|This extension, unpatched, is not suitable for mass-deleting files, as it will only delete the file description page.|
Release status: stable
|Description||Deletes a batch of pages|
|Last version||1.3 (2011-05-25)|
|MediaWiki||1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15., 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19, 1.20|
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.
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
- Installation can be verified through your wiki's Special:Version page.
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;
If you want to make it delete files (as opposed to just File: pages), you'll need to apply a suitable patch, which apparently does not exist at this time. See discussion at Extension_talk:DeleteBatch#Solution.