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Authors was developed for BlueSpice. Learn more about it at the bottom of this page.

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Release status: stable
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Description Displays the profile picture for authors of a page
Author(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Maintainer(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Latest version 3.1 (2019/09/19)
Compatibility policy LTS release branches
MediaWiki 1.31 (LTS)
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
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Authors displays pictures of editors right at the end of each article.


Usage / Features[edit]

Uploading a profile image:

  • Logged in users can upload a profile picture via their user page.
  • A user can only upload or change their own picture.

At the end of the article, the images of the authors are displayed according to the following rules:

  • The uploaded profile picture of an author will be shown.
  • If a author hasn't uploaded a profile picture, an individual Avatar will be displayed instead.
  • If the user is anonymous (not logged in) or user was deleted a yellow question mark will appear in the profile picture.
  • When the maximum number of displayed authors is reached, a picture representing more authors will appear.
  • The photo slightly separated on the left is the author who created this article.

Additional functions:

  • When the mouse hovers over the picture, the username will be shown.
  • Clicking on the picture leads the user to the author's user page.
  • On special pages the profile pictures will not be displayed.
  • To see the profile pictures read permissions are required.
  • The behavior switch __NOAUTHORS__ in the wiki text deactivates the function Authors for a single page.

Special page for the configuration:

  • Select the number of authors displayed.
  • Deactivate the extension Authors in the wiki.


Authors requires BlueSpice Foundation and Avatars.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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This extension was originally made for BlueSpice. BlueSpice is a MediaWiki distribution for enterprises and organizations.
It enhances MediaWiki, in particular in the areas of quality management, process support, administration, editing and security.

You can download this extension with BlueSpice free.

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