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Release status: stable
Description provides common Wikibase functionality for Wikibase Repository and Wikibase Client
Author(s) The Wikidata team
(contributors list)
Latest version continuous updates
Compatibility policy release branches
MediaWiki master
Database changes Yes
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Translate the WikibaseLib extension
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WikibaseLib provides common Wikibase functionality for Wikibase Repository and Wikibase Client .

Feature overviewEdit



WikibaseLib requires:

Some components might be dependent on one of the following:


WikibaseLib is in the lib directory of the Wikibase git repo on gerrit.

The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:

  • Browse code
  • Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
  • Each branch is associated with a past MediaWiki release. There is also a "master" branch containing the latest alpha version (might require an alpha version of MediaWiki).

Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/Wikibase/ directory of your MediaWiki installation.

If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can also obtain the extension as follows:

cd extensions/
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase.git


Once you have downloaded the code, place the WikibaseLib directory within your MediaWiki 'extensions' directory. Then add the following code to your LocalSettings.php file:

# WikibaseLib
require_once( "$IP/extensions/Wikibase/lib/WikibaseLib.php" );

# DataValues
require_once( "$IP/extensions/DataValues/DataValues.php" );

# DataTypes
require_once( "$IP/extensions/DataTypes/DataTypes.php" );


This is a copy of the release notes file on Git, which might be more up to date than this page.


WikibaseLib is fully internationalized. Translation of WikibaseLib messages is done through translatewiki.net. The translation for this extension can be found here. To add language values or change existing ones, you should create an account on translatewiki.net, then request permission from the administrators to translate a certain language or languages on this page (this is a very simple process). Once you have permission for a given language, you can log in and add or edit whatever messages you want to in that language.


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