MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Parser extension
Description Implements {{UILANGCODE}} magic word to get interface language of the current user
Author(s) Niklas Laxström (Nikerabbittalk)
Latest version 1.0.0
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.29+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example Translatewiki.net
Quarterly downloads 0
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The UILangCode extension implements the {{UILANGCODE}} magic word to get the interface language of the current user.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted UILangCode 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/UILangCode
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'UILangCode' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Usage edit


This will make the parser cache vary per user language, greatly decreasing hit rate and increasing storage.

See also edit