This is not an extension but a program to generate the starting point of an extension
MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Example
Description An extension generator using cookiecutter.
Author(s) WikiTeq
License MIT License

This provides a template to create new MediaWiki extension using the cookiecutter project.

After installing cookiecutter, run:

cookiecutter gh:wikimedia/mediawiki-tools-cookiecutter-extension

For example, the following would create the folder `mediawiki-extensions-UserWatch`, for an extension named `UserWatch` that

  • requires MediaWiki 1.39 or later to run
  • adds a new user right, `watch-users` (granted to administrators by default)
  • creates a special page, `Special:WatchUser`
  • has a database schema that should be applied (the actual schema would still

need to be created)

  • is licensed under GPL-2.0-or-later
repo_name [mediawiki-extensions-example]: mediawiki-extensions-UserWatch
extension_name [ExampleExtension]: UserWatch
description [A short description of the extension.]: Allow watching changes by users
author_name [Your Name]: Daniel Scherzer
Select license:     
1 - GPL-2.0-or-later
2 - GLP-2.0-only    
4 - none
Choose from 1, 2, 3, 4 [1]: 1
minimum_mw [1.35.0]: 1.39
has_database_schemas [False]: yes
special_page [Name of special page (leave blank to omit)]: WatchUser
user_right [Name of user right to create (leave blank to omit)]: watch-users
Select add_right_to_group:
1 - none
2 - *
3 - user
4 - sysop
Choose from 1, 2, 3, 4 [1]: 4
This extension is professionally maintained by the WikiTeq team.

See also Edit