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Top Ten Pages
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag , Special page
Description Allows to display the most popular pages of a wiki on a page
Latest version 0.4.0 (2015-06-27)
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License MIT License

  • ‎<TopTenPages />
  • <TopTenPages offset="1">5</TopTenPages>
Quarterly downloads 14 (Ranked 126th)
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The TopTenPages extension allows to display the most popular pages of the wiki on a page. It makes use of "Special:Popularpages" provided by the HitCounters extension.


<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.


To show 10 most popular pages
To show 5 most popular pages
To omit the most popular page(s)
<TopTenPages offset=1/> 


  • Make sure you installed the HitCounters extension which is required by this extension to work.
  • Download and move the extracted TopTenPages folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/TopTenPages
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'TopTenPages' );
  • Configure as required
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


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