User Mentions Improvements by Xon

User Mentions Improvements by Xon 2.6.6

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
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php 5.6+
MIT Licence
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Improvements to XenForo's user mentions system. This addon was a private addon 2 weeks before public release.

This addon is not designed to deal with large group memberships. This feature may be added in the future.

  • Mentionalable user groups.
    • Customizable icon per group (small + large).
    • Membership can be viewed on the front-end.
    • User group may be private, at which point only members can tag or view that group.
    • Permission to tag taggable groups.
    • Admin privilege to view all taggable groups.
  • User group mentions supports the following:
    • User profile posts/comments.
    • Posts/Threads.
    • Reports
  • Opt-in, send an email to the user who is mentioned/quoted:
    • global option to enable/disable.
    • permission to receive mentioned emails.
    • configurable default for users on account creation.
  • Editor integration. Copying & pasting a user group tag link is transformed into @usergroup
  • User mentions can be disabled per forum per user group
See my add-on Username Restrictions to prevent users signing up using a usergroup name.

New Permissions
  • Enable User Mentions
  • Receive Mention Alert Emails
  • Receive Quoted Alert Emails
  • Mention User Group
  • View Private Groups



Group Icons licensed under CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivate 4.0

Contributing features or bug fixes
Please create a Github Pull request via the "More Information" link.


If you appreciate this addon, please consider a contribution via PayPal. Details will be provide via private conversation.

Please contact me if you wish for different licencing arrangements.
Related resources
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 2 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. 2.6.6 - Bugfix update

    Fix typo blocking user mention emailing
  2. 2.6.5 - Bugfix update

    Ensure duplication mention emails for reports are not sent (requires Report Mention Improvements...
  3. 2.6.4 - Bugfix update

    Fix "Call to a member function isValidRelation() on null"

Latest reviews

Great addon for anyone running a website with staff that you need to mention in important threads. It took me a little bit to figure out that I needed to click on "is mentionable" in the usergroup - but that was about all the difficulties I had setting it up.
Most useful addon for our forum. When we upgraded to XF2 I didn't realise how much our staff relied on this addon. It's seamless and the developer Xon is VERY helpful. I made the payment to get this addon ported and Xon worked closely with any issues I had and fixed them all nearly instantly. Very great to work with, also very much appreciate his work! Thanks a billion Xon. You Rock!