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Release status: unknown
Implementation User interface
Description Warn on legacy, old or out of validity content
Author(s) (Derecksontalk)
MediaWiki >= 1.35.0
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 4 (Ranked 154th)
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The WarnNotRecentlyUpdated extension checks the last modified date of content pages and print a warning if the page is older than a specific delay.

The intent is to be used for manuals/checklists/documentation for teams where information is known to rot quickly, and where there is a very good chance information older than a certain age can be legacy or are dangerous to trust:

  • network/devops/SRE/operations/systems/infrastructure
  • legal content
  • fiscal content


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

Configuration parameters[edit]

the delay in seconds for a page to be considered fresh; by default, 31 536 000 seconds (one year)
an array of pages prefix by namespace where the warning should apply

Interface parameters[edit]

The $wgWarnNotRecentlyUpdatedPages configuration parameter makes references to the interface messages. Those messages are displayed if the page belongs to one of the prefixes and has been updated a greater delay than configured.

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