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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation User interface
Description Redirects by page prefix
Author(s) Vitaliy Filippov (VitaliyFilippovtalk)
Latest version 2011-12-16
MediaWiki 1.14.0+
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later


The extension redirects user to a page having prefix equal to the one specified in URL, if the URL itself does not point to a page and if only one matching page exists


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