MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Page action
Description Allows users to delete pages permanently from database
Author(s) Paladoxtalk
Latest version 2.0
MediaWiki >= 1.34.0
Database changes No
Composer mediawiki/deletepagesforgood
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgDeletePagesForGoodNamespaces
  • $wgDeletePagesForGoodDeleteContent
  • deleteperm
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The DeletePagesForGood extension allows users to delete pages permanently from the database by adding a new delete tab to each page.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted DeletePagesForGood 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/DeletePagesForGood
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DeletePagesForGood' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

User rights edit

You can configure the user rights in LocalSettings.php :

Defaults from DeletePagePermanently.php:

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['deleteperm'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['deleteperm'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['deleteperm'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['deleteperm'] = true;

The extension introduces a new user rights deleteperm.

Namespaces edit

To configure this, add some lines to your LocalSettings.php :

$wgDeletePagesForGoodNamespaces = [
	NS_MAIN => true,
	NS_TALK => true,
	NS_CATEGORY => true,
	NS_TEMPLATE => true,
	NS_USER => true,
	NS_USER_TALK => true,
	NS_FILE => true,
	NS_FILE_TALK => true,

Built-in namespaces are described on the help page on namespaces .