Extension:TitleKey

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TitleKey
Release status: stable
Implementation Search
Description Provides a title prefix search suggestion backend
Author(s) Brion Vibber (Brion VIBBERtalk)
Latest version continuous updates
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes Yes
Tables titlekey
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Hooks used
ArticleDelete
ArticleDeleteComplete
ArticleInsertComplete
ArticleUndelete
TitleMoveComplete
ParserTestTables
LoadExtensionSchemaUpdates
PrefixSearchBackend
SearchGetNearMatch
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The TitleKey extension provides a case-insensitive title prefix search. It uses a separate table for the keys, so it can be deployed without an expensive rebuild of core tables, and uninstalled later in preference for a different search extension such as CirrusSearch.

For the average site administrator, the benefit of this extension is that it allows search suggestions (e.g. from Opensearch API) to be case-insensitive.

This extension provides no benefit if you are using CirrusSearch.

Installation[edit]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called TitleKey in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'TitleKey' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Run the "rebuildTitleKeys.php" script (this requires command-line access):
php extensions/TitleKey/rebuildTitleKeys.php
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

To users running MediaWiki 1.27 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 1.27 and earlier), instead of wfLoadExtension( 'TitleKey' );, you need to use:

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