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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation MyWiki
Description Allows pages to be excluded from Special:Random
Author(s) Matt Russell (ultradude25talk)
Latest version 2.0.0 (2018-09-08)
MediaWiki 1.16+
PHP 5.1+
Database changes No
License BSD 3-clause "Modified" License

  • $wgExcludeRandomPages

The ExcludeRandom extension allows pages to be excluded from Special:Random. For example, this could be useful for hiding in-complete translation pages that have been yet to be moved to their own sub-domain.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called ExcludeRandom in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ExcludeRandom' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


The list of pages to be excluded, in an array. * wildcard is supported (matches any amount of any characters).


$wgExcludeRandomPages = [ 'Main Page', '*/fr' ];

This will disallow Main Page and anything/fr from being selected by Special:Random.