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Available from version 1.40.0
Before renaming an user
Define function:
public static function onRenameUserPreRename( $uid, $oldName, $newName ) { ... }
Attach hook: In extension.json:
	"Hooks": {
		"RenameUserPreRename": "MediaWiki\\Extension\\MyExtension\\Hooks::onRenameUserPreRename"
Called from: File(s): RenameUser/RenameuserSQL.php
Function(s): rename
Interface: RenameUserPreRenameHook.php

For more information about attaching hooks, see Manual:Hooks .
For examples of extensions using this hook, see Category:RenameUserPreRename extensions.


  • $uid: id of the user being renamed
  • $oldName: old name
  • $newName: new name