Extension:CatTalk


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CatTalk
Release status: beta
Implementation Parser function
Description Extension to enable talk pages to categorise their corresponding pages
Author(s) Nayptatalk
MediaWiki >= 1.34.1
Database changes Yes
Tables cattalk
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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The CatTalk extension enables talk pages to categorise their corresponding pages.

InstallationEdit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called CatTalk in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'CatTalk' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

UsageEdit

On the talk page of an article, use the parser function {{#pageCat:your category}}, replacing your category with the relevant category. Once the talk page is published, the page the talk page belongs to should be a member of that category.

The function should work in all namespaces, and works with templates - so you can put it in a template, then transclude that template onto a talk page, and the talk page's corresponding page will become a member of the category specified in the template. This is particularly useful for WikiProjects doing categorisation, as well as for monitoring recent changes based on a tag left on the talk page.