Tuesday 5 October 2004

Wikipedia Search Plugins for Firefox and IE 7+

This is a collection of search plugins for Wikipedia for a selection of languages. Other versions of some of them are available from from Mycroft.

These days, you’re best to install the search plugins directly from Wikipedia.

Select a site from the list below to install the search plugin.

You can also download the plugin generator or a ZIP file containing all the plugins, or view the spreadsheet describing the plugins.

These plugins are released to the public domain.


2006-05-10: Version 1.6.2
  • Remove “go” parameter since Wikipedia now defaults to title search.
  • Fix plugins generated for Mycroft.
2006-05-06: Version 1.6.1
  • Fix some character encoding problems.
2006-04-29: Version 1.6
  • Generate the plugins from an OpenDocument Spreadsheet using OpenOffice.org Basic. This means that we get a lot more plugins, OpenSearch support for Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7, but worse support for several Mac OS 9 character encodings in Sherlock files for Firefox 1.0 and 1.5.
2006-01-18: Version 1.5
  • New icon from David Fockens.
  • Fix result item matching.
  • Switch to title lookup rather than full-text search by default, after Steve Cooney pointed out the new behaviour when there is no match.
2005-11-13: Version 1.4.4
  • Add Faroese Wikipedia from Poul J. Clementsen.
  • Use correct update URL for Mycroft versions.
2005-07-30: Version 1.4.3
  • Fix language code for Hungarian Wikipedia.
2005-07-27: Version 1.4.2
  • Use English and US-ASCII for Mycroft versions.
2005-07-24: Version 1.4.1
  • Use UTF-8 encoding for Danish, Dutch and Swedish Wikipedias.
  • Add remaining Wikipedias with over 10 000 articles: Estonian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Slovak and Serbian.
2005-07-02: Version 1.4
  • Interpret results correctly in Mozilla with current version of MediaWiki software.
2005-07-02: Version 1.3.1
  • Changed English Wikipedia search plugin to use UTF-8 encoding.
2005-03-03: Version 1.3
2005-01-19: Version 1.2.1
  • Add Slovene Wikipedia search plugin from Jernej Kovacic.
2005-01-08: Version 1.2
  • Updated location of additional result pages.
  • Added parameter to use full text search.
  • Added all languages with more than 10000 articles.