MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Special page
Description Example special page
Author(s) Tim Starlingtalk
MediaWiki >= 1.31.0
License GPL2 or Any OSI approved license
Quarterly downloads 1 (Ranked 144th)
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This was the first special page extension. It was created as a demonstration showing how to create special page extensions. Its function is to take Unicode text pasted into an input box, and to show the text with any non-ASCII characters converted to HTML entities.

Installation edit

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