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

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 13:00:55 UTC 2007

Jason Spirko wrote:
> Rob:
> I have taken the two files you provided, renamed them and placed them in the
> following directory:
> 	./includes/SpecialMain.page.php
> 	./includes/SpecialMain.php
> I have changed Mediawiki:Mainpage to point to Special:Main. I have not
> changed my main page, so it is the default title "Main Page". When I try to
> access a page anonymously, I am presented with a message stating:
> 	Login Required:
> 	You must log in to view other pages.
> Can they be sent directly to the login page if they are not logged in?
> Sorry for so many questions, I am very new to all this.
> Thanks.

Have you added Special:Main to $wgWhitelistRead ?
As far as your users only start by Special:Main, it could work for you.

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