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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Tag
Description Provides a tag for adding a custom ‎<meta> description to the document's ‎<head>
Author(s) Dror S., Joshua C. Lerner (original author)
Latest version 0.4.0 (2017-05-22)
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes No
License MIT License
See below

The MetaDescriptionTag allows users to add a ‎<meta> description into a page's ‎<head>.


  • Die Download und die Datei(en) in ein Verzeichnis namens MetaDescriptionTag im Ordner extensions/ ablegen.
  • Folgenden Code am Ende Ihrer LocalSettings.php -Datei hinzufügen:
    wfLoadExtension( 'MetaDescriptionTag' );
  • Yes Done – Zu Special:Version in dem Wiki (bei Einstellung auf deutsch nach Spezial:Version) navigieren, um die erfolgreiche Installierung der Erweiterung zu überprüfen.


Once installed, editors of your wiki can add a ‎<meta> description tag by adding the following to the article text:


Where PageDescription would be replaced by the desired meta description.

For example, the above would become:

<meta name="description" content="PageDescription" />

Usage through a template

Say for example you want use a template to set the meta description to something like:

<metadesc>Extract from the article ARTICLETITLE</metadesc>

Create a template called (for example) "Template:Metadesc". Add the following content:

{{#tag:metadesc | Extract from the article {{{1}}} }}

In the article to which you set the meta description, add:

{{metadesc|{{PAGENAME}} }}



This is re-write to make it compatible with more modern MediaWiki practices and make sure it works nicely with MediaWiki 1.27+:

  • Extension Registration (extension.json)
  • json i18n files - An actual README file! :-)
  • Switching to semantic versioning.

Fix i18n to work with v1.16+, sanitize output using htmlspecialchars().


Change syntax to <metadesc>some content</metadesc> to support template variable substitution.


Initial release.

Siehe auch