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Release status:Extension status stable

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Parser function
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Adds parser functions for listing recently created and edited articles.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Aran Dunkley (Nadtalk)
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.1.1 (2012-05-25)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.17+
PHPTemplate:Extension#php 5.2+
Database changesTemplate:Extension#needs-updatephp No
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 2.0 or later

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The RecentActivity extension allows the generation of lists of recently created articles or recent edits either by anyone, or by a specific user. By default it will give five results ordered by most recent first in a bullet list format.


Show the last five articles that have been edited
Show the last five articles that have been created
Show the last five articles that have been created by user Foo
Show the last ten articles that have been edited
Show the last five articles that have been edited, each preceded by two asterisks (useful for putting in treeviews)


  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/RecentActivity/RecentActivity.php";
  • Configure as required
  • YesY Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.



Articles that are members of the Excluded from RecentActivity category will not be shown in the list. The category used to exclude articles can be set in the $wgRecentActivityExclusionsCat configuration variable.

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