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Copyright: $wgRightsText
Override for copyright metadata.
Introduced in version:1.3.0
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(string)
Default value:null


If either $wgRightsUrl or $wgRightsPage is specified then this variable gives the text for the link.

If using $wgRightsUrl then this value must be specified. It's set at install time by the installer, either from its own predefined list or from the data returned from the Creative Commons license chooser.

If using $wgRightsPage then the name of the page will also be used as the link if this variable is not set.

If you further want to remove the default copyright text, blank MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning if $wgRightsText is set, or MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning2 otherwise.


$wgRightsPage = "Project:About";
$wgRightsText = "our special license";

This will render in the footer as:

MediaWiki.org's content is available under the our special license. 

The encapsulating text can be changed in MediaWiki:Copyright (message added on 2004-06-08). This message is shown in the footer of the page and is not really supposed to contain valuable info which can't be retrieved elsewhere. It's not easily retrievable via API, so it's a bad idea to put here important info especially if you declare to be using a license.

If you add additional links or formatting to $wgRightsText, this has to be done using wiki code, additionally you have to add the same content using HTML code to MediaWiki:Copyright. Please be aware that the ‎<noinclude> tags don't work and everything will be displayed / transcluded.


Some available licenses are listed in this table:

License File URL
Public domain (PD) public-domain.png https://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/
Creative Commons 0 (CC0) cc-0.png https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) cc-by.png https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) cc-by-sa.png https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) cc-by-nc-sa.png https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) gnu-fdl.png https://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

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