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Warning Warning: There's a possibility that this extension is a performance hit, since whenever a user has Special:SiteScout open in their browser, the page automatically refreshes every ten seconds (which is essentially the whole point of this feature). Ensure that your caching setup works as intended.
MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: beta
MediaWiki SiteScout extension.png
Implementation Special page
Description Displays recent social changes
Latest version 2.0 (2014-10-04)
MediaWiki 1.34+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example Development/Testing wiki on Wikimedia Labs
Translate the SiteScout extension if it is available at translatewiki.net
Check usage and version matrix.
Issues Open tasks · Report a bug

The SiteScout extension adds an automatically updating special page, Special:SiteScout, which is basically a social, simplified version of Special:RecentChanges.



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