Release status: stable
|Implementation||User identity, Special page, Database|
|Description||Collecting and verifying email addresses.|
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The EmailCapture extension allows to collect e-mail addresses, and allow users to verify them through e-mail. This code is nearly complete but totally untested.
This was designed for use with the ArticleFeedback extension. The idea is that members of the Wikimedia Community Department can collect e-mail addresses (largely of people without user accounts) in order to contact them in the future about creating an account, editing an article, etc. The extension stores the individual's e-mail address, a verification code, and a verification boolean in a database table.
Feedback[edit | edit source]
Open tickets in Wikimedia's BugZilla under the "ArticleFeedback" component in the "MediaWiki extensions" product. Be sure to include "[EmailCapture]" in front of the bug summary.
Installation[edit | edit source]
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called EmailCapture in your extensions/ folder.
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
- Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
- Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.