Extension:DeleteBatch

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DeleteBatch

Release status: stable

Implementation Special page
Description Allows to delete a batch of pages
Author(s) Bartek Łapiński
Latest version 1.4 (2012-10-06)
MediaWiki 1.11+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GPLv2+
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Translate the DeleteBatch extension if possible

The DeleteBatch extension adds a special page, Special:DeleteBatch, where users with the 'deletebatch' right can delete multiple pages easily. The user can delete pages either through the form or by uploading a text file containing the names (and optional delete reasons) of the deletable pages.

The syntax is:

  • page name|Reason for deletion

So if you wanted to delete the page called "Test" with the reason "no longer needed", you'd type:

Test|no longer needed

in the form on Special:DeleteBatch. This extension was based off on the maintenance script with the same name.

Download[edit | edit source]

You can download the extension directly from the MediaWiki source code repository (browse code). You can get:

One of the extensions tags

Not all extensions have tags. Some extensions have tags for each release, in which case those tags have the same stability as the release. To download a tag

  • Go to the tags list
  • Click the name of the tag you want to download
  • Click "snapshot"
The latest version of one of the extensions branches

Each extension has a master branch containing the latest code (might be unstable). Extensions can have further branches as well.

  • Go to the branches list
  • Click the branch name
  • Click "snapshot"
A snapshot made during the release of a MediaWiki version.

This might be unstable and is not guaranteed to work with the associated MediaWiki version.

After you've got the code, save it into the extensions/DeleteBatch directory of your wiki.

If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can obtain the extension, with all its tags and branches, as follows:

cd extensions
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/extensions/DeleteBatch.git

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and extract the files in a directory called DeleteBatch in your extensions/ folder. If you're a developer and this extension is in a Git repository, then instead you should clone the repository.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once( "$IP/extensions/DeleteBatch/DeleteBatch.php" );
  • Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration[edit | edit source]

By default, this extension lets only bureaucrats delete batches. You can change it to, e.g., let sysops delete batches:

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['deletebatch'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['deletebatch'] = true;

See also[edit | edit source]