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RandomPages
Release status: beta
Implementation Tag
Description Allows to return one or more randomly selected pages
Author(s) Aurelian Oancea
Latest version 0.5.0 (2018-04-06)
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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Tags
* <randompages />
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The Random Pages extension returns one or more randomly selected pages. The original version 0.2 doesn't work with MediaWiki 1.25+ (Original URL: http://locknet.ro/). Now version 0.5.0 supports all MediaWiki 1.25+ version.

Usage[edit]

RandomPages adds a new MediaWiki wiki parser tag: <randompages />

Available options
  • limit int, to control how many links should be fetched randomly from the database, defaults to 150
  • namespace bool, true to restrict only to the global namspace, defaults to false
  • levels int, levels of CSS applyed to each entry, defaluts to 5
 <randompages limit="10" namespace="true" levels="10" />

Gets 10 random pages from the global namespace with 10 levels of style

Installation[edit]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called RandomPages in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'RandomPages' );
    
  • 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( 'RandomPages' );, you need to use:

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