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Release status: stable

Implementation Special page
Description Retrieve information about a user such as email address and ID
Author(s) Tim StarlingTalk
Last version 1.2 (2011-10-09)
MediaWiki 1.13+
Database changes<abbr/> no
License Any OSI approved license
Added rights


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LookupUser (Lookup User) is an extension to retrieve information about a user such as email address, user ID and the user preferences, i.e. everything that the user has specified in his or her preferences. This extension also displays the last time a user either made a login, or any edit, which it lists as the "User record last touched:" time and date element of its log (note that this will be displayed as UTC even if you've set a custom time zone/the server's time zone is different).

Installation Edit

  • Download and extract the files in a directory called "Extension:LookupUser" in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code to your LocalSettings.php (at the bottom)
require_once( "$IP/extensions/Extension:LookupUser/Extension:LookupUser.php" );
// Who can use Special:LookupUser?
// If you want that sysops can use it:
#$wgGroupPermissions['*']['lookupuser'] = false;
#$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['lookupuser'] = true;

// Or, do you want a new user group for this.
// (users with the 'userrights' right can add users to this group
// only bureaucrats by default)
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['lookupuser'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['lookupuser']['lookupuser'] = true;
  • File:Yes check.svg Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

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