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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Adds a popup dialog box for adding template code to wikitext.
Author(s) samwilsontalk
Latest version 0.1.0
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki >= 1.42
Database changes No
License MIT License
Help Help:Extension:TemplateWizard
Example Available on Wikimedia wikis (including this one).
Quarterly downloads 149 (Ranked 51st)
Public wikis using 907 (Ranked 293rd)
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The TemplateWizard extension adds a popup dialog box for adding template code to wikitext. End-user help for this extension is located at Help:Extension:TemplateWizard .


  • First install the TemplateData and WikiEditor extensions, and optionally CirrusSearch .
  • Download and move the extracted TemplateWizard folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/TemplateWizard
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'TemplateWizard' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Usage notes[edit]

TemplateWizard provides a visual dialog that helps editors insert templates in a guided manner. In order to do that, it uses the TemplateData information that can be provided with templates. It does work with templates that do not have TemplateData, but provides a much better experience if TemplateData is used. For this reason, it's a good idea to make sure your templates provide TemplateData. For more information on how to add TemplateData to your templates, please see this guide.

If the Extension:CirrusSearch is installed, then the template search form will display improved search results. Without that extension, template search is done as an exact prefix search on the template title.

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