MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Description Provides basic Infobox functionality for Scribunto.
Author(s) Marius Hoch (Hoo mantalk)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 49 (Ranked 90th)
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The Capiunto (Latin: "they shall contain") extension provides a basic Infobox functionality for Scribunto.

An overview of the Lua methods which Capiunto provides can be found at /Infobox.

Capiunto provides flexible Infobox functionality for Scribunto and generates HTML for Infobox features such as headers and rows.

Capiunto is designed for clean and modern Infoboxes. Using Lua as a scripting language for Infobox templates, it was developed to make Infoboxes:

  • clean and clutter-free
  • usable across different language versions
  • driven by data from Wikidata
  • easy to maintain and extend

With Capiunto Lua code to create a basic Infobox might look like this:

local capiunto = require 'capiunto'
capiunto.create( {
	title = 'Title of the Infobox'
} )
:addRow( 'A label', 'some data' )
:addHeader( 'A header between the data rows' )
:addRow( 'Another label', 'more data' )



Capiunto depends on the Scribunto extension.


  • Download and move the extracted Capiunto 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/Capiunto
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'Capiunto' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Example usage

local capiunto = require 'capiunto'

local p = {}

function p.main(frame)
	local args = frame:getParent().args
	local headerStyle
	if args.headerstyle and args.headerstyle ~= '' then
		headerStyle = string.format('background-color:%s;', args.headerstyle)
		headerStyle = 'background-color:grey;'
	local retval = capiunto.create( {
		title = args.title,
		headerStyle = headerStyle, 
	} )
	:addImage( args.image, args.caption )
	:addRow( 'Foo', args.foo )
	:addHeader( 'A header between the data rows' )
	:addRow( 'Bar', args.bar )
	return retval

return p
| title       = The title
| headerstyle = (defaults to background-color:grey)
| image       = [[File:Example.svg|200px]]
| caption     = An example image
| foo         = Something
| ("A header between the data rows")
| bar         = Something else

See also