The extension is still a work in progress.
MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: experimental
Implementation User activity , Hook
Description Run actions when a user is newly created.
Author(s) Sébastien Santoro (Derecksontalk)
MediaWiki 1.23+
PHP 5.4+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgNewUserActionsSuppressRC
  • $wgNewUserActionsCreateUserPage
  • $wgNewUserActionsOnAutoCreate
  • $wgNewUserActionsMinorEdit
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The NewUserActions extension executes configurable actions when a new wiki account is created. It has been inspired by Extension:NewUserMessage .

Actions available edit

Create user page edit

This action allow to create a user page, following a specific template. This can for example be used to offer a generic starting template for user pages.

Installation edit

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

Configuration edit

Global variables edit

There are some global variables which affect the operation of the extension. These should be set in your LocalSettings.php file.

Variable Default value Meaning
$wgNewUserActionsSuppressRC false Specify whether or not the new actions should show up in recent changes. If set to true, those edits won't be displayed even if "show bot edits" is selected on RecentChanges or Watchlist.
$wgNewUserActionsMinorEdit true Should the actions edit will be marked as minor.
$wgNewUserActionsOnAutoCreate false Should auto creation (CentralAuth) trigger the actions?
$wgNewUserActionsCreateUserPage false If true, create a new user page.

In-wiki configuration edit

One of the goal of the extension is to improve flexibility. As such, some parameters are configurable on wiki.

Other settings of the extension can be made in the MediaWiki: namespace.

Page title Default value Meaning
MediaWiki:Newuseractions-userpage-template Template:New user page Specify a template to use as default new user page.
MediaWiki:Newuseractions-userpage-summary Initial content from [[Template:New user page]]. Edit summary for the recent changes entry of a new users message. Always in content language.
MediaWiki:Newuseractions-editor New user actions Set the username of the user that makes the edits. If this user does not exist, "MediaWiki default" will show up as editing user. The user set here is marked as reserved and won't be able to login.