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'''Special pages''' are useful tools and reports that come with the [[wikipedia:MediaWiki|MediaWiki software]] and help with wiki management. Special pages always begin with the prefix "Special:".
 
'''Special pages''' are useful tools and reports that come with the [[wikipedia:MediaWiki|MediaWiki software]] and help with wiki management. Special pages always begin with the prefix "Special:".
   
==How to Find Special Pages==
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== How to Find Special Pages ==
 
*You can see a list of special pages available by visiting [[Special:SpecialPages]] on your wiki.
 
*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 [[Help:Admin Dashboard|Admin Dashboard]] under the "Advanced" Tab.
 
*If you're an admin on the wiki, you can find this in the [[Help:Admin Dashboard|Admin Dashboard]] under the "Advanced" Tab.
 
*If you want to create a shortcut to this list, you can add it to your [[Help:Toolbar|toolbar]] by clicking "Customize" and adding "Special pages" to your list.
 
*If you want to create a shortcut to this list, you can add it to your [[Help:Toolbar|toolbar]] by clicking "Customize" and adding "Special pages" to your list.
   
==A List of Special Pages==
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== A List of Special Pages ==
 
Below is a list of options in Special:SpecialPages, color coded by access levels:
 
Below is a list of options in Special:SpecialPages, color coded by access levels:
 
*'''Black'''—Available to anyone
 
*'''Black'''—Available to anyone
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If a Special Page isn't available to a user, it will generally not display on their view of Special:SpecialPages.
 
If a Special Page isn't available to a user, it will generally not display on their view of Special:SpecialPages.
   
===Maintenance reports===
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=== Maintenance reports ===
;Broken redirects
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; Broken redirects
:[[Special:BrokenRedirects]]—List of pages whose target article has been deleted ([[Help:Redirect]])
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: [[Special:BrokenRedirects]]—List of pages whose target article has been deleted ([[Help:Redirect]])
;Dead-end pages
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; Dead-end pages
:[[Special:DeadendPages]]—Pages without any outgoing links.
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: [[Special:DeadendPages]]—Pages without any outgoing links.
;Double redirects
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; Double redirects
:[[Special:DoubleRedirects]]—List of pages that redirect to another redirect page ([[Help:Redirect]])
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: [[Special:DoubleRedirects]]—List of pages that redirect to another redirect page ([[Help:Redirect]])
;Long pages
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; Long pages
:[[Special:LongPages]]—Pages that contain the most characters in descending order
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: [[Special:LongPages]]—Pages that contain the most characters in descending order
;Oldest pages
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; Oldest pages
:[[Special:AncientPages]]—Lists the oldest pages on a wiki
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: [[Special:AncientPages]]—Lists the oldest pages on a wiki
;Orphaned pages
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; Orphaned pages
:[[Special:LonelyPages]]—Articles not linked to or from any other page on the wiki
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: [[Special:LonelyPages]]—Articles not linked to or from any other page on the wiki
;Pages with the fewest revisions
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; Pages with the fewest revisions
:[[Special:FewestRevisions]]—Pages with the least amount of edits
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: [[Special:FewestRevisions]]—Pages with the least amount of edits
;Pages without language links
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; Pages without language links
:[[Special:WithoutInterwiki]]—Pages that do not link to any alternate language counterparts ([[Help:Interlanguage links]])
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: [[Special:WithoutInterwiki]]—Pages that do not link to any alternate language counterparts ([[Help:Interlanguage links]])
;Protected pages
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; Protected pages
:[[Special:ProtectedPages]]—List pages that cannot be edited by non-admins or non-autoconfirmed users ([[Help:Page protection]])
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: [[Special:ProtectedPages]]—List pages that cannot be edited by non-admins or non-autoconfirmed users ([[Help:Page protection]])
;Protected titles
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; Protected titles
:[[Special:ProtectedTitles]]—Pages that have been protected from creation from non-admins ([[Help:Page protection]])
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: [[Special:ProtectedTitles]]—Pages that have been protected from creation from non-admins ([[Help:Page protection]])
;Short pages
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; Short pages
:[[Special:ShortPages]]—Pages that contain the fewest characters in ascending order
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: [[Special:ShortPages]]—Pages that contain the fewest characters in ascending order
;Tags Report
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; Tags Report
:[[Special:TagsReport]]—Lists all of the specific tags in alphabetical order along with how many pages for each tag
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: [[Special:TagsReport]]—Lists all of the specific tags in alphabetical order along with how many pages for each tag
;Uncategorized categories
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; Uncategorized categories
:[[Special:UncategorizedCategories]]—Categories without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:UncategorizedCategories]]—Categories without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
;Uncategorized pages
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; Uncategorized pages
:[[Special:UncategorizedPages]]—Pages without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:UncategorizedPages]]—Pages without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
;Uncategorized photos
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; Uncategorized photos
:[[Special:UncategorizedImages]]—Images without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:UncategorizedImages]]—Images without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
;Uncategorized templates
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; Uncategorized templates
:[[Special:UncategorizedTemplates]]—Templates without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:UncategorizedTemplates]]—Templates without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
;Unused categories
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; Unused categories
 
: [[Special:UnusedCategories]] displays categories that have not been used
 
: [[Special:UnusedCategories]] displays categories that have not been used
;Unused photos
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; Unused photos
:[[Special:UnusedImages]]—Images that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Photos]])
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: [[Special:UnusedImages]]—Images that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Photos]])
;Unused templates
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; Unused templates
:[[Special:UnusedTemplates]]—Templates that are not included in any page ([[Help:Templates]])
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: [[Special:UnusedTemplates]]—Templates that are not included in any page ([[Help:Templates]])
;Unused videos
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; Unused videos
:[[Special:UnusedVideos]]—Videos that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Videos#Special_Unused_Videos_page|Help:Videos]])
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: [[Special:UnusedVideos]]—Videos that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Videos#Special_Unused_Videos_page|Help:Videos]])
;<span style="color:red;">Unwatched pages</span>
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; <span style="color:red;">Unwatched pages</span>
:[[Special:UnwatchedPages]]—Pages that are not on any user's watchlist
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: [[Special:UnwatchedPages]]—Pages that are not on any user's watchlist
;Wanted categories
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; Wanted categories
:[[Special:WantedCategories]]—Pages that use a category that has not been created yet ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:WantedCategories]]—Pages that use a category that has not been created yet ([[Help:Category]])
;Wanted pages
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; Wanted pages
:[[Special:WantedPages]]—Most internally linked-to articles that do not yet exist
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: [[Special:WantedPages]]—Most internally linked-to articles that do not yet exist
;Wanted photos
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; Wanted photos
:[[Special:WantedFiles]]—Most internally linked-to files (not just images) that do not yet exist
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: [[Special:WantedFiles]]—Most internally linked-to files (not just images) that do not yet exist
   
===List of pages===
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=== List of pages ===
;All pages
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; All pages
:[[Special:AllPages]]—A list of every page on the wiki
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: [[Special:AllPages]]—A list of every page on the wiki
;All pages with prefix
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; All pages with prefix
 
: [[Special:PrefixIndex]] Displays all prefixes within the wiki, along with a search box
 
: [[Special:PrefixIndex]] Displays all prefixes within the wiki, along with a search box
;Categories list
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; Categories list
:[[Special:Categories]]—List of categories ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:Categories]]—List of categories ([[Help:Category]])
;Category tree
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; Category tree
:[[Special:CategoryTree]]—Use a category name to see its contents as a tree structure ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:CategoryTree]]—Use a category name to see its contents as a tree structure ([[Help:Category]])
;Disambiguation pages.
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; Disambiguation pages.
:[[Special:Disambiguations]]—List pages marked as disambiguations ([[Help:Glossary#D]])
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: [[Special:Disambiguations]]—List pages marked as disambiguations ([[Help:Glossary#D]])
;Redirects list
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; Redirects list
:[[Special:ListRedirects]]—List of redirects on a wiki ([[Help:Redirect]])
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: [[Special:ListRedirects]]—List of redirects on a wiki ([[Help:Redirect]])
   
===Users and rights===
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=== Users and rights ===
;<span style="color:red;">Block user</span>
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; <span style="color:red;">Block user</span>
:[[Special:Block]]—Block a user or IP address. ([[Help:Blocking]])
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: [[Special:Block]]—Block a user or IP address. ([[Help:Blocking]])
;Blocked IP addresses and usernames
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; Blocked IP addresses and usernames
:[[Special:IPBlockList]]—Blocked IPs and usernames ([[Help:Blocking]])
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: [[Special:IPBlockList]]—Blocked IPs and usernames ([[Help:Blocking]])
;Change password
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; Change password
:[[Special:ChangePassword]]—Change the password associated with your user account
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: [[Special:ChangePassword]]—Change the password associated with your user account
;Contributions
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; Contributions
:[[Special:Contributions]]—List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users ([[Help:User contributions]])
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: [[Special:Contributions]]—List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users ([[Help:User contributions]])
;<span style="color:red;">Deleted contributions</span>
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; <span style="color:red;">Deleted contributions</span>
:[[Special:DeletedContributions]]—View a user's or IP address's edits that have been deleted ([[Help:Deletion]])
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: [[Special:DeletedContributions]]—View a user's or IP address's edits that have been deleted ([[Help:Deletion]])
;Edit count
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; Edit count
:[[Special:EditCount]]—Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally ([[Help:Edit count]])
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: [[Special:EditCount]]—Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally ([[Help:Edit count]])
;Preferences
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; Preferences
:[[Special:Preferences]]—Set your user preferences ([[Help:Preferences]])
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: [[Special:Preferences]]—Set your user preferences ([[Help:Preferences]])
;User group rights
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; User group rights
:[[Special:ListGroupRights]]—List of rights associated with each user group ([[Help:User rights]])
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: [[Special:ListGroupRights]]—List of rights associated with each user group ([[Help:User rights]])
;<span style="color:red;">User rights management</span>
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; <span style="color:red;">User rights management</span>
:[[Special:UserRights]]—Use to appoint new admins/bureaucrats or to add/remove rollback users. ([[Help:User rights]])
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: [[Special:UserRights]]—Use to appoint new admins/bureaucrats or to add/remove rollback users. ([[Help:User rights]])
;Users list
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; Users list
:[[Special:ListUsers]]—List of people who have edited this wiki ([[Help:Active users]]). 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.
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: [[Special:ListUsers]]—List of people who have edited this wiki ([[Help:Active users]]). 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.
::[[Special:ListAdmins]]—Only sysops are returned by default.
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:: [[Special:ListAdmins]]—Only sysops are returned by default.
::[[Special:ListStaff]]—Only [[staff]] members are returned by default.
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:: [[Special:ListStaff]]—Only [[staff]] members are returned by default.
::[[Special:ListVSTF]]—Only [[Help:VSTF|VSTF]] members are returned by default.
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:: [[Special:ListVSTF]]—Only [[Help:VSTF|VSTF]] members are returned by default.
::[[Special:ListBots]]—Only [[Help:Bots|bots]] are returned by default.
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:: [[Special:ListBots]]—Only [[Help:Bots|bots]] are returned by default.
::[[Special:ListHelpers]]—Only [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers#Helpers|helpers]] members are returned by default.
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:: [[Special:ListHelpers]]—Only [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers#Helpers|helpers]] members are returned by default.
   
===Recent changes and logs===
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=== Recent changes and logs ===
;Followed Pages
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; Followed Pages
:[[Special:Following]]—A list of pages you are following on that wiki
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: [[Special:Following]]—A list of pages you are following on that wiki
;Logs ([[#Logs|extended list]])
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; Logs ([[#Logs|extended list]])
:[[Special:Log]]—Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings
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: [[Special:Log]]—Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings
;New pages
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; New pages
:[[Special:NewPages]]—List of new pages on a wiki ([[Help:Newest Pages]])
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: [[Special:NewPages]]—List of new pages on a wiki ([[Help:Newest Pages]])
;New photos on this wiki
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; New photos on this wiki
:[[Special:NewFiles]]—List of photos on a wiki sorted by newest to oldest
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: [[Special:NewFiles]]—List of photos on a wiki sorted by newest to oldest
;Recent changes
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; Recent changes
:[[Special:RecentChanges]]—The latest edits on a wiki ([[Help:Recent changes]])
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: [[Special:RecentChanges]]—The latest edits on a wiki ([[Help:Recent changes]])
;Related changes
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; Related changes
:[[Special:RelatedChanges]]—Changes made recently to pages linked from a specified page<br />or to members of a specified category ([[Help:Related changes]])
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: [[Special:RelatedChanges]]—Changes made recently to pages linked from a specified page<br />or to members of a specified category ([[Help:Related changes]])
;Valid change tags
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; Valid change tags
:[[Special:Tags]]—A list of the tags that MediaWiki may mark an edit with, and their meaning
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: [[Special:Tags]]—A list of the tags that MediaWiki may mark an edit with, and their meaning
;Watchlist
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; Watchlist
:[[Special:Watchlist]]—Show the pages you are watching ([[Help:Watchlist]])
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: [[Special:Watchlist]]—Show the pages you are watching ([[Help:Watchlist]])
   
===Media reports and uploads===
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=== Media reports and uploads ===
;Duplicate photos search
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; Duplicate photos search
:[[Special:FileDuplicateSearch]]—Locate duplicate files based on filename
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: [[Special:FileDuplicateSearch]]—Locate duplicate files based on filename
;File list
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; File list
:[[Special:ImageList]]—List of images uploaded that can be sorted by size or date ([[Help:Images]])
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: [[Special:ImageList]]—List of images uploaded that can be sorted by size or date ([[Help:Images]])
;File path
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; File path
:[[Special:FilePath]]—Returns the complete path for a file ([[Help:Images]])
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: [[Special:FilePath]]—Returns the complete path for a file ([[Help:Images]])
;MIME search
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; MIME search
:[[Special:MIMESearch]]—Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type
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: [[Special:MIMESearch]]—Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type
;<span style="color:green;">Upload multiple photos</span>
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; <span style="color:green;">Upload multiple photos</span>
:[[Special:MultipleUpload]]—Upload up to 10 files to the wiki ([[Help:Multiple uploads]])
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: [[Special:MultipleUpload]]—Upload up to 10 files to the wiki ([[Help:Multiple uploads]])
;<span style="color:green;">Upload photo</span>
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; <span style="color:green;">Upload photo</span>
:[[Special:Upload]]—Upload a file to the wiki ([[Help:Uploading files]])
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: [[Special:Upload]]—Upload a file to the wiki ([[Help:Uploading files]])
   
===Wiki data and tools===
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=== Wiki data and tools ===
;Statistics
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; Statistics
:[[Special:Statistics]]—Total number of pages and users
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: [[Special:Statistics]]—Total number of pages and users
;System messages
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; System messages
:[[Special:Allmessages]]—Displays all pages in the MediaWiki namespace ([[Help:System Messages]])
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: [[Special:Allmessages]]—Displays all pages in the MediaWiki namespace ([[Help:System Messages]])
;Version
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; Version
:[[Special:Version]]—The version of the software the site is currently running. Also displayed 'installed' extensions
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: [[Special:Version]]—The version of the software the site is currently running. Also displayed 'installed' extensions
;Wiki Statistics
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; Wiki Statistics
:[[Special:WikiStats]]—Displays monthly statistics of active users, edits, uploads, and other useful data
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: [[Special:WikiStats]]—Displays monthly statistics of active users, edits, uploads, and other useful data
   
===Redirecting special pages===
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=== Redirecting special pages ===
;External links search
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; External links search
:[[Special:LinkSearch]]—Links on pages that take readers outside of the wiki
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: [[Special:LinkSearch]]—Links on pages that take readers outside of the wiki
;Random page
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; Random page
:[[Special:RandomPage]]—Redirects to a random page ([[Help:Redirect]])
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: [[Special:RandomPage]]—Redirects to a random page ([[Help:Redirect]])
;Random redirect
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; Random redirect
:[[Special:RandomRedirect]]—Randomly taken to a redirecting page ([[Help:Redirect]])
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: [[Special:RandomRedirect]]—Randomly taken to a redirecting page ([[Help:Redirect]])
;Search
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; Search
:[[Special:Search]]—Search the wiki ([[Help:Searching]])
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: [[Special:Search]]—Search the wiki ([[Help:Searching]])
   
===High use pages===
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=== High use pages ===
;Most linked-to categories
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; Most linked-to categories
:[[Special:MostLinkedCategories]]—Categories that have the most links to them in descending order
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: [[Special:MostLinkedCategories]]—Categories that have the most links to them in descending order
;Most linked-to pages
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; Most linked-to pages
:[[Special:MostLinked]]—Pages that have the most links to them in descending order
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: [[Special:MostLinked]]—Pages that have the most links to them in descending order
;Most linked-to photos
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; Most linked-to photos
:[[Special:MostImages]]—Images that have the most links to them in descending order
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: [[Special:MostImages]]—Images that have the most links to them in descending order
;Most linked-to templates
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; Most linked-to templates
:[[Special:MostLinkedTemplates]]—Templates that have the most links to them in descending order
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: [[Special:MostLinkedTemplates]]—Templates that have the most links to them in descending order
;Most popular categories
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; Most popular categories
:[[Special:Mostpopularcategories]]—List of the most popular categories
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: [[Special:Mostpopularcategories]]—List of the most popular categories
;Pages with the most categories
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; Pages with the most categories
:[[Special:MostCategories]]—List of pages with the most categories in descending order
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: [[Special:MostCategories]]—List of pages with the most categories in descending order
;Pages with the most revisions
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; Pages with the most revisions
:[[Special:MostRevisions]]—List of pages with the large number of edits in descending order
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: [[Special:MostRevisions]]—List of pages with the large number of edits in descending order
   
===Page tools===
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=== Page tools ===
 
[[File:Whatlinkshere.png|right|300px|thumb|Example output of the Special:WhatLinksHere page.]]
 
[[File:Whatlinkshere.png|right|300px|thumb|Example output of the Special:WhatLinksHere page.]]
;Create a new page
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; Create a new page
:[[Special:Createpage]]—Guided process to creating new pages ([[Help:New page]])
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: [[Special:Createpage]]—Guided process to creating new pages ([[Help:New page]])
;Export pages
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; 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]])
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: [[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]])
;<span style="color:red;">Import pages</span>
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; <span style="color:red;">Import pages</span>
:[[Special:Import]]—Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file
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: [[Special:Import]]—Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file
;<span style="color:red;">Restore deleted pages</span>
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; <span style="color:red;">Restore deleted pages</span>
:[[Special:Undelete]]—One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
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: [[Special:Undelete]]—One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
;What links here
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; 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.
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: [[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===
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=== Fandom pages ===
;Contact Fandom
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; Contact Fandom
:[[Special:Contact]]—Send a message or inquiry to the [[Help:Community Team|Community Team]] ([[Help:Contacting Fandom]])
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: [[Special:Contact]]—Send a message or inquiry to the [[Help:Community Team|Community Team]] ([[Help:Contacting Fandom]])
;Create blog
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; Create blog
:[[Special:CreateBlogPage]]—Create a new blog post
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: [[Special:CreateBlogPage]]—Create a new blog post
;Create blog listing
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; Create blog listing
:[[Special:CreateBlogListingPage]]—Create a new blog listing page to display blog posts from categories
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: [[Special:CreateBlogListingPage]]—Create a new blog listing page to display blog posts from categories
;Partner feed
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; Partner feed
:[[Special:PartnerFeed]]—RSS feed for types of wiki actions and content
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: [[Special:PartnerFeed]]—RSS feed for types of wiki actions and content
   
===Other special pages===
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=== Other special pages ===
;API Explorer
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; API Explorer
:[[Special:ApiExplorer]]—Displays documentation for the wiki's API
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: [[Special:ApiExplorer]]—Displays documentation for the wiki's API
;Achievements Leaderboard
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; Achievements Leaderboard
:[[Special:Leaderboard]]—A ranked list of users by achievement badges
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: [[Special:Leaderboard]]—A ranked list of users by achievement badges
;Activity feed
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; Activity feed
:[[Special:WikiActivity]]—A visual feed of edits and communication on the wiki
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: [[Special:WikiActivity]]—A visual feed of edits and communication on the wiki
;Book sources
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; Book sources
:[[Special:BookSources]]—Used when an ISBN is linked to on a page. See [[mw:Manual:ISBN|Manual:ISBN]] for more information and right syntax.
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: [[Special:BookSources]]—Used when an ISBN is linked to on a page. See [[mw:Manual:ISBN|Manual:ISBN]] for more information and right syntax.
;Community
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; Community
 
: [[Special:Community]]―[[Help:Community Page]]
 
: [[Special:Community]]―[[Help:Community Page]]
;Insights
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; Insights
 
: [[Special:Insights]]―[[Help:Insights]]
 
: [[Special:Insights]]―[[Help:Insights]]
;Random page in category
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; Random page in category
:[[Special:RandomInCategory]]—Generates a random page limited to the named category
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: [[Special:RandomInCategory]]—Generates a random page limited to the named category
;<span style="color:green;">Wiki Features</span>
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; <span style="color:green;">Wiki Features</span>
 
: [[Special:WikiFeatures]] to view
 
: [[Special:WikiFeatures]] to view
;<span style="color:red;">Wiki Features</span>
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; <span style="color:red;">Wiki Features</span>
 
: [[Special:WikiFeatures]] to edit
 
: [[Special:WikiFeatures]] to edit
 
: Enable, disable, and give feedback on experimental and optional features
 
: Enable, disable, and give feedback on experimental and optional features
   
==Logs==
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== Logs ==
*[[Special:Log/block|Block log]] - blocks and unblocks ([[Help:Blocking]])
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* [[Special:Log/block|Block log]] - blocks and unblocks ([[Help:Blocking]])
*[[Special:Log/delete|Deletion log]] - deleted and undeleted pages ([[Help:Deletion]])
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* [[Special:Log/delete|Deletion log]] - deleted and undeleted pages ([[Help:Deletion]])
*[[Special:Log/import|Import log]] - administrative imports of pages with edit history from other wikis
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* [[Special:Log/import|Import log]] - administrative imports of pages with edit history from other wikis
*[[Special:Log/merge|Merge log]] - list of the most recent merges of one page history into another
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* [[Special:Log/merge|Merge log]] - list of the most recent merges of one page history into another
*[[Special:Log/move|Move log]] - list of page moves ([[Help:Moving pages]])
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* [[Special:Log/move|Move log]] - list of page moves ([[Help:Moving pages]])
*[[Special:Log/newusers|User creation log]] - list of newly created accounts.
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* [[Special:Log/newusers|User creation log]] - list of newly created accounts.
*[[Special:Log/protect|Protection log]] - protected and unprotected pages ([[Help:Page protection]])
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* [[Special:Log/protect|Protection log]] - protected and unprotected pages ([[Help:Page protection]])
*[[Special:Log/var_log|Settings log]] - changes to the default site skin
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* [[Special:Log/var_log|Settings log]] - changes to the default site skin
*[[Special:Log/upload|Upload log]] - list of images uploaded ([[Help:Uploading files]])
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* [[Special:Log/upload|Upload log]] - list of images uploaded ([[Help:Uploading files]])
*[[Special:Log/rights|User rights log]] - changes to user rights ([[Help:User rights]])
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* [[Special:Log/rights|User rights log]] - changes to user rights ([[Help:User rights]])
   
 
Some extension also add new log types to the wiki (these will only exist if they are enabled at your wiki). Examples:
 
Some extension also add new log types to the wiki (these will only exist if they are enabled at your wiki). Examples:
*[[Special:Log/patrol|Patrol log]] - log of patrolled revisions ([[Help:Recent changes patrol]])
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* [[Special:Log/patrol|Patrol log]] - log of patrolled revisions ([[Help:Recent changes patrol]])
*[[Special:Log/useravatar|User Avatar]] - Logs of uploading/changing of avatars ([[Help:Blog article|Blogs]])
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* [[Special:Log/useravatar|User Avatar]] - Logs of uploading/changing of avatars ([[Help:Blog article|Blogs]])
   
==See also==
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== See also ==
*[[Help:Special page inclusion]]
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* [[Help:Special page inclusion]]
*[[Help:Extensions]]
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* [[Help:Extensions]]
*[[MetaWikipedia:Help:Special page]]
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* [[MetaWikipedia:Help:Special page]]
   
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Revision as of 18:10, October 11, 2016

Special Pages

A screenshot of Special Pages.

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.

A 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 (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 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:UncategorizedImages—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:UnusedImages—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

List of pages

All pages
Special:AllPages—A list of every page on the wiki
All pages with prefix
Special:PrefixIndex Displays all prefixes within the wiki, along with a search box
Categories list
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: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:Block—Block a user or IP address. (Help:Blocking)
Blocked IP addresses and usernames
Special:IPBlockList—Blocked IPs and usernames (Help:Blocking)
Change password
Special:ChangePassword—Change the password associated with your user account
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)
Preferences
Special:Preferences—Set your user preferences (Help:Preferences)
User group rights
Special:ListGroupRights—List of rights associated with each user group (Help:User rights)
User rights management
Special:UserRights—Use to appoint new admins/bureaucrats or to add/remove rollback users. (Help:User rights)
Users list
Special:ListUsers—List of people who have edited this wiki (Help:Active users). 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.
Special:ListAdmins—Only sysops are returned by default.
Special:ListStaff—Only staff members are returned by default.
Special:ListVSTF—Only VSTF members are returned by default.
Special:ListBots—Only bots are returned by default.
Special:ListHelpers—Only helpers members are returned by default.

Recent changes and logs

Followed Pages
Special:Following—A list of pages you are following on that 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 (Help:Newest Pages)
New photos on this wiki
Special:NewFiles—List of photos on a wiki sorted by newest to oldest
Recent changes
Special:RecentChanges—The latest edits on a wiki (Help:Recent changes)
Related changes
Special:RelatedChanges—Changes made recently to pages linked from a specified page
or to members of a specified category (Help:Related changes)
Valid change tags
Special:Tags—A list of the tags that MediaWiki may mark an edit with, and their meaning
Watchlist
Special:Watchlist—Show the pages you are watching (Help:Watchlist)

Media reports and uploads

Duplicate photos search
Special:FileDuplicateSearch—Locate duplicate files based on filename
File list
Special:ImageList—List of images uploaded that can be sorted by size or date (Help:Images)
File path
Special:FilePath—Returns the complete path for a file (Help:Images)
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:Upload—Upload a file to the wiki (Help:Uploading files)

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
Wiki Statistics
Special:WikiStats—Displays monthly statistics of active users, edits, uploads, and other useful data

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 (Help:Redirect)
Random redirect
Special:RandomRedirect—Randomly taken to a redirecting page (Help:Redirect)
Search
Special:Search—Search the wiki (Help:Searching)

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 large number of edits in descending order

Page tools

Whatlinkshere

Example output of the Special:WhatLinksHere page.

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)
Import pages
Special:Import—Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file
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

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
Partner feed
Special:PartnerFeed—RSS feed for types of wiki actions and content

Other special pages

API Explorer
Special:ApiExplorer—Displays documentation for the wiki's API
Achievements Leaderboard
Special:Leaderboard—A ranked list of users by achievement badges
Activity feed
Special:WikiActivity—A visual feed of edits and communication on the wiki
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:CommunityHelp:Community Page
Insights
Special:InsightsHelp:Insights
Random page in category
Special:RandomInCategory—Generates a random page limited to the named category
Wiki Features
Special:WikiFeatures to view
Wiki Features
Special:WikiFeatures to edit
Enable, disable, and give feedback on experimental and optional features

Logs

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

See also

Further Help & Feedback

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