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Extensions: $wgExtensionFunctions
A list of callback functions which are called once MediaWiki is fully initialised.
Introduced in version:1.3.0 (r3583)
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:Unspecified
Default value:[]


In general, using this functionality is a hack that suggests that something is going wrong somewhere, whether in MediaWiki core or in the extension. It should be avoided.

This variable is an array that stores functions to be called after most of MediaWiki initialization is complete. Note however that at this point the RequestContext is not yet fully set up, so attempting to use it (or equivalent globals such as $wgUser or $wgTitle ) is liable to fail in odd ways. If you need to use the RequestContext, consider the BeforeInitialize and ApiBeforeMain hooks instead.

Note also that certain config variables might have been processed already at this point and changing them might be unsafe. For extensions which use Extension registration , the callback is a better option for changing the configuration. For other extensions, SetupAfterCache is probably the best bet.

This variable should be used for final step of initialization of extension setup code that needs to perform advanced things, like using global functions and instantiating autoloaded classes. Typically each extension has one setup function associated with it. The array element concerned is typically defined in the extension file itself, with a statement of the form compatible with call_user_func() PHP function:

$wgExtensionFunctions[] = "functionName";
$wgExtensionFunctions[] = array( $classInstance, 'functionName' );
$wgExtensionFunctions[] = array( 'ClassName', 'staticFunctionName' );
$wgExtensionFunctions[] = 'ClassName::staticFunctionName';

Each setup function is then called from /includes/Setup.php .

For example, if your extension needs to access database during its initialization:

function initMyExtension() {
      $dbr = wfGetDB( DB_REPLICA );
      $myExtension = new MyExtension();
      $myExtension->loadSettingsFromDatabase( $dbr );

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