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Release status:Extension status beta

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type User interface
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Kunal Mehta (legoktmtalk)
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 0.1
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.22+ (tested)
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license Public domain
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

Translate the HelpPages extension if it is available at translatewiki.net

Check usage and version matrix.

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/p/mediawiki/extensions/HelpPages.git


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called HelpPages in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/HelpPages/HelpPages.php";
  • YesY Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


I don't know where to report bugs for this extension. So I report it here:

In my MediaWiki 12.4.1 installation there is this repeated error message (in Apache2 logs):

PHP Warning:  Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/withoutvowels/web/w/extensions/HelpPages/HelpPages.body.php on line 86

HelpPages: REL1_24


I see "There is currently no text in this page." message at my help pages, even despite Special:Version shows that HelpPages extension is installed. This bug disappeared for me. I have MediaWiki 1.24.1.

Probably this bug is related with this MediaWiki bug.