Rename User

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Wiki Normal has extension Renameuser installed. It was pretty obvious given the proclivities of the world's wiki users that something like this was going to be required from the start. It was therefore installed on 2nd September 2016.


The instructions are easy to follow:

  1. As a Normal Bureaucrat, access the Special:Renameuser page
  2. Enter the name of the user to be renamed, and the desired new name, toggle the options to move user/talk pages and their subpages and to create redirects as desired, and click OK

The user will be renamed, and (if the appropriate option was checked) the user page, user talk page and all their subpages will be moved as well.

The ability of this extension to move user subpages does not depend on 'move-subpages' userright.

The number of subpages moved is not limited by the $wgMaximumMovedPages parameter.

The extension will also move all css, js and move-protected pages.

You can grant other groups the right to rename users, for example:

<syntaxhighlight lang="php">$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['renameuser'] = true;</syntaxhighlight>