How to install an extension in MediaWiki?

You can add your extension to your MediaWiki installation using the following steps:

1. Download and install ExtensionFunctions.php

ExtensionFunctions.php is a helper file. Some newer extensions require this file. This file allows extensions to be modularized away from the MediaWiki core code. You can download this file from https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download_from_SVN, and once you download, copy the ExtensionFunctions.php file to $IP/extensions/ sub-directory of your MediaWiki installation.

2. Download your extension

A list of extensions documented on MediaWiki.org is available at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Extensions. Matrix and a list of extensions stored in Wikimedia are available at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/.

3. Install your extension

You can install extensions by simply adding a line in the LocalSettings.php file in the following manner:

include("extensions/NewExtensionName.php");

Note: Replace NewExtensionName.php with your new extension file name.

You may refer Readme file if it requires any special steps to take care of before the installation.

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