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Release status: stable
Implementation Search
Description Provides base elasticsearch functionality
  • Nik Everett,
  • Chad Horohoe
Latest version 6.2.0 (continuous updates)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.27+
PHP 5.4+
Database changes No
Composer mediawiki/elastica
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 428 (Ranked 14th)
Public wikis using 1,235 (Ranked 211st)
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The Elastica extension provides base elasticsearch functionality. Further information is available on the CirrusSearch extension's page.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Elastica in your extensions/ folder.
  • Only when installing from Git, run Composer to install PHP dependencies, by issuing composer install --no-dev in the extension directory. (See task T173141 for potential complications.)
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'Elastica' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.