Links Functions ( constructing the voting machinery probably can use at least functions from this[edit]

  • mw:Extension:BackLinksFunctions - This does what it's name says. The code is ancient, but will be essential reading to anyone developing a voting system where votes are kept in wiki pages

BrokenLinks[edit]

They on BrokenLinks:

Special Page which checks all links in table _externallinks and reports on those that return an HTTP response 4xx or 5xx

Us on BrokenLinks:

Obviously very useful for housekeeping the links to businesses.
  • mw:Extension:BucketVoting - The bucket voting extension to mediawiki allows people to distribute a number of votes between a number of options, so they can vote based on how important things are to them. This is known as w:cumulative voting.

C[edit]

CleanChanges[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:CleanChanges The CleanChanges extension is based on enhanced changes list, but it tries to be more concise by hiding less important information by default. It needs JavaScript to be fully functional. It works best in wikis where changes per user ratio is high. It also provides two extra filters: by user and by language code suffix. Enables per language and by user Special:RecentChanges mw:User interface 1.16-1.20

Common Locale Data Repository[edit]

Useable to fetch proper localized string for countries, areas, languages and currencies

Call - ablility to pass variables to pages[edit]

  • mw:Extension:Call - ability to pass variables to templates to generate dynamic wiki pages

CategoryCloud and CategoryTagCloud - 2 competing w:tag cloud implementations[edit]


CategoryIndex - Using keys ( external to articles ) to make category associations ( Parser function )[edit]

They on CategoryIndex:

This extensions allows you to create categories of pages where the page is added with key value, which can be displayed on the lists of parties or categories used to select subset of pages from category.

Us on CategoryIndex:

Perhaps this could be utilized to enter datas for many pages in single pages and also propagated to all languages

CategoryIntersection - where are the other set operations ?[edit]

CategoryOnUpload[edit]

They on Extension:CategoryOnUpload:

Dropdown menu when uploading images to add the image to a category

Us on Extension:CategoryOnUpload:

Makes it easier and faster to categorize a file you are uploading to the file upload wiki.

Create_Page, CreateAPage and CreateArticle[edit]


They on Create_Page:

...

Us on Create_Page:

Trivial. Adds a textbox where you can enter the name of the new article. Maybe if chained with #NewArticleTemplates it might provide some ease of use to the end-consumer

CentralAuth[edit]

mw:Extension:CentralAuth - Unified loging accross wikis

CheckUser[edit]

mw:Extension:CheckUser - allows checking what IPs nicks use and what nicks are used by IPs

Cite[edit]

mw:Extension:Cite - Cite is an extension which allows a user to create footnotes.

CoAuthor[edit]

mw:Extension:CoAuthor - The CoAuthor extension provides a tool for finding the co-authors for a given wiki user

Comments[edit]

mw:Extension:Comments - Comments extension adds the <comments> parser hook tag to allow commenting on articles where the tag is present. Comments extension adds the <comments> parser hook tag to allow commenting on articles where the tag is present.

Extension:CSS MenuSidebar[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:CSS MenuSidebar This extension makes it possible to create additional sidebar elements as a menus with dropdown items. This will be useful for example for collecting all Special:-pages added by the other extensions for reader and editor convenience. mw:User interface 1.16 and earlier and later

D[edit]

Data[edit]

mw:Extension:Data - This extensions is not actively developed but we really need something like this.

Data Aggregator[edit]

mw:Extension:Data Aggregator - ability to collect data across articles with uniform templates

DynamicSidebar[edit]

mw:Extension:DynamicSidebar - Provides dynamic sidebars based on user pages, groups, and categories.

E[edit]

EasyTimeline[edit]

mw:Extension:EasyTimeline for making timelines

Eval[edit]

mw:Extension:Eval The eval extension enables mathematical and logical operations in MediaWiki.

ExpandTemplates[edit]

mw:Extension:ExpandTemplates - helpful tool template makers

ExpensiveSubpageList or SubPageList[edit]

mw:Extension:ExpensiveSubpageList or mw:Extension:SubPageList provide navigational structures for sub-pages.

External Data[edit]

mw:Extension:External Data - The External Data extension allows MediaWiki pages to retrieve, filter, and format data from one or more sources. In addition to external URLs, data can also come from a regular wiki page, an uploaded file, an LDAP directory, or a relational database.


F[edit]

FaviconLink[edit]

mw:Extension:FaviconLink- Fethes the favicon and places it before the link - Why not ..

Form[edit]

mw:Extension:Form - The extension lets users create new articles with a form. Administrators create a form in the MediaWiki namespace, and this form can be used to create a new article using a particular template.


G[edit]

GeoData[edit]

mw:Extension:GeoData - The GeoData extension allows articles to specify their geographical coordinates and publishes these coordinates via the HTTP API.

GIS[edit]

mw:Extension:Gis - short for Geographic Information System. Likely need will arise for this.

GlobalUserGroups[edit]

mw:Extension:GlobalUserGroups - Allows the use of defined local user groups as global groups

GlobalUserrights[edit]

mw:Extension:GlobalUserrights - Allows easy management of global user rights through Special:GlobalUserrights

H[edit]

HashTables[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:HashTables Ability to make w:hash tables from template-data and to fill templates with data from hash tables. Enhances the parser with hash table functions and a function to store all parameters given to a template. This combined with storing and fetching to/from database so that database maybe manipulated from wiki and the wiki manipulated from the database. In some tasks #Arrays will be much more efficient, but as a catch-all way of storing values in templates in articles hash tables are an excellent idea. mw:Parser function Tested on 1.17 BINGO! Now we need only a way to store these in a database and fetch them from the database and we're set for a system that we can edit wiki and get stored in database and edit database and wiki get affected. Naturally using #Arrays can be much more efficient then a hash table when there is much sequential access of values / keys tables .. Using a hash table to store all things and no arrays certainly makes much more sense then using an array to store all things and no hash tables.

HeadersFooters[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:HeadersFooters Allows you to specify article headers and footers to be included on a global, namespace, category or page basis. Could be useful somewhere mw:Parser extension unknown, last version in Nov 2011

HideEmptySections[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:HideEmptySections This extension hides any section that does not have any text associated with it. This will most likely be used so that the company and product articles have a big skeleton where people can fill in info but to only display the sections where info has already been added. <!-- comments --> naturally also count as 'empty' mw:Hook 1.14

I[edit]

I18nTags[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:I18nTags The i18nTags extension provides access to i18n functions for number formatting, grammar and plural in any available language. mw:Tag, mw:Parser functions

ImageTagging[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:ImageTagging ImageTagging extension lets a user select regions of an embedded image and associate an article with that region. Images can be viewed by tag. Tagging is shown in a new tag log. Could have use in building visual navigation structures mw:Special page, User interface 1.11+

Include WP[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Include WP Possibility to include WP ( or other mediawiki installation ) content into articles Might be useful but not yet clear how / where should be used mw:Tag, mw:Parser functions, mw:API 1.16 and up

Interwiki[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Interwiki Allows managing interwiki table onwiki. mw:Special page 1.16+

J[edit]

K[edit]

KeyValue[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:KeyValue KeyValue is an extension that allows you to store one or more key/values on a mediawiki page by using the keyvalue function. Could be used to centrally store company data only once and then used in many articles mw:Parser function mw:Special page 1.16 -


L[edit]

Labeled Section Transclusion[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Labeled Section Transclusion This extension allows selective transclusion of marked-off sections of text. Could be useful for transcluding product and brand page sections into the company page mw:Tag, mw:Parser function 1.7+

LandingCheck[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:LandingCheck LandingCheck makes using localized and geotargeted landing pages easy. It was created as a replacement for the GeoLite extension. mw:Special page unknown

LanguageSelector[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:LanguageSelector The LanguageSelector extension provides detection of the interface language to use for anonymous visitors, and a menu for selecting the user language on each page, for logged in users as well as anonymous visitors. mw:MyWiki, mw:Tag, mw:Locale 1.11+

Lingo[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Lingo Lingo is a glossary extension to MediaWiki, that lets you define abbreviations and their definitions on a wiki page. It displays these definitions whenever an abbreviation is hovered over in an article. mw:Extended syntax, mw:Skin 1.16+

LinkedWiki[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:LinkedWiki / MediaWiki/Extensions/LinkedWiki Ability to perform SPARQL queries mw:Parser extension, mw:Special page and mw:Data extraction 1.16 or higher

LogoFunctions[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:LogoFunctions The LogoFunctions extension adds a parser function about the wiki's logo. Surely being able to set logo per page and per namespace will be useful mw:Parser function 1.12 or higher mw:Extension:Logotipo does pretty much the same thing

Loops[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Loops While, do-while and other kinds of loops similar to those used in programming languages. mw:Parser function 1.14+ status: stable

M[edit]

Maps[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Maps Maps is the MediaWiki extension that provides the ability to visualize geographic data with dynamic, JavaScript based, mapping API's such as Google Maps and OpenLayers in your wiki pages. Better user experience with graphical linking mw:Parser functions, mw:Tag 1.15 or higher release status: stable

Memento[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Memento The idea of the Memento extension is it to make it as straightforward to access articles of the past as it is to access their current version. mw:Data extraction, mw:User interface 1.19+

Meta tags to HTTP headers[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:MetaDescriptionTag, mw:Extension:MetaKeywords, mw:Extension:MetaKeywordsTag and mw:Extension:MetaTags Ways to add meta-tags to response headers mw:

Multi-Category Search[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Multi-Category Search This extension allows users to find pages which are included in several specified categories at once. mw:Search, mw:Special page, mw:Data extraction 1.9 or higher release status: stable

N[edit]

NewArticleTemplates[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:ExtensionNewArticleTemplates: NewArticleTemplates is an Extension that allows you to automatically prefill text of new pages with the contents of other predefined wiki-pages. It is possible to distinguish between namespaces and specify a different text for new subpages. NewArticleTemplates is an Extension that allows you to automatically prefill text of new pages with the contents of other predefined wiki-pages. It is possible to distinguish between namespaces and specify a different text for new subpages. Obviously does what it says. Enables per-namespace pre-loadable ( into the edit box ) texts for new articles i.e. we can have a skeleton for creating a new product, brand, company, area, country and NGO etc. no need to copy-paste. Whether the template given for an article can be given if not all things are split into separate namespaces is possible is not know. mw:User interface tested 1.9 up to 1.18.X See also: #HideEmptySections that will work in tandem with this extension


Nuke[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Nuke Nuke is an extension that makes it possible for sysops to mass delete pages. It was written by Brion Vibber in September 2005. It is running on all Wikimedia sites. mw:Special page and mw:Page action 1.11 - 1.18+ release status: stable

NumberFormat[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:NumberFormat Formats raw numbers for better readability mw:Parser function 1.15+ release status: stable


P[edit]

PageNotice[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:PageNotice Ability to add headers and footers on a per-article and per-namespace basis. mw:Notify 1.10 Similar functionality to #HeadersFooters

PrefSwitch[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:PrefSwitch v 1.19

ProtectSection[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:ProtectSection ProtectSection implements <protect>...</protect> tags that prevent the enclosed text from being modified by editors who are not sysops or bureaucrats (or more generally, do not have the 'protectsection' user right). mw:User rights, mw:Tag 1.12+

Q[edit]

QPoll[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:QPoll Versatile polling embedded into wiki mw:Parser function, mw:Tag, mw:Special page, mw:Database 1.15-1.17 release status: beta


QRCodeOnLoad[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:QRCodeOnLoad This extension codes the URL of the actual page into a QR-Code by using Google APIs and displays the w:QR code on the page. This enables scanning a link from another consumer's worn device or other screen or printouts mw:Parser function, Media

release status: experimental

QRCode[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:QRCode Generates qrcodes and adds them to your wiki page mw:Parser function, Media 1.12-1.17.X Later ? release status: beta

R[edit]

RDFIO[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:RDFIO This extension extends the RDF import and export functionality in Semantic MediaWiki by providing import of arbitrary RDF triples and a SPARQL endpoint that allows write operations. 1.16 or greater, not compatible with latest SMW Not compatible with latest #Semantic MediaWiki

See also #LinkedWiki which has similar functionality

RedditTag[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:RedditTag Adds "reddit this" button mw:Parser extension

Regex Fun[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Regex Fun Parser functions for performing regexes within wiki pages mw:Parser function 1.17+ release status: stable

Replace Text[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Replace Text Replace Text is an extension to MediaWiki that provides a special page to allow administrators to do a global string find-and-replace on both the text and titles of the wiki's content pages. Surely useful for admins to do mass changes using plaintext match or regex mw:Special page 1.16 or greater Release status: stable

Reviews[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Reviews The Reviews extension allows users to post Reviews on articles that have been marked as reviewable (using the __REVIEWABLE__ magic word) with one or more ratings. mw:Special page, mw:Ajax, User interface, mw:API 1.18.0 or higher release stathus: beta

RuntimeVariables[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:RuntimeVariables Allow setting, retrieving and checking set status of variables settable in wikitext. mw:Parser function 1.15

S[edit]

Screencasting[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Screencasting This extensions adds a screencast recorder to MediaWiki. mw: release status: stable

SecurePoll[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:SecurePoll Special page extension for elections, polls and surveys. Useful for holding elections securely. mw:Special page release status: stable

SecureWidgets[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:SecureWidgets Securely allows a wiki to have ( HTML ) widgets. mw:Parser function 1.11, 1.12 Apparently provides same as #Widgets

Semantic Drilldown[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Semantic Drilldown Semantic Drilldown is an extension to MediaWiki that provides a page for drilling down through a site's data, using categories and filters on semantic properties. It is heavily tied in with the Semantic MediaWiki extension, and is meant to be used for structured data that has semantic markup. mw:Special page 1.17 or greater release status: stable

Semantic Expressiveness[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Semantic Expressiveness Semantic Expressiveness is an enhancement for Semantic MediaWiki. Its main feature is to introduce a new syntax for inline short queries. The purpose of this simplest form of inline query is to provide a powerful tool for fighting redundancies within the wiki. Without Semantic Expressiveness it is customary to declare properties in one place but using the same information again all over the same article or on other pages as simple text representation. With Semantic Expressiveness it is possible to use simple references in form of a new syntax to place the same information in various places without writing redundant information. This way if the property changes, the information will update itself all over the wiki wherever the new syntax is in place. mw:Extended syntax, mw:Parser function Very similar to #KeyValue extension.

Semantic Forms[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Semantic Forms Semantic Forms is an extension to MediaWiki that allows users to add, edit and query data using forms. This will ease the task of creating new products etc. mw:Special page, mw:API 1.17 or greater ( requires #Semantic MediaWiki extension to be installed in order to work.

Semantic MediaWiki[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Semantic MediaWiki SMW allows users to add structured data to wiki pages through simple wikitext markup that turns links to other pages and data values in a page into meaningful properties. With this information, SMW helps to search, organize, browse, evaluate, and share the wiki's content. mw:Link markup, mw:Tag, mw:Extended syntax, mw:Search, mw:Special page 1.16.0 or greater http://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki

release status: stable

Semantic Watchlist[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Semantic Watchlist Semantic Watchlist enables users to watch semantic properties by adding a new watchlist page that lists changes to these properties. Users can choose to follow one or more watchlist groups, which are administrator defined, and cover a set of properties and a set of pages (category, namespace, or SMW concept). Notification of changes to watched properties is also possible via email. mw:Special page, mw:API, User interface mw:Ajax 1.17.0 or above

SemanticSVGPrinter[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:SemanticSVGPrinter This extension adds an extra result format to Semantic MediaMiki, to create a SVG image representing the results. mw:Parser extension 1.18 ( requires SMW ) release status: experimental

ServerAdminLog[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:ServerAdminLog mw:Special page 1.19

ShareThis[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:ShareThis The ShareThis Extension is a MediaWiki extension which provides links to popular social bookmarking and news sources. mw:Tag, mw:Skin 1.16 ( but not higher )

Semantic Page Maker[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Semantic Page Maker Semantic Page Maker (formerly pulished as Wiki Editors Extension) is an extension to create a series of wiki pages/templates/categories/properties for certain w:ontology. mw:Page action 1.13.5 or greater ( tested up to 1.17 ) release status: beta

Semantic Page Series[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Semantic Page Series Semantic Page Series is a MediaWiki extension that allows a wiki user the generation of a series of pages from one Semantic Form. mw:Special page, mw:Parser function 1.17+

Semantic Result Formats[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Semantic Result Formats Semantic Result Formats (SRF) is a MediaWiki extension, used in conjunction with the Semantic MediaWiki extension, that bundles a number of further result formats for SMW's inline queries. The individual formats can be added to the installation independently. Very useful in showing graphs in lists of businesses in industry. mw: 1.16.0 or greater ( 1.18 recommended )

SparqlExtension[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:SparqlExtension Yet another w:SPARQL system mw:Hook, mw:Parser function compatible only with SMW ≤ 1.5.6

release status: beta, from 2010

Compare to #LinkedWiki and #RDFIO which are pretty similar Core #Semantic MediaWiki implements some of the functionality that this extension provides

SubPageFunctions[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:SubPageFunctions When creating a tree of subpages, this extension will provide navigation links from a parent page to its immediate subpages. It is the counterpart to the wiki's parent page links. mw:Parser function 1.14 release status: beta

SubPageList[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:SubPageList SubPageList is a lightweight extension to display subpages. mw:Tag, mw:Parser function 1.16.0 or above

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Translate[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Translate The Translate extension makes MediaWiki a powerful tool to translate every kind of text. It's used especially to translate software and to manage multilingual wikis in a sensible way. Essential plugin for multilingual wikis mw:Special page, mw:Locale, mw:API 1.18 1.19 release status: stable

used in Translatewiki

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UnitsFormatter[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:UnitsFormatter Allows article authors to use a simple markup to enter quantities. Quantities can be entered in a single unit; authors don't need to worry about conversions. mw:Tag 1.9 release status: Experimental

UniversalSuggester[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:UniversalSuggester The extension Universal Suggester adds an extra icon to the edit form bar which simplifies the insertion of markup for page (and sections) links, categories, templates, images and media files. mw:Page action, Search, mw:Ajax >= 1.13.0 release status: stable

UrlGetParameters[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:UrlGetParameters This extension enables you to use and/or display the "GET" parameters of the URL, i.e. the query string, on the wiki page. mw:Parser function 1.10.x or higher release status: stable

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Translate[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Translate The Translate extension makes MediaWiki a powerful tool to translate every kind of text. It's used especially to translate software and to manage multilingual wikis in a sensible way. Very useful extension for the multiple langues in one wiki ( ! ) mw:Special page, mw:Locale, mw:API 1.18, 1.19


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W4G Rating Bar[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:W4G Rating Bar W4G Rating Bar provides a page rating system. Rating system with possibility to anonymize votes mw:Parser function, mw:Tag, mw:Ajax, mw:Special page, mw:Database 1.16, 1.17


Widgets[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Widgets The Widgets extension allows the creation of raw HTML pages that can be embedded (similarly to templates) in normal wiki pages. You do this by creating pages in the Widget namespace. http://www.mediawikiwidgets.org/Main_Page#Widgets_available contains a list of available known widgets mw:Parser function 1.12+

MediaWiki/Widgets - obviously we want to enable the Youtube widget so we can embed ads and anti-ads into articles.

Wikibase[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Wikibase Wikibase is an extension that allows you to use your wiki as a w:structured data repository. Its development is part of the Wikidata project. The data can in turn be used in a wiki using the #Wikibase Client extension. Wikibase will be used to keep Consumium's own structured data mw:API, mw:Ajax, mw:User interface, mw:ContentHandler 1.21.0 and up

Wikibase Client[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:Wikibase Client Wikibase Client is an extension that acts as a client to the Wikibase extension. Its development is part of the Wikidata project. Wikibase Client obtains interlanguage links from a Wikibase repository via a shared changes database table and polling maintenance script, and displays them on the client wiki. Links are sorted by the client's preferred sorting. Not listed 1.20.0 and up Client for #Wikibase



WikiLexicalData[edit]

Extension General description Consumium specific Implementation Compabilities Other notes
mw:Extension:WikiLexicalData Wikidata allows to configure some namespaces to use several fields of different types (text, Combobox, etc.) on one wikipage and to store these fields in a structured database. mw:API, mw:Ajax 1.18, 1.19

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List of possible extension types borrowed from http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:Extension#type under that clauses of GFDL