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Integrate CatScan or a similar tool into MediaWiki itself
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Proposed in Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016. Received 31 support votes, and ranked #51 out of 265 proposals. View full proposal with discussion and votes here.


Sometimes one wants more advanced search that searches specific content in specific categories, articles with specific templates, etc. Sometimes this is useful for editors, sometimes for readers, and sometimes for developers (through the API).

Who would benefit

Everyone (readers, editors, developers) who need better search capabilities

Proposed solution

Integrate CatScan (or write a similar tool) into MediaWiki itself

Technical details

Time, expertise and skills required

  • e.g. 2-3 weeks, advanced contributor, javascript, css, etc

Suitable for

  • e.g. Hackathon, GSOC, Outreachy, etc.



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