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''Note: This script will work with [[Special:Forum|the Wikia forum system]] as well.''
''Note: This script will work with [[Special:Forum|the Wikia forum system]] as well.''
See [[UserTags]] for "tags" on user profiles.

Revision as of 20:50, February 6, 2017

MessageWallUserTags allows you to add a customizable "tag" to names which appears at the top of Message Wall posts from specified users. It can be used to mark messages by admins, bureaucrats, founder, etc. It can also be used for any other purpose, such as user-of-the-month, etc.

Note: This script will work with the Wikia forum system as well.

See UserTags for "tags" on user profiles.


To add this script on your wiki, place the following code into your MediaWiki:Common.js, and change 'user1', 'user2' etc to the names of users you want tagged, and 'usergroup' etc to the text you want to appear, such as Admin, etc:

window.MessageWallUserTags = {
    tagColor: 'red',
    txtSize: '10px',
    glow: true,
    glowSize: '15px',
    glowColor: '#f77',
    users: {
        'username': 'usergroup',
        'User1': 'Founder',
        'User2': 'Bureaucrat',
        'User3': 'Admin',
        'User4': 'Rollback',
        'User5': 'Custom Tag'
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
        //other scripts,

There are also several other options you can tweak, such as the color of the tag (tagColor), whether or not it will glow as well as the size and color of the glow (glow, glowSize, and glowColor).

You may also specify multiple tags per user, like so:

window.MessageWallUserTags = {
    //...other options...
    users: {
        'username': 'Bureaucrat • Admin • Something Else',

They can be separated by bullets, commas, or any other character of your choosing.

If you have usernames with spaces in them, replace the spaces with underscores ( _ ). Be sure that each name and group/text has quotes around it, and a comma at the end of each line except for the last line. If a name contains an apostrophe ('), you will need to surround that name with double-quotes (") instead of single-quotes (').

If you have an existing importArticles() call, you can just place 'u:dev:MessageWallUserTags/code.js' at the bottom of the list (with a comma at the end of the second-to-last line). If you put it elsewhere in the list, don't forget to add a comma at the end.

If you don't have an existing importArticles() call, you can just copy/paste the above code into your MediaWiki:Common.js (just be sure to keep window.MessageWallUserTags = {...} above importArticles()), however it is recommended to read the following instructions/guidelines: Template:ImportArticles


All updates and improvements are welcomed! If you make any major changes please list them below in descending order (newest on top).

3 February 2016
Text size can now be specified using txtSize. Default is 10px if not specified. — SuperSajuuk
18 September 2014
The script will now work with posts made on the Wikia forum system. — SuperSajuuk
10 September 2014
Glow colour is now customizable.— Auron
11 May 2014
Added additional options, revised code, and added code comments. — RyaNayR (diff)
8 February 2014
Added option to specify color. — RyaNayR (diff)
8 February 2014
Initial release — RyaNayR
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