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Release status:Extension status beta

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Tag
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Allows displaying bibtex formatted references
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.0.1 (2014-06-15)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.23+
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license Public domain
ExampleTemplate:Extension#example forensicswiki.org

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The Bibtex extension is designed to parse bibtex sources and display them in web pages using the MediaWiki engine. The bibtex code is placed inside <bibtex>...</bibtex> markup tags.


Amongst the embedded features there are :

  • ACM-like popup to display the bibtex sources,
  • Emacs-like mechanism to give the type of entries and the list of fields to fill in for each entry type,
  • References may contain URL tags which link to a pdf of the article itself,
  • Two versions, one working with restrict extension, allowing several levels of visualization ie reference can be viewable, whereas pdf or postscript file are restricted and not viewable for anonymous visitors.


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

Sites Using this Extension[edit]