Release status: stable
|Implementation||User activity, Special page|
|Description||Summarizes the most prominent contributors to an article|
|Author(s)||Rob Church (original), Yaron Koren, Ike Hecht|
|Latest version||2.0 (2015-07-08)|
|MediaWiki 1.36||Not formally tested|
|MediaWiki 1.34||Not formally tested|
|MediaWiki 1.32||Not formally tested|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
|Translate the Contributors extension if it is available at translatewiki.net|
|Issues||Open tasks · Report a bug|
The Contributors extension provides an includable special page which summarizes the most prominent contributors to an article. The page can be accessed as a normal special page, or included into other pages to provide an automated list, which is useful for attribution.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
- Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
- Run the script that will populate the database with contributors from existing articles:
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
The list can be accessed as a conventional special page, or through inclusion into another page.
The special page is located at "Special:Contributors" and provides an interface to select an article. You can also access this page using the "main contributors" link in the toolbox when viewing an article; the results for that page will be shown.
You can transclude a list of names into another page using the inclusion mechanism, e.g.
You can also create a template with the following code on it, and add it to your articles.
will produce a list of the most prominent contributors to
By default, the list is sorted by number of edits, in descending order. It is possible to sort by user name and to switch the order to ascending. This is done with a parser function. For example:
This switches the sort to be alphabetical by user name, ascending. These options are also available at
$wgContributorsLinkUserslinks the user names to their User page. Doesn't affect the Special page, which is always linked. (default
This extension lists "prominent contributors" to a page. The default behaviour will show all contributors, in order of number of edits, if the number of contributors is ten or less. Once the limit is hit, contributors with over two edits will continue to be listed. Contributors who are not listed are acknowledged as "X others".
These limits can be changed:
$wgContributorsLimitdefines the "intelligent cut-off" limit (default
$wgContributorsThresholddefines the edit threshold for additional users (default
A complete log of changes to the extension code (including internationalisation updates from third parties) is available from git. However, summarized information on changes between point releases is given below. Each point release is tagged in git.
|2.0.0||2015-07-10||Change default behavior to link the user name, with option to not link|
|1.5.0||2014-10-07||Remove sorting options from SpecialPage inclusion, add parser function with sorting options|
|1.1.0||2014-06-13||Modernize code, add sorting options|
|1.0.1-beta||2008-01-09||Beta release using wfLoadExtensionMessages|
|1.0.0-beta1||2006-06-01||Minor bug fix|
- Extension:ContributionCredits - adds a ==Contributors== footer on each page.
- Extension:DynamicPageList - can produce lists of revision history for multiple articles.
- Extension:Semantic Extra Special Properties - See property
- Manual:$wgMaxCredits - displays credits without requiring an extension, appending
?action=creditsto the url builtin MediaWiki feature