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||3.0.0 (2019-06-04)|
|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
wfLoadExtension( 'MinimumNameLength' );
- Configure as required
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
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.