Extension:TimeMachine

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TimeMachine
Release status: beta
TimeMachine.jpg
Implementation Special page
Description Allows to browse a wiki as it was in a given date in the past.
Author(s) Felipe Schenone (Sophivorustalk)
Latest version 0.3 (2018-02-10)
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0
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Hooks used
BeforeInitialize
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The TimeMachine extension allows you to browse a wiki just how it was in a given date in the past. By going to Special:TimeMachine, you can set a date and from then on whenever you visit a page, you will see the first revision previous to that date. By visiting Special:TimeMachine again, or emptying your cookies, you can return to browsing the wiki as always.

The design and implementation of TimeMachine are described here.

Installation[edit]

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

See also[edit]