Extension:Realnames 0.2

Just updated Realnames to 0.2. From the changelog:


  • replaces username in personnal url bar (where you click login top right vector)
  • allows custom namespace detection $wgRealnamesNamespaces


  • i18n links User: namespaces (thanks Nilsy)
  • support for upcoming 1.18 gendered namespaces
  • title handling for pre 1.16 wiki’s
  • custom namespace names


  • trunk 2011-09-22 stable 1.17.0, 1.16.0, 1.15.5

Special:Update 0.1

I know it’s only been a few days, but I made a new thing! It’s a special page for MediaWiki called Update which shows you what extensions you have installed have new versions out. It also lets you know about MediaWiki (and its requirements for PHP, MySQL). It’s just a basic screen-scrapper release right now to get something working in your hands, but don’t worry there will be lots of new features coming! I’ve also released it under BSD-2-clause and a pay-what-you-want scheme.

Speaking of which, I also put out a new version 0.1.1 of Realnames. Just minor bugfixes for now, but also I think I may tackle some bigger things soon for 0.2!

And as always if you try out any of my extensions please drop me a line.

Realnames 0.1

So for the first time that I can remember I started a coding project, actually spent the time required to learn and execute it, and released it.

I present to you the Realnames mediawiki extension. It’s BSD-2-clause and pay-what-you-want. If you find it useful I ask that you please consider coming back and paying something for it!

It is not a contribution to the nym wars happening over at g+, but rather something I think would be useful for corporate wiki and real life communities.