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Release status: experimental
Implementation User interface
Description Allows to add sidebar elements for specific user groups
Author(s) churchofemacs (Church of emacstalk)
Latest version 0.1.1 (2010-11-01)
MediaWiki 1.16a (r59215) and higher
License GPLv3
Hooks used
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If you have usergroups and would like to add sidebar elements just for certain usergroup, you can use this extension.

Installation & Usage[edit]

Download the extension from SVN and place it in MediaWiki's extensions folder. You have to edit your LocalSettings.php. Add at the end of the file the following text:

# Extension:GroupsSidebar

The resulting message names are "MediaWiki:Sidebar-groupname" whereas groupname is something like "sysop" or "user". For example, the message name could be MediaWiki:Sidebar-sysop. You can edit it the same way you edit the normal sidebar.

Note: You have to set $wgEnableSidebarCache to false in case you enabled it for performance reasons.

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