MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: beta
Implementation Special page , User rights
Description Provides finer control over user groups and user rights.
Author(s) Withoutaname
Latest version 1.0.0
MediaWiki 1.24+
PHP 5.3.10+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The UserGroups extension adds a special page called Special:UserGroups that allows the user accessing it the ability create, delete, modify and configure user groups in terms of the user rights registrations or associations with it. It could be thought of as a revival of the now defunct Extension:GroupPermissionsManager. This is different from Special:UserRights, which only determines how to allocate user rights to certain users based upon membership of certain user groups.


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

Configuration parametersEdit

User rightsEdit

  • modifygroups: Determines control of access to the Special:UserGroups special page interface, or in essence who is allowed to modify and configure user groups and their associated permissions. By default, this access is restricted to bureaucrats.

See alsoEdit