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Release status: experimental
Implementation Parser extension, User interface
Description Adds meta tags to enable Twitter cards on MediaWiki.
Author(s) Harsh Kothari and Kunal Mehta
Latest version 0.2 (2017-10-30)
MediaWiki 1.23+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Hooks used
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The TwitterCards extension adds meta tags to enable Twitter cards on MediaWiki. It requires that the TextExtracts extension is installed.

About Twitter cards[edit]

Twitter describes this feature like this:

“Twitter cards make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpages, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a "card" added to the Tweet that’s visible to all of their followers. It would be really nice for articles, images, videos - everything linked from Wikimedia on Twitter could have a nice little preview on Twitter. The documentation is at Twitter cards - basically it involves adding some meta tags around existing content server-side.”


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