Release status: stable
|Description||Prevents users from editing pages they haven't created|
|Compatibility policy||For every MediaWiki release that is a Long Term Support release there is a corresponding branch in the extension.|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
|Quarterly downloads||2 (Ranked 157th)|
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|Issues||Open tasks · Report a bug|
LockAuthor is a MediaWiki extension that prevents users from editing pages they have not created.
It does not itself allow users to edit pages that they have created; for that, you will have to make sure the standard "edit" right is correctly set.
This extension is a drop-in replacement for the EditOwn extension, which was archived in 2018.
This extension was created for WikiWorks.
- Download and move the extracted
LockAuthorfolder to your
Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/LockAuthor
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
wfLoadExtension( 'LockAuthor' );
- Configure as required
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
$wgLockAuthorExcludedNamespaces- array of namespaces to be excluded from checks
$wgLockAuthorActions- array of actions to be checked (Default:
[ 'edit', 'create' ])
editall- grant this right to a group to allow bypassing extension's restrictions
Example setup edit
# Prevent anonymous editing $wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false; $wgGroupPermissions['*']['createpage'] = false; # Allow regular users to edit pages $wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit'] = true; $wgGroupPermissions['user']['createpage'] = true; wfLoadExtension( 'LockAuthor' ); // LockAuthor will limit users edit right only to pages created by them # Allow sysop to edit all pages $wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['editall'] = true;
See also edit
|This extension is included in the following wiki farms/hosts and/or packages:|