Extension:Create User Page

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Create User Page
Release status: stable
Implementation User activity
Description The Create User Page extension checks on login whether the user has a user page and, if not, creates it.
Author(s) Cindy Cicalese (cindy.cicalesetalk)
Latest version 3.1.0 (2023-06-21)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki >= 1.35.0
License MIT License
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  • $wgCreateUserPage_PageContent
  • $wgCreateUserPage_OnLogin
  • $wgCreateUserPage_CreateRedirect
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The Create User Page extension checks whether the user has a user page and, if not, creates it with the content as specified in $wgCreateUserPage_PageContent. The check is done when the user logs in if $wgCreateUserPage_OnLogin is set to true (the default), otherwise the check is done on every page load. The user account to be used for user page creation can be set with $wgCreateUserPage_AutoCreateUser which is by default the user itself for whom the page is being created.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted CreateUserPage folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/CreateUserPage
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'CreateUserPage' );
    
  • Configure as required.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration edit

$wgCreateUserPage_PageContent
The content to put on the user page when it is created. Defaults to {{User}}.
$wgCreateUserPage_OnLogin
Check for the existence of the user page whenever the user logs in if true. If false, check on every page load. Defaults to true.
$wgCreateUserPage_AutoCreateUser
Defines the user account that should be used to create the user's page. If unset the respective user will be attributed to the edit for whom the page is being created. Defaults to null (unset).
$wgCreateUserPage_CreateRedirect
In addition to creating the user page, if a page of the same name does not yet exist in the main namespace, create it as a redirect to the user page.

Version History edit

Version 3.1.0
  • add $wgCreateUserPage_CreateRedirect option to create redirect from main namespace to user page (T313132)
Version 3.0
  • Fix bug where user pages were being created for anonymous users
  • Dropped support for MediaWiki 1.34-
Version 2.0
  • Added $wgCreateUserPage_AutoCreateUser
Version 1.2
  • Added $wgCreateUserPage_OnLogin
Version 1.1.1
  • Really corrected user page creation to use wikitext instead of text (affects MediaWiki 1.29+)
Version 1.1
  • Corrected user page creation to use wikitext instead of text (affects MediaWiki 1.29+)
Version 1.0
  • Initial version