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Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Link markup
Description Allows to display BugZilla bugs on pages
Author(s) Dominique Barton, confirm IT solutions GmbH (dbartontalk)
Latest version 1.0.1 (2014-01-24)
MediaWiki 1.20+
PHP 5+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgBugzillaView

Check usage and version matrix.

The BugzillaView extension will display BugZilla bugs directly inside your pages.


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


Configure interwiki link[edit]

Setup an interwiki link for your BugZilla installation:

INSERT INTO interwiki (iw_prefix, iw_url, iw_local, iw_trans) 
VALUES('bugzilla', 'https://bugzilla.example.net/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=$1', 0, 0)
MediaWiki 1.6 introduced the language Buginese with ISO Code "bug". This means you can't use bug as prefix, because it's reserved for the Buginese language.

Grant access to BugZilla[edit]

Because the BugzillaView extension needs access to the BugZilla's bugs database table, you have to configure the credentials later in LocalSettings.php. There are 3 ways to get access to BugZilla's database:

  • If the MediaWiki and BugZilla database are on the same host, you might give the MediaWiki user read-access to the BugZilla database (RECOMMENDED)
    • e.g. MySQL command
      GRANT SELECT ON bugzilla.bugs TO {$wgDBuser}
    • where {$wgDBuser} matches $wgDBuser in LocalSettings.php
  • Create a new user just for BugzillaView
    • e.g. MySQL command
      GRANT SELECT ON bugzilla.bugs TO myNewUser IDENTIFIED BY 'myNewPassword'
  • Use the existing BugZilla database credentials

Configuration parameters[edit]

Here are the defaults, you might overwrite them in your LocalSettings.php file:

$wgBugzillaView['interwiki']          = 'bugzilla';    // name of the interwiki link
$wgBugzillaView['displayDescription'] = TRUE;          // should bug descriptions be displayed
$wgBugzillaView['dbDriver']           = $wgDBtype;     // database driver for PDO
$wgBugzillaView['dbHost']             = $wgDBserver;   // database hostname or IP address
$wgBugzillaView['dbName']             = 'bugzilla';    // database name
$wgBugzillaView['dbUsername']         = $wgDBuser;     // database username
$wgBugzillaView['dbPassword']         = $wgDBpassword; // database password
$wgBugzillaView['dbTablePrefix']      = "";            // database prefix

You see, if your Bugzilla installation meets the following requirements, you don't have to configure anything and it should work out of the box:

  • The BugZilla database is installed on the same host as the MediaWiki database
  • The BugZilla database is called bugzilla
  • The BugZilla database / tables don't uses prefixes
  • The MediaWiki DB user has read-access to BugZillas bugzilla.bugs table


To display a BugZilla bug inside your wiki site, just use the interwiki link.

Here are some examples, assuming we use bugzilla as interwiki prefix:

Wiki Syntax Preview
[[bugzilla:876]] BugzillaView-test-bug1.png
Please have a look at this [[bugzilla:876|bug]] before. BugzillaView-test-bug2.png

Format / Style[edit]

You might wanna change the style / format of the bugs and how they are displayed.
Just edit the stylesheet.css file in the BugzillaView extension directory.