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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Amiesta los mensaxes y gramática específicos de Wikimedia, lo mesmo que les adautaciones específiques de Wikimedia de los mensaxes rellacionaos con llicencies o xurídicos
  • Tim Starling
  • Siebrand Mazeland
  • James D. Forrrester
  • Multichill
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgWikimediaMessagesLicensing
  • $wgWikimediaStylesSkins
Quarterly downloads 17 (Ranked 130th)
Public wikis using 933 (Ranked 263rd)
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WikimediaMessages amiesta los mensaxes y gramática específicos de Wikimedia, lo mesmo que les adautaciones específiques de Wikimedia de los mensaxes rellacionaos con llicencies o xurídicos.


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


WikimediaMessages has several responsibilities which are documented here.

Cross-project message modification

The WikimediaMessages extension can be used to alter messages so they apply across sites. For example, to set the donate URL to point to "https://donate.wikimedia.org/" the sitesupport-url message can be modified by editing MediaWiki:sitesupport-url, however this will only apply to one wiki. The WikimediaMessages allows you to set the message for all wikis without needing to modify every site.

Contact page styles

The WikimediaMessages extension adds the ext.wikimediamessages.contactpage module which adds Wikimedia-specific customisation to Extension:ContactPage.

Site admin helper

Many templates and associated styles were defined over a decade ago, and in many cases for many projects lack maintainers. The ext.wikimediamessages.styles module allows shipping of global styles for common templates across Wikimedia to apply Recommendations_for_night_mode_compatibility_on_Wikimedia_wikis and Recommendations for mobile friendly articles on Wikimedia wikis. The expectation is that community members at their own pace should upstream styles from this module into their own templates.

Finding styles

The styles provided are listed in the modules/ext.wikimediamessage.styles folder. Each file name corresponds with a "key".

The styles are expressed using LESS which is not available on wiki but an administrator can adapt these styles locally.

Disabling styles

In some cases styles won't apply to a project. For example the navbox and hatnote styles are not applicable to a project which uses neither of these templates. To disable the styles in hatnote.less and navbox.less an interface administrator can modify MediaWiki:wikimedia-styles-exclude with the text hatnote|navbox.

When disabling styles we recommend understanding what the styles are doing and first upstreaming relevant styles first.