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Mixed Namespace Search Suggestions
Release status: stable
Implementation Search
Description Includes suggestions from all content namespaces in the search box, showing from which namespace each suggestion is from.
Author(s) Niklas Laxström (Nikerabbittalk)
Latest version 2017-11-08
MediaWiki 1.29+
Composer mediawiki/mixed-namespace-search-suggestions
License MIT License
Example http://tieteentermipankki.fi
Quarterly downloads 7 (Ranked 156th)
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MixedNamespaceSearchSuggestions makes the search box autocomplete terms matching page names from content namespaces in addition to full page names. The namespace name is stripped from each title and shown in a byline next to it.

The extension was originally thought for wikis having many similar namespaces, where the user can't be expected to be able to prefix the correct namespace when searching for a title. $wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault is ignored and namespaces in $wgContentNamespaces are searched instead.


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