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Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag
Description Provides a form for appending to log pages
Author(s) Trevor Parscaltalk
MediaWiki 1.29+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 only
  • $wgLogEntryMultiLine
  • $wgLogEntryMultiLineRows
  • $wgLogEntryUserName
  • $wgLogEntryTimeStamp
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This tag extension provides a way to add a single-line text input box to a page that will append the contents in a log-like fashion.

User Interface[edit]

Adding a LogEntry box[edit]

To add a LogEntry box to a page, place a <logentry /> tag to the page. The tag can be placed anywhere on the page, however it's recommended that it be placed at the top.

Appending a log page[edit]

LogEntry follows a simple format in the way that it appends to a page. Entries are grouped by month/day, and entries are list items which include (automatically) the time of entry and user who entered the text. Each day becomes a section using the format == section name == which is viewed as a header.

LogEntry does not parse the entire page - it finds the first section (a line that begins with an = sign) and evaluates if that section is for today or not, then either adds an entry to the section or creates a new section.


  • Download and move the extracted LogEntry folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/LogEntry
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'LogEntry' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


The following parameters can be set by defining values for the following variables in your LocalSettings.php file.

Parameter Description Default Value
$egLogEntryUserName Inserts the username of the user who created the entry true
$egLogEntryTimeStamp Inserts the timestamp for when the entry was created true
$egLogEntryMultiLine true - multi-line input / false - single-line input false
$egLogEntryMultiLineRows Number of rows for the multi-line input box if enabled 3