Extension:Minimum Name Length
|Minimum Name Length
Release status: stable
|Description||Allows to enforce a minimum username length during account creation|
|Author(s)||Rob Church (Robchurchtalk)|
|Latest version||2.0.1 (2017-07-05)|
|License||BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License|
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The Minimum Name Length extension allows to set a minimum length for user names which will be enforced during account creation.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'MinimumNameLength' );
- Configure as required
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
To users running MediaWiki 1.27 or earlier:
The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using
wfLoadExtension() If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.27 and earlier), instead of
wfLoadExtension( 'MinimumNameLength' );, you need to use:
To configure the minimum name length for a username, set
$wgMinimumUsernameLength in the "LocalSettings.php" file, after the call to include the extension as described in the installation section, e.g.
$wgMinimumUsernameLength = 8;
10is the default setting. In case you are fine with this you do not need to do anything.