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Community Central

The Special Pages page.

Special pages are 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:

  • Default color — 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

Oldest pages
Special:AncientPages — Lists the oldest pages on a wiki.
Broken redirects
Special:BrokenRedirects — List of pages whose target page 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)
Pages with the fewest revisions
Special:FewestRevisions — Pages with the least amount of edits.
Long pages
Special:LongPages — Pages that contain the most characters in descending order.
Orphaned pages
Special:LonelyPages — Pages not linked to or from any other page on the wiki.
Non-portable infoboxes
Special:NonportableInfoboxes — Templates are not portables for infoboxes. (Help:Infoboxes)
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.
Uncategorized categories
Special:UncategorizedCategories — Categories without category tags. (Help:Category)
Uncategorized files
Special:UncategorizedFiles — Images without category tags. (Help:Category)
Uncategorized pages
Special:UncategorizedPages — Pages without category tags. (Help:Category)
Uncategorized templates
Special:UncategorizedTemplates — Templates without category tags. (Help:Category)
Unorganized templates
Unused categories
Special:UnusedCategories — Displays categories that have not been used.
Unused files
Special:UnusedFiles — Images that do not appear on any page. (Help:Adding images)
Unused templates
Special:UnusedTemplates — Templates that are not included in any page. (Help:Templates)
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 files
Special:WantedFiles — Most internally linked-to files (not just images) that do not yet exist.
Wanted pages
Special:WantedPages — Most internally linked-to articles that do not yet exist.
Wanted templates
Special:WantedTemplates — Most internally linked-to templates that do not yet exist.
Pages without language links
Special:WithoutInterwiki — Pages that do not link to any alternate language counterparts. (Help:Interlanguage link)

Lists 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.
Special:Categories — List of categories. (Help:Category)
Category tree
Special:CategoryTree — Use a category name to see its contents as a tree structure. (Help:Category)
Disambiguation pages
Special:DisambiguationPages — List pages marked as disambiguations. (Help:Glossary#D)
List of redirects
Special:ListRedirects — List of redirects on a wiki. (Help:Redirect)
Pages linking to disambiguation pages
Special:DisambiguationPageLinks — List of pages that are linking to the disambiguation page by __DISAMBIG__ magic word. (Help:Glossary#D)
Pages with a page property
Special:PagesWithProp — Pages that are using properties.
Tracking categories
Special:TrackingCategories — Lists to the maintenance categories.

Users and rights

Special:AutoblockList — Lists the autoblocked users. (Help:Blocking)
Block user
Special:Block — Block a user or IP address. (Help:Blocking)
Blocked users
Special:BlockList — Blocked IPs and usernames. (Help:Blocking)
Bot passwords
Special:BotPasswords — Registers user's bot account. (Help:Bots)
Change credentials
Special:ChangeCredentials — Changes user's credentials.
User contributions
Special:Contributions — List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users. (Help:User contributions)
Deleted user contributions
Special:DeletedContributions — View a user's or IP address's edits that have been deleted. (Help:Delete)
Edit count
Special:EditCount — Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally. (Help:Edit count)
Change email address
Special:ChangeEmail — Change the email address associated with your account. (Also within Special:Preferences)
Special:ListGrants — Lists the grants.
User group rights
Special:ListGroupRights — List of rights associated with each user group. (Help:User rights)
User 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 to "Users". 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.
Special:Notifications — Lists Gamepedia notifications. (Help:Notifications)
Password policies
Special:PasswordPolicies — Lists the password policies.
Special:Preferences — Change your user preferences. (Help:Preferences)
Reset tokens
Special:ResetTokens — Resets the tokens from watchlist. (Help:Watchlist)
Unblock user
Special:UnblockUnblock a user or IP address.
User rights
Special:UserRights — Use to manage user rights of users. (Help:User rights)

Recent changes and logs

Abuse log
Special:AbuseLog — Logs of abuse filters by AbuseFilter.
Logs (extended list)
Special:Log — Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings.
Gallery of new files
Special:NewFiles — List of new images on a wiki. (Help:Adding images)
New pages
Special:NewPages — List of new pages on a wiki. (Help:New page)
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.
Special:Watchlist — A recent changes list of all edits to pages you're following.
Special:EditWatchlist — Edit your list of watched pages. (Help:Watchlist)

Media reports and uploads

File list
Special:ListFiles — List of files uploaded that can be sorted by size or date.
List of files with duplicates
Special:ListDuplicatedFiles — Lists the duplicated files.
MIME search
Special:MIMESearch — Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type.
Media statistics
Special:MediaStatistics — Lists the media statistics.
Orphaned TimedText pages
Special:OrphanedTimedText — Lists the orphaned timed text with TimedText: namespace.
Search for duplicate files
Special:FileDuplicateSearch — Locate duplicate files based on filename.
Special:TimedMediaHandler — Shows the stats about OGG files and the videos.
Upload file
Special:UploadUpload a file to the wiki.

Data and tools

System messages
Special:AllMessages — Displays all pages in the MediaWiki namespace (Help:System messages)
Abuse filter configuration
Special:AbuseFilter — Opens the main page of AbuseFilter.
API sandbox
Special:ApiSandbox — Opens the API sandbox for queries.
Book sources
Special:BookSources — Searches for book sources. Used when an ISBN is linked to on a page. See Manual:ISBN for more information and right syntax.
Expand templates
Special:ExpandTemplates — Expands the template. (Help:Templates)
Special:Gadgets — Lists the gadgets. (Help:Gadgets)
Gadget usage statistics
Special:GadgetUsage — Lists for usage of gadgets. (Help:Gadgets)
Special:Statistics — Total number of pages and users
Special:Version — The version of the software the site is currently running. Also displayed 'installed' extensions.

Redirecting special pages

Special:Diff — Shows for the difference ID. (Help:Page history)
External links search
Special:LinkSearch — Links on pages that take readers outside of the wiki. (Help:Searching)
Permanent link
Special:PermanentLink — Enters for the revision ID.
Random page in category
Special:RandomInCategory — Generates a random page limited to the named category.
Random page
Special:RandomPage — Redirects to a random page.
Random redirect
Special:RandomRedirect — Randomly taken to a redirecting page. (Help:Redirect)
Random root page
Special:RandomRootpage — Redirects to a root page.
Redirect by file, user, page, revision, or log ID
Special:Redirect — Opens the redirect for a page, file name, user ID, revision ID, or log ID.

High use pages

Pages with the most categories
Special:MostCategories — List of pages with the most categories in descending order.
Most linked-to files
Special:MostLinkedFiles — Files that have the most links to them in descending order.
Pages with the most interwikis
Special:MostInterwikis — Pages that have the most interlanguage links. (Help:Interlanguage links)
Most linked-to pages
Special:MostLinkedPages — Pages that have the most links to them in descending order.
Most linked-to categories
Special:MostLinkedCategories — Categories that have the most links to them in descending order.
Most transcluded pages
Special:MostTranscludedPages — Pages that have the most transcluded to them.
Pages with the most revisions
Special:MostRevisions — List of pages with the most number of edits in descending order.

Page tools

Example output of the Special:WhatLinksHere page.

Change content model of a page
Special:ChangeContentModel — Changes the content model.
Compare pages
Special:ComparePages — A tool to allow comparing revisions of two different pages.
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)
Import pages
Special:Import — Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file (Help:Exporting pages)
Merge page histories
Special:MergeHistory — Merges the histories.
View 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.


Map editor
Special:MapEditor ― An editor for maps. (Help:Maps Extension)

Other special pages

Achievements Leaderboard
Special:Leaderboard — A ranked list of users by achievement badges. (Help:Achievements)
Special:Announcements — Allows you to make an announcement. (Help:Announcements)
Change a user's name
Special:UserRenameTool — User Rename service. You can only rename your account once. (Help:Changing your username)
Close My Account
Special:CloseMyAccount — Allows you to close your account. Accounts will be closed automatically after 30 days. (Help:Closing an account)
Special:Community ― Partially editable by admins. (Community Page)
Confirm email address
Special:ConfirmEmail — Confirms user's email address.
Create a new page
Special:CreatePage — Guided process to creating new pages. (Help:New page)
Create blog listing
Special:CreateBlogListingPage — Create a new blog listing page to display blog posts from categories. (Help:Blogs)
Create New Community
Special:CreateNewWiki — Guided process to creating a new wiki. (Help:Start a new community)[1]
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. (Help:Database download)
Infobox Builder
Special:InfoboxBuilder―A graphical user interface for creating portable infoboxes.
JavaScript pages
Special:JSPages — Lists the current review status of MediaWiki namespace scripts. (Help:JavaScript review process)
List global users
Special:ListGlobalUsers — List of users with global user rights. Only Global Discussions Moderators, Vanguards, SOAP, Helpers, and Staff are returned by default.
Math status
Special:MathStatus — Shows the status about maths. (Help:Math)
New wikis
Special:NewWikis — Lists all recently-created wikis.[1]
Pages without images
Special:Withoutimages — List of pages without images on them.
Wiki Analytics Admin Dashboard
Special:Search — Search the wiki. (Help:Searching)
Find communities on FANDOM
Special:SearchCommunity — Finds any communities on Fandom.
Social Activity
Special:SocialActivity — Recent posts about comments, Message Wall, and Discussions. (Help:Social Activity Feed)
Tags report
Special:TagsReport — Tag reports about HTML tags. (Help:HTML)
Log in / create account
Special:UserLogin — Login to your Fandom account. (Help:Logging in)
Log out
Special:UserLogout — Logout to your Fandom account. (Help:Logging in)
Special:UserSignup — Sign up to your Fandom account. (Help:Create an account)
Wiki Analytics Admin Dashboard
Special:Analytics — Provides analytics information for the wiki. (Help:Analytics dashboard)

Unlisted special pages

These pages are not listed on Special:SpecialPages.

Blank page
Special:BlankPage ― A blank page. Can be used by JavaScript scripts to insert custom user interface.
Change password
Special:ChangePassword — Change the password associated with your user account.
Move page
Special:MovePageMove a page.
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 Special:ListFiles with your uploads.
Your user page
Special:Mypage — Redirects to your user page.
Special pages
Special:SpecialPages — Lists all the special pages.
Theme Designer
Special:ThemeDesigner ― Edit the wiki theme.


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

See also


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