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Release status:Extension status experimental

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Tag
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Allows execution of PHP code embedded in pages
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Tim.landscheidttalk
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 0.1dev
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.19svn
PHPTemplate:Extension#php 5.2.13
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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Check usage and version matrix.

What can this extension do?[edit source]

This extension allows you to embed white-listed PHP code in pages. Why the misnomer "PHPTemplates"? Because ultimately for reviewing code similar to Extension:FlaggedRevsExtension:FlaggedRevs, it would be nice to limit PHPTemplates's scope to templates starting with <?php. However, it is much easier at this time to plug into the MediaWiki parser via the general tag hook.

Usage[edit source]


That's all at this moment (yes, it will output "0"). The PHP grammar is rather complex, and trimming it down takes time.

Download instructions[edit source]

Please copy and paste the code found at GitHub and place it under $IP/extensions/PHPTemplates/.

Note Note: $IPManual:$IP stands for the root directory of your MediaWiki installation, the same directory that holds LocalSettings.phpManual:LocalSettings.php.

Installation[edit source]

To install this extension, add the following to LocalSettings.phpManual:LocalSettings.php:


Limiting your users' freedom[edit source]

You can enhance PHPTemplates to somewhat cap the resources used. Duly note that enhancing in this context means amending the grammar and generating a new parser.

Validation[edit source]

While parsing the source, you can count the number of statements and their levels of nesting and require that certain limits are not exceeded.

Runtime[edit source]

Instead of just validating the source, you can amend it on the fly and transform for example:

while (true);


while (wfAbortIfResourcesLimitExceeded () && (true));

There will probably be some bombs that cannot be guarded against this way, but it should cover most common mistakes.

See also[edit source]