At Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com
), we have an extensive internal wiki, and over the last
six years, my team has built 50+ custom MediaWiki extensions. I'm happy to announce
that we are starting to release these extensions as open source. They range from very
small (see below) to quite powerful & unique.
To help us get familiar with Wikimedia's Git/Gerrit process, we're beginning with
a very small but useful extension: CategoryTagSorter. It simply alphabetizes the category
links displayed in articles. (Normally they appear in the same order written as in the
wikitext.) It has been called "the simplest useful MediaWiki extension" and was
written originally by Dan Barrett (User:Maiden_taiwan, also author of the O'Reilly
Have a look at the documentation at:
View the code at:
We are looking forward to releasing more extensions in the coming months, and hope to
become more involved in the MediaWiki community in general. Questions and/or comments can
be sent to me directly, or to MediawikiExtensions(a)vistaprint.com.
--Daniel Renfro (User:AlephNull) and the rest of the MediaWiki development team at