Manual:$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault

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Namespaces: $wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault
Which namespaces should be searched?
Introduced in version:pre 1.1.0
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:see below
Default value:see below

DetailsEdit

The variable holds an array of namespaces, indicating which namespaces are enabled for searching by default. The array is indexed by the namespace constant. Namespaces not added will not be searched by default.

Default valueEdit

MediaWiki version:
1.5
$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault = [
	NS_MAIN => true,
];
MediaWiki version:
1.4
$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault = array( -1 => 0, 0 => 1, 1 => 0,
  2 => 0, 3 => 0, 4 => 0, 5 => 0, 6 => 0, 7 => 0, 8 => 0, 9 => 0, 10 => 0, 11 => 0 );
MediaWiki version:
1.3
$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault = array( -1 => 0, 0 => 1, 1 => 0,
  2 => 0, 3 => 0, 4 => 0, 5 => 0, 6 => 0, 7 => 0, 8 => 0, 9 => 1, 10 => 0, 11 => 1 );
MediaWiki versions:
1.1 – 1.2
$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault = array( -1 => 0, 0 => 1, 1 => 0,
  2 => 0, 3 => 0, 4 => 0, 5 => 0, 6 => 0, 7 => 0 );

Adding namespacesEdit

To add other namespaces you just add this to your "LocalSettings.php" file, e. g. for the project namespace:

$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault[NS_PROJECT] = true;

Effect of adding/removing namespaceEdit

MediaWiki version:
1.16

In MediaWiki 1.16 and later, adding or removing namespace will apply to all users.

MediaWiki version:
1.15

In MediaWiki 1.15 and prior, adding or removing namespace will only affects anonymous users and accounts created after the change.