MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation other (invalid type)
Description Used to communicate analytic information for WMF to logging infrastructure
Author(s) Ori Livneh (ATDTtalk)
Latest version 1.1
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.4+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 4 (Ranked 173rd)
Public wikis using 844 (Ranked 304th)
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The XAnalytics extension is used on Wikimedia wikis to communicate analytic information from MediaWiki to Wikimedia's logging infrastructure. See wikitech:X-Analytics for more details.


You probably do not want to use this extension on your own wiki. If you do want to use it, its only useful if you also set up all the logging infrastructure that Wikimedia has.

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


This extension adds a custom hook named XAnalyticsSetHeader, which is given parameters OutputPage $out and Array &$headerItems. Other extensions can use this to add additional items to the X-Analytics header.

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