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Release status: stable
|Description||provides common Wikibase functionality for Wikibase Repository and Wikibase Client|
|Author(s)||The Wikidata team
|Latest version||continuous updates|
|Compatibility policy||release branches|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
|Translate the WikibaseLib extension|
|Check usage and version matrix.|
|Issues||Open tasks · Report a bug|
- MediaWiki 1.21.0 or above
- PHP 5.3 or above
- Diff 0.9 or above
- Wikibase DataModel
- DataValues, DataTypes, ValueView
- Wikibase Repository or Wikibase Client
Some components might be dependent on one of the following:
WikibaseLib is in the lib directory of the Wikibase git repo on gerrit.
The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:
- Browse code
- Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
- Browse tags
- Select the tag
- Click "snapshot"
- Each branch is associated with a past MediaWiki release. There is also a "master" branch containing the latest alpha version (might require an alpha version of MediaWiki).
- Browse branches
- Select a branch name
- Click "Continue"
Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/Wikibase/ directory of your MediaWiki installation.
If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can also obtain the extension as follows:
cd extensions/ git clone
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" );
This is a copy of the release notes file on Git, which might be more up to date than this page.
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.
|This extension is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the extension is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this extension's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the extensions installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.|