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Release status: stable
Implementation User activity , Special page
Description Creates a list of logged-in & anonymous users currently online
Author(s) Maciej Brencz
Latest version 1.7.0 (2017-02-12)
MediaWiki 1.29+
Database changes Yes
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgWhosOnlineShowAnons
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The WhosOnline extension adds a special page - Special:WhosOnline - for viewing the list of users currently viewing a page on the wiki.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called WhosOnline in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your "LocalSettings.php " file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'WhosOnline' );
    $wgWhosOnlineShowAnons = true;
    // If you want anonymous users IP addresses shown. Default is not to show them, for privacy reasons.
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


Users who login after the extension is installed can be seen at Special:WhosOnline. Refresh the page if it is blank. As of version 1.3.1 it is possible to include the contents of the special page into a page: {{:Special:WhosOnline}}. If you use {{:Special:WhosOnline/10/shownav}} it will only show 10 users and will have the navigation controls.