[Mediawiki-l] Use Special:UserLogin as Main Page

Jason Spirko jspirko at xorantech.com
Wed Aug 1 02:11:18 UTC 2007


We are using MediaWiki for our company wiki, when a employee goes to our
wiki they are taken to the main page and then they are able to navigate
through the site. I want the employees to login *before* they are directed
to the main page (or any page for that matter). 

I use namespace protection throughout the site and to make it simpler for
the employees it would be easier if they logged in first (every employee has
an account w/permission to edit various namespaces). Some employees are
confused by the login "errors" they receive when they want to edit a page.
After I explain that its not an error and that they need to login to edit
pages they understand. But I'm just trying to curb these panic attacks by
making them login before they are even allowed to access the site.

I hope this makes sense...

Jason Spirko
Systems Administrator
Xoran Technologies Inc.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Rob Church
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 9:49 PM
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Use Special:UserLogin as Main Page

On 01/08/07, Jason Spirko <jspirko at xorantech.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry, my intentions were not to mislead anybody. I was looking 
> for a way to make users login first, then be directed to the wiki.
> I apologize for any confusion. I am new to MediaWiki and PHP. I'm 
> struggling to get this up and running for my company and implement the 
> features they would like to see.
> I appreciate the help you all have given me so far.

Perhaps it would be useful if you could briefly restate the problem,
assuming none of the solutions provided to date have been helpful, so we can
understand what we're being asked?

Some indication of expected behaviour would be great.

Rob Church

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