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Release status: experimental
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Implementation Search
Description Adds an infobox to Special:Search with some information about the first hit.
Author(s) Florian Schmidt (Florianschmidtwelzowtalk)
Latest version 0.1.0
MediaWiki 1.25+
License MIT License
Example https://www.droidwiki.de/Special:Search?search=Android&fulltext=Search
Translate the QuickSearchLookup extension if it is available at translatewiki.net

Check usage and version matrix.

QuickSearchLookup is an extension, that adds a new information panel on every search result page with results containing information about the first search result (e.g. page image and a short snippet of the text).


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

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using wfLoadExtension(). If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.24 and earlier), instead of wfLoadExtension( 'QuickSearchLookup' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/QuickSearchLookup/QuickSearchLookup.php";