Release status: stable
|Implementation||User interface, Search|
|Description||Creating an improved advanced search interface for MediaWiki and aiming for a user friendly integration of search keywords.|
|Author(s)||Wikimedia Germany (WMDE)|
|Latest version||continuous updates|
|Compatibility policy||Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backwards compatible.|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
|Translate the AdvancedSearch extension if it is available at translatewiki.net|
|Issues||Open tasks · Report a bug|
The AdvancedSearch extension enhances Special:Search by providing an advanced parameters form and improving how namespaces for a search query are selected.
- This extension currently depends on Extension:CirrusSearch, so make sure you have it installed.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'AdvancedSearch' );
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
The configuration options of AdvancedSearch are documented in the file docs/settings.md.
Adding more search fields
You can create your own Extensions and/or Gadgets that add custom fields to the field list. In the source code repository, you can find a code example for adding a new keyword and detailed API documentation on the extension point.
|This extension is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the extension is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this extension's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the extensions installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.|