Available from version 1.16.0 (r52361, codereview)
Allow for site and per-namespace customization of copyright notice.
Define function:
public static function onSkinCopyrightFooter( $title, $type, &$msg, &$link, &$forContent ) { ... }
Attach hook: In extension.json:
	"Hooks": {
		"SkinCopyrightFooter": "MediaWiki\\Extension\\MyExtension\\Hooks::onSkinCopyrightFooter"
Called from: File(s): Skin.php
Interface: SkinCopyrightFooterHook.php

For more information about attaching hooks, see Manual:Hooks .
For examples of extensions using this hook, see Category:SkinCopyrightFooter extensions.


  • $title: displayed page title
  • $type: 'normal' or 'history' for old/diff views
  • &$msg: overridable message; usually 'copyright' or 'history_copyright'. This message must be in HTML format, not wikitext!
  • &$link: overridable HTML link to be passed into the message as $1
  • &$forContent: overridable flag if copyright footer is shown in content language.