MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation ContentHandler
Description Display and editing of dashboard configuration
Author(s) Milimetric (WMF)talk
Latest version 0.1 (2016-12-08)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.4+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 3 (Ranked 135th)
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The Dashiki extension simply renders the JSON used to configure dashiki dashboards in a friendly html table. In the future, the Dashiki extension might be updated with better editors and schema validation, but for now it's simply here to render and provide a little context to Dashiki configurations on meta.wikimedia.org.

Features edit

  • Dashiki renders Config:Dashiki: pages in a nice format with contextual help.

Requirements edit

Dashiki requires Extension:JsonConfig to be installed first.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted Dashiki 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/Dashiki
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'Dashiki' );
    $wgJsonConfigs['JsonConfig.Dashiki'] = [
      'pattern' => '/^Dashiki\:./',
      'isLocal' => true,
    $wgJsonConfigModels['JsonConfig.Dashiki'] = [
        'class' => null,
        'view'  => 'Dashiki\DashikiView',
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Examples edit

Pages such us https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Config:Dashiki:Sample/metrics-by-project are handled by this extension

Documentation edit

This extension enhances the jsonconfig extension abilities when it comes to configuration in a specific namespace, to test locally with vagrant create a document like: http://localhost:8080/wiki/Config:Dashiki:Annotations/Wikistats/totalPageViews

Document should contain data json-formatted similar to: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Config:Dashiki:Annotations/Wikistats/totalPageViews

To see usages off this files you can take a look at the below documentation: Full documentation for Dashiki and how to create and configure a dashboard on wikitech

the extension just provides the capabilities of rendering the json configuration, nothing else.