Extension:MyVariables

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MyVariables
Release status: stable
Implementation Variable
Description Adds new built-in variables
Author(s)
Maintainer(s) WikiTeq team
Latest version 4.2 (2021-07-11)
Compatibility policy Follows the MediaWiki version lifecycle. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.31+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The MyVariables extension adds new built-in variables:

Variable Description Sample
{{CURRENTUSER}} Login of current user or the IP for anonymous users "Pastakhov" or "x.x.x.x"
{{CURRENTLOGGEDUSER}} Login of current user or empty for anonymous users "Pastakhov" or ""
{{CURRENTUSERREALNAME}} Real name of current user "Pavel Astakhov"
{{LOGO}} Path to wiki logo "/w/skins/common/images/wiki.png"
{{UUID}} Random (v4) UUID "65ba1a51-c723-4b9d-b1f3-13148d628322"
{{USERLANGUAGECODE}} Language that the user specified in the preferences "en", "en-ca", "ru", etc.
{{FIRSTREVISIONID}} ID of the first revision of the current page or empty if page isn't yet created. "1" or ""
{{FIRSTREVISIONTIMESTAMP}} Timestamp of the first revision of the current page or empty if page isn't yet created. "20100809003006" or ""
{{FIRSTREVISIONUSER}} The user name (without the User prefix) or IP address associated to the first revision of the current page or empty if page isn't yet created. "Pastakhov" or "x.x.x.x" or ""
{{PAGEIMAGE}} The main image of the current page as determined by Extension:PageImages. If the extension is not installed or no main image was determined then {{PAGEIMAGE}} will output nothing. "Logo.png" or ""
{{REALNAME}} When used in a user page, will output the real name of the user. However, if used like this {{REALNAME:Jimbo}} it will output the real name of the user Jimbo. This dual behavior is similar to core variables like {{PAGENAME}}. "Pastakhov" or ""
{{SUBPAGES}} The subpages of the current page, in plain text, comma-separated and in alphabetic order. If there are no any subpages, it will output nothing. "Pastakhov/SubPage1", "Pastakhov/SubPage2" or "".
{{WHATLINKSHERE}} The titles of the pages that link to the current page, comma-separated and in alphabetic order. It will be empty if there are no any linked pages Bar, Baz, Foo or ""

InstallationEdit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called MyVariables in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'MyVariables' );
    
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

To users running MediaWiki 1.31 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using wfLoadExtension(). If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.31 and earlier), instead of wfLoadExtension( 'MyVariables' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/MyVariables/MyVariables.php";

NoteEdit

  • This extension should not be confused with the Variables extension, which allows the use of variables in the computer programming sense.

See alsoEdit

  This extension is professionally maintained by the WikiTeq team.