Renameuser provides a special page which allows authorized users to rename user accounts. This will cause page histories, etc. to be updated.
- As a bureaucrat, access the Special:Renameuser page
- 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 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
js and move-protected pages.
You can grant other groups the right to rename users, for example:
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['renameuser'] = true;