MediaWiki has default links at the bottom of the page as well as a Powered by MediaWiki logo. These can be added and removed from the site to suit your needs. To remove the and add the links at the bottom, you will need an extension called FooterManager. The following can be added or removed from the footer using the FooterManager extension.

  • lastmod
  • viewcount
  • numberofwatchingusers
  • credits
  • copyright
  • privacy
  • about
  • disclaimer
  • tagline

The Powered by MediaWiki image, also, can be hidden using CSS. This article will explain how to edit the footer links and remove the Powered by MediaWIki image from the footer.

Download and install the Footer Manager

The following 2 sections will explain how to download and install the FooterManager Extension.

Download Extension:FooterManager

First you will need to download the free Footer Manager. The Extension FooterManager can be downloaded at the following url:

Extension:FooterManager

Footer Manager link mediaWikiYou will want the 0.0.1 version of the extension. Click the FooterManager-v0.0.1-r39.zip link.

Download MediaWiki FooterManagerClick the current Date/Time link to initiate the download. Once you have downloaded the file you should have a .zip file with the following name on your computer.

FooterManager-v0.0.1-r39.zip

Upload the Footer Manager to your Mediawiki

Now that your have the files required, follow the next steps to install the Footer Manager to your MediaWiki site.

  1. Login into your cPanel
  2. Go to the File Manager. Select your Mediawiki location and click Go. Upload the FooterManager-v0.0.1-r39.zip file to the following directory.

    public_html/your-mediawiki-folder/extensions

  3. Upload the FooterManagr Extension MediaWikiExtract the .zip file so the extension folder has the Footermanager folder like the snapshot to the right.
  4. Edit LocalSettings.php MediaWikiNavigate to the LocalSettings.php file in the following location.

    /public_html/your-mediawiki-folder/LocalSettings.php

    Open the LocalSettings.php in the code editor.


  5. Add the require_once code MediaWikiAdd the require_once script to the LocalSettings.php.
    require_once('extensions/FooterManager/FooterManager.php');

Removing Links from the footer

  1. Login into your cPanel
  2. Go to the File Manager. Select your Mediawiki location and click Go.
  3. Add php code to LocalSettings.php MediaWikiNavigate to the LocalSettings.php file in the following location.

    /public_html/your-mediawiki-folder/LocalSettings.php

    Add the following lines of code to the bottom of the page and save the page.

    $wgFooterManagerLinks['numberofwatchingusers']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['credits']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['copyright']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['tagline']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['privacy']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['about']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['disclaimer']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['viewcount']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['lastmod']=false;

    MediaWiki footer with no linksCheck your mediawiki site.

    Setting these to false will hide them all from the footer of your site.

Adding links to the Footer

  1. Repeat the previous steps for finding the LocalSettings.php file. Edit the LocalSettings.php with the code editor.
  2. Set code to true MediaWikiChange the following settings to true and save the page.
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['privacy']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['about']=false;
    $wgFooterManagerLinks['disclaimer']=false;

    MediaWiki Footer with linksCheck your mediawiki site and you will see the links you set to true are now visible.

Removing the powered by mediawiki image

  1. Login into your cPanel
  2. Go to the File Manager. Select your mediawiki location and click Go.

    Find the following .CSS file.

    /public_html/your-mediawiki-folder/skins/common/commonContent.css

  3. Set CSS to display none MediaWikiOpen the commonContent.css file with the code editor and add the following code to the bottom of the page.
    #footer-poweredbyico { display: none; }

  4. MediaWiki image removedSave the file and visit your MediaWiki site. You should see the Powered by MediaWiki logo gone now.
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2013-07-12 7:59 am
I can't Download the (Extension:FooterManager) Zip file please help , any other way can do it
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2013-07-12 10:08 am
It appears the website with the zip file is not accessible at this time. You can download the files here.

FooterManager-v0.0.1-r39.zip

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