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Top Ten Pages

Release status: beta

Implementation Tag, User activity, Special page
Description Allows to display the most popular pages of a wiki on a page
Author(s) Sascha
Timo Tijhof
Latest version 0.4.0 (2015-06-27)
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License No license specified
  • <TopTenPages/>
  • <TopTenPages offset="1">5</TopTenPages>

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The TopTenPages extension allows to display the most popular pages of the wiki on a page.

Usage[edit | edit source]

 <TopTenPages [offset=OFFSET]>[NUMBEROFPAGES]</TopTenPages>


Format: Number
Default: 0 or -
How many of the most popular Pages to ignore. (e.g. 1 to ignore the main page)
Format: Number
Default: 10
Maximum number of pages to be listed.

Examples[edit | edit source]

To show 10 most popular Pages:


To show 5 most popular Pages:


To omit the most popular page(s):

<TopTenPages offset=1/> 

This extension makes use of the HitCounters' "Special:Popularpages".

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Before downloading TopTenPages, first install HitCounters. (Unless you are using MediaWiki 1.24 or older, where HitCounters was part of MediaWiki)
  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called TopTenPages in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'TopTenPages' );
  • YesY 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 extensions using $LoadExtension, since MediaWiki 1.25. If you need to install this extension in earlier versions, instead of wfLoadExtension( 'TopTenPages' );, you need to use:

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

(To run an extension on an earlier release, you may need to download the version of it tagged for that release from Special:ExtensionDistributor.)

Configuration[edit | edit source]

(Disabled by default) Enable this to always start the list numbering at "1", even if an "offset" attribute was set.

Sites that use TopTenPages[edit | edit source]