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MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Enables users to easily import files (including histories) to a wiki
Author(s) Wikimedia Germany (WMDE)
Latest version continuous updates
Compatibility policy release branches
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Check usage and version matrix.

The FileImporter extension provides a simple interface accepting a single URL which can be used to import files to a wiki.


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


A detailed documentation of the workflow and the configuration of the extension can be found in the README.md file inside the source repository. Additionally to that there is a list of metrics data recorded to further inspect occurring problems and the usage of the extension in metrics.md.