Release status: stable
|Implementation||Special page, API|
|Description||Allows a user to easily send a message to a list of users.|
|Author(s)||Kunal Mehta, wctaiwan|
|Latest version||0.3.0 (2014-10-08)|
|MediaWiki||1.25+, use REL1_X branches for your version of MediaWiki|
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The MassMessage extension allows a user to send a message to a list of users via special page Special:MassMessage. For help on how to use the extension, see Help:Extension:MassMessage. The API documentation can be found at Extension:MassMessage/API.
Installation[edit | edit source]
- Download and extract the file(s) in a directory called
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:
- Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
Configuration parameters[edit | edit source]
- Namespaces to post in
When posting messages, only post them in the specified namespaces. All talk namespaces are already whitelisted.
$wgNamespacesToPostIn = array( NS_PROJECT );
- Namespaces to convert
If you want users to be able to provide a link to a User: page, but have the bot post on their User talk: page you can define that here.
$wgNamespacesToConvert = array( NS_USER => NS_USER_TALK );
What username the bot should post with. By default, this is "MediaWiki message delivery". If the user already exists, the extension will take over the account. It will be impossible for users to rename the account. You can override the default account name by specifying (for example):
$wgMassMessageAccountUsername = 'MessengerBot';
- Enable global messaging
Whether to enable sending messages from one wiki to another. If running on a wikifarm setup like Wikimedia, you can disable this on all wikis except one to keep the logs in one place.
$wgAllowGlobalMessaging = true;
User rights[edit | edit source]
massmessage- Lets a user send out messages. By default assigned to the "sysop" user group.
|This extension is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the extension is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this extension's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the extensions installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.|