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MediaWiki extensions manual
Absentee Landlord
Release status: beta
Implementation User activity
Description Auto-locks the wiki database if the sysops are all inactive for some time
Author(s) Ryan Schmidt and Tim Laqua
Latest version 1.4.0 (2019-12-30)
MediaWiki 1.17+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgAbsenteeLandlordMaxDays
Quarterly downloads 22 (Ranked 126th)
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The AbsenteeLandlord extension will automatically lock the database from any further changes if a sysop has not been on the wiki recently (determined by $wgAbsenteeLandlordMaxDays). This helps prevent dead or inactive wikis from becoming spambot targets. To unlock the database, a sysop simply needs to visit the wiki again.


  • Die Erweiterung herunterladen und die Datei(en) in ein Verzeichnis namens AbsenteeLandlord im Ordner extensions/ ablegen.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/AbsenteeLandlord
  • Folgenden Code am Ende Ihrer LocalSettings.php -Datei hinzufügen:
    wfLoadExtension( 'AbsenteeLandlord' );
  • Configure at your convenience
  •   Done – Zu Special:Version in dem Wiki (bei Einstellung auf deutsch nach Spezial:Version) navigieren, um die erfolgreiche Installierung der Erweiterung zu überprüfen.


By default this extension locks the database after 90 days without having an active sysop. If you would like to change this, e.g. to 60 days you will have to add the following line below the inclusion of this extension:

$wgAbsenteeLandlordMaxDays = 60;