MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: unmaintained
Implementation User identity , Special page
Description Allows permitted users to reassign edits from an old user to a new one
Author(s) Tim Weyer (SVGtalk)
Latest version 0.3.0 (2017-10-30)
MediaWiki 1.23+
PHP 5.3+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The ReassignEdits extension provides a special page named "Special:ReassignEdits", which allows permitted users to reassign edits from an old user to a new one.

In opposite to Renameuser it does not rename users, just allows reassigning user edits. You can reassign edits from a non-existent user to an existent user or from IP address to existent user. It also allows merging logs (executive user and log title).

By default this permission is assigned to the "bureaucreat" user group.

This extension is based on Renameuser extension, but is not dependent on it.


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

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