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Release status: stable

Implementation Search, API
Description OpenSearch XML interface provides for text extracts
Author(s) Brion Vibber (Brion VIBBERtalk)
MediaWiki 1.19+
PHP 5.3+
License GPLv2 or Later
  • $wgOpenSearchAdvertiseXml
  • $wgOpenSearchDescriptionLength
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The OpenSearchXml extension adds the possibility to have search suggestions in OpenSearch XML format. This extension allows the search box to "suggest" search terms as searcher types in the query.

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called OpenSearchXml in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/OpenSearchXml/OpenSearchXml.php";
$wgEnableMWSuggest = true; #Not needed if using MediaWiki 1.20+
  • Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.