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Release status: stable
Implementation Tag , Special page
Description Adds a complex interface for giving pages ratings.
Author(s) Adam Carter
Latest version 2.4.2 (2017-09-09)
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes Yes
Tables ratings
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example Brickimedia
  • $wgAREUseInitialRatings
  • $wgARENamespaces
‎<rating />
Quarterly downloads 3 (Ranked 163rd)
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The ArticleRatings extension adds an interface for rating pages.

This extension was developed for Brickimedia, and is not as portable as it could be. If you need to use it on a separate MediaWiki installation, please don't hesitate to contact me on my Brickimedia talk page.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called ArticleRatings in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ArticleRatings' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

User rights[edit]

  • changeRating – new user right allows user to change the ratings of pages.


‎<rating /> adds the rating of a page to a page. ‎<rating /> on its own will add the rating of the page it is on, and <rating page="title" /> will give the rating of title.

Special Pages[edit]

  • Special:ChangeRating – interface for changing pages' ratings.
  • Special:MassRatings – interface for getting the ratings of many pages at once.


  • MediaWiki:Are-ratings – JSON file giving the name, codename (has to be 2 characters long), image, and link, for each rating. Should be an array of objects, in PHP-valid JSON. See here for example. The codename is just a 2 character string used by the software to identify the ratings, it doesn't matter what it is, as long as each rating's is different. Whichever rating comes first will be the default rating (the one used before the rating has been changed)


  • $wgARENamespaces = $wgContentNamespaces; - Array of namespace numbers/constants that are allowed to have ratings on them.
  • $wgAREUseInitialRatings = false; - If true, the ratings tag has an init-rating parameter that wil set the initial rating to the codename supplied, not the default. Not recommended for production use, but can be used as a workaround to allow bots to use the extension.