Profiling, testing and debugging: $wgParserTestFiles
Parser test suite files to be run by parserTests.php.
Introduced in version:1.9.0 (r17534)
Deprecated in version:1.30.0 (Gerrit change 363961; git #9081dd12)
Removed in version:1.40.0 (Gerrit change 842007; git #4cb3957c)
Allowed values:(array of strings)
Default value:(see below)


Parser test suite files to be run by parserTests.php when no specific filename is passed to it.

Extensions may add their own tests to this array, or site-local tests may be added via LocalSettings.php .

Use full paths.

Default valueEdit

MediaWiki version:
$wgParserTestFiles = [];
MediaWiki versions:
1.18 – 1.35
$wgParserTestFiles = [
MediaWiki version:
$wgParserTestFiles = array(
MediaWiki versions:
1.9 – 1.16
$wgParserTestFiles = array(


This variable is deprecated with this change. Instead, all *.txt files in an extension's tests/parser/ directory will be auto-discovered.

See alsoEdit