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Release status:Extension status stable

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Parser function
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Provides a parserfunction {{#urlget:...}} which allows access to the url parameters in your page.

Note Note:Caching for the page you use this extension on should be disabled.

Author(s)Template:Extension#username S.O.E. Ansems
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.3.0 (2012-01-19)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.10.x or higher
Database changesTemplate:Extension#needs-updatephp No
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license No license specified
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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This extension enables you to use and/or display the "GET" parameters of the URL, i.e. the query string, on the wiki page.


You can download the code, in .tgz format, here.

You can also download the code directly via Git from the MediaWiki source code repository. From a command line, call the following:

git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/extensions/UrlGetParameters.git

To view the code online, including version history for each file, go here.


Once you have downloaded the extension, enable it by adding this line to your LocalSettings.php:

require_once( "$IP/extensions/UrlGetParameters/UrlGetParameters.php" );


To display the value of a URL get parameter in your page, you might do this:


Where parameter-name is the name of the parameter whose value you want. If the parameter is not found, the extension will result in nothing. Alternatively, you can also specify a default value as follows:


When the parameter parameter-name is not available, then the value default-value is returned.

If the URL contains parameters of the form "A[B]=C", you can display the value "C" in a similar way, by calling:



This extension was written by S.O.E. Ansems. Important contributions were made by Ankit Garg and some anonymous editors.

Version history[edit]

Version Date Changes
1.0 February 21, 2008
  • Initial version
1.1 February 15, 2011
  • Page caching disabled
  • Handling added for array parameters
  • Security fix added using rawurlencode()
1.2 March 2, 2011
  • Code tidy up
  • Improve hook calls