Release status: stable
|Description||Makes the editing of talk pages a distinct action from article editing.|
|Author(s)||P Leveque, Marc Noirot, James Montalvo|
|Latest version||1.5.0 (2013-05-06)|
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The Talkright extension makes the editing of talk pages a distinct action from the editing of articles to create finer permissions, by adding the
From MediaWiki version 1.22 onwards TalkRight should be installed using Composer.
The package name is
For instructions on how to install Composer see MediaWiki's Composer User manual.
Once you have Composer properly installed, all you need to do is go to your MediaWiki installation directory and run:
composer require mediawiki/talk-right ~1.5for the latest stable version or
composer require mediawiki/talk-right 'dev-master'for the latest development version
Any future update is then just a call to
composer update or
composer update enterprisemediawiki/talk-right and you can always be sure that all dependencies are met (currently there are no dependencies).
Continue with the Common steps below.
Beware: If you have installed an earlier version of TalkRight you need to remove its code from the MediaWiki extension directory and delete the call to
require_once from the
LocalSettings.php file before starting the re-installation with Composer.
Using packaged downloadsEdit
If this is not an option, you may also install it like this:
- Download the latest stable release or latest development release from Github.
- Alternatively you can clone TalkRight using git
- Extract the files to the
- If necessary rename the newly created directory to TalkRight
- Add to the end of LocalSettings.php:
- Continue with the Common steps below.
- Edit LocalSettings to specify which users have the talk right (see below)
- Go to the Special:Version page of your wiki and verify that an entry for TalkRight exists
On a semi private wiki, a user can be allowed to read but not to edit the content of a page as well as its talk page. This is done by setting:
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['read'] = true; $wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit'] = false;
Now, if you want to encourage comments to your wiki from a group of persons, by giving them rights to edit the talk pages only, you need to install this TalkRight extension and to add, for example, the following two lines:
$wgGroupPermissions['commentators']['edit'] = false; $wgGroupPermissions['commentators']['talk'] = true;
|2014-06-06||Version 1.5.0||Extension can now be installed via Composer|
|2013-05-06||Version 1.4.1||updated for MW1.19. added new topic and edit section link.|
|2011-11-24||Version 1.3||No need to modify '|
|2008-08-05||Version 1.1||Added credits for MediaWiki version 1.12, 1.13.|
|2006-06-20||Version 1.0.1||Added credits and extension version information.|
|2006-06-07||Version 1.0||First release.|