MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: beta
Implementation User interface, Database
Description Allows MediaWiki messages to be shared from a central database.
Latest version 2.0 (2020-05-26)
MediaWiki 1.39+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example ShoutWiki & Interface Messages Wiki (ShoutWiki's MessageCommons wiki)
  • $wgMessageCommonsLang
  • $wgMessageCommonsIsCommons
  • $wgMessageCommonsDatabase
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Public wikis using 1,150 (Ranked 239th)
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The MessageCommons extension allows MediaWiki messages to be shared from a central database.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted MessageCommons 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/MessageCommons
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'MessageCommons' );
  • Set $wgMessageCommonsIsCommons to true for the wiki where messages should be fetched from and set $wgMessageCommonsLang and $wgMessageCommonsDatabase in the wiki farm's GlobalSettings.php/CommonSettings.php
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Parameters edit

  • $wgMessageCommonsIsCommons (boolean)
Set this to true for the wiki which "hosts" MessageCommons
  • $wgMessageCommonsLang (string)
Set this to the language code ($wgLanguageCode) of the MessageCommons wiki
  • $wgMessageCommonsDatabase (string)
Set this to the database name of the MessageCommons wiki

See also edit