Extensions are features and add-ons developed for MediaWiki, the software platform that Wikia runs on. They are designed by third-party developers (that is to say, not Wikia or MediaWiki staff) for the purpose of either expanding the function of a wiki or overriding a built-in MediaWiki feature for customization purposes.
See Category:Extensions for help pages on Wikia Help. Note this article may not be completely up to date.
See also Category:Extensions enabled by default.
Users and adminsEdit
- Deleted user contributions
- Gives sysops the ability to browse a user's deleted edits
- Help:Global CSS and JS
- Displays edit count of a user
- AJAX based gadget to display the category structure of a wiki
- DPL-based forum extension using wiki pages.
- Timeline extension
- Adds <googlespreadsheet> tag for Google Docs' spreadsheets display
- Allows client-side clickable image maps using <imagemap> tag
- Allow inclusion of predefined HTML forms
- Adds <ref[ name=id]> and <references/> tags, for citations
- Search for Weblinks
- Get list of most popular articles
- Get list of most popular categories
- Allows users to upload up to five files at once
- Enhance parser with logical functions
- Adds <poem> tag for poem formatting
- Set up single-choice polls.
- Provides a random media picker using <randomimage />
- Displays a random option from the given set
- RSS feed extension
- Displays an RSS feed on a wiki page
- TabView and Tabber
- Methods for having "tabbed" content
- Editors can create timelines of events using this tool's syntax.
- Video Embed Tool
- Embeds videos from YouTube, Metacafe and many other sites, and adds Video pages
- Syntax to display hieroglyph
- Embeds YouTube and Google Video movies
Spam and blockingEdit
- Simple spambot blocking mechanism
- Simple captcha implementation
- Regular Expression Name Block
- Alternate user block (by given name, using regular expressions, controlled globally)
- Regular Expression Spam Block
- Filters out unwanted phrases in edited pages, based on regular expression
- Regex based anti url spam tool
- Dynamic box which allow users to login and remind password
- Code syntax highlighter - supports many languages
- Adding meta-description tag containing snippet of the Article
- Allow users to upload new files directly from edit page
- Allows drawing "shared" template messages from the shared DB
- Shared Help
- Provides the Help namespace pages from this wiki into all wikis (controlled globally)
- Provides an interface for sending messages seen on all wikis
- Tool for automatically catching non-constructive edits.
- Allows for embedding of a calendar into wiki pages.
- Universal reporting tool for wikis, which adds the <dpl> tag
- GoogleMaps Extension
- Easily create maps with wiki-fied markers
Wikia does offer a family of extensions called "Semantic" extensions. The Semantic MediaWiki suite allows for annotated data from one wiki page to be pulled and queried on other wiki pages. For more about what Semantic is, please visit the SMW website's "Introduction" page. In order for any extension in the package to work, the parent Semantic MediaWiki extension must also be enabled.
Due to software upgrades, Wikia is not able to offer Semantic installation at this time. (Wikis that already have it may keep using it but unsupported. It is working passably well on Familypedia, for example.) You may still request SMW for your wiki at Special:Contact, where you will be added to a waiting list and re-contacted when the extension is again available for installation.
- Semantic MediaWiki
- The parent piece of the software that does the base tasks of allowing data annotations to be set and queried.
- Semantic Drilldown
- Allows for dynamic navigation through complex data.
- Semantic Forms
- Creates a form-based editing software for pages.
- Semantic Result Formats
- Adds a number of query tools to the base SMW package.
- Grants users with the appropriate permission the ability to check user's IP addresses and other information (This is generally a staff-only tool. A few wikis have a few users with this access, but it is not requestable.)
- Protect site
- Allows a site administrator to temporarily block various (this is enabled as deemed needed)
- MediaWiki Extensions List at MediaWiki.org, the homepage of MediaWiki software