- For the original extension from which this version of WikiForum was forked, please see Extension:WikiForum/Original.
Release status: stable
|Implementation||Database, Special page|
|License||GNU GPL v3|
|Check usage and version matrix|
WikiForum extension adds a discussion forum in the form of a new special page, Special:WikiForum. WikiForum pages for the most part are indexed by search engines (such as Google) and you can search them by using WikiForum's internal search.
If the SocialProfile extension is installed, its avatars will be displayed on forum threads. Currently WikiForum has no built-in avatar support.
Please see the WikiForum help page on ShoutWiki for more information.
- Download the source code into
- Create the required four tables in the database; if you have command line access, you can use the following command to do it:
mysql -u DATABASE_USERNAME_HERE -p DATABASE_NAME < /path/to/extensions/WikiForum/wikiforum.sql
- Add the line
- Installation can now be verified through the wiki's Special:Version
Configuration parameters 
In the original WikiForum, there were plenty of configuration globals. Most of these have been removed in favor of configuration done via the MediaWiki namespace.
||true||Allow anonymous users to write threads and replies?|
||array()||Array of emoticon text forms => image file names. This configuration variable will be removed in the future and replaced with a better system for configuring emoticons. Do not rely on it.|
User rights 
WikiForum adds two new user rights,
wikiforum-moderator. Users with the wikiforum-admin permission can create, delete and edit categories and forums, while the wikiforum-moderator permission is required to edit and delete threads and individual replies.
By default administrators (the sysop group) have both of these rights. WikiForum also creates a new group, forumadmin, which has both of these user rights. Bureaucrats can assign users to the forumadmin group and remove them from the group.
Supported languages 
WikiForum supports the following languages as of 12 January 2012:
- Bulgarian (bg)
- Dutch (nl)
- English (en)
- Finnish (fi)
- French (fr)
- Franco-Provençal (frp)
- Galician (gl)
- German (de and de-formal)
- Luxembourgish (lb)
- Macedonian (mk)
- Pashto (ps)
- Polish (pl)
- Portuguese (pt)
- Russian (ru)
- Spanish (es)
- Tagalog (tl)
- Telugu (te)
- Turkish (tr)