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Edit User

Release status: beta

Implementation Special page, User identity
Description Allows privileged users to edit other users' preferences
Author(s) Ryan Schmidt, Thomas Gries
Latest version 1.8.0
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes No
License GPL
Added rights
  • edituser
  • edituser-exempt

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This extension displays a preferences form (like the one in Special:Preferences, Special:EditUser) that allows editing the preferences of other users. You can call the page via Special:EditUser/username to directly edit a user, or Special:EditUser to display a search form. Users with the edituser-exempt permission cannot be edited via this form.

Warning Warning: Only grant access to this extension to users you trust. Accounts can literally be taken over from use of this extension.

Default permissions[edit]

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['edituser'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['edituser-exempt'] = true;


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