MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: unmaintained
Implementation User interface
Description Allows to add sidebar elements for specific user groups
Author(s) churchofemacs (Church of emacstalk)
Latest version 0.3.0 (2019-08-11)
MediaWiki 1.23+
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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The GroupsSidebar extension allows to add sidebar elements for specific user groups. If you have usergroups and would like to add sidebar elements just for certain usergroups, you can use this extension.


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

System messagesEdit

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.

If you are using these functions within your wiki's sidebar, you cannot set $wgEnableSidebarCache = true;.

See alsoEdit