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MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: experimental
Description Provides the Special page, Special:GlobalNewFiles
Maintainer(s) Miraheze system administrators
Latest version continuous updates
MediaWiki 1.35.0+
PHP 7.2+
Database changes Yes
License GNU General Public License 3.0

The GlobalNewFiles extension provides a special page to view all files globally on a wiki farm.

For reporting an issue or a bug, please use Miraheze Phabricator. See here for the workboard.


  • First, download and install the separate extension CreateWiki .
  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called GlobalNewFiles in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php :
    wfLoadExtension( 'GlobalNewFiles' );
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.