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Manuel des extensions MediaWiki
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État de la version : stable
Implémentation Balise
Description Adds <timeline> tag for creating timelines
Auteur(s) Erik Zachte
Modifications de
la base de données
Licence Licence publique générale GNU v2.0 seulement
Exemple See below
  • $wgTimelineFile
  • $wgTimelineFontFile
  • $wgTimelineFileBackend
  • $wgTimelineEpochTimestamp
  • $wgTimelineFontDirectory
  • $wgTimelinePloticusCommand
  • $wgTimelinePerlCommand
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L'extension EasyTimeline produit une image intégrée à partir de wikitext. L'image peut être un diagramme à une dimension (horizontalement ou verticalement) ou à deux dimensions.

Voir la page d'aide sur l'installation d'EasyTimeline sur votre wiki. Voir aussi cette page sur EasyTimeline ou jouer avec sur test. wikipedia.org.

Voir la page d'aide sur en utilisant la syntaxe fournie par cette extension.

L'extension Graph vise à remplacer cette extension.


Cette extension nécessite les programmes suivants installés sur le serveur :

Exemples de diagrammes

Plusieurs exemples de ce qui est possible. Pour des exemples plus détaillés, voir

  • Simpler timelines:

Exemple de code

Voir aussi : Extension:EasyTimeline/syntaxe


Just to show you that the script syntax is reasonably intuitive, here is the script for the image above: Soviet Leaders.

# All measures are in pixels

ImageSize  = width:160 height:550
PlotArea   = left:50 right:0 bottom:10 top:10
AlignBars  = justify

DateFormat = yyyy
Period     = from:1917 till:1991
TimeAxis   = orientation:vertical
ScaleMajor = unit:year increment:5 start:1920

# there is no automatic collision detection,
# so shift texts up or down manually to avoid overlap

Define $dx = 25 # shift text to right side of bar

  bar:Leaders color:red width:25 mark:(line,white) align:left fontsize:S

  from:start till:1924 shift:($dx,15)   text:Vladimir~Ilyich~[[Special:MyLanguage/Lenin|Lenin]]
  from:1924  till:1953 shift:($dx,5)    text:[[Special:MyLanguage/Stalin|Josef~Stalin]]
  from:1953  till:1964 shift:($dx,5)    text:Nikita~[[Special:MyLanguage/Khrushchev|Khrushchev]]
  from:1964  till:1982 shift:($dx,5)    text:Leonid~[[Special:MyLanguage/Brezhnev|Brezhnev]]
  from:1982  till:1984 shift:($dx,-12)  text:Yuri~[[Special:MyLanguage/Andropov|Andropov]]
  from:1984  till:1985 shift:($dx,4)    text:Konstantin~[[Special:MyLanguage/Chernenko|Chernenko]] fontsize:XS
  from:1985  till:end  shift:($dx,10)   text:Mikhail~[[Special:MyLanguage/Gorbachev|Gorbachev]]

Double and single brackets can be used like on wikipedia, language prefix is possible, e.g. [[de:foo|more about foo]]. Single brackets for external links are also supported.

Great timelines elsewhere

Here are two great sites that may serve as inspiration, it would be very easy to recreate most of those timelines verbatim and with roughly similar layout with EasyTimeline (not yet with images but that may change), but I'm afraid that would be 'not done'.

  • Hyperhistory e.g. click on button 'people' left, then on 'special lifelines', right.
  • I hope we will have a set like [1] in a years time (click on full size image for any map), possibly even with images. The main effort will be to gather all info without snatching everything from here (most of these maps are based exclusively on data from Britannica).


EasyTimeline does not yet support unicode.

Aug 2004: Minimal UTF-8 support has been added, meaning that EasyTimeline now recognizes UTF-8 encoded characters. However support for directionality and complex scripts is very lacking. The default font may not have glyphs for all characters. An alternate font can be specified via $wgTimelineFontFile


To show texts correctly for RTL languages (like Arabic, Persian, Hebrew,...) you can use <timeline method="svg2png">timeline code here</timeline> instead of <timeline >timeline code here</timeline>. it shows timeline as png but the links will be disabled.


For first time users EasyTimeline may not seem that easy at all. As with all script languages it takes some getting used to. Also the syntax description may be a bit bewildering due to its sheer size. Fortunately many elements of the script language are optional.

The 'Easy' in EasyTimeline conveys the message that once a timeline exists it is not so hard to understand, enhance or correct. Also translating for use on another Wikipedia it is pretty straightforward.


  • See some chart examples to find something you could pick and edit for your own stuff
  • Put each timeline on a separate Template page: this makes it easier to edit, faster to preview, possible to include it in several pages

Utilisation de la date actuelle

To use the current date make sure the table opens with {{#tag:timeline| and closes with }}. Then the current date can be inserted using magic words. For example {{#time: d/m/Y }} or {{CURRENTDAY2}}/{{CURRENTMONTH2}}/{{CURRENTYEAR}} will both yield the date in format dd/mm/yyyy.

Voir aussi

  • m:WikiTimeScale as a proposal for realizing timescales for wikipedia articles externally.


Liens externes