AjaxRC is a script for advanced auto refreshing recent changes and watchlist. This is based on the original script from WoWWiki.


See also: Help:Including additional CSS and JS, Help:Advanced CSS and JS
  • For site-wide use, an administrator can add the line below to the wiki's MediaWiki:ImportJS page.
  • For personal use, add the code snippet below to your global.js page (for use on all wikis) or your common.js page on your wiki (for use on a single wiki). Note that personal JS must be enabled for your account.
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on FANDOM
The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner. One other approach is by using the MediaWiki:ImportJS.
If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.
Multiple imports — messy and slow One import — clean and efficient
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.
But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.

What it does

  • The code adds a checkbox at the top of Special:RecentChanges next to the header.
  • Ticking this sets a cookie (specific to each wiki) and starts updating the list.
  • This occurs silently every 60 seconds without a full page reload occurring.



There are several configuration options:

Option Location Description Default
Ajax pages window.ajaxPages Pages that are automatically refreshed []
Ajax special pages window.ajaxSpecialPages Special pages that are automatically refreshed (language-neutral) ['Recentchanges']
Indicator icon window.ajaxIndicator Progress indicator ajax.gif
Refresh time window.ajaxRefresh Interval in which the page is automatically refreshed 60000 (60 seconds)
Display text window.AjaxRCRefreshText Text displayed beside the checkbox on the page "AJAX"
Hover text window.AjaxRCRefreshHoverText Text displayed when hovering over "AJAX" "Enable page auto-refresh"

If you have functions that modify the content that's reloaded, they won't work after the first refresh unless you run them again after the content has loaded. You can do this by adding them to the ajaxCallAgain variable, like this:

window.ajaxCallAgain = window.ajaxCallAgain || [];
window.ajaxCallAgain.push(function1, function2, function3);

Example Configuration

window.ajaxPages = ["Some Frequently Updated Page"];
window.ajaxSpecialPages = ["Recentchanges", "WikiActivity", "Watchlist", "Log", "Contributions"];
window.ajaxIndicator = '';
window.ajaxRefresh = 30000;
window.AjaxRCRefreshText = 'Auto-refresh';
window.AjaxRCRefreshHoverText = 'Automatically refresh the page';
Using configuration options with FANDOM Open Source Library scripts
The instructions on this page describe how to use configuration options with a script. Here on the FANDOM Open Source Library, many scripts provide optional configuration settings as a mean to alter or enhance the default behavior of the script. When installing configuration options in your JavaScript file, please note that they need to go above the import statement in order to work — unless the directions say otherwise. In case MediaWiki:ImportJS is used to load the scripts, it will be executed last.
Configuration options load too late, don't work
Proper placement of configuration options
// 1. AjaxRC import statement
// 2. AjaxRC configuration option
var ajaxRefresh = 30000;
// 1. AjaxRC configuration option
var ajaxRefresh = 30000;
// 2. AjaxRC import statement

See also