Extension:BlockTitles

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BlockTitles

Release status: beta

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Description Allows users to block the creation or editing of articles with certain title names
Author(s) Travis Derouin (Tderouintalk)
Latest version 0.1 (2006-12-01)
MediaWiki 1.6+
Database changes no
License GPLv2+
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Hooks used
ArticleSave

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The BlockTitles extension allows MediaWiki administrators to block the creation, or editing, of articles with particular title names. For example, a commmon spam technique is to post an article that has the name of a URL. Using this tool can prevent these articles from being created.

License[edit | edit source]

Copyright 2006 Travis Derouin

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Author[edit | edit source]

Travis Derouin ( travis @ wikihow.com)

Pre-requisites[edit | edit source]

This extension was tested with MediaWiki 1.6.7 and MediaWiki 1.8.2.

Installation[edit | edit source]

Download the latest snapshot and extract it to your extensions directory.

In your MediaWiki LocalSettings.php, add the following line some place towards the bottom of the file:

require_once("$IP/extensions/BlockTitles/BlockTitles.php");

Configuration[edit | edit source]

Simply add any regular expressions you want to the variable $wgBlockTitlePatterns in BlockTitles.php. By default there are no set patterns.

Bugs and enhancements[edit | edit source]

Bugs or feature requests can be sent to the author at travis @ wikihow.com.