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Special Pages

The Special Pages page.

Special pages are useful tools and reports that come with the MediaWiki software and help with wiki management. Special pages always begin with the prefix "Special:".

How to find special pages

  • You can see a list of special pages available by visiting Special:SpecialPages on your wiki.
  • If you're an admin on the wiki, you can find this in the Admin Dashboard under the "Advanced" Tab.
  • If you want to create a shortcut to this list, you can add it to your toolbar by clicking "Customize" and adding "Special pages" to your list.

List of special pages

Below is a list of options in Special:SpecialPages, color coded by access levels:

  • Black—Available to anyone
  • Green—Available to logged in users
  • Red—Available to admins

If a special page isn't available to a user, it will generally not display on their view of Special:SpecialPages.

Maintenance reports

Broken redirects
Special:BrokenRedirects—List of pages whose target article has been deleted or doesn't exist. (Help:Redirect)
Dead-end pages
Special:DeadendPages—Pages without any outgoing links.
Double redirects
Special:DoubleRedirects—List of pages that redirect to another redirect page. (Help:Redirect)
Long pages
Special:LongPages—Pages that contain the most characters in descending order.
Oldest pages
Special:AncientPages—Lists the oldest pages on a wiki.
Orphaned pages
Special:LonelyPages—Articles not linked to or from any other page on the wiki.
Pages with the fewest revisions
Special:FewestRevisions—Pages with the least amount of edits.
Pages without images
Special:Withoutimages—List of pages without images on them.
Pages without language links
Special:WithoutInterwiki—Pages that do not link to any alternate language counterparts. (Help:Interlanguage links)
Protected pages
Special:ProtectedPages—List pages that cannot be edited by non-admins or non-autoconfirmed users. (Help:Page protection)
Protected titles
Special:ProtectedTitles—Pages that have been protected from creation from non-admins. (Help:Page protection)
Short pages
Special:ShortPages—Pages that contain the fewest characters in ascending order.
Tags Report
Special:TagsReport—Lists all of the specific tags in alphabetical order along with how many pages for each tag
Uncategorized categories.
Special:UncategorizedCategories—Categories without category tags. (Help:Category)
Uncategorized pages
Special:UncategorizedPages—Pages without category tags. (Help:Category)
Uncategorized photos
Special:UncategorizedFiles—Images without category tags. (Help:Category)
Uncategorized templates
Special:UncategorizedTemplates—Templates without category tags. (Help:Category)
Unused categories
Special:UnusedCategories displays categories that have not been used.
Unused photos
Special:UnusedFiles—Images that do not appear on any page. (Help:Photos)
Unused templates
Special:UnusedTemplates—Templates that are not included in any page. (Help:Templates)
Unused videos
Special:UnusedVideos—Videos that do not appear on any page. (Help:Videos)
Unwatched pages
Special:UnwatchedPages—Pages that are not on any user's watchlist.
Wanted categories
Special:WantedCategories—Pages that use a category that has not been created yet. (Help:Category)
Wanted pages
Special:WantedPages—Most internally linked-to articles that do not yet exist.
Wanted photos
Special:WantedFiles—Most internally linked-to files (not just images) that do not yet exist.
Wanted templates
Special:WantedTemplates—Most internally linked-to templates that do not yet exist.

List of pages

All pages
Special:AllPages—A list of every page on the wiki.
All pages with prefix
Special:PrefixIndex Displays all namespaces within the wiki, along with a search box.
Categories list
Special:Categories—List of categories.
Category tree
Special:CategoryTree—Use a category name to see its contents as a tree structure. (Help:Category)
Pages linking to disambiguation pages
Special:Disambiguations—List pages marked as disambiguations. (Help:Glossary#D)
Redirects list
Special:ListRedirects—List of redirects on a wiki. (Help:Redirect)

Users and rights

Block user
Special:BlockBlock a user or IP address.
Blocked users
Special:BlockList—Blocked IPs and usernames. (Help:Blocking)
Change a user's name
Special:UserRenameTool—User Rename service. You can only rename your account once.
Change e-mail address
Special:ChangeEmail—Change the email address associated with your account. (Also within Special:Preferences)
Contributions
Special:Contributions—List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users. (Help:User contributions)
Deleted contributions
Special:DeletedContributions—View a user's or IP address's edits that have been deleted. (Help:Deletion)
Edit count
Special:EditCount—Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally. (Help:Edit count)
List global users
Special:ListGlobalUsers—List of users with global user-rights. Only Global Discussions Moderators, Vanguards, VSTF, Helpers, and Staff are returned by default.
Special:ListStaff—Only staff members are returned by default.
Special:ListVSTF—Only VSTF members are returned by default.
Special:ListHelpers—Only helpers members are returned by default.
Preferences
Special:Preferences—Change your user preferences.
Unblock user
Special:UnblockUnblock a user or IP address.
User group rights
Special:ListGroupRights—List of rights associated with each user group.
User rights management
Special:UserRights—Use to manage user rights of users.
Users list
Special:ListUsers—List of people who have edited this wiki. You can also narrow it down to view specific user groups with a specific edit. threshold. This tool also has some aliases that will immediately narrow down the scope of the page. (Help:ListUsers)
Special:ListAdmins—Only sysops are returned by default.
Special:ListBots—Only bots are returned by default.

Recent changes and logs

Followed pages
Special:Following-A list of all pages you are following/watching on a wiki.
Logs (extended list)
Special:Log—Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings.
New pages
Special:NewPages—List of new pages on a wiki.
Recent changes
Special:RecentChanges—The latest edits on a wiki. (Help:Recent changes)
Related changes
Special:RecentChangesLinked—Changes made recently to pages linked from a specified page or to members of a specified category.
Valid change tags
Special:Tags—A list of the tags that MediaWiki may mark an edit with, and their meaning.
Watchlist
Special:Watchlist—A RecentChanges list of all edits to pages you're following.
Special:EditWatchlist—Edit your list of watched pages.

Media reports and uploads

Duplicate photos search
Special:FileDuplicateSearch—Locate duplicate files based on filename.
File list
Special:ListFiles—List of files uploaded that can be sorted by size or date.
File path
Special:FilePath—Returns the complete path for a file.
MIME search
Special:MIMESearch—Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type.
Upload multiple photos
Special:MultipleUpload—Upload up to 10 files to the wiki. (Help:Multiple uploads)
Upload photo
Special:UploadUpload a file to the wiki

Wiki data and tools

Statistics
Special:Statistics—Total number of pages and users
System messages
Special:AllMessages—Displays all pages in the MediaWiki namespace (Help:System messages)
Version
Special:Version—The version of the software the site is currently running. Also displayed 'installed' extensions

Redirecting special pages

External links search
Special:LinkSearch—Links on pages that take readers outside of the wiki
Random page
Special:RandomPage—Redirects to a random page
Random redirect
Special:RandomRedirect—Randomly taken to a redirecting page (Help:Redirect)

High use pages

Most linked-to categories
Special:MostLinkedCategories—Categories that have the most links to them in descending order
Most linked-to pages
Special:MostLinked—Pages that have the most links to them in descending order
Most linked-to photos
Special:MostImages—Images that have the most links to them in descending order
Most linked-to templates
Special:MostLinkedTemplates—Templates that have the most links to them in descending order
Most popular categories
Special:Mostpopularcategories—List of the most popular categories
Pages with the most categories
Special:MostCategories—List of pages with the most categories in descending order
Pages with the most revisions
Special:MostRevisions—List of pages with the most number of edits in descending order

Page tools

Whatlinkshere

Example output of the Special:WhatLinksHere page.

Compare pages
Special:ComparePages—A tool to allow comparing revisions of two different pages.
Create a new page
Special:CreatePage—Guided process to creating new pages (Help:New page)
Export pages
Special:Export—Exports the source of individual wiki pages, optionally with their histories, in a thin XML wrapper which includes metadata like time, etc (Help:Exporting pages)
Restore deleted pages
Special:Undelete—One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
What links here
Special:WhatLinksHere—Finds all pages that link to an article. Three filters are available to except links, redirects or transclusions from the results. It is not yet possible to except transcluded links.

FANDOM pages

Close My Account
Special:CloseMyAccount—Allows you to close your account. Accounts will be closed automatically after 30 days.
Contact FANDOM
Special:Contact—Send a message or inquiry to the Community Team. (Help:Contacting FANDOM)
Create blog
Special:CreateBlogPage—Create a new blog post.
Create blog listing
Special:CreateBlogListingPage—Create a new blog listing page to display blog posts from categories.
Download Your Data
Special:DownloadYourData—Download the data we provide: username, user ID, real name (if provided), email address, account creation date and a link to a list of your contributions.
Infobox Builder
Special:InfoboxBuilder―A graphical user interface for creating portable infoboxes.
Insights
Special:Insights—Displays monthly statistics of active users, edits, uploads, and other useful data.
Partner feed
Special:PartnerFeed—RSS feed for types of wiki actions and content.

Maps

Map Editor
Special:MapEditor―An editor for Maps.

Other special pages

Sign Up
Special:UserSignup―Redirects to the page for signing up to FANDOM.
Confirm email
Special:WikiaConfirmEmail―Confirm your email address. Will redirect to main page if your address is already confirmed or the confirmation link expired.
Achievements Leaderboard
Special:Leaderboard—A ranked list of users by achievement badges.
Book sources
Special:BookSources—Used when an ISBN is linked to on a page. See Manual:ISBN for more information and right syntax.
Community
Special:CommunityCommunity Page (enabled by request; not enabled by default on all wikis). Partially editable by admins.
Log in / create account
Special:UserLogin—Sign in to your FANDOM account.
If user is signed in, it redirects to the main page of the wiki.
Most linked-to files in content namespaces
Special:MostLinkedFilesInContent—List of images linked in content namespaces.
Random page in category
Special:RandomInCategory—Generates a random page limited to the named category
Templates on FANDOM
Special:Templates—List of templates.
Wiki Features
Special:WikiFeatures to view, some special pages are only available if the corresponding feature is enabled on the wiki.

More special pages

These pages are not listed on Special:SpecialPages.

Activity feed
Special:WikiActivity—A visual feed of edits and communication on the wiki
Add videos
Special:WikiaVideoAddEmbed an external video on the wiki
Change password
Special:ChangePassword—Change the password associated with your user account
Diff view
Special:Diff—Links to a specific diff on the wiki. Must be used with supplied diff ID as a subpage
Example: Special:Diff/1 or Special:Diff/1/2
File path
Special:FilePath—Returns the complete path for a file
Link search
Special:LinkSearch—Searches through all external links on the wiki
Move page
Special:MovePageMove a page
Permanent link
Special:PermanentLink—Links to an old revision of a page. Must be used with supplied old revision ID as a subpage
Example: Special:PermanentLink/1
Search
Special:Search—Search the wiki (Help:Searching)
Your contributions
Special:Mycontributions—Redirects to your contributions page
Your talk page
Special:Mytalk—Redirects to your talk page or message wall
Your uploads
Special:Myuploads—Redirects to the page with your uploads
Your user page
Special:Mypage—Redirects to your user page

Logs

Some extensions also add new log types to the wiki (these will only exist if they are enabled at your wiki). Examples:

See also

Further help and feedback