Recent changes, new pages, watchlist and history: $wgShowUpdatedMarker
Show new changes: bold in watchlist, with "updated since my last visit" in history.
Introduced in version:1.5.0
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(boolean)
Default value:true


If watchlisted page was changed after it was visited:

  • history page: new edits are marked with "updated since your last visit"
  • watchlist: the page title is bolded

Also the watchlist has a message "Pages that have been changed since you last visited them are shown in bold." and a button "Mark all pages visited" that marks all entries as "visited".

If enabled, action=info will display the number of active watchers of the page based on $wgWatchersMaxAge .


If $wgEmailAuthentication is false, this setting is ignored.


For different styling of watchlist entries see w:WP:Customizing watchlists#Styling of recently updated pages.

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