[Mediawiki-l] Changing Default Search Parameters

Daniel Barrett danb at VistaPrint.com
Thu Aug 2 19:28:54 UTC 2007

Last time I checked, this sets the defaults only for the first time a
user logs in.  If a user has logged in previously, you need to update
the saved preferences via database script as mentioned early in this

Also you should probably be modifying LocalSettings.php rather than


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in includes/DefaultSettings.php

search for
NS_MAIN           => true,

should look like

$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault = array(
	NS_MAIN           => true,

add this right under it.

NS_CATEGORY		  => true

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