MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Special page , MyWiki
Description Allows authorized users upgrade from a special page
Author(s) Miguel Peláez (Miguel2706talk)
Latest version 0.3.0 (2014-04-03)
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.3+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 7 (Ranked 169th)
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The UpdateMediaWiki extension allows authorized users upgrade from a special page MediaWiki.


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

User rightsEdit

Once you installed the extension, you'll have to set up the user rights in LocalSettings.php .

Right Description
updatecore Update the MediaWiki Core

For example, the following sample configuration would allow sysops to do everything they want with UpdateMediaWiki:

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['updatecore'] = true;


To update from this extension, go to "Special:Updatemediawiki". Permission "updatecore" is required to do so.