I have a MediaWiki installation and pages listed on a category, and when I access the category it displays "Pages in category x" and then a 3-column list of pages. What I want is to change the column count to 1 or 2. Is there a way to do this?

Live example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikis (it has 3 columns)

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Skimming through Mediawiki documentation on categories, it seems you cannot configure the column count. (However, perhaps you could check out the DynamicPageList extension which has "multi column output", whatever that means...)


I found the answer myself.

There's no setting for this, but I managed to do this by modifying the source code.

The file "includes/CategoryPage.php" has a function "columnList", by changing the two numbers "3" to whatever you want will do it.

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