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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag , Special page , Database
Description Enables MediaWiki to store and manage bibliographic data and to use it within an article.
Author(s) Robert Vogel (Talk),Tobias Weichart (Talk)
Latest version 1.22
MediaWiki 1.22+
Database changes Yes
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgBibManagerScholarLink
  • $wgBibManagerCitationFormats
  • $wgBibManagerRepoClass
  • $wgBibManagerCitationArticleNamespace

  • ‎<bib />
  • ‎<biblist />
  • ‎<bibprint />
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The BibManager extension enables MediaWiki to store BibTeX data and to use these entries within an article. It offers forms to create edit and otherwise manage bibliograpic data and allows import and export of BibTeX format. It has been developed in 2011 for the SaltWiki-Project of the HAWK Hochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen, Hornemann Institut by Hallo Welt! Medienwerkstatt GmbH and can be helpful for universities and scientific work.

The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:

  • Browse code
  • Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
  • Each branch is associated with a past MediaWiki release. There is also a "master" branch containing the latest alpha version (might require an alpha version of MediaWiki).

Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/BibManager/ directory of your MediaWiki installation.

If you are familiar with Git and have shell access to your server, you can also obtain the extension as follows:

cd extensions/ git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/BibManager.git


  • Die Erweiterung herunterladen und die Datei(en) in ein Verzeichnis namens BibManager im Ordner extensions/ ablegen.
  • Folgenden Code am Ende Ihrer LocalSettings.php hinzufügen:
    wfLoadExtension( 'BibManager' );
  • Führen Sie das Aktualisierungsskript aus, welches automatisch die notwendigen Datenbanktabellen erstellt, die diese Erweiterung braucht.
  •   Done – Zu Special:Version in dem Wiki (bei Einstellung auf deutsch nach Spezial:Version) navigieren, um die erfolgreiche Installierung der Erweiterung zu überprüfen.

Für Benutzer, die MediaWiki in der Version 1.24 und früher betreiben:

Die oben stehenden Anweisungen beschreiben die neue Installationsanweisung für diese Erweiterung unter der Verwendung von wfLoadExtension(). Wird diese Erweiterung in einer dieser früheren Versionen (MediaWiki 1.24 und früher)  – an Stelle von wfLoadExtension( 'BibManager' ); – installiert, benutzen Sie:

require_once "$IP/extensions/BibManager/BibManager.php";

Configuration parameters

Whether or not to use JS for better user experience. Default is true.
This is for future development. Default is 'BibManagerLocalMWDatabaseRepo'. You may implement your own repo by extending the abstract BibManagerRepository class in includes/BibManagerRepository.php.
An associative array that defines the output format of the various entry types. Please take a look ah the BibManager.php for an example.
The namespace citation links point to. Default is NS_MAIN.
The link to which the 'Google Scholar' link points. Default is 'http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%title%'.

User rights

User can access the edit special page. Edit links are shown.
User can delete entries. Delete links are shown.
User can add or import entries. Creation and import SpecialPages can be accessed.


To use one of the three BibManager-Tags proceed as follows:

<bib id="citation" />
Get a link to the citation you have set up before (e.g. <bib id='testing:2010' /> points to the article Testing:2010)
‎<biblist />
List all the ‎<bib /> tags embedded in the articles text (list in alphabetical order)
‎<bibprint />
Render list of citations. You can use the filter attribute to influence the result. I.e. <bibprint filter="year:2011|2010, author:hawkins" /> will show all entries from the repository that are from the year 2011 OR 2010 AND have hawkins as author.

Further documentation

Ideas for futher development / TODOs

  • Add additional fields like on uni-bremen.de on section Other fields.
  • Implement API for remote access and shared repos
  • Add a article <-> entry relationship table for automatic purging at entry change and sophisticated querys like Other pages using this entry


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