Extension:DiscussionTools

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DiscussionTools
Release status: beta
DiscussionTools reply widget example 2020-04-02.png
Description Tools to enhance discussion pages
Author(s) Wikimedia Editing team
Latest version continuous updates
Compatibility policy release branches
MediaWiki 1.35+
License MIT License
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  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnableVisual
  • $wgDiscussionToolsBeta
  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnable
  • $wgDTSchemaEditAttemptStepSamplingRate
  • $wgDTSchemaEditAttemptStepOversample
  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnable2017Wikitext
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The Discussion Tools extension is a forthcoming set of tools to enhance discussion pages. It is being built by the Editing team as part of the talk pages project.

Dependencies[edit]

Installation[edit]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called DiscussionTools in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DiscussionTools' );
    
  • Also in LocalSettings.php, ensure that you have a timezone set.
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Features[edit]

Reply tool[edit]

The reply shows a link after every comment on talk pages, namespaces listed in $wgExtraSignatureNamespaces, and pages with the __NEWSECTIONLINK__ magic word. You can follow development on the tool on the talk pages project page.

Configuration[edit]

Setting name Default value Description
$wgDiscussionToolsEnable true Enable DiscussionTools on talk pages.
$wgDiscussionToolsBeta false Make DiscussionTools a beta feature.
$wgDiscussionToolsEnableVisual false Enable a visual mode for replies.
$wgDiscussionToolsEnable2017Wikitext false Enable the 2017 wikitext editor for wikitext replies (not yet supported).