Extension:SearchExtraNS

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SearchExtraNS
Release status: stable
Implementation Search
Description Searches extra specified namespaces if no direct match is found.
Author(s) Roland Unger, Hans Musil
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki >= 1.42
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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  • $wgSearchExtraNamespaces
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SearchExtraNS is an extension to improve search results.

Called after a search has no match for the exact result, but before any case variant is tested, it tries to find a direct match in extra specified namespaces, that is the namespace mentioned as prefix of the keyword. A side-effect is that the advanced search will no longer restrict results to the namespaces you select, but will always be extended to such namespace too.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted SearchExtraNS 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/SearchExtraNS
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'SearchExtraNS' );
    
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.