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Available from version 1.16.0
When user options/preferences are being loaded from the database.
Define function:
public static function onUserLoadOptions( User $user, &$options ) { ... }
Attach hook:

In extension.json:

	"Hooks": {
		"UserLoadOptions": "MyExtensionHooks::onUserLoadOptions"

For MediaWiki ≤1.25:

$wgHooks['UserLoadOptions'][] = 'MyExtensionHooks::onUserLoadOptions';
Called from:File(s): User.php

For more information about attaching hooks, see Manual:Hooks.
For examples of extensions using this hook, see Category:UserLoadOptions extensions.


  • $user: User object
  • &$options: Options, can be modified.

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