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Release status: beta
Implementation User interface, Special page
Description The page will redirect to a user's page, given the user's real name.
Author(s) Xiaodu (dujiulun2006talk)
Latest version 0.1 (2015-06-05)
MediaWiki 1.23.9
License GNU General Public License 3.0
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The MWExtSpecialRealName extension provides a special page. The page will redirect to a user's page, given the user's real name.

It is very useful for group or corporate Wikis, where users call each other by their real names and fills the "Real name" field in their profiles.


  • Download and extract, find the directory MWExtSpecialRealName, and place the file(s) in a directory called MWExtSpecialRealName in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/MWExtSpecialRealName/MWExtSpecialRealName.php";
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration parameters[edit]

There are no parameters.

User rights[edit]

The code does not require user with specific rights for now.