Difference between revisions of "EcoliseWiki:Extensions"

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; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryTree
 
; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryTree
 
: provides a dynamic view of the wiki's category structure as a tree
 
: provides a dynamic view of the wiki's category structure as a tree
; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategorySuggest
 
: Adds input box to edit and upload page which allows users to assign categories to the article
 
 
; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CiteThisPage
 
; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CiteThisPage
 
: generates page citations in multiple formats
 
: generates page citations in multiple formats
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; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ChangeAuthor
 
; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ChangeAuthor
 
; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DisableAccount
 
; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DisableAccount
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; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:InputBox
  
; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:InputBox
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== Not Suitable ==
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; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategorySuggest
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: Adds input box to edit and upload page which allows users to assign categories to the article
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: Tried and didn't like it
  
 
== Uncertain Status ==
 
== Uncertain Status ==

Revision as of 10:15, 1 June 2020

Installed Extensions

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite
needed to use reference tags
note range of formatting options available
pre-installed on version 1.21 and above, still needs activation
note need to remove text relating to CiteThisPage feature from localsettings.php when upgrading from 1.24
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmAccount
requires new accounts to be approved by a bureaucrat or administrator
necessary protection against spam
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ContactPage
creates contact page (necessary to allow account requests)
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EmbedVideo
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Renameuser
included in versions after 1.24, needs different activation code

Extensions we could install now

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Comments
Allows comments on pages
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MultiMaps
allows use of maps
also https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Maps
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Newest_Pages
creates a special page listing newest pages
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PageCrossReference
searches an article on a Major Edit save for words that match page_titles within the article's namespace
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Header_Tabs
allows sections to be displayed as tabs
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:BoilerRoom
for creation of page templates
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ArticleCreationHelp
helps users learn to create new articles effectively. It provides popups over red links and an article creation landing page.
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryTagSorter
alphabetizes category links at the bottom of an article
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryTree
provides a dynamic view of the wiki's category structure as a tree
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CiteThisPage
generates page citations in multiple formats
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PDFEmbed
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UserMerge
to allow account deletion
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Admin_Links
creates a new special page collecting useful admin functions
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:BiblioPlus
automatically generates and links citations
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryStack
allows a list of pages in a particular category to be generated within a page
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ChangeAuthor
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DisableAccount
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:InputBox

Not Suitable

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategorySuggest
Adds input box to edit and upload page which allows users to assign categories to the article
Tried and didn't like it

Uncertain Status

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ManageWiki
a useful feature, but I'm not sure if it works with all wikis

Potentially Useful in the Future

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DoubleWiki
allows comparison of the same page in different languages
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Semantic_MediaWiki
Important, but needs further investigation before we are ready to install or use them
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:HierarchyBuilder
allows creation of page heirarchies
needs semantic wiki extension to be installed first
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LinkedWiki
Allows use of linked data via semantic queries
seems useful, but I don't yet understand how it works!
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CreateWiki
looks useful when we are federating
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:GlobalUserPage
enables global (shared between wikis) user pages on a wiki farm

Potentially interesting but have current complications

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiOpener
allows reuse of wiki data elsewhere, and use of data from other databases
developer only, not yet in stable release
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Drafts
not currently actively maintained
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SelectCategory
shows a list of all categories (unless a custom root category is configured) in their hierarchical structure on the edit page, strips all categories linked within a page upon editing and selects them in the category list, adds selected categories from the list to the text body of the page on saving
not sure whether it makes sense to have both this and CategorySuggest
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Dashboards
useful feature, restricted to BlueSpice distribution of MediaWiki