Extension:CiteThisPage

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CiteThisPage

Release status:Extension status stable

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Special page
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Adds a special page that provides different citation formats for a particular article
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmasontalk
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version continuous updates
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.24+
PHPTemplate:Extension#php 5.3+
Database changesTemplate:Extension#needs-updatephp No
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The CiteThisPage extension, previously known as SpecialCite.php, is an extension that creates a special page (Special:CiteThisPage) and toolbox link to it for pages in the main namespace. Given an article name, this extension generates citations to it in a variety of styles.

Installation[edit]

This extension is bundled with MediaWiki 1.25 and above. Thus you do not have to download it again.
  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called CiteThisPage in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'CiteThisPage' );
  • YesY Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing extensions using wfLoadExtension(), since MediaWiki 1.25. If you need to install this extension in earlier versions, instead of wfLoadExtension( 'CiteThisPage' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/CiteThisPage/CiteThisPage.php";

Configuration[edit]

Example[edit]

English Wikipedia:

en:Special:CiteThisPage/Train provides citation info about the article en:Train, in the format specified by the local English MediaWiki file en:MediaWiki:Citethispage-content

Each normal page (current version only) has a sidebar link to that special page, in addition to the link "permanent link".

The citing style it uses is customizable from the MediaWiki namespace (MediaWiki:Citethispage-content), for instance:

* ''{{FULLPAGENAME}}'' (last modified {{CURRENTTIME}}, {{CURRENTDAY}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTYEAR}} UTC).
 {{SITENAME}}, {{int:sitesubtitle}}. Retrieved <citation>{{CURRENTTIME}}, {{CURRENTDAY}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}
 {{CURRENTYEAR}}</citation> from {{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|oldid={{REVISIONID}}}}

Might produce:

Main Page (last modified 02:47, 26 November 2005 UTC). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:14, 26 November 2005 from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&oldid=10403

Variables[edit]

The parser variables e.g. {{CURRENTTIME}}, {{CURRENTMONTH}} etc. will display the time of the last edit to the requested page, to get the current time use <citation>, e.g. <citation>{{CURRENTTIME}}</citation>.