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User Essentials 2.6.5

Provide your members with additional username, thread, and post functions.

  1. Xon
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    Additional Requirements:
    php 5.4+
    Updates Duration:
    12 Months ($15.00 Yearly Renewal)
    Visible Branding:
    Update (2016 May 28th):
    @Xon has taken over this @Daniel Hood's add-on. This product is now available for purchase again. For more information read this thread.


    This add-on provides useful user functions and options. Provide your members with additional username, thread, and post functions.
    Changing usernames has never been this easy!
    Requires XenForo 1.3.x or newer

    Enhanced Version:
    • Moderation. Option to moderate user name changes. Only moderators with set permission may approve or deny name change requests.
    • User Note. Option for the user to provide a note as to why they wish to change their username.
    • Moderator Note. Option for the moderator to provide the user with a note when approving or denying the name change.
    • Moderator Alerts. Option to alert all moderators to the user's new name.
    • User Alert and Email. Users are notified by alert and email when a decision is made in regards to their name change request.
    • Name Change Cycles. Option to reset the allowed number of name changes every X days.
    • Visible Indication. Option to set the user's custom title to display their previous name for X days in order to allow all members to keep track.
    • Previous Name Changes/Requests Information. Moderators may view the details of previous name change requests. Approved, Denied, and those Pending Approval requests, all display their relevant information in an overlay.
    • ACP User Edit Previous Names. The user edit page in the Admin Control Panel (ACP) displays a list of previous names held by that user.
    Feature List:
    • Delete Poll. Moderators and poll creators (when no votes have been cast) can delete a poll via a simple link.
    • Custom User Upgrade Amounts. By setting the upgrade price to 0, you can allow the user to pay any price for the upgrade.
    • Remove Own Poll Vote with optional Time Limit. Those who have cast a vote may remove it (un-vote). This is a usergroup permission which may be set with a time limit (in minutes). Time starts once vote has been cast. Poll must be open and user must have voting permission.
    • User Action Log. Editing of post messages, editing thread titles and/or prefixes, locking/unlocking threads, adding polls, and changing user names, are all logged and displayed via a user log in the Admin Control Panel.
    • Change User Name. Members may change their user name x amount of times by selecting the 'Change User Name' link on their Account page. Option to display previous usernames via a tab on the profile page.
    • Create Polls Permission to limit who may create polls by user group or node.
    • Add Poll to existing thread. Permission to allow thread authors to add a poll to the their threads at a later date (now default in XF 1.4).
    • Edit Poll. Poll creators can now edit their polls as long as no votes have been cast (now default in XF 1.4).
    • Optional Time Limit permission on editing thread titles.
    • Separate Title and Post edit time limits. Option to allow the editing of thread titles even when the time limit for editing posts has expired.
    • Lock / Unlock own thread. Permission to allow thread authors to lock/unlock their own threads. User cannot unlock threads locked by a moderator.
    • More Options... Thread authors may edit the title and prefix, lock/unlock, or add a poll to their threads by editing the first post and selecting the 'More Options...' button.
    • This add-on does not alter the XenForo xf_post or xf_thread MySQL tables, which means it can easily be installed on large boards.

    I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade or [#] Install and Upgrade to install this addon.


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    3. 3_Permissions.png
    4. 4_Name_Change_Error.png
    5. 5_Name_Change_Form.png
    6. 6_Pending_Approval.png
    7. 7_Moderation_Queue.png
    8. 8_Moderator_Log.png
    9. 9_Email_Approved.png
    10. 10_Email_Denied.png
    11. 11_Alerts.png
    12. 12_Profile_Page.png
    13. 13_Request_Info.png
    14. 14_User_Edit.png
    15. 15_User_Log.png
    16. 16_Log_View.png
    17. 17_Add_Poll.png
    18. 18_Poll_Action_Confirm.png
    19. 19_Poll_Unvote.png
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Recent Updates

  1. Bugfix update
  2. Now under new management

Recent Reviews

  1. Freelancer
    Version: 2.5.0
    When an add-on is filling the missing elements of the core, it is legitimate to name it "essential". The "Essential" series of add-ons is a must have for everyone using XenForo. ModEss, UserEss, TagEss, ConvEss integrate seamlessly into the core and you will forget they are add-ons soon after install.
  2. jb-net
    Version: 2.4.2
    Great addon for all xenforo forums, very useful features. Fantastic support even in difficult situations.
  3. kontrabass
    Version: 2.3.0
    Nice features added in latest version. Allowing users to delete posts in own thread is useful for classifieds forums. Like the "likes you've given" list too. Thanks Mr. Hood!
    1. Xon
      Author's Response
      Glad you like them :)
  4. kontrabass
    Version: 2.1.2
    Automated username changes are awesome. our review must be at least 150 characters.our review must be at least 150 characters.our review must be at least 150 characters.
  5. sami simo
    sami simo
    Version: 2.0.6
    Good support
  6. Kerby
    Version: 2.0.4
    needed features. works fine. excellent support. this counts for all essentials addons from Syndol.
  7. rawkorea
    Version: 2.0.2
    Outstanding add-on and support!
  8. The Sandman
    The Sandman
    Version: 2.0.2
    The essential series is awesome, and so is Syndol's support!
  9. Anthony Parsons
    Anthony Parsons
    Version: 2.0.1
    Awesome work as usual mate... nice work once again.
  10. Brentnauer
    Version: 2.0.1
    Syndol is an amazing addon author; excellent support and a cool guy to boot. This addon works amazing, does exactly what it says on the tin. Never disappointed with his work.