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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: beta
Implementation User interface
Author(s) Kunal Mehta (legoktmtalk)
Latest version 0.1
MediaWiki 1.22+ (tested)
License The Unlicense
  • $wgHelpPagesExpiry
Quarterly downloads 1 (Ranked 146th)
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HelpPages is a MediaWiki extension that will automatically download pages in the Help namespace from mediawiki.org if they do not exist locally.


The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:

  • Browse code
  • Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
  • Each branch is associated with a past MediaWiki release. There is also a "master" branch containing the latest alpha version (might require an alpha version of MediaWiki).

Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/HelpPages/ directory of your MediaWiki installation.

If you are familiar with Git and have shell access to your server, you can also obtain the extension as follows:

cd extensions/ git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/HelpPages.git


  • Download and move the extracted HelpPages 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/HelpPages
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'HelpPages' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.