Help:Admin Dashboard

The Admin Dashboard is the central location for the tools used to maintain a wiki. Important special pages are listed here for easy access, and a selection of tasks are provided to help grow new communities. Wikis can also enable or disable Wiki Features through the Admin Dashboard.

Only Administrators, Discussions Moderators, and certain global user groups can access a wiki's Admin Dashboard.

Accessing the dashboard

The header shortcut that takes users with access to the Admin Dashboard.

There are three ways to access the Admin Dashboard:

  • Clicking on the "Admin" link in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen
  • Hoovering over the three dots in the top-right corner of the wiki and select "Admin dashboard" from the dropdown
  • Visiting the Special:AdminDashboard page manually

List of tools


An admin dashboard

The General tab provides quick links to the tools used most often. This tab is further split into three sections:



The Advanced tab lists most of the special pages that aren't listed on the General tab. These special pages, along with the special pages linked on the General tab, can also be found at Special:SpecialPages.

This tab is split into eleven sections:

  • Maintenance reports — special pages useful for regular wiki cleanup and fixes
  • Lists of pages — special pages that allow finding and viewing various lists of pages at the wiki
  • Users and rights — special pages used for managing blocks, user right groups and such
  • Recent changes and logs — special pages linking to logs of new content, the watchlist and an explanation of tags in recent changes
  • Media reports and uploads — special pages useful for regular maintenance of files at the wiki
  • Data and tools — special pages that contain statistical information about the wiki and advanced tools
  • Redirecting special pages — special pages used for searching for external links, comparing differences in page edits or displaying random pages
  • High use pages — special pages useful for finding pages that are among the most used at the wiki
  • Page tools — tools for mass managing pages, finding links between pages and such
  • Maps — contains Special:MapEditor only
  • Other special pages — other special pages that don't fit the above sections

See also

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