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Note Note: This extension is bundled with MediaWiki 1.18 and above. Thus you do not have to download it again.

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Release status:Extension status stable

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Special page, Page action
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Gives sysops the ability to mass delete pages.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Brion Vibber, Jeroen De Dauw
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.2.0 (2014-03-27)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.19+ (v1.1.6+)
Database changesTemplate:Extension#needs-updatephp No
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Added rightsTemplate:Extension#rights


Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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The Nuke extension makes it possible for sysops to mass delete pages.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Nuke in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'Nuke' );
  • Configure as required.
  • YesY Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing extensions using wfLoadExtension(), since MediaWiki 1.25. If you need to install this extension in earlier versions, instead of wfLoadExtension( 'Nuke' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/Nuke/Nuke.php";


The user right "nuke" is automatically granted to the "sysop" user group. To decouple this and assign this right to a dedicated new user group such as "nuke" add the following to your "LocalSettings.php" file:

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['nuke'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['nuke']['nuke'] = true;


Go to Special:Nuke in order to mass delete pages recently added by a user or IP address. The special page is listed under Special:SpecialPages as Mass delete.

You can also specify a pattern for the page title: the field accepts SQL wildcards, like %lol%.

A log of all deletions is maintained at Special:Log/delete.

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