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MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
Mibbit Extension Screenshot.png
Implementation Special page
Description Adds a special page used to chat in real time with other wiki users.
Author(s) Robert Leverington, Marco 27 (RobertLtalk)
Latest version 1.3.0 (2016-03-23)
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example translatewiki

  • $wgWebChatServer
  • $wgWebChatChannel
  • $wgWebChatClient
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The WebChat extension adds a special page used to chat in real time with other wiki users using a web-based IRC client. Once installed, it will be available via "Special:WebChat".


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


There are several variables to be set in LocalSettings.php , to be added after the line of code containing require_once(...) described above.

// IRC Server to connect to, not required when using the freenodeChat web client.
$wgWebChatServer  = '';
// Channel to connect to.
$wgWebChatChannel = '';
// Which web chat client to use, 'freenodeChat' is required when connecting to freenode,
// but 'Mibbit' can be used for other networks.
$wgWebChatClient = '';
Example for Freenode
$wgWebChatServer  = '';
$wgWebChatChannel = '#freenode';
$wgWebChatClient = 'freenodeChat';

The "webchat" permission can be used to specify what user groups can access it, by default only logged in users have access.


Go to "Special:WebChat", type a username if one is not already chosen, then press the connect button.

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