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Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Provides parser functions to retrieve/set page information
Author(s) Jean-Lou Dupont
Stephan Gambke
Latest version 2.2.0 (2017-10-30)
Compatibility policy Master maintains backward compatibility.
MediaWiki 1.23+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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The PageTools extension provides parser functions to retrieve/set page information.


  • {{#pageincategory: 'category' }}
returns 'true' if the current page is categorised with 'category'
  • {{#pagenumcategories:}}
returns the number of categories found for the current page.
  • {{#pagecategory: 'index' }}
returns the full name of the category at the given index number from the list of categories of the current page. Indexes start at 0.
  • {{#pagetitle: new title name }}
changes the displayed page title
Note Note: This does NOT change the title under which the page is stored in the wiki, you will have to move the page for that.
  • {{#pagetitleadd: text to be added to the title name }}
adds the given text to the displayed page title
  • {{#pagesubtitle: text to be added to the page's subtitle }}
adds the given text to the displayed subtitle (the area where e.g. relocation information is usually displayed)


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