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Release status: stable

Implementation User rights
Description Forces unprivileged users to preview before saving
Author(s) Ryan Schmidt (Skizzerztalk)
Latest version 1.3.0
MediaWiki 1.12+
Database changes No
License Public domain
Example strategywiki.org
Added rights


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The ForcePreview forces unprivileged users to preview before saving.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Users without the forcepreviewexempt right will be forced to use the "Show Preview" (or "Live Preview", if enabled) button before being allowed to save the page.

Download instructions[edit | edit source]

Download the latest snapshot and extract it to your extensions directory.

Please check to make sure you have revision 30891 or later of MediaWiki 1.12 before installing this extension!

Installation[edit | edit source]

To install this extension, add the following to LocalSettings.php:

$wgGroupPermissions['user']['forcepreviewexempt'] = true; //Does not force preview for registered users

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Manual:Force preview: JavaScript that performs the same function, albeit easier to work around (users can simply disable JavaScript on their browser to get around the restriction).
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