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Release status: stable
Implementation Skin
Description Displays search suggestions from categories and all content namespaces, indicating each suggestion's namespace
Author(s) James Martindale; most code stolen from Niklas Laxström (Jkmartindaletalk)
Latest version 0.1 (2016-10-22)
MediaWiki 1.25+
License MIT License
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CategorySearchSuggestions modifies the search suggestions box to include suggestions from categories and all namespaces registered with $wgContentNamespaces. This is a horrid patch of Niklas Laxström's extension MixedNamespaceSearchSuggestions to include the category namespace.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called CategorySearchSuggestions in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'CategorySearchSuggestions' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
  • Ping me on my talk page. I'm genuinely curious if anybody else cares about this.

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