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Release status: beta

Implementation User interface
Description Changes the license in header and footer when special CC-BY, CC0, or PD categories detected.
Author(s) JimTittslerTalk
Last Version 1.0 (2011-05-31)
MediaWiki 1.15.5 with patch
License GPL2
Download git [1]

What does this extension do?

The LicenseByCategory extension allows the page author to change the license in the header and footer of the page when the special CC-BY, CC0 or PD categories are detected.


Mark pages that should not get the default CC-BY-SA license with the appropriate category tag.




  1. Install the extension from git.
  2. git checkout master
  3. Add the line require_once("$IP/extensions/licensebycategory/LicenseByCategory.php"); to your LocalSettings.php file.
  4. Optionally apply the OutputPage.php.patch so that only a single license line is added to the header.