Enhanced Account Switcher

Attach and switch user accounts.

What's new in version 2.0?

  • MyBB 1.6 isn't supported anymore.
  • All html code was moved into templates (over 50 new templates were added) - no more editing php files for design customizations.
  • The Accountswitcher has got an own template group - edited templates can be reverted.
  • Unauthorized switch attempts are documented in the moderator log.
  • Attached accounts can be displayed in memberlist.
  • All open account lists in memberlist and postbits can be closed at once by doubleclicking outside the lists.
  • Every Account Switcher setting in ACP has a preview image.
  • The Plugin's template edits are inserted automatically when a new theme is added/imported.
  • Attached accounts can be displayed in a toggle sidebar.
  • Option to send PM's and/or alerts to old and new post author after author moderation by team members.
  • Mark scarcely used accounts as secondary
  • Username styles for shared and secondary accounts without changing user group
  • Avatars displayed on account list page
  • Display a profile field on accountlist page
  • MyAlerts 2.0 (dev. version from GitHub) integration
  • Display overall post count of attached accounts in postbit
  • Hide account in account lists
  • Share account with buddy list only
  • Plugin debug information
  • (NEW in v2.1.0) Manage attached accounts in ACP -> Users & Groups > Enhanced Account Switcher


  • Based on the Plugin: Account Switcher 1.0 by Harest
  • Backward compatible with Account Switcher plugin (you can upgrade without uninstalling the old plugin and losing your attached accounts)
  • Several existing user accounts can be attached to one account
  • Switch between linked accounts without having to log out and in
  • Permissions depending on user groups (Usergroup settings in ACP)
  • Use of MyBB's cache system
  • Switch user links are displayed in header
  • Several further functions can be (de)activated in ACP:
    • Switch user box can additionally be displayed next to the Send Post Button
    • Post author can be altered afterwards (between attached accounts)
    • Display of attached users in profile
    • Header notice if an attached user got a new PM
    • Apply away status of the master account to all attached users
    • Page accountlist.php shows all master accounts and their attached users
    • Switch accounts from dropdown box without page reload
    • Show accounts in postbit
    • Share account with all users
    • Sort accounts by user id or alphabetically
    • Accounts in header can also be displayed as dropdown list. The setting can be found in ACP.
    • Option for "Change post author to any other user by team members" added (MyBB 1.8.* only)

First Release.



(for MyBB 1.8.*)

(for MyBB 1.6.*)


  1. Upload the plugin to your forum root (ensuring the folder structure is followed).
    (For additional languages you have to upload the language files too.)
  2. Go to your "AdminCP Configuration - Plugins" and click "Install & Activate" behind "Enhanced Account Switcher"
  3. In Admin CP - Users & Groups - Groups" you first have to give permission for selected groups: "Edit Group - Miscellaneous", select "Can use Account Switcher?".
  4. In Admin CP - Configuration - Settings - Enhanced Account Switcher" you can activate/deactivate additional functions.
  5. All done.


  1. Upload the plugin to your forum root (ensuring the folder structure is followed) and overwrite the existing plugin files. For additional languages you have to upload new language files too.
  2. Go to your "AdminCP - Plugins", click "Deactivate" behind "Enhanced Account Switcher" and click "Activate" afterwards.
  3. In Admin CP - Configuration - Settings - Enhanced Account Switcher" activate/deactivate additional functions.
  4. All done



Enhanced Account Switcher plugin for MyBB
Copyright (C) Harest, 2011
Copyright (C) doylecc, 2012-
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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