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Release status: beta
Description MediaWiki extension for automated Google Rich Cards generation
Author(s) (IgorShishkintalk)
Latest version 0.3.1 (28 October 2018)
MediaWiki 1.26.3, 1.27, 1.31.0, 1.31.1
PHP 5.4, 7.0
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example [1]
seo, meta, google rich cards
Hooks used
Translate the GoogleRichCards extension if it is available at translatewiki.net
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Automatically generates Google Rich Cards in JSON+LD format for mediawiki article pages.


Adds Google Rich Cards metadata in JSON+LD format to mediawiki article pages.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called GoogleRichCards in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/GoogleRichCards/GoogleRichCards.php";
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
  • Clear the cache of your browser
  • Clear MediaWiki page cache (if enabled)
  • Reload any MediaWiki article page
  • Check the HTML source and confirm the presence of following lines before </head> (values could differ according to the page content):
<script type="application/ld+json">
	"@context": "http://schema.org",
	"@type": "Article",
	"mainEntityOfPage": {
		"@type": "WebPage",
		"@id": "<current page URL>"
	"author": {
		"@type": "Person",
		"name": "<first revision author>"
	"headline": "<current page title>",
	"dateCreated": "2016-05-04T08:20:51+00:00",
	"datePublished": "2016-05-04T08:20:51+00:00",
	"discussionUrl": "<current page talk link>",
	"dateModified": "2016-06-05T01:12:10+00:00",
	"image": {
		"@type": "ImageObject",
		"url": "<first image on the article or $wgLogo>",
		"height": <height>,
		"width": <width>
	"publisher": {
		"@type": "Organization",
		"name": "<wiki name>",
		"logo": {
			"@type": "ImageObject",
			"url": "<logo url made of $wgServer + $wgLogo>"
	"description": "<page title>"