Help:Extensions

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Extensions add features to MediaWiki or enhance existing features. See Special:Version for an automatic list of all extensions (special pages, parser hooks, media handlers and other extensions) installed on this wiki and info about their developers.

Preinstalled

Users

CategoryTree
AJAX based gadget to display the category structure of a wiki
Contact form
Contact form for users to contact the ShoutWiki staff
Editcount
Displays edit count of a user
MultipleUpload
Allows users to upload multiple files at once
MyInfo
Shows your current skin, browser, operating system and full User-Agent string
Newest Pages
Shows the last X pages added to the wiki

Admins

Nuke
Gives the ability to mass-delete pages. Admin & staff-only.

Staff

These tools are available only to the ShoutWiki staff due to the high potential of abuse. Please contact us or email us at troppusmoc.ikiwtuohs if you need a CheckUser performed or revisions hid from page history etc.

ChangeAuthor
Allows changing a revision's author
CheckUser
Allows the staff to check a user's IP address and other information
GlobalUserrights
Easy global user rights administration
LookupUser
Allows the staff to check a user's preferences
Maintenance
Web interface for various maintenance scripts
Special:Interwiki
A special page to view and edit the interwiki table

Wiki tools

AJAX Poll
Adds polling capabilities through the <poll> tag
CharInsert
Allows creation of JavaScript box for inserting non-standard characters
Cite
Adds <ref[ name=id]> and <references/> tags, for citations
DismissableSiteNotice
Allows users to close the sitenotice
EasyTimeline
Adds <timeline> tag to create timelines
Global CSS & JS
Global CSS and JS that will be loaded for every wiki from a central wiki
ImageMap
Allows client-side clickable image maps using <imagemap> tag
Inputbox
Allow inclusion of predefined HTML forms
ParserFunctions
Enhance parser with logical functions
RandomSelection
Display a random option from the given set
Shared Newtalk
Marks changes to talk pages across the wiki farm to notify the user in a centralized location
StringFunctions
Defines an additional set of parser functions that operate on strings
Syntax Highlight
Provides syntax highlighting by using GeSHi Highlighter
RSS feed extension
Displays an RSS feed on a wiki page
Wiki Category Tag Cloud
A category tag cloud
WikiHiero
Syntax to display hieroglyph
YouTube
Embeds videos from popular video services, such as YouTube, Archive.org and so on

Spam and blocking

ConfirmEdit
Simple captcha implementation
SpamBlacklist
Regex-based anti-spam tool

On Request

This is a list of MediaWiki extensions that are available upon request. Please contact us if you need one or more of these extensions installed on your wiki.

AbuseFilter
Allows administrators set specific controls on actions by users, such as edits, and create automated reactions for certain behaviors
CrossReference  
Creates automatically numbered cross references on a wiki page, LaTeX style.
DynamicPageList2
Universal reporting tool for MediaWiki wikis
Highly Automated Welcome Tool
Welcomes new users after their first edit
Maps
Interactive, annotated maps for your wiki
PrivateDomains
Allows restricting editing to users with a certain e-mail address
PreloadManager  
Provides per-namespace text preloading upon page creation
Prezi
Allows embedding presentations from Prezi.com
RandomImage
Provides a random media picker using <randomimage />
Semantic MediaWiki
Allows users to add structured data to wiki pages through simple wikitext markup that identifies relations between pages and attribute values of pages.
WhosOnline
A special page for viewing the list of users currently online

Social tools

SocialProfile
Social Tools for MediaWiki. Includes user profiles, avatars, gifts, awards, friending and foeing and user levels.
Comments
Adds <comments> parser hook that allows commenting on articles
LinkFilter
Allows users to submit all kinds of links for approval.
RandomFeaturedUser
Adds <randomfeatureduser> parser hook to display a randomly chosen 'featured' user and some info regarding the user, such as his or her avatar.
RandomImageByCategory
Adds <randomimagebycategory> tag for displaying a randomly chosen image from a given category. Can be enabled on non-social wikis.
RandomUsersWithAvatars
Adds <randomuserswithavatars> tag for displaying the avatars of randomly chosen wiki users.
UserWelcome
Adds <welcomeUser> tag to display user-specific social info
Vote
JavaScript-based voting with the <vote> tag. Can be enabled on non-social wikis.
WikiTextLoggedInOut
Two parser hooks, <loggedin> and <loggedout> to show different text depending on the users' login state. Can be enabled on non-social wikis.

Restricted

ProtectSite
Allows a site administrator to temporarily block various site modifications

Requesting a new extension

To request a new feature to be added to ShoutWiki or to get an on-request feature activated for your wiki, please email us at troppusmoc.ikiwtuohs or leave a message to a member of the Customer Support Team and they'll look onto it.

Please note that while we try in general to fulfill as many requests as possible, we cannot fulfill each and every of them; some extensions might be badly-coded and cause security leaks or then they might not be compatible with our cache.

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