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Release status: stable
Implementation Tag
Description Allows you to embed Github's gists using the <gist> tag.
Author(s) Mauro Veron (Maurovtalk)
Latest version 1.0 (2012-08-11)
MediaWiki 1.19.1+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The Gists extension allows you to embed Github's gists using the <gist> tag.


General usage
<gist [file=<FILE-NAME>|files=<FILE-NAMES>]><GIST-ID></gist>

Embed the Gist foxfirefey/4964230:


And shows up as such:

View code at: https://gist.github.com/4964230.js

Example with file argument

Use this to embed a specific file:

<gist file="nginx.conf">9263794</gist>


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Gists in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/Gists/Gists.php";
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.