Extension:MyVariables

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MyVariables
Release status: stable
Implementation Variable
Description Adds new built-in variables
Author(s)
Maintainer(s) WikiTeq team
Latest version 4.3 (2021-09-23)
Compatibility policy For every MediaWiki release that is a Long Term Support release there is a corresponding branch in the extension.
MediaWiki 1.31+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The MyVariables extension adds new built-in variables:

Variable Description Sample
{{CURRENTUSER}} Login of current user or the IP for anonymous users. "Pastakhov" or "x.x.x.x"
{{CURRENTLOGGEDUSER}} Login of current user or empty for anonymous users. "Pastakhov" or ""
{{CURRENTUSERREALNAME}} Real name of current user. "Pavel Astakhov"
{{HITCOUNTER}} Number of visits (hits) to the current page according to Extension:HitCounters or empty if the extension isn't installed. "123" or ""
{{LOGO}} Path to wiki logo. "/w/skins/common/images/wiki.png"
{{UUID}} Random (v4) UUID. "65ba1a51-c723-4b9d-b1f3-13148d628322"
{{USERLANGUAGECODE}} Language that the user specified in the preferences. "en", "en-ca", "ru", etc.
{{USERREGISTRATION}} Timestamp of the date at which the user registered or empty if the page isn't a user page. "20100809003006" or ""
{{FIRSTREVISIONID}} ID of the first revision of the current page or empty if page isn't yet created. "1" or ""
{{FIRSTREVISIONTIMESTAMP}} Timestamp of the first revision of the current page or empty if page isn't yet created. "20100809003006" or ""
{{FIRSTREVISIONUSER}} The user name (without the User prefix) or IP address associated to the first revision of the current page or empty if page isn't yet created. "Pastakhov", "x.x.x.x" or ""
{{PAGEIMAGE}} The main image of the current page as determined by Extension:PageImages . If the extension is not installed or no main image was determined then {{PAGEIMAGE}} will output nothing. "Logo.png" or ""
{{REALNAME}} When used in a user page, will output the real name of the user. However, if used like this {{REALNAME:Jimbo}} it will output the real name of the user Jimbo. This dual behavior is similar to core variables like {{PAGENAME}}. "Pastakhov" or ""
{{REDIRECTS}} Comma-separated list of redirects to the current page or empty if there're no redirects. "Foo, Bar, Baz" or ""
{{SUBPAGES}} The subpages of the current page, in plain text, comma-separated and in alphabetic order. If there are no any subpages, it will output nothing. "Pastakhov/Subpage1, Pastakhov/Subpage2" or ""
{{WHATLINKSHERE}} The titles of the pages that link to the current page, comma-separated and in alphabetic order. It will be empty if there are no any linked pages. "Bar, Baz, Foo" or ""

Installation[edit]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called MyVariables in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php :
    wfLoadExtension( 'MyVariables' );
    
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


Note[edit]

  • This extension should not be confused with the Variables extension, which allows the use of variables in the computer programming sense.

See also[edit]

Wikiteq - logo.png This extension is professionally maintained by the WikiTeq team.