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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Provides IDs using different ID algorithms
Author(s) Simon Heimler, Alexander Gesinn
Maintainer(s) gesinn.it
Latest version 2.0.3 (2022-12-07)
MediaWiki 1.31+
Database changes Yes
Composer gesinn-it/id-provider
License MIT License

The IDProvider extension provides the generation of (unique) IDs through different ID algorithms. They can be accessed through parser functions, API or as a static PHP function.


  • Die Download, extract und die Datei(en) in ein Verzeichnis namens IDProvider im Ordner extensions/ ablegen.
  • Folgenden Code am Ende Ihrer LocalSettings.php -Datei hinzufügen:
    wfLoadExtension( 'IDProvider' );
  • Führen Sie das Aktualisierungsskript aus, welches automatisch die notwendigen Datenbanktabellen erstellt, die diese Erweiterung braucht.
  •   Done – Zu Special:Version in dem Wiki (bei Einstellung auf deutsch nach Spezial:Version) navigieren, um die erfolgreiche Installierung der Erweiterung zu überprüfen.

Installation via Composer is broken.


The ApiSandbox will display and document all available options. All parameters are given as key values and work the same way whether you use the parser function, api or a static php call.

Through parser functions

This makes most sense in combination with Page Forms . There it can be used for auto-creating unique page titles.

You should avoid spaces within the parser functions if you use it as a parameter of a Page Form info tag.
{{{info|page name={{#idprovider-increment:Feature_|padding=5}} }}}





Through the API


  • api.php?action=idprovider-increment
  • api.php?action=idprovider-increment&prefix=Issue_&padding=8&skipUniqueTest=true


  • api.php?action=idprovider-random&type=uuid
  • api.php?action=idprovider-random&type=fakeid&prefix=Issue_&skipUniqueTest=true


Through a static PHP call

For more examples, take a look at the unit-tests.


$id = IDProviderFunctions::getIncrement([
	'prefix' => '___TEST___',
	'padding' => 8,


$id = IDProviderFunctions::getRandom([
	'type' => 'fakeid',
	'prefix' => 'PREFIX_',

Siehe auch

  • Extension:IDGenerator - Provides a parser function for numeric IDs. Alternative to IDProvider that can be installed via Composer.