MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Adds image thumbnails to search results
Author(s) Sophivorustalk
Latest version 1.3 (2024-07-03)
MediaWiki 1.39+
PHP 8+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
Example [1]
Quarterly downloads 6 (Ranked 136th)
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The SearchThumbs extension simply adds an image thumbnail next to each search result to help users identify the page and decide if it's what they're looking for. It requires Extension:PageImages to work and has no configuration options.


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

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