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Gerrit change 166705

Details edit

convertExtensionToRegistration.php is a maintenance script, which helps you migrating extensions and skins from PHP entry points to a JSON metadata file named extension.json or skin.json. If your extension supports older versions of MediaWiki, you should keep your PHP entry point DirName/FileName.php until you drop support for those older versions.

Options/Arguments edit

Option/Argument Description Required?
<path> Location to the PHP entry point you wish to convert Required
--skin Whether to write to skin.json; use this option for converting a skin! Optional
--config-prefix Custom prefix for configuration settings Optional

Usage edit

php maintenance/convertExtensionToRegistration.php <path> [ --skin| --config-prefix ]

This detects many variable declarations in the entry point FooBar.php and converts them into settings in an extension.json file. Afterwards, you might still want to manually clean up these declarations inside the FooBar.php file and add a call to wfLoadExtension() as detailed on Manual:Extension registration#Migration for extension developers.

See also edit