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Dear Tosfos, Welcome to!

Yes, Welcome! This site is dedicated to the documentation of the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site a beneficial documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks, and regards, --~Innvs: 10:12, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Facebook extension[edit]

Hey Tosfos,

Just wanted to give you a heads up that my Facebook extension has left beta (first "stable" release in three years!) I've done extensive testing on MW 1.17-1.18, though 1.16 has only seen some testing. If you decide to update to the final release version, let me know if any problems pop up and I'll see what I can do! --Gbruin (talk) 14:22, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Great work! --Tosfos (talk) 21:12, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

LaTeX on a shared host[edit]

Hell Tosfos, what was the code you changed in extension Math to get it working in MediaWiki 1.20.2 on a shared host please? --Rob Kam (talk) 13:55, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay. It is the code listed under MW1.19. It seems somebody changed the page since I added that comment, which created the confusion. --Ike @ WikiWorks 23:42, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Your new html extension[edit]

Hi, I just left you a message on the talk page for your html extension. Just trying find out if it allows the mixing of mediawiki variables and html -- see talk page. All the best to you Christharp (talk) 20:00, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Replied there. --Ike @ WikiWorks 20:30, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Question on Breadcrumbs2[edit]

Hey Tosfos,

First of all thank you for all of your work on Breadcrumbs2! It's a great extension that I really need for my wiki. However being a wiki noob I can't seem to get it to function properly. I believe my problem lies somewhere in editing my MediaWiki:Breadcrumbs page. No matter what I put in there I seem to always only display the title of the page (non-linked). I've read the usage instructions over and over again but I can't seem to make any progress. Any help would be so awesome! Graysonrobb (talk)

If you can provide a live link I'll have a look. Otherwise, please post the relevant code. --Ike @ WikiWorks 00:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Iframe Layout[edit]

Hi, moving it off the discussion page. I would appreciate if you could have a look. It's Please contact me if you like to have an account and play around a bit. I have already narrowed it down to mostly being an Firefox issue.

Maybe you could try this also on a different deployment and see if you see the same issues. Thanks for your help!--Aeroid (talk) 07:05, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

I had a quick look and didn't see a quick solution. I'll try to find something. You may want to have a look at Extension:Widgets as well. --Ike @ WikiWorks 01:13, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

FlickrAPI extension?[edit]

Hi! Are you still maintaining Extension:FlickrAPI? Sam Wilson 09:00, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes. --Ike @ WikiWorks 17:25, 28 July 2017 (UTC)


Hi, are you still maintaining Extension:SimpleChanges? -- 10:23, 28 July 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kyr (talkcontribs) }

I guess I'm popular today :). Yes. I responded on the talk page there. --Ike @ WikiWorks 17:29, 28 July 2017 (UTC)


Hello Tosfos. I wonder if you still maintain Extension:AdManager? I've got a question at Extension talk:AdManager that you as author could help me resolve. Also, there's a patch for review on Gerrit at that I'd appreciate if you could review (and Code-Review+2 if you think it's okay). Best regards and thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:43, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

I do still maintain it, though not so actively :). I see the question, which I'll answer there. Thanks for the patch! I'll have a look at it soon. Feel free to bug me again if you don't get a +2 soon. --Ike @ WikiWorks 23:18, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Re: Extension:MassMessageEmail[edit]

Hi Tosfos

I am wondering if the MassMessageEmail extension is used at any Wikimedia wikis? What are the usage instructions?

There is a change to MassMessage that is required to make your extension work. Why hasn't this change been implemented upstream?

--Gryllida 00:29, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

It is not used by WMF to my knowledge. The usage is really as simple as just including the extension and sending out a MassMessage like usual. The hook addition has been stuck in gerrit for years, unfortunately. --Ike Hecht 01:07, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi and thank you for the response. Who is the target of the mass message? Usually a wiki page so I am not sure how to specify the email instead. Gryllida 04:43, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
If the target is a User page or User_talk page, it will send an email instead of posting to those pages. --Ike Hecht 22:49, 11 March 2019 (UTC)