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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Description Wikisource-specific MediaWiki customizations
Author(s) Community Tech and Tpt
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki >= 1.42
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Help Help:Extension:Wikisource
  • $wgWikisourceHttpProxy
  • $wgWikisourceOcrUrl
  • $wgWikisourceEnableOcr
  • $wgWikisourceWikibaseEditionProperty
  • $wgWikisourceTranskribusModels
  • $wgWikisourceWikibaseEditionOfProperty
  • $wgWikisourceWsExportUrl
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Wikisource is an extension to provide specific customizations for Wikisource wikis, including enhanced integration with Wikibase, the WS Export tool, and Wikimedia OCR.

End-user help is available at Help:Extension:Wikisource.



  • Download and move the extracted Wikisource folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/Wikisource
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'Wikisource' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration parameters[edit]

identifier of the Wikibase property has edition or translation (P747). By default P747 (the identifier of this property in Wikidata).
identifier of the Wikibase property edition or translation of (P629). By default P629 (the identifier of this property in Wikidata).
URL used for the sidebar links to WS Export (in $wgContentNamespaces only)
Whether to show the OCR toolbar UI. Defaults to false.
URL of the OCR tool, linked from the toolbar when editing in the Page namespace.