MediaWiki extensions manual
OOjs UI icon advanced.svg
Release status: beta
Implementation Special page
Description Browse a wiki as it was at any given date.
Author(s) Sophivorustalk
Latest version 0.4 (2021-12-03)
MediaWiki 1.31+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Translate the TimeMachine extension if it is available at translatewiki.net

Check usage and version matrix.

The TimeMachine extension allows you to browse a wiki as it was at any given date. By going to Special:TimeMachine, you can set a date and from then on whenever you visit a page, you will see the first revision previous to that date. By visiting Special:TimeMachine again, or emptying your cookies, you can return to browsing the wiki as always.

The design and implementation of TimeMachine are described here.


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

See alsoEdit