This extension is currently not actively maintained! Although it may still work, any bug reports or feature requests will more than likely be ignored.
MediaWiki extensions manual
Description Adds the ability to autosave a draft of a page on the client while editing.
Latest version 0.2 (2012-06-10)
MediaWiki 1.17 - 1.19
MediaWiki 1.36 Not formally tested
MediaWiki 1.34 Not formally tested
MediaWiki 1.32 Not formally tested
Check usage and version matrix.
ClientsideDrafts extension adds the ability to autosave a draft of a page on the client while editing using HTML5 Storage and JSON API's.
User Interface [ edit ]
Saving Drafts [ edit ]
Saves a draft every 30 seconds
Edge Cases [ edit ]
When a page is moved, the drafts which refer to that page are dropped
When a draft is created for a new page but the page is never saved, the draft will still be available for creating the page
When a draft is created for a page and the page is then deleted, the draft will remain, and the behavior will then be just as for drafts of uncreated pages
Installation [ edit ]
Download, extract and place the file(s) in a directory called
ClientsideDrafts in your
Add the following code at the bottom of your
LocalSettings.php: require_once " $IP /extensions/ClientsideDrafts/ClientsideDrafts.php" ;
Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
Known Bugs [ edit ]
MediaWiki change its info notice display method since 1.20. If you edit a page then close it without save, someone change the page then you will not be able to see the newest code in editor unless you replace your browser or clear browser cache.
See also [ edit ]
Extension:Drafts - server-side draft extension compatible with old MediaWikis (1.17 and below)