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Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Special page
Description Allows to block a batch of users
Author(s) Nathan Larson (Leucostictetalk)
Latest version 1.0.0 (2014-02-06)
MediaWiki 1.23+
PHP 5.3+
MediaWiki 1.36 Not formally tested
MediaWiki 1.34 Not formally tested
MediaWiki 1.32 Not formally tested
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later

The BlockBatch extension adds a special page, Special:BlockBatch, where users with the 'blockbatch' right can block multiple users easily.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called BlockBatch in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/BlockBatch/BlockBatch.php";
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


By default, this extension lets only bureaucrats block batches of users. You can change it to, e.g., let sysops block batches of users:

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['blockbatch'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['blockbatch'] = true;

See also[edit]

  • Extension:OneColumnAllUsers, a quick way to get a list of users, in the order in which they signed up to the wiki, in a format suitable for copying and pasting into the BlockBatch text area
  • Extension:BlockandNuke, a way to block users and nuke all their contributions