List of simple extensions

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Beginning developers may wish to watch this intro video (slides) and browse the list of simple extensions when considering how to create a new extension. Some of the code from these extensions can provide insight into how to approach an implementation task, or even be cannibalized for your purposes.

License[edit]

You may want to include a licensing statement at the beginning of your extension file, e.g.:

/*
* @author Your Name <your@email.com>
* @copyright Copyright © 2012, Your Name
* @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
*/

Another way to do it is like this:

/**
 * NameOfYourExtension
 *
 * Copyright © 2012 Your Name <your@email.com>
 * https://www.mediawiki.org/
 *
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 * (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
 * GNU General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 * along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
 *
 * @file
 */

Extensions[edit]

  • ErrorPage: Example of the page that uses extensions hooks DBConnectionErrorRaw and DBQueryErrorRaw for making nice error page.
  • Example: This is an example extension. It doesn't actually do anything useful, but can be copied to provide the basis for your own extension.
  • MyExtension FourFileTemplate: Four-file special page extension template.
  • HelloWorld: A special page that says "Hello World!" in the appropriate language.
  • Parser_hook: A parser hook example, use it on a page like <hook arg1="foo" arg2="bar" ...>input</hook>
  • Variable_hook: An example parser hook that defines a new variable, {{EXAMPLE}}

References[edit]

  1. If you are checking this out from SVN and intend to copy it, please use: svn export /path/to/this/extension /path/to/new/extension to create a clean copy without any extra SVN cruft.

See also[edit]