MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: beta
Implementation Tag
Description Paginates a long block of text
Author(s) Ike Hecht (Tosfostalk)
Latest version 0.1.0 (December 2014)
MediaWiki 1.23
PHP 5.3
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 0
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The PaginateText extension paginates a long block of text contained in a wiki page.


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


<paginatetext>A really huge block of text ... that ends here.</paginatetext>

The pages default to a height of 600px. This can be modified by passing a height parameter. For example:

<paginatetext height=300px>A really huge block of text ... that ends here.</paginatetext>