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Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Adds image thumbnails to search results
Author(s) Sophivorustalk
Latest version 1.1 (2021-09-01)
MediaWiki 1.35+
PHP 7+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
Example [1]
Translate the SearchThumbs extension if it is available at translatewiki.net

The SearchThumbs extension simply adds an image thumbnail next to each search result to help users identify the page and decide if it's what they're looking for. It requires Extension:PageImages to work and has no configuration options.


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

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