Manual:$wgExtensionMessagesFiles

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Extensions: $wgExtensionMessagesFiles
Extension messages files.
Introduced in version:1.11.0
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(array)
Default value:[]
Other settings: Alphabetical | By function

This should only be used to specify files that define $magicWords and $specialPageAliases. Its usage for $messages is deprecated.

Details[edit]

Associative array mapping extension name to the filename where messages can be found. The file must create a variable called $messages.

Example:

$wgExtensionMessagesFiles['ConfirmEdit'] = __DIR__ . '/ConfirmEdit.i18n.magic.php';

Changed behavior in MediaWiki 1.23[edit]

Since MediaWiki 1.23, use of this variable to define messages is deprecated; instead, store messages in JSON format and use $wgMessagesDirs . For setting other variables than $messages (such as $magicWords and $specialPageAliases), $wgExtensionMessagesFiles should still be used.

If there is an entry in $wgMessagesDirs with the same key as one in $wgExtensionMessagesFiles, then any $messages variables set in the $wgExtensionMessagesFiles file will be ignored. This means an extension that only provides messages can be backwards compatible by using both $wgExtensionMessagesFiles and $wgMessagesDirs, and only one of the two will be used depending on what the version of MediaWiki supports.

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