Extension:MultiLanguageManager

MediaWiki extensions manual
MultiLanguageManager
Release status: unmaintained
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 Yes
Composer mediawiki/multi-language-manager
License GNU General Public License 2.0
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  • $mgAvailableLanguage
  • $mgLanguagePermisionsKey
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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. If that is desired, use the PerPageLanguage extension.

Installation

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  • Download and move the extracted MultiLanguageManager 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/MultiLanguageManager
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    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.

Configuration

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Available languages

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

$mgAvailableLanguages = array(
   'en',
   'fr'
);

The users rights

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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;

See also

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