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Extension:DynamicSidebar

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DynamicSidebar
Release status: stable
Extension DynamicSidebar example.png
Implementation Skin , MyWiki
Description Provides dynamic sidebars based on user pages, groups, and categories.
Author(s) Ryan Lane (Ryan lanetalk)
Latest version 1.1 (2018-09-13)
MediaWiki 1.25+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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  • $wgDynamicSidebarUseUserpages
  • $wgDynamicSidebarUseGroups
  • $wgDynamicSidebarUseCategories
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The DynamicSidebar extends the capabilities of the sidebar for logged in users. If allowed, users can add their own custom sidebars via "User:<username>/Sidebar". Administrators can add sidebars for groups, and userpage categories via "MediaWiki:Sidebar/Group:<group>", and "MediaWiki:Sidebar/Category:<category>".

InstallationEdit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called DynamicSidebar in your extensions/ folder.

ConfigurationEdit

The following options are available:

// Enable debugging
$wgDebugLogGroups['dynamic-sidebar'] = '/tmp/sidebar-debug.txt';

// Allow users to create their own custom sidebars under User:<username>/Sidebar
// Default: true
$wgDynamicSidebarUseUserpages = true;

// Allow group sidebars under MediaWiki:Sidebar/Group:<group>
// Default: true
$wgDynamicSidebarUseGroups = true;

// Allow category based sidebars under MediaWiki:Sidebar/Category:<category>
// Default: true
$wgDynamicSidebarUseCategories = true;

UsageEdit

Custom user sidebarsEdit

$wgDynamicSidebarUseUserpages must be enabled, then an administrator must add the following in "MediaWiki:Sidebar":

* USER-SIDEBAR

This string will be replaced with the user's sidebar.

Users should add their sidebar to "User:<username>/Sidebar".

Group sidebarsEdit

$wgDynamicSidebarUseGroups must be enabled, then an administrator must add the following in "MediaWiki:Sidebar":

* GROUP-SIDEBAR

This string will be replaced with the user's group sidebars.

Administrators must add a sidebar for each group at "MediaWiki:Sidebar/Group:<group>". If a user is in multiple groups, sidebars will be shown for each group.

Category sidebarsEdit

$wgDynamicSidebarUseCategories must be enabled, then an administrator must add the following in "MediaWiki:Sidebar":

* CATEGORY-SIDEBAR

This string will be replaced with the sidebars of the categories on the user's userpage.

Administrators must add a sidebar for each category at "MediaWiki:Sidebar/Category:<category>". If a user's userpage has multiple categories, sidebars will be shown for each category. Users can add sidebars by adding a category to their userpage.


Possible issuesEdit

If the Dynamic sidebar don't appear or the menu is not collapsible then you need install the CollapsibleVector (link below):

Extension:CollapsibleVector

See AlsoEdit