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Release status: beta
Implementation Special page
Description Compare the MediaWiki, PHP, database, and extension versions of two wikis.
Author(s) Cindy Cicalese (Cindy.cicalesetalk)
Latest version 1.0 (2018-01-19)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.29+
PHP 5.4+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 1 (Ranked 176th)
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The VersionCompare extension displays a special page, Special:VersionCompare, that compares the MediaWiki, PHP, database, and extension versions of two wikis. It provides two text fields to enter the API URLs of the two wikis to compare. If one of the text fields is left blank, the local wiki will be used as one of the two wikis.


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


Example 1 Example 2