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MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
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Implementation Example
Author(s) Krinkle, Kaldari
MediaWiki 1.19
Database changes Yes
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The Example extension is a collection of small extensions that extend the BoilerPlate extension, implementing some common features. It has many additional annotations and inline comments explaining how it all works. Read the Example extension, base your own code on the BoilerPlate extension.


  • Download and extract the files in a directory called examples in your extensions/ folder. If you're a developer then instead you should use git clone to clone the mediawiki/extensions/examples repository in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once __DIR__ . "/extensions/examples/Example/Example.php";
  • Yes Done – Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

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