Extension:DiscussionTools

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DiscussionTools
Release status: experimental
DiscussionTools reply widget example 2020-04-02.png
Implementation User interface
Description Tools to enhance discussion pages
Author(s) Wikimedia Editing team
Latest version continuous updates
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backwards compatible.
MediaWiki 1.35+
MediaWiki 1.36 Not formally tested
MediaWiki 1.34 Not formally tested
MediaWiki 1.32 Not formally tested
Database changes Yes
Tables discussiontools_subscription
License MIT License
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  • $wgDiscussionToolsABTest
  • $wgDiscussionToolsBeta
  • $wgDTSchemaEditAttemptStepOversample
  • $wgDiscussionToolsUseParserCache
  • $wgDiscussionTools_topicsubscription
  • $wgDiscussionToolsTalkPageParserCacheExpiry
  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnable
  • $wgDTSchemaEditAttemptStepSamplingRate
  • $wgDiscussionTools_newtopictool
  • $wgDiscussionTools_sourcemodetoolbar
  • $wgDiscussionTools_replytool
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The Discussion Tools extension is a forthcoming set of tools to enhance discussion pages. As of 2020, it is being built by the Editing team as part of the talk pages project .

User documentation is at Help:DiscussionTools .

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' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • 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 .
$wgDiscussionToolsEnable2017Wikitext false Enable the 2017 wikitext editor for wikitext replies (not yet supported).