MediaWiki extensions manual
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 1.29+ (for 1.37+ version; branches from 1.19+)
PHP 5.3+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Quarterly downloads 2 (Ranked 130th)
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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.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted ReassignEdits folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/ReassignEdits
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ReassignEdits' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

See also edit