Extension:ProtectionIndicator

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ProtectionIndicator
Release status: beta
Implementation Parser extension , User interface
Description Adds a protection icon to the top of the page when a page is protected
Author(s) Sohom Dattatalk
Latest version 0.1
MediaWiki >= 1.39.0
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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  • $wgShowLogInPopup
  • $wgShowIconsOnMainPage
Quarterly downloads 3 (Ranked 134th)
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The ProtectionIndicator extension adds lock icons to the top left corner of the page based on the protection level of the page.

Installation

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

Configuration parameters

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$wgShowIconsOnMainPage
Adds the icons to the top of the Main Page of the Wiki if it is protected. False by default.
$wgShowLogInPopup
Adds the last log entry to the popup. True by default.

CSS configuration

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A particular file, MediaWiki:ProtectionIndicatorCustom.css is loaded by the extension while adding the icons. This file can be used to customize the icons. The css class names for the icons follow the format protectionindicator-extension-<level>-<action> and protectionindicator-extension-cascading-<level>-<action> for cascading protection. If you have flaggedrevs installed you can customise the flaggedrevs icons with the protectionindicator-extension-flaggedrevs-edit-flaggedrevs-<level> code. This feature can also be used to completely hide an icon from view.

Other stuff

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A parser tag, <suppressprotectionindicator/> can be used to prevent icons from appearing on a particular page.

Testing/Development/Bug fixing

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  • Clone the github repository into the extensions/ folder of a test MediaWiki installation (worked on mediawiki-docker-dev).
  • Add wfLoadExtension( 'ProtectionIndicator' ); to your LocalSettings.php file.
  • Test installation by navigating to a page which is protected.