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Release status: beta
Implementation Tag
Description Port of Fandom's PortableInfobox extension to the MediaWiki 1.27+
Author(s) Luqgreg,
Wikia, Inc (original version)
Latest version 0.3 (2018-10-19)
Compatibility policy master
MediaWiki 1.27+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
  • $wgAllInfoboxesSubpagesBlacklist
  • $wgPortableInfoboxCustomImageWidth
  • $wgPortableInfoboxUseHeadings
  • $wgPortableInfoboxUseTidy
Check usage and version matrix.
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The PortableInfobox extension allows to create portable infoboxes, which can be rendered using clean semantic HTML markup on any skin or platform using easy to understand powerful XML-like markup. It is a port of Fandom's PortableInfobox extension to the newer MediaWiki versions.


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

Configuration parametersEdit

$wgAllInfoboxesSubpagesBlacklist (array)
List of subpages in template namespace to omit by API allinfoboxes query. (default: [ "doc", "draft", "test" ])
$wgPortableInfoboxCustomImageWidth (int)
Size of image thumbnails used in infoboxes. (default: 300)
$wgPortableInfoboxUseHeadings (bool)
Use heading tags for infobox titles and group headers, it may cause incompatibilites with other extensions. (default: true)
$wgPortableInfoboxUseTidy (bool)
Use RemexHtml for validating HTML in infoboxes. (default: true)


See Help:Infoboxes/Tags on Fandom.

<media /> tagEdit

In the 0.3 version, the <media /> tag was introduced in favor of <image />, which still works (see Aliases). It allows users to embed images, videos, and audio files in the infobox, in the same way as <image /> tag does in the original version.


  • source - name of the parameter
  • audio - If set to false, it ignores all audio files
  • image - If set to false, it ignores all images
  • video - If set to false, it ignores all videos

Child tagsEdit

  • <default>
  • <caption>


  • <audio /> - variation of <media /> tag that allows only audio files
  • <image /> - variation of <media /> tag that allows only images and videos (for backwards compatibility, can be disabled with video="false")
  • <video /> - variation of <media /> tag that allows only videos

User-facing differences from the original versionEdit

  • It's based on Wikia/app@b9fcbe5d6db928e318d64ad0568ec2d09a3f406e. There may be some features introduced in the original version at a later date which are absent here.
  • Europa theme was removed.
  • .pi-theme-default class is applied instead of .pi-theme-wikia to the infobox, when no theme is specified.
  • When a <gallery> tag is passed to the infobox with images without captions, file name is used instead of not showing the image.
  • When embedding a video in the infobox additional class .pi-video is added to the <figure> tag.
  • Videos use <video> tags instead of showing video in a modal after clicking a thumbnail.
  • .pi-image class is no longer present in the <figure> tag with a video, instead .pi-media class is applied to all media elements.
  • .pi-image-collection classes were changed to .pi-media-collection.
  • accent-color-* attributes allow more color formats.
  • More HTML tags are allowed in captions.
  • Mobile skin doesn't get separate styling.