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Article To Category 2
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Page action
Description Adds an inputbox to each category page. The content of new page will contain "[[category:]]" automatically. See doc. for optional features.
Latest version 1.3 (2018-02-03)
MediaWiki 1.29+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgArticleToCategory2ConfigBlacklist
  • ArticleToCategory2
  • ArticleToCategory2AddCat
Quarterly downloads 9 (Ranked 123rd)
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The Article To Category 2 extension adds an inputbox to each category page. The content of new page will contain "[[Category:]]" automatically.[1] See section Configuration for optional behavior.


Users of MediaWiki 1.33+ need to use the version for MediaWiki 1.35+.
  • Download and move the extracted ArticleToCategory2 folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/ArticleToCategory2
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ArticleToCategory2' );
    $wgGroupPermissions['*']['ArticleToCategory2'] = true;
    $wgGroupPermissions['*']['ArticleToCategory2AddCat'] = false;
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.



User permission


Set this flag to true and a second input box will be added, where the users may add categories into categories.



Set this flag to true to enable the category blacklist in "MediaWiki:Add Article to Category 2 excluded categories" page (you need to create this page first). Usage (example):

== Excluded Categories from Add To Article 2 Extension ==

;My Excluded category 1
;My Excluded category 2

;Another one

If you don't like the name of this page, you can replace it by changing the following line in the GetExcludedCategories() function :

     $specialcatpage='Add Article to Category 2 excluded categories';


  1. The text (i.e "Category" in English) depends on what language the MediaWiki is using.