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Release status: beta

Description provides common functionality for Wikibase and Wikibase Client
Author(s) The Wikidata team
(contributors list)
Latest version 0.5 alpha (2013-08-30)
MediaWiki 1.21.0 or higher
PHP 5.3 or above
Database changes yes
License GNU GPL v2+
release notes

Translate the WikibaseLib extension if possible

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WikibaseLib provides common functionality for Wikibase and Wikibase Client.

Feature overview[edit | edit source]


Requirements[edit | edit source]

WikibaseLib requires:

Some components might be dependent on one of the following:

Download[edit | edit source]

WikibaseLib is in the lib directory of the Wikibase git repo on gerrit.

You can download the extension directly from the MediaWiki source code repository (browse code). You can get:

One of the extensions tags

Not all extensions have tags. Some extensions have tags for each release, in which case those tags have the same stability as the release. To download a tag

  • Go to the tags list
  • Click the name of the tag you want to download
  • Click "snapshot"
The latest version of one of the extensions branches

Each extension has a master branch containing the latest code (might be unstable). Extensions can have further branches as well.

  • Go to the branches list
  • Click the branch name
  • Click "snapshot"
A snapshot made during the release of a MediaWiki version.

This might be unstable and is not guaranteed to work with the associated MediaWiki version.

After you've got the code, save it into the extensions/Wikibase directory of your wiki.

If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can obtain the extension, with all its tags and branches, as follows:

cd extensions
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase.git

Installation[edit | edit source]

Once you have downloaded the code, place the WikibaseLib directory within your MediaWiki 'extensions' directory. Then add the following code to your LocalSettings.php file:

# WikibaseLib
require_once( "$IP/extensions/Wikibase/lib/WikibaseLib.php" );
# DataValues
require_once( "$IP/extensions/DataValues/DataValues.php" );
# DataTypes
require_once( "$IP/extensions/DataTypes/DataTypes.php" );

Version[edit | edit source]

This is a copy of the release notes file on Git, which might be more up to date than this page.

Internationalization[edit | edit source]

WikibaseLib is fully internationalized. Translation of WikibaseLib messages is done through translatewiki.net. The translation for this extension can be found here. To add language values or change existing ones, you should create an account on translatewiki.net, then request permission from the administrators to translate a certain language or languages on this page (this is a very simple process). Once you have permission for a given language, you can log in and add or edit whatever messages you want to in that language.

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See also[edit | edit source]

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