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MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group/Blog/2015-09-17

Semantic Forms 3.4 ReleasedEdit

Author: Chris Koerner

People: Yaron Koren, Cindy Cicalese, Stephan Gambke,
Tags: Semantic Forms, Extensions, Mediawiki Release,

Yaron Koren recently announced the release of version 3.4 of the venerable Semantic Forms. There's a few improvements to the essential extension.

From Yaron's announcement:

  • The #formredlink parser function, which now has a new parameter, "create page", which automatically creates any red-linked page it points to. "Creates pages with form" was the last special property that SF required use of; now they have all been replaced with parser functions.
  • In addition to the existing "mapping template=" functionality, which lets you use a template to display alias values within dropdowns and the like, you can now use SMW properties and Cargo fields directly to do the mapping, using the new parameters "mapping property=", "mapping cargo table=" and "mapping cargo field=". Thanks to Cindy Cicalese for these new features.
  • For edits where the user is required to fill out a CAPTCHA, such as when using the ConfirmEdit extension, forms were failing before. This is fixed now; thanks to Stephan Gambke for the fix.

There's also fixes for other known issues and tons of smaller updates. Learn more at Yaron's post on the Semediawiki-user mailing list and check out Semantic Forms on