My favorite MediaWiki extensions

  • DynamicPageList is the single most useful extension that I use. It creates mainly list of pages satisfying various criteria (e.g. category, notcategory, linksfrom, linksto, title, uses, usedby, namespace). For more information you can read its extensive manual.
  • Labeled Section Transclusion allows selective translusion of marked-off sections of text. When it is used in combination with DynamicPageList you can synthesize the existent wiki content and create new dynamic pages according to specific criteria.
  • MathJax provides an easily installed way for typesetting LaTeX formulae in MediaWiki pages.
  • Wiki2LaTeX converts Mediawiki syntax into LaTeX.
  • WolframCDF allows cdf files generated by Mathematica to be shown in MediaWiki pages.
  • BreadCrumbs shows a trail of visited pages during the user’s session.
  • QuickLink makes easier and faster the searching and insertion of internal links.
  • SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi displays formatted source code written in more than 120 programming languages.
  • ReplaceText provides a special page to allow administrators to do a global string find-and-replace on both the text and titles of the wiki’s content pages.
  • MultiBoilerplate allows a boilerplate to be selected from a drop down box located above the edit form when editing non-existent pages.
  • Semantic MediaWiki helps to search, organise, tag, browse, evaluate, and share the wiki’s content.

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