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Available from version 1.20.0
Called before SpecialPage::execute().
Define function:
public static function onSpecialPageBeforeExecute( SpecialPage $special, $subPage ) { ... }
Attach hook:

In extension.json:

	"Hooks": {
		"SpecialPageBeforeExecute": "MyExtensionHooks::onSpecialPageBeforeExecute"

For MediaWiki ≤1.25:

$wgHooks['SpecialPageBeforeExecute'][] = 'MyExtensionHooks::onSpecialPageBeforeExecute';
Called from:File(s): SpecialPage.php

For more information about attaching hooks, see Manual:Hooks.
For examples of extensions using this hook, see Category:SpecialPageBeforeExecute extensions.


  • $special: the SpecialPage object
  • $subPage: the subpage string or null if no subpage was specified