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Extension:MultiLanguageManager

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MultiLanguageManager
Release status: stable
Implementation Database, Locale
Description Add multi-languages capacities to a wiki
Author(s) Marc Despland, Robert Vogel
Latest version 2.0 (2017-08-31)
MediaWiki 1.29
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0
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Parameters
  • $mgAvailableLanguage
  • $mgLanguagePermisionsKey
Added rights
language
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The MultiLanguageManager extension allows you to add multi-languages capacities to a wiki:

  • You can define a list of available languages
  • You can define a page to be a variant of another page within the same wiki
  • On a page with variants a special navigation will be displayed ("flags") that allow to switch between those pages
  • The interface language for anonymous users will automatically be changed to match the language of the page

ATTENTION: This extension does not use the built-in Page content language mechanism of MediaWiki.

Contents

InstallationEdit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called MultiLanguageManager in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'MultiLanguageManager' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

ConfigurationEdit

Available languagesEdit

The configuration is done using the $mgAvailableLanguage variable which contains the code of language and the code of its name in the file MultiLanguageManager_setup.php.

$mgAvailableLanguage = array(
   'en' => 'multilanguagemanager_en',
   'fr' => 'multilanguagemanager_fr'
);

The users rightsEdit

You can manage who has the rights to modify the linguistic parameters of the pages. You can set those users rights to match with an existing right using the $mgLanguagePermisionsKey variable . For example to set the linguistic rights to match the edition article rights:

$mgLanguagePermisionsKey = 'edit';

But you could also choose an other rights : language :

$mgLanguagePermisionsKey = 'language';

Then think of set the rights according to the groups:

$wgGroupPermissions['*'][$mgLanguagePermisionsKey] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user'][$mgLanguagePermisionsKey] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop'][$mgLanguagePermisionsKey] = true;