Extension talk:NewUserMessage

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Usage[edit]

This extension works very well, but ...

It might seem obvious to more experienced users, but it took me a while how to work out how to use the name parameter in the MediaWiki:NewUserMessage page (embarrassed smile here!)

I have only used named parameters before so thought adding {{{name}}} would add the users name to the output but it has to be {{{1}}}.

I will add an example MediaWiki:NewUserMessage page to the Usage section to show this.

BrillyuntWebby 19:39, 15 November 2007 (UTC)


How do you insert the user's real name.[edit]

I created a template 'NewUserWelcome' and call that template on NewUserMessage article.

But instead of seeing user's real name all I see i {{{1}}} in the user's talk page.


How to insert into the User Page instead of user talk page?[edit]

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for this extension, It really helps me out. I am... well lets just say I am a noob in the wiki world still, but this was pretty easy to install and to use. Thanks again =) --82.170.65.121 15:14, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Bot in Recent Changes[edit]

Hi I have set a bot as $wgNewUserMessageEditor = 'XX'; but still the change shows up in Recent Changes. All other changes by the bot do corretly not show up.
Maybe cos I have changed the message to be added to UserPage? Line 42: $talk = $user->getUserPage();
Any idea? --Subfader 13:44, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure what you mean here? how does the bot fit in with NewUserMessage? I've added a global into the code called $wgNewUserSupressRC to allow you to supress the new user messages from showin up in recent changes. --Nad 21:49, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks that works fine now. --Subfader 05:23, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Request to enable on Wikimedia[edit]

Just an FYI: See bugzilla:14311. Siebrand 14:44, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for keeping me in the loop :-) --Nad 21:12, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Why no support of insertion into User Page[edit]

Is there any reason why this extension does not support filling the User Page instead of the User Talk Page with the provided template? I just hacked the extension by replacing $user->getTalkPage() by $user->getUserPage() and it seems to work, but I haven't thoroughly tested it yet.

Any comments or arguments why this might be a bad idea? - LosWochos 11:38, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Yeah i'd like something like this as well, or be able to leave multiple messages on different pages. --119.194.128.193 08:23, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
I'd also be interested in being able to automatically create and insert something into the User Page instead of the User Talk Page (Discussion). SubtleAphex (talk) 15:56, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Doesn't work on 1.17, breaks API[edit]

I installed this extension sometime last week. I am current developing MediaWiki bot in PHP. It works before, now I am rewriting it in Ruby. I am keep getting Illegal errors when logging in. I spent 10 hours debugging my bot and found nothing. Finally I found is this extension that's doing it and I disabled it. Is there a bug??

Major error message, extension does not work.[edit]

Of late I've been getting the following error message, which ties to this extension:

Fatal error: Call to a member function isLoggedIn() on a non-object in /home/kitsufo/public_html/cosc/extensions/NewUserMessage/NewUserMessage.class.php on line 26

I use mediawiki 1.16.0 and extension version 3.1 .

Kitsufox 13:57, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Illegal login errors[edit]

MW 1.22.3, tracked down random problem to this extension. "You have not specified a valid username" when logging in with perfectly valid account. Nb. the error when account doesn't exist or password is wrong is different, and from a brief search this message appears as though it should relate to account creation not log-in.

How do I customize the username it uses?[edit]

How do I customize the username it uses?

Your help will be appreciated. --72.48.68.94 13:16, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

You can edit the message MediaWiki:newusermessage-editor on your wiki. --Nemo 09:49, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Curly brackets in message[edit]

Our users are seeing {{ at the beginning of our welcome message, despite our MediaWiki:Newusermessage-template not having these brackets... Help? Thanks! Brettz9 (talk) 13:13, 23 May 2018 (UTC)