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 backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.35+
Database changes Yes
Tables discussiontools_subscription
License MIT License
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Help Help:DiscussionTools
  • $wgDiscussionToolsABTest
  • $wgDiscussionToolsBeta
  • $wgDiscussionTools_autotopicsub
  • $wgDTSchemaEditAttemptStepOversample
  • $wgDiscussionTools_sourcemodetoolbar
  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnableTopicSubscriptionBackend
  • $wgDiscussionToolsAutoTopicSubWhere
  • $wgDiscussionTools_topicsubscription
  • $wgDiscussionToolsTalkPageParserCacheExpiry
  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnable
  • $wgDTSchemaEditAttemptStepSamplingRate
  • $wgDiscussionTools_newtopictool
  • $wgDiscussionTools_replytool
  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnableMobile
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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

Also, Extension:Echo is required if you want to use the topic subscriptions feature.

Installation

  • 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 and $wgFragmentMode set in html5.
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Features

Reply tool

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

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).

integration with other extensions

DiscussionTools can integrate with PlaceNewsection for to put the location of where added new topic will begin to be placed

See also