MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
LastModified in English
Implementation Special page
Description Provides a Last modified date for wiki articles
Author(s) Jeremy Postlethwaite (Jpostlethwaitetalk)
Latest version continuous updates
MediaWiki >= 1.29.0
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The LastModified extension displays text on the page showing the last modified page time. See also Timestamp position modification . This extension was created during Tech Days 2011 at the San Francisco Wikimedia office.



Using the $wgLastModifiedRange configuration parameter, you can change the display range (or timelimit) used by the extension. For example, if you only want to display the message for articles that were updated less than 30 days ago, set this value to 2. This will display a message like: "Last updated 20 days ago." You will not see this message for articles that were modified more than 30 days ago. The parameter only accepts an integer value. Here are the options available:

Value Display
years months days hours minutes seconds
0 years Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1 months No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 days No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
3 hours No No No Yes Yes Yes
4 minutes No No No No Yes Yes
5 seconds No No No No No Yes

The default used by the extension is "0".


  • Download and move the extracted LastModified folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/LastModified
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'LastModified' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

See also