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MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: experimental
Implementation Special page
Description Shows version and possible updates for extensions loaded via Git
Author(s) Daniel Schuba (DaSchtalk)
Latest version 0.0.3 (2013-05-01)
MediaWiki should work with 1.20
tested with 1.22
broken in 1.23
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GPL
Example Web Community Wiki
Check usage and version matrix.

The Version extension shows version and possible updates for extensions loaded via Git.

→ You get your extensions via git? You want to know if there are updates for your extensions? This is the extension for you!

Tries to make right what was made totally wrong with bug 38783.

Still in Development!

Feedback about usage of this extension is very welcome.

Note: Returns strange results at the moment, somehow git in commandline returns other things then git with shellexec in mediawiki.


  • PHP 5.3



Download using Git

git clone https://github.com/DaSchTour/mediawiki-extension-version.git ExtensionVersion


Download the files from github. Put them in /extensions/ExtensionVersion and put the following to your LocalSettings.php require_once( "$IP/extensions/ExtensionVersion/ExtensionVersion.php" );


Added userright to access the special page

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['extensionversion'] = true; $wgAvailableRights[] = 'extensionversion';

If you want everyone do to able to access the page add $wgGroupPermissions['*']['extensionversion'] = true; to LocalSettings.php