MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation User activity , Special page
Description Summarizes the most prominent contributors to an article
Author(s) Rob Church (original), Yaron Koren, Ike Hecht
Latest version 2.0 (2015-07-08)
MediaWiki 1.25-1.36
PHP 5.4+
Database changes Yes
Tables contributors
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgContributorsLinkUsers
Quarterly downloads 4 (Ranked 154th)
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The Contributors extension provides an includable special page which summarizes the most prominent contributors to an article. The page can be accessed as a normal special page, or included into other pages to provide an automated list, which is useful for attribution.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Contributors in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/Contributors/Contributors.php";
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Run the script that will populate the database with contributors from existing articles:
php extensions/Contributors/maintenance/PopulateContributorsTable.php
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
  • upgrade: php extensions/Contributors/maintenance/PopulateContributorsTable.php


The list can be accessed as a conventional special page, or through inclusion into another page.

Special page

The special page is located at "Special:Contributors" and provides an interface to select an article. You can also access this page using the "main contributors" link in the toolbox when viewing an article; the results for that page will be shown.


You can transclude a list of names into another page using the inclusion mechanism, e.g.


You can also create a template with the following code on it, and add it to your articles.


will produce a list of the most prominent contributors to Article.

Parser function

There's also a parser function that displays the contributors in a plain list, like so: Joe, Moe and Jane.


You can also filter anons from the list of contributors, like so:



  • $wgContributorsLinkUsers links the user names to their User page. Doesn't affect the Special page, which is always linked. (default true)

See also