Extension: Gadgets

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Description: Provides a way for users to pick JavaScript or CSS based "gadgets" that other wiki users provide.
State: stable Dependency: MediaWiki
Developer: Stephanie Amanda Stevens License: GPL v2+
Type: MediaWiki Category: Infrastructure
Edition: BlueSpice pro, BlueSpice free, BlueSpice farm, BlueSpice cloud Version: 4.1+
For more info, visit Mediawiki.


The Gadgets extension provides a way for users to pick JavaScript-based or CSS-based "gadgets" that other wiki users provide.

Gadgets are made up of JavaScript and/or CSS snippets located on pages in the MediaWiki namespace. Each gadget is defined by a line in the page MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition, providing a name and description for the gadget, and a list of the JS and CSS snippets that it uses.

Since Gadgets reside in the MediaWiki namespace (the list defining the gadgets as well as the actual code snippets), only users with sysop rights (wiki admins) can edit the code.


Test status: 2-testing complete
Checked for: Web, Authoring tool
Last test date: 2022-08-08
WCAG level: AA
WCAG support: supports

allows users with edit permissions in the mediawiki namespace to provide javascript/css based functionality. Creating accessible gadgets is the responsibility of the user who creates the script.

User: can then activate the gadget in their preferences (accessible).

Extension type: core
Extension focus: admin