MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
Implementation Parser extension , MyWiki
Description Allows disabling categories using __NOCAT__
Author(s) Brian Wolff (Bawolfftalk)
Latest version 1.0 (2018-03-26)
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.4+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgNoCatShowCat
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The NoCat extension adds a new magic word __NOCAT__ that disables categories on a specific page.


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

Configuration parametersEdit

Whether to totally disable categories, or only disable adding to categories. If set to false (default), categories are totally disabled for the page. If set to true, the page is not added to any categories, but the list of categories that the page would have been added to is shown at the bottom of the page like normal.