MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Tag
Author(s) Mikko Miettinen
Original version:
Latest version 1.2.1
Compatibility policy Master maintains backward compatibility.
MediaWiki 1.27+
PHP 7.1.0+
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
Example Jedipedia
‎<twitter />
Quarterly downloads 8 (Ranked 128th)
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The TwitterTag extension adds ‎<twitter /> tag to allow embedding Twitter content on pages. It is ported from Fandom's extension.


Unless otherwise specified, you should always download and install "master" version, which is compatible with all supported versions. Release branches are not supported and may be outdated.
  • Download and move the extracted TwitterTag 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/TwitterTag
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'TwitterTag' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.



Currently the extension supports individual tweets, profile timeline and list timeline. Likes timelines were deprecated by Twitter on January 13, 2023. Pages containing them are added to a tracking category since version 1.2.1.

To add a tweet, use following code: ‎<twitter screen-name="screen_name" tweet-id="tweet_id" />

To add a profile timeline, use following code: ‎<twitter screen-name="screen_name" />

To add a list timeline, use following code: ‎<twitter screen-name="screen_name" list-slug="list_slug" />

Alternatively, full URL can be provided using parameter href=.

Most parameters provided by Twitter, such as height=, width=, and lang=, are supported.