MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Parser function , Special page
Description Shows a list of pages
Author(s) Ike Hecht (Tosfostalk)
Latest version 0.3 (May 2015)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki >= 1.34.0
PHP 5.3
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgPagesListUseAjax
  • $wgPagesListShowLastModification
  • $wgPagesListShowLastUser
  • $wgPagesListDataTablesOptions
Quarterly downloads 5 (Ranked 136th)
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The PagesList extension shows a list of pages contained in the wiki. The list can be limited by namespace, category or base page name. Optionally, the extension also displays the last author and modified date for each page. The list can be accessed through a special page or included using a parser function. It uses the DataTables jQuery plug-in.


  • Download and move the extracted PagesList 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/PagesList
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'PagesList' );
    If installing from git, don't forget to do git submodule init && git submodule update. Otherwise, the DataTables plug-in will not be loaded.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration parameters

Show who the page was last modified by
Show when the page was last modified
An array of options for the DataTables plugin. See here for more information.
$wgPagesListDataTablesOptions = array(
    'iDisplayLength' => 25



Special page


Navigate to Special:PagesList for a list of pages using in DataTables format. Alternatively, navigate to Special:PagesListQueryPage to see the same list in a paginated query page format, which will load large lists quicker. Either way, use the options header to modify which pages are displayed.

Parser function


These parameters are all optional. By default the extension lists all pages in the wiki. Other default values are listed in all-caps below.

| invert=yes/NO
| associated=yes/NO
| category=categoryname
| format=plain/ol/ul/table/DATATABLE