MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation User rights
Description Allows only privileged users to create userpages for non-existent users.
Author(s) Daniel Friesen (Dantmantalk)
Latest version 1.1.1 (2017-01-27)
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 0
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The NoBogusUserpages extension implements a restriction that allows only privileged users to create userpages for non-existent users. With this extension installed, new page creation at the root level of the User: namespace is blocked unless the creator's username is the same as the desired page name or the user has been assigned the createbogususerpage right (see user rights below for how to do that). Without this extension, anyone with the right to create pages in the user namespace can create bogus pages for users who do not exist on the wiki.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called NoBogusUserpages in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php :
    wfLoadExtension( 'NoBogusUserpages' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

User rightsEdit


Allows users to create bogus userpages. By default this is given just to sysops.

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createbogususerpage'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['createbogususerpage'] = true;