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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Skin
Description Adds a news box below the toolbox [sic]
Author(s) Jack Phoenix
Latest version 2.1.5
MediaWiki 1.39.5+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Version history
Example Any ShoutWiki site
Quarterly downloads 11 (Ranked 145th)
Public wikis using 1,145 (Ranked 241st)
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The NewsBox extension adds a news box to the left-hand sidebar, normally below the toolbox.

It works on all skins which call the SkinBuildSidebar hook — this includes all core skins (Cologne Blue, Modern, MonoBook and Vector) — as well as certain custom skins (Monaco, for example). NewsBox does not currently support the Nimbus skin.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called NewsBox in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'NewsBox' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.