Extension: LocalisationUpdate

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Description: Allows to update the localizations for MediaWiki messages at any time, without needing to upgrade the MediaWiki software.
State: stable Dependency: MediaWiki
Developer: Tom Maaswinkel, Niklas Laxström License: GPL v2+
Type: MediaWiki Category: Infrastructure
Edition: BlueSpice free (deactivated), BlueSpice pro (deactivated), BlueSpice Farm (deactivated)
For more info, visit Mediawiki.


LocalisationUpdate keeps the localized messages as up-to-date as possible.

This MediaWiki extension fetches updates to MediaWiki core and extension localization files and makes them available to an installation without updating its own source. This allows us to pull updated translations being committed to development trunk even though our live install is running a deployment branch.

Whenever you want to run an update, run <code>php extensions/LocalisationUpdate/update.php</code> on the command line, or set up a cron job.

LocalisationUpdate does not update translations automatically.

If you are on a unix-like system, you should add LocalisationUpdate to crontab:

crontab -e

Add the following line:

@daily php /path/to/your/wiki/extensions/LocalisationUpdate/update.php --quiet

If localization updates don't seem to come through, you may need to run:

hp maintenance/rebuildLocalisationCache.php --force


Test status: 2-testing complete
Last test date: 2022-08-05

Extension type: backend