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Please enable ParserFunctions in new installs of MediaWiki by default
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Author: jasonspiro4

Description:
MediaWiki 1.18 and higher include the ParserFunctions extension in their tarball. But they don't enable it by default. Please enable it by default.


Version: 1.21.x
Severity: enhancement

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bz44429

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 1:17 AM
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bzimport created this task.Jan 28 2013, 7:13 PM
Reedy added a comment.Jan 28 2013, 7:14 PM

What if some people don't want it?

Reedy added a comment.Jan 28 2013, 8:31 PM

Also, for new installs, doesn't the installer offer you to enable extensions that are already included in the extensions folder?

jasonspiro4 wrote:

Sam, thank you for your comments. You've inspired me to clarify my original feature request.

Dear all:

The installer should check the "I want ParserFunctions" checkbox by default.

If someone doesn't want the extension, they can uncheck the checkbox.

(In reply to comment #3)

The installer should check the "I want ParserFunctions" checkbox by default.

Any good reasons to change the current default of not enabling it?

jasonspiro4 wrote:

(In reply to comment #4)

Any good reasons to change the current default of not enabling it?

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_extension#Parser_functions says it's one of the most popular extensions.
  1. I seem to recall reading (I don't remember where) that users tend to expect it to be enabled, and that a huge number of MediaWiki admins end up enabling it in the end.
  1. Any good reasons not to enable it by default? :)

FYI, https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Suggestions_for_extensions_to_be_integrated is the page where discussion should happen if you wanted them to be merged to core (which doesn't seem to be the case though).

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Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Please enable ParserFunctions by default to Please enable ParserFunctions in new installs of MediaWiki by default.Dec 18 2018, 2:20 PM
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