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Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Helps users create new pages.
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.30+
Composer mediawiki/acw
License MIT License
  • $wgArticleCreationLandingPage
Quarterly downloads 16 (Ranked 148th)
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ArticleCreationWorkflow helps users create new pages, intercepting article creation for new users and giving them wiki-configurable options such as using the Article wizard or creating a draft as a user subpage.


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

Vagrant installation:

  • If using Vagrant , install with vagrant roles enable articlecreationworkflow --provision

Required configuration[edit]

In order for users to be intercepted, they must have the createpage right, must not have the createinmainns right, the page they are trying to create must be in the main namespace (and not yet exist) and the page pointed to by $wgArticleCreationLandingPage must exist.

For example, to intercept page creation for unregistered and non-autoconfirmed users (refer to Manual:User rights for more options):

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createpagemainns'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['createpagemainns'] = false;

The default value of $wgArticleCreationLandingPage is "Project:Article wizard". This page must be created to intercept page creation for these users.

Configuration settings[edit]

  • $wgArticleCreationLandingPage (string): the name of the wiki page to which users should be redirected if intercepted.
  • $wgUseCustomLandingPageStyles (bool): Whether to load custom CSS for the landing page.

User right[edit]

The extension adds a new user right called createpagemainns which permits users to create new pages in the main namespace. This right is given by default to all users. Users without this right are prohibited from creating main namespace pages, and when they attempt to (by clicking on a red link, for example) they're redirected to the Article Creation Workflow landing page.