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Release status: unmaintained
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Description Allows wiki pages to display live data from Firebase references.
Author(s) Benny Lichtner (Bennlichtalk)
Latest version 1.0 (2012-08-23)
MediaWiki 1.17
License Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
<firebase>, <firebaseraw>
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Allows wiki pages to display live data from Firebase references.


There are two new tags for retrieving data from a Firebase reference: <firebase> and <firebaseraw>. Here's how they work.

<firebase url="https://myfirebase.firebaseIO.com/mydata" />

The <firebase> tag will be replaced by a <span></span> element that fills itself with live data from the provided Firebase URL. You can also use the tag with templates, for example:

<firebase url="{{{url}}}/data/size" />

Alternatively, the <firebaseraw> tag will be replaced only once, before most other widgets, templates, or extensions are loaded. This means you can insert the tag into something like a Google Street View Widget:

{{#widget:Google Street View
|lat=<firebaseraw url="http://myfirebase.firebaseIO.com/lat" />
|lng=<firebaseraw url="http://myfirebase.firebaseIO.com/lng" />

Pretty cool, right?

See http://www.firebase.com for more information on how to set up a Firebase reference.


Install by copying the repository contents to someplace in the extensions directory, like extensions/Firebase/. Then add the following (or equivalent) to LocalSettings.php:

require_once( "$IP/extensions/Firebase/Firebase.php" );

In this case I've renamed the repository from "Mediawiki-Firebase" to "Firebase".


This extension is not affiliated with the developers of Firebase.