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Available from version 1.13.0
called before search result display when there are matches
Define function:
public static function onSpecialSearchResults( $term, $titleMatches, $textMatches ) { ... }
Attach hook:

In extension.json:

	"Hooks": {
		"SpecialSearchResults": "MyExtensionHooks::onSpecialSearchResults"

For MediaWiki ≤1.25:

$wgHooks['SpecialSearchResults'][] = 'MyExtensionHooks::onSpecialSearchResults';
Called from:File(s): specials/SpecialSearch.php

For more information about attaching hooks, see Manual:Hooks.
For examples of extensions using this hook, see Category:SpecialSearchResults extensions.


  • $term: string of search term
  • $titleMatches: empty or SearchResultSet object
  • $textMatches: empty or SearchResultSet object

Old behaviour[edit]

Referenced SearchResultSet can be easily wrapped for any purpose (caching results, etc). Please keep in mind that old behavior used no reference for SearchResultSet objects.

See also[edit]