MassProtect provides a link to a modal (without changing location) which allows the user to list pages to be protected. Protections include autoconfirmed ("Block new and unregistered users"), administrator ("Administrators and Content Moderators only") and none ("Allow all users"). There are also options for edit, move, upload, or create protections.
Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.
In order to protect multiple pages, add the page names (not page URLs) each on a new line (including their namespace if necessary) and proceed to protect them. The script will stop when it reaches an empty line.
By default, the script will do one page per second. If you'd like to modify that, add the config massProtectDelay before importing the script with your own number (in milliseconds) instead.
The option to use the Mass Protect script will appear in your toolbox on the left.
The option to use the Mass Protect script will appear under your "My Tools" list (the toolbar at the bottom of your screen).
Please note you must not have the toolbar at the bottom hidden or the script will not function. If you do not see the "My Tools" (or other language equivalent), try clicking Customize and then "reset defaults" to not hide the "My Tools".