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Release status: stable
Description Allows to filter content elements within a page
Author(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Latest version 2.0.0-alpha
Compatibility policy For every MediaWiki release that is a Long Term Support release there is a corresponding branch in the extension.
MediaWiki 1.39+
Composer mediawiki/container-filter
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Quarterly downloads 4 (Ranked 131st)
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You can now mark sections of a page for filtering and display a filter just for the content located within these sections of the page.


  • Download and move the extracted ContainerFilter folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/ContainerFilter
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ContainerFilter' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


For use with a table, you must use class=wikitable. Other class definitions are possible:

<containerfilter />
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 ! Item      !! Type 
 | Apple     || Fruit
 | Potato    || Vegetable
 | Pear      || Fruit 
 | Pumpkin   || Vegetable
 | Raspberry || Fruit
 | Spinach   || Vegetable 

With Semantic MediaWiki[edit]

When using Semantic MediaWiki, you can use ContainerFilter with the following syntax:

{{#ask: [[Category:Cities]]
 |intro=<containerfilter selector=".filterexample li">

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