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Release status:Extension status stable

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Skin
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Adds a news box below the toolbox [sic]
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Jack Phoenix
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 2.1.5
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.31+
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license Public domain
Version history
ExampleTemplate:Extension#example Any ShoutWiki site
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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The NewsBox extension adds a news box to the left-hand sidebar, normally below the toolbox.

It works on all skins which call the SkinBuildSidebar hook — this includes all core skins (Cologne Blue, Modern, MonoBook and Vector) — as well as certain custom skins (Monaco, for example). NewsBox does not currently support the Nimbus skin.


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