Extension:Automatic Board Welcome

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Automatic Board Welcome

Release status: stable

Implementation User activity
Description Automatically posts a welcome message on new users' user boards on account creation.
Author(s) Jack Phoenix
Latest version 0.3.0 (2014-08-10)
MediaWiki 1.24+
License Public domain
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Automatic Board Welcome extension automatically posts a welcome message on new users' user boards on account creation. The extension will pick a random administrator from the database (user_groups table) and send the welcome message as the chosen admin.

You need to have SocialProfile installed and configured properly before installing this extension.

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and extract the tarball in your extensions/ folder. It should generate a new folder called AutomaticBoardWelcome directly inside your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/AutomaticBoardWelcome/AutomaticBoardWelcome.php";
  • Create the welcome message page, MediaWiki:User-board-welcome-message, on your wiki
  • Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
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