From Textpattern CMS User Documentation
This help is just to confirm what you already know on adding MediaWiki exntensions. :)
Only extensions considered relevant to solving a real user problem, or providing benefit to wiki administration, should be bothered with. See Potentially Useful Extensions thread.
Always test an extension in the test-wiki before installing in main TextBook. Only stable/supported extensions that work with the current MW release should ever be installed.
Get the Extension
Not all extensions are in both places. The repo is likely better kept up to date, so always go there first. You can download from the repo without actually using svn.
Install the Extension
Add Package to File Tree
For any install of MediaWiki, there is a directory in the root called extensions. That's where all extensions go, meaning a given extension's folder (as developed) is copied into it. For example: ../extensions/DeleteBatch
Make the Configuration to Call Extension
Depending on which wiki your working with, you add the
required_once call to the custom mods file for the respective wiki's LocalSettings:
- Main TextBook: textbookSettings.inc
- Test Wiki: LocalSettingsMods.inc
The location to add the call is down near the bottom of the file and looks like follows:
## ############ Extensions ## # DeleteBatch (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DeleteBatch) require_once("$IP/extensions/DeleteBatch/DeleteBatch.php"); # MultiUpload (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MultiUpload) require_once("$IP/extensions/MultiUpload/SpecialMultipleUpload.php");
Add extensions in alphabetical order if you think about it.