This page is a translated version of the page Extension:CategorySortHeaders and the translation is 50% complete.
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Release status: stable
Implementation Hook
Description Make custom headings in category pages, instead of just the first character headings
Latest version 0.4.0 (2021-04-20)
MediaWiki 1.35+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later

  • $wgCategorySortHeaderAppendPageNameToKey
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The CategorySortHeaders extension to allow specifying custom multi-character 'first-character' sorting headers to list pages under in categories, using syntax like [[Category:Foo|^Header^Invisible part of sortkey]] or even just [[Category:Foo|^Header^]].

If you want a category to use a custom header, do [[Category:Cat name|^header^OptionalInvisibleSortkey]] (or {{DEFAULTSORT:^header^Optionalsortkey}}. If you want to use the default first letter headers, just use categories as normal.


  • Die Erweiterung herunterladen und die Datei(en) in ein Verzeichnis namens CategorySortHeaders im Ordner extensions/ ablegen.
  • Folgenden Code am Ende Ihrer LocalSettings.php hinzufügen:
    wfLoadExtension( 'CategorySortHeaders' );
  • Run either "update.php" or "updateCollation.php" from the command line (Note that running the web installer in upgrade mode does not work due to task T19335)
  •   Done – Zu Special:Version in dem Wiki (bei Einstellung auf deutsch nach Spezial:Version) navigieren, um die erfolgreiche Installierung der Erweiterung zu überprüfen.

Für Benutzer, die MediaWiki in der Version 1.35 und früher betreiben:

Die oben stehenden Anweisungen beschreiben die neue Installationsanweisung für diese Erweiterung unter der Verwendung von wfLoadExtension(). Wird diese Erweiterung in einer dieser früheren Versionen (MediaWiki 1.35 und früher)  – an Stelle von wfLoadExtension( 'CategorySortHeaders' ); – installiert, benutzen Sie:

require_once "$IP/extensions/CategorySortHeaders/CategorySortHeaders.php";
  Warning: Do not set $wgCategoryCollation in "LocalSettings.php". This extension defines its own collation, and must use that.


This extension has a single configuration option:

It defaults to true, which causes a sortkey of ^foo^ to be treated like ^foo^{{PAGENAME}}. If it is set to false, it will sort ^foo^ above ^foo^<any string here>. (In both cases, if there are two exactly same sort keys, the pagename will be used as a tie breaker). After changing this option you should run php updateCollation.php --force
If anyone likes the idea of this extension, but wants to use the uca-default collation instead of uppercase - let me (bawolff) know. It probably wouldn't be very difficult to modify this extension to make it work with uca-default

Siehe auch