MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Special page , MyWiki
Description User administration: add users, permanently remove users, change passwords, change user name/email, email reset password/welcome message, etc
Author(s) Lance Gatlin (LanceGatlintalk)
Latest version 0.9.1 (2014-08-18)
MediaWiki 1.16.x - 1.19.x
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
  • UserAdmin
  • AddUser
  • PurgeUser
  • EditUser

The UserAdmin extension allows administrators to add users, permanently remove spam or unused accounts, change user passwords, edit user details, send reset password or welcome emails and list users with pagination and filter controls. This extension is primarily for administrators of private wikis that require tighter control of user accounts.

Does not work with 1.21+. See this thread for a fix.
Does not work with 1.22+. Works until you try to save changes and provides the error message, "No such special page" - "You have requested an invalid special page...". See this thread for a fix.


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


UserAdmin adds four special pages: "Add User", "Purge User", "Edit User" and "User Administration". Each special page provides the functionality named; the "User Administration" special page provides a list of users with pagination, filter controls and the ability to mass purge or mass block users.

Uppercase first character of Username check when editing an existing user has been fixed.

New Functionality Screenshot


  • Implement mass block