Release status: stable
|Enables users to easily import files (including histories) to a wiki
|Wikimedia Germany (WMDE)
|Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
|GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
|40 (Ranked 117th)
|Translate the FileImporter extension if it is available at translatewiki.net
|Open tasks · Report a bug
The FileImporter extension provides a simple interface accepting a single URL which can be used to import files to a wiki.
- Download and move the extracted
FileImporterfolder to your
Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/FileImporter
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
wfLoadExtension( 'FileImporter' );
- 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.
- Central help page
- Central feedback page
- Project page on Meta
- On-wiki Configuration
- Phabricator: Build a commons extension that moves files to Commons
|This extension is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the extension is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this extension's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the extensions installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.