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As the name would suggest, Extensions extend the functionality of the MediaWiki. For more information, see the MediaWiki Extensions Manual page.

Available Extensions

Myriad Extensions are available: to find the one that meets the requisite needs, there are a number of available resources:

  1. MediaWiki keeps a List of Extensions by Category: this is a good place to start when searching for a type of Extension.
  2. The MediaWiki Extension Distributor; this has the advantage that you can also use it to download extensions but you need to know what you're looking for!
  3. If in doubt, Google it...

Installing Extensions

Installing Extensions is generally very straightforward:

  1. Download and unpack the Extension folder;
  2. Move this folder into the $IP/extensions folder within the MediaWiki installation directory;
  3. Modify the LocalSettings.php file to include the extension. This normally involves adding a line like this to the bottom of LocalSettings.php:
// mw.v 1.24.x or less
require_once "$IP/extensions/extension_name/extension_name.php";
// mw.v 1.25.x or above
wfLoadExtension( '<extension-name>' );

For more detailed instructions, see the MediaWiki Extensions Manual page or the relevant Extension Wiki page.

Installed Extensions

The following Extensions are installed for the PBTWiki:

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