|If you need per-page or partial page access restrictions, you are advised to install an appropriate content management package. MediaWiki was not written to provide per-page access restrictions, and almost all hacks or patches promising to add them will likely have flaws somewhere, which could lead to exposure of confidential data. We are not responsible for anything being leaked, leading to loss of funds or one's job.
For further details, see Security issues with authorization extensions
Release status: stable
|Description||For use during blackouts in protest to SOPA/PIPA and Internet censorship.|
|Author(s)||John Du Hart and Gregory Varnum|
|Latest version||1.0.20120122 (2012-01-22)|
Translate the Blackout extension if it is available at translatewiki.net
This will be the home for an extension specifically designed for the SOPA/PIPA blackouts planned for Wednesday, January 18th.
Download the extension from the Subversion repository and save it into the extensions/Blackout directory of your wiki. If you have shell access to your server, you may do the following to download the extension.
|Warning:||Before you download read Requirements or you might install the wrong version:
cd extensions svn co http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/Blackout
The following requirements must be satisfied for the Blackout extension to work.
Install the extension
Add the following to LocalSettings.php:
$wgBlackout = array( 'Enable' => true, 'Skin' => 'ProtestSopa', 'Whitelist' => array( 'Special:Version', ), );
|$wgBlackout['Enable']||true||Enables blackout message|
|$wgBlackout['Skin']||ProtestSopa|| Change the blackout skin
|$wgBlackout['Whitelist']||Special:Version||Add pages to the whitelist|
This will be maintained for use with related SOPA/PIPA / Internet Censorship related actions, coordinated by Fight for the Future and other advocacy nonprofits.
Either based on feedback or temporary cease on Internet Censorship actions, the extension will be morphed into one for use with any blackout based on the individual wiki's needs.
- Minor bug fixes
- Initial BETA release
- Integration with congressional candidates lookup
- Ability to set start/end timestamps
- Your requests and ideas are welcome
Requests by developer
- Add any wishes to wish list or request on talk page
- Please test on wikis and report back via talk page
- Suggestions from developers are especially welcome! Contributions included will be credited as co-authors
- Language translations will be credited
- Mike Sofaer
- This is not yet an expansive or inclusive list - please add missing names