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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Enables users to easily import files (including histories) to a wiki
Author(s) Wikimedia Germany (WMDE)
Latest version continuous updates
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki >= 1.42.0
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgFileImporterAccountForSuppressedUsername
  • $wgFileImporterCommonsHelperServer
  • $wgFileImporterMaxAggregatedBytes
  • $wgFileImporterCommonsHelperBasePageName
  • $wgFileImporterCommonsHelperHelpPage
  • $wgFileImporterTextForPostImportRevision
  • $wgFileImporterRequiredRight
  • $wgFileImporterSourceSiteServices
  • $wgFileImporterWikidataEntityEndpoint
  • $wgFileImporterInterWikiMap
  • $wgFileImporterCodexMode
  • $wgFileImporterMaxRevisions
  • $wgFileImporterSourceWikiTemplating
  • $wgFileImporterShowInputScreen
  • $wgFileImporterSourceWikiDeletion
  • $wgFileImporterCommentForPostImportRevision
  • $wgFileImporterWikidataNowCommonsEntity
Quarterly downloads 30 (Ranked 128th)
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The FileImporter extension provides a simple interface accepting a single URL which can be used to import files to a wiki.


  • Die Erweiterung herunterladen und die Datei(en) in ein Verzeichnis namens FileImporter im Ordner extensions/ ablegen.
  • Folgenden Code am Ende Ihrer LocalSettings.php -Datei hinzufügen:
    wfLoadExtension( 'FileImporter' );
  •   Done – Zu Special:Version in dem Wiki (bei Einstellung auf deutsch nach Spezial:Version) navigieren, um die erfolgreiche Installierung der Erweiterung zu überprüfen.


A detailed documentation of the workflow and the configuration of the extension can be found in the README.md file inside the source repository. Additionally to that there is a list of metrics data recorded to further inspect occurring problems and the usage of the extension in metrics.md.