Extension:MessageCommons

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MessageCommons
Release status: beta
Implementation User interface, Database
Description Allows MediaWiki messages to be shared from a central database.
Author(s)
Latest version 1.9.2 (2017-09-09)
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Example ShoutWiki & Interface Messages Wiki (ShoutWiki's MessageCommons wiki)
  • $wgMessageCommonsIsCommons
  • $wgMessageCommonsLang
  • $wgMessageCommonsDatabase
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The MessageCommons extension allows MediaWiki messages to be shared from a central database.

Installation[edit]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called MessageCommons in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'MessageCommons' );
    
  • Set $wgMessageCommonsIsCommons to true for the wiki where messages should be fetched from and set $wgMessageCommonsLang and $wgMessageCommonsDatabase in the wiki farm's GlobalSettings.php/CommonSettings.php
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Parameters[edit]

  • $wgMessageCommonsIsCommons (boolean)
Set this to true for the wiki which "hosts" MessageCommons
  • $wgMessageCommonsLang (string)
Set this to the language code ($wgLanguageCode) of the MessageCommons wiki
  • $wgMessageCommonsDatabase (string)
Set this to the database name of the MessageCommons wiki

See also[edit]