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Release status:Extension status beta

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Page action
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description User-friendly way to add and remove categorization tags.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Florian Mayrhuber
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.5 or higher
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license No license specified
Download managecategories.zip
ExampleTemplate:Extension#example http://www.infovis-wiki.net
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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Check usage and version matrix.

ManageCategories[edit source]

ManageCategories extends the editpage with capabilities to categorize the article in a user-friendly way. The extension also allows you to remove existing categorizations.

ManageCategories is located below the main textarea and consists of 3 parts.

  • A select box to choose from all the wikis categories
  • A text field to assign the article to a new category
  • (optional) Check boxes representing the currently assigned categories

All inputs or changes to these fields are then transformed to wiki markup and put into the textarea.

Installation[edit source]

  • Download zip file containing source files. (update: I moved the download to box.net)
  • Unpack archive into the extensions directory of your mediawiki installation
  • Add the following line at the end of your LocalSettings.php:

Usage[edit source]

  • To add an existing category to the article pick it from the selectbox and click add.
  • To add a new category enter the category name into the text field and click create.
  • To remove a categorization uncheck the corresponding checkbox.

Known issues[edit source]

This extension apparently does not work with FCKEditor.

It also does not work with the new usability initiative (Vector) editor: Extension:UsabilityInitiative