[MediaWiki-l] title only search and display

Denis Hainsworth denis.hainsworth at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 22:47:24 UTC 2017

Still working on the easiest solution.  Found 


This is very close to what I want though instead of prefix I want to
return a list of any page with a string in the name case insensitive.

Better option may still be some combination of api/js/css 


On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:07:39PM +0000, Chad wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:03 PM Denis Hainsworth <denis.hainsworth at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I've been trying to find the right way to do this, unsure if its easy
> > and if so what the easiest way to go about it would be
> > (api,extension,skin,etc)  mediawiki is almost too configurable.
> >
> > Meidawiki with cirrussearch is pretty good, however I miss one big thing
> > from our previous moinmoin setup and thats a quick simple search and
> > display of wiki article titles.
> >
> > What I would like is a button which will take the string from the search
> > field in mediawiki, perform a title search to grab any article with that
> > string in the title and disaply all the articles , titles only, in
> > alphabetic order.
> >
> > Any suggestions if such a thing already exists or what my best avenue to
> > approach this would be given the various ways one can modify mediawiki ?
> >
> > appreciate any thoughts on the topic.
> > we have a fairly small private wiki so this kind of search works really
> > well, for myself at least.
> >
> >
> You'll want to use the "intitle:" operator in the search field. So if you
> search
> for "intitle:Oatmeal" it'll only return results with Oatmeal in the title :)
> If you're wanting just a list, no snippets or anything like on
> Special:Search,
> you could do this via the API.
> -Chad

Denis Alan Hainsworth     
denis.hainsworth at gmail.com

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