MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Notify, Parser function
Description Helps in the process of approving or rejecting nominations
Author(s) Nischay Nahata (Nischayn22talk)
Latest version 0.1 (2014-06-02)
MediaWiki 1.19+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
  • $nominationsSenderEmailAddress

Check usage and version matrix.

The Nominations extension enables you to approve or reject nominations by providing buttons that can create a new page and delete the existing page, as well send out mails to specific people or groups notifying them of this action.

A special permission "approve-nomination" is needed to perform these actions.


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


  • By default the e-mail address of the sender of nominations defaults to sender@example.com
$nominationsSenderEmailAddress = 'sender@example.com';
The e-mail provided will have to be set to a valid e-mail.
  • By default the right approve-nominations is assigned to the "sysop" user group. You can set it to another user group, preferably for a new user group:
$wgGroupPermissions['approve-nominations']['approve-nominations'] = true;


The following example text creates a button to reject a nomination:

{{#NominateAndNotify:action=reject|subject1={{{Title|}}} has been rejected|recipients1={{{Email Address|}}}|message1=Dear {{{EmailAddress|}}}, Your nomination has been approved
|create_title=Declined Nominations:{{PAGENAME}}
|create_text={{Declined Nominations|pagename={{PAGENAME}}|email={{{Email Address|}}}}}}}

On clicking the existing page will be deleted and the new page will be created with the title create_title and the content create_text. A few mails can also be sent by using the parameters subject#, message#, recipients# Where # is a number 1-6 to send up to 6 mails. Similarly one can also use action=approve, which will create a button to approve a nomination.


Nominations was originally written by Nischay Nahata, as WikiWorks consultant.