Available from version 1.6.0
Occurs whenever action=edit is called
Define function:
public static function onAlternateEdit( EditPage $editpage ) { ... }
Attach hook: In extension.json:
	"Hooks": {
		"AlternateEdit": "MediaWiki\\Extension\\MyExtension\\Hooks::onAlternateEdit"
Called from: File(s): EditPage.php
Interface: AlternateEditHook.php

For more information about attaching hooks, see Manual:Hooks .
For examples of extensions using this hook, see Category:AlternateEdit extensions.


  • $editpage: the editpage (object) being called


This hook gets called at the beginning of &action=edit, before any user permissions are checked or any edit checking is performed.

Can be used to override the standard MediaWiki edit screen with a customized edit screen.

Return "true" to proceed with EditPage::edit method, or "false" to exit the EditPage::edit method.

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