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Article Creation Help
Release status: experimental
Implementation User interface
Description Helps users learn to create new articles effectively; provides popups over red links and an article creation landing page.
Author(s) Andrew Green (AndrewRussellGreentalk)
Latest version 0.1
MediaWiki 1.21+
PHP 5.3+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Check usage and version matrix.

The ArticleCreationHelp extension helps users learn to create new articles effectively. It provides popups over red links and an article creation landing page.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called ArticleCreationHelp in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/ArticleCreationHelp/ArticleCreationHelp.php";
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


Appropriateness for Various Mediawiki ConfigurationsEdit

The behaviour of this extension is appropriate for wikis where users must log in to create articles (like on Wikipedia). It hasn't yet been adapted for other possible MediaWiki configurations.


See this document for graphs of this workflow and a summary of related issues.

Git RepositoryEdit

Some rough bits of code are here: