MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: experimental
Screenshot fancybox.jpg
Description Image viewer for thumbnails
License No license specified
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What can this extension do?Edit

The extension FancyThumbs is an image viewer for thumbnails. Currently it uses the JQuery plugin FancyBox and is a derivate of two other image extensions, GeeQuBox and SlimboxThumbs.

  • Currently it seems to be a conflict with licenses of this both extensions (CC-by-sa vs. GPL 3).
  • FancyBox version 2 is not free software since it has a CC-by-nc license rather but FancyBox version 1.4 has a CC-By-Sa license.

Main goalsEdit

  1. Show images in fixed dimensions (like 640px width/height or 800px width/height) and not in fullsize mode to decrease bandwith and make it easyier for older computers
  2. Do not rewrite image links with php but rather with JavaScript so if JS is switched off the image description page is always accessibly

Secondary objectivesEdit

  • Users can switch the extension easily off in user preferences
  • Works with shared image servers like commons
  • Users can switch the prefered image dimensions in user preferences
  • Every image gallery on a page should be seperate


Download instructionsEdit

Please copy and paste the code found below and place it in $IP/extensions/ExtensionName/ExtensionName.php. Note: $IP stands for the root directory of your MediaWiki installation, the same directory that holds LocalSettings.php.


To install this extension, add the following to LocalSettings.php:

#add configuration parameters here
#setup user rights here

Configuration parametersEdit

User rightsEdit

See alsoEdit