A Cookiecutter template for MediaWiki extensions.
- Comes with all features of the upstream BoilerPlate
extension (only english i18n, see
- Makefile support (
- License support
- Tests using PHPUnit
These features can be enabled during initial project setup.
- Set the extension type
- Add an example special page
- Add an example parser hook
- Integration with Gerrit (using git-review)
- Cannot create MediaWiki skins. See cookiecutter-mediawiki-skin for that. (In theory, you can select the skin option, but it doesent do anything special for skins right now. A separate repository is better imho.)
Let's pretend you want to create a MediaWiki extension called "SomeExtension".
Rather than cloning the BoilerPlate extension,
and then changing every occurrence of
BoilerPlate by hand, use cookiecutter
to do all the work.
First, get cookiecutter. Trust me, it's awesome:
$ pip install cookiecutter
Now run it against this repo:
$ cookiecutter https://github.com/JonasGroeger/cookiecutter-mediawiki-extension.git
You'll be prompted for some questions, answer them, then it will create a custom MediaWiki extension for you.
Note: If you want to conform with all naming conventions (PHP, JS/CSS, Composer) you should watch closely when filling out the project template parameters. The default values are conforming with all conventions.
It prompts you for questions. Answer them:
$ cookiecutter https://github.com/JonasGroeger/cookiecutter-mediawiki-extension.git Cloning into 'cookiecutter-mediawiki-extension'... remote: Counting objects: 151, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (102/102), done. remote: Total 151 (delta 57), reused 140 (delta 46), pack-reused 0 Receiving objects: 100% (151/151), 28.13 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (57/57), done. Checking connectivity... done. repo_name [ExtensionName]: SomeExtension description [A short description of the extension.]: This will be an extension that adds a parser hook. jscss_prefix [extensionName]: someExtension composer_vendor_name [vendorname]: jonasgroeger composer_package_name [some-extension]: version [0.1.0]: author_name [Your Name]: Jonas Gröger url [https://github.com/...]: https://github.com/JonasGroeger/SomeExtension i18n_prefix [someextension]: license [GPL v2]: Select extension_type: 1 - api 2 - antispam 3 - datavalues 4 - media 5 - parserhook 6 - semantic 7 - skin 8 - specialpage 9 - variable 10 - other Choose from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 : 5 integration_add_example_parser_hook [y]: y integration_add_example_special_page [y]: y integration_add_gerrit [y]: y
Enter the project and take a look around:
$ cd SomeExtension/ $ ls
Create a GitHub repo and push it there:
$ git init $ git add . $ git commit -m "Initial commit: MediaWiki extension SomeExtension" $ git remote add origin email@example.com:JonasGroeger/SomeExtension.git $ git push -u origin master
Now take a look at your repo. Don't forget to carefully look at the generated README.md. Awesome, right?
Support This Project
This project is maintained by volunteers. Support their work by contributing or spreading the word.
Not Exactly What You Want?
This is what I want. It might not be what you want. Don't worry, you have options:
If you have differences in your preferred setup, I encourage you to fork this to create your own version. Once you have your fork working, let me know and I'll add it to a 'Similar Cookiecutter Templates' list here. It's up to you whether or not to rename your fork.
If you do rename your fork, I encourage you to submit it to the following places:
- cookiecutter so it gets listed in the README as a template.
Or Submit a Pull Request
I also accept pull requests on this, if they're small, atomic, and if they make my own project development experience better.