Community messages is a feature that allows admins to highlight things that are important for the local community to know about. For example, this space can be used to organize a project, show off new pages, or highlight an ongoing discussion.

Please note that the Announcements tool can reach more users than Community messages, and may be a better way to notify your community about something.

Step by step

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An example of a community message


A Community Messages notification

  1. The community message is located on the Wiki Activity page
  2. If you are an admin, you can change it by clicking on edit message. This will bring you to MediaWiki:Community-corner—the page you need to edit. After publishing the edit, your changes will appear immediately.
  3. Users who are active on the community in the hours after Community Corner is changed will receive a notification about the change, similar to the notification for talk page messages. These will disappear after 24 hours if not dismissed by the user.
  4. Edits to community messages that are flagged as "minor" will not trigger notifications.
  5. If you would like to change the notification message itself you should edit MediaWiki:Communitymessages-notice-msg before publishing the related edit to Community Corner. This allows you to tailor your wiki's notification message to your community's topic.
  6. Don't go crazy. Simpler messages are often easier to understand.

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