MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Special page
Description Enable users to watch others users modifications
Author(s) Pierre Boutet
Latest version 0.2.0
MediaWiki 1.24+
PHP 5.3.10+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later

The UsersWatchList extension adds a special page called Special:UsersWatchList that allows users to watch all modifications made by some others users. Users can define the list of users that they want to follow.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called UsersWatchList in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/UsersWatchList/UsersWatchList.php";
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration parameters

  • To allow all users to be watched (then users cannot disallow), set this in Localsettings.php:
$wgUsersWatchListAllowAll = true;