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Moving pages Edit

Is there an easy way to move pages from one wiki to another? I looked around, and I thought for sure it was possible, but that may be for other wikis only (not Wikia). Can anyone help? Geniusguy445 (talk)

Yes, you can use Special:Export and Special:Import.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  02:50,8/3/2011 

Merging articles Edit

Why can I not find anything on this site about merging articles? -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 10:58, February 21, 2012 (UTC)

Pages with the same name Edit

The preamble mentioned pages with the same name but the detailed procedure seems not to mention it. Does Special:Import alert you when a page is the same? If not, there should be a line in the detailed procedure about it.

When the Civilization Games Wiki absorbed two smaller wikis about individual games (in about August 2010, I think), there was some duplication. I forget how it was handled, but the documentation is probably still there.

-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 01:43, March 29, 2012 (UTC)

I've recently merged two wikis and Special:Import does not alert you to this problem. What I would do depends on whether you want the two pages to be just one page, or if you want them to stay separate.
  • If you want them to stay the same I would just do the import as normal - the pages history will be combined and then you can decide how to edit the page so as to include the new infomation
  • If you want two different pages then one of the pages is going to have be renamed before doing the export/import - you can't do it afterwards
In the case of Baker Street wiki we renamed some pages before exporting and importing. So a page for the BBC's Sherlock character was renamed to Sherlock Holmes (Cumberbatch) before exporting it and so avoided importing the page into the page for the canon Sherlock Holmes character. I hope this helps someone! I found it quite confusing/complicated at first. bloob (talk) 15:44, March 26, 2013 (UTC)

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