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Release status: experimental
Implementation Parser extension
Description This extension removes red links (to non-existing pages) for users not logged in.
Author(s) Malte Ahrholdt (Wikimaltetalk)
Latest version 0.1 (2020-04-09)
MediaWiki 1.32
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later

The RemoveRedlinks extension disables red links to non-existing pages to users which are not logged in. Especially when users not logged in do not have editing privileges, the red visualization of wikilinks to non-existing pages is more confusing than helpful. The red links are still shown to logged in users in order to facilitate editing.


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

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This extension is based on a previous work by User:😂, but has been modified and updated. Re-using this extension's name and re-establishing its functionality as it has been abandoned since 2012.

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