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Release status:Extension status stable

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ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Special page
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Adds a special page used to chat in real time with other wiki users.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Robert Leverington, Marco 27 (RobertLtalk)
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.3.0 (2016-03-23)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.25+
Database changesTemplate:Extension#needs-updatephp No
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
ExampleTemplate:Extension#example translatewiki
* $wgWebChatServer
  • $wgWebChatChannel
  • $wgWebChatClient
Added rightsTemplate:Extension#rights

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Check usage and version matrix.

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
  • YesY 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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