MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag , Parser extension
Description Manages a hierarchy of pages with hierarchy links stored external to the pages themselves. Provides form renderers the ability to build a hierarchy of pages in a given category as well as to allow selection of individual pages from a hierarchy.
Latest version 5.0 (2016-12-06)
Compatibility policy Master maintains backward compatibility.
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License MIT License
Quarterly downloads 3 (Ranked 129th)
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The HierarchyBuilder extension introduces a tag, <hierarchy>, two Semantic Form input types, hierarchySelect and hierarchy, and three parser functions #hierarchyChildren, #hierarchyParent, #hierarchySectionNumber.


This extension requires Semantic MediaWiki to be installed first.
  • Download and move the extracted HierarchyBuilder folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/HierarchyBuilder
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'HierarchyBuilder' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.



Usage documentation and live examples are provided at our extensions documentation site.

Version history

Version 5.0
  • Switched from Semantic Forms to Page Forms
  • Requires MediaWiki 1.25+
Version 4.0.1
  • Updated forms to support MW 1.26 and fixed static invocation warnings.
Version 4.0.0
  • Removed SelectFromHierarchy legacy mode support.
Version 3.2.2
  • Removed inline JS.
Version 3.2.1
  • Increased editHierarchy page limit to 2000.
Version 3.2.0
  • Added ability to specify pages by property value for HierarchyFormInput.
Version 3.1.0
  • Added titleicon support to hierarchySelect.
Version 3.0.1
  • Corrected collapsed flag and ampersand defects.
Version 3.0.0
  • Restructured code to comply with new code standards. Various minor code quality improvements.
Version 2.0.0
  • Reimplemented display names without displaynameproperty argument.
Version 1.10.0
  • Added TitleIcon support in editHierarchy.
Version 1.9.4
  • Resolved displaynameproperty and collapsed defects in hierarchySelected parser function.
Version 1.9.3
  • Improved robustness of property retrieval.
Version 1.9.2
  • Fixed titleicon size and resolution issues.
Version 1.9.1
  • Reimplemented titleicon support to be more efficient.



This extension is implemented using jsTree and nestedSortable libraries.