Extension:DiscussionTools

This extension comes with MediaWiki 1.40 and above. Thus you do not have to download it again. However, you still need to follow the other instructions provided.
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DiscussionTools
Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Tools to enhance discussion pages
Author(s) Wikimedia Editing team
Latest version continuous updates
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki >= 1.42.0
Database changes Yes
Tables discussiontools_items
discussiontools_item_ids
discussiontools_item_pages
discussiontools_item_revisions
discussiontools_subscription
License MIT License
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Help Help:DiscussionTools
  • $wgDiscussionToolsReplyIndentation
  • $wgDiscussionToolsABTest
  • $wgDiscussionToolsBeta
  • $wgDiscussionTools_visualenhancements
  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnablePermalinksBackend
  • $wgDiscussionToolsAutoTopicSubEditor
  • $wgDiscussionToolsTimestampFormatSwitchTime
  • $wgDiscussionToolsShowFeedbackLinks
  • $wgDiscussionTools_visualenhancements_pageframe
  • $wgDiscussionToolsTalkPageParserCacheExpiry
  • $wgDiscussionToolsConflictingGadgetName
  • $wgDiscussionTools_visualenhancements_reply
  • $wgDiscussionToolsEnablePermalinksFrontend
  • $wgDiscussionTools_visualenhancements_reply_icon_languages
Quarterly downloads 96 (Ranked 74th)
Public wikis using 930 (Ranked 285th)
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The Discussion Tools extension is a set of tools to enhance discussion pages. As of 2023, it is being built by the Editing team as part of the talk pages project .

User documentation is at Help:DiscussionTools .

Some features can be disabled on individual pages and sections as described at Help:DiscussionTools/Magic words and markup .

Dependencies edit

Also, Extension:Echo is required if you want to use the topic subscriptions feature.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted DiscussionTools 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/DiscussionTools
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DiscussionTools' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Also in LocalSettings.php, ensure that you have a timezone set and $wgFragmentMode set in html5.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Features edit

Configuration edit

Setting name Default value Description
$wgDiscussionToolsEnable true Enable DiscussionTools on talk pages.
$wgDiscussionToolsBeta false Make DiscussionTools a beta feature .
$wgDiscussionToolsEnable2017Wikitext false Enable the 2017 wikitext editor for wikitext replies (not yet supported).
$wgDiscussionToolsEnablePermalinksBackend true Enable the permalinks backend (Special:GoToComment). See Extension:DiscussionTools/How it works#Permanent links.
$wgDiscussionToolsReplyIndentation 'invisible' Reply indentation syntax to use: 'invisible' (use <dl><dd> tags to output : in wikitext) or 'bullet' (use <ul><li> tags to output * in wikitext).
$wgDiscussionToolsShowFeedbackLinks false MW 1.40+ Show "Share feedback about this feature" links in the footer of reply tool and new topic tool.
$wgDiscussionToolsConflictingGadgetName 'convenientDiscussions' Internal name of the Convenient Discussions gadget, which conflicts with the reply tool. Reply tool will be unavailable when the user has this gadget enabled.

API edit

Editing edit

Action Human readable Description Internal?
discussiontoolscompare compare Get information about comment changes between two page revisions. internal
discussiontoolsedit edit Post a message on a discussion page.
discussiontoolsfindcomment find comment Find a comment by its ID or name.
discussiontoolspageinfo page info Returns metadata required to initialize the discussion tools. internal
discussiontoolspreview preview Preview a message on a discussion page. internal

Subscriptions edit

Action Human readable Description Internal?
discussiontoolsgetsubscriptions get subscriptions Get the subscription statuses of given topics.
discussiontoolssubscribe subscribe Subscribe (or unsubscribe) to receive notifications about a topic.

Special pages edit


Integration with other extensions edit

DiscussionTools can integrate with PlaceNewSection to put the location of where added new topics will begin to be placed.

See also edit