MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
BlueSpice Mediawiki Extension Author.png
Description Displays the profile picture for authors of a page
Author(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Maintainer(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Latest version 3.2 (2021-03-16)
Compatibility policy Follows the MediaWiki version lifecycle. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.31 (LTS)
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Download See BlueSpice on SourceForge
Example en.demo.bluespice.com
  • $bsgAuthorsBlacklist
  • $bsgAuthorsShow
  • $bsgAuthorsNamespaceBlacklist
Translate the Authors extension if it is available at translatewiki.net

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Authors displays pictures of page editors in the page information.

Usage / FeaturesEdit

Uploading a profile image:

  • Logged-in users can upload a profile picture on their user page.
  • Users can upload or change only their own picture.

On the page information, the images of the authors are displayed according to the following rules:

  • The uploaded profile picture of an author will be shown.
  • If an author hasn't uploaded a profile picture, an individual Avatar will be displayed instead.
  • If the user is anonymous (not logged-in) or the user was deleted, a yellow question mark will appear in the profile picture.

Additional functions:

  • When the mouse hovers over the picture, the username will be shown.
  • Clicking on the picture leads the user to the author's user page.
  • On special pages, the profile pictures will not be displayed.
  • To see the profile pictures, read permissions are required.
  • The behavior switch __NOAUTHORS__ in the wiki text deactivates the function Authors for a single page.

Configuration option:

  • Select the number of authors that is displayed.


Authors requires BlueSpice Foundation and Avatars.

External linksEdit

This extension was originally made for BlueSpice. BlueSpice is a MediaWiki distribution for enterprises and organizations. It enhances MediaWiki, in particular in the areas of quality management, process support, administration, editing and security.

You can download this extension with BlueSpice free.