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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:".
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== How to find special pages ==
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* You can see a list of special pages available by visiting [[Special:SpecialPages]] on your wiki.
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* If you're an [[Help:User rights#Administrators|admin]] on the wiki, you can find this in the [[Help:Admin Dashboard|Admin Dashboard]] under the "Advanced" Tab.
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* 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.
   
'''Special pages''' are useful tools and reports that come with the [[wikipedia:MediaWiki|MediaWiki software]] and help with wikia management. Special pages always begin with the prefix "Special:".
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== List of special pages ==
 
==How to Find Special Pages==
 
*You can see a list of special pages available by visiting [[Special:SpecialPages]] on your wikia.
 
*If you're an admin on the wikia, 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.
 
 
==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
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* '''Black'''—Available to anyone
*<span style="color:green;">'''Green'''</span> — Available to logged in users
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* <span style="color:green;">'''Green'''</span>—Available to logged in users
*<span style="color:red;">'''Red'''</span> — Available to admins
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* <span style="color:red;">'''Red'''</span>—Available to admins
   
If a Special Page isn't available to a user, it will generally not display on their view of Special:SpecialPages.
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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.
   
===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 or doesn't exist. ([[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 images
:[[Special:WithoutInterwiki]] Pages that do not link to any alternate language counterparts ([[Help:Interlanguage links]])
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: [[Special:Withoutimages]]—List of pages without [[Help:Photos|images]] on them.
;Protected pages
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; Pages without language links
:[[Special:ProtectedPages]] — List pages that cannot be edited by non-admins or non-autoconfirmed users ([[Help:Page protection]])
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: [[Special:WithoutInterwiki]]—Pages that do not link to any alternate language counterparts. ([[Help:Interlanguage links]])
;Protected titles
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; Protected pages
:[[Special:ProtectedTitles]] — Pages that have been protected from creation from non-admins ([[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]])
;Short pages
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; Protected titles
:[[Special:ShortPages]] Pages that contain the fewest characters in ascending order
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: [[Special:ProtectedTitles]]—Pages that have been protected from creation from non-admins. ([[Help:Page protection]])
;Tags Report
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; Short pages
:[[Special:TagsReport]] Lists all of the specific tags in alphabetical order along with how many pages for each tag
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: [[Special:ShortPages]]—Pages that contain the fewest characters in ascending order.
;Uncategorized categories
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; Tags Report
:[[Special:UncategorizedCategories]] Categories without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:TagsReport]]—Lists all of the specific tags in alphabetical order along with how many pages for each tag
;Uncategorized pages
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; Uncategorized categories.
:[[Special:UncategorizedPages]] — Pages without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:UncategorizedCategories]]—Categories without category tags. ([[Help:Category]])
;Uncategorized photos
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; Uncategorized pages
:[[Special:UncategorizedImages]] — Images without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:UncategorizedPages]]—Pages without category tags. ([[Help:Category]])
;Uncategorized templates
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; Uncategorized photos
:[[Special:UncategorizedTemplates]] — Templates without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:UncategorizedFiles]]—Images without category tags. ([[Help:Category]])
;Unused categories
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; Uncategorized templates
: [[Special:UnusedCategories]] displays categories that have not been used
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: [[Special:UncategorizedTemplates]]—Templates without category tags. ([[Help:Category]])
;Unused photos
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; Unused categories
:[[Special:UnusedImages]] Images that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Photos]])
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: [[Special:UnusedCategories]] displays categories that have not been used.
;Unused templates
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; Unused photos
:[[Special:UnusedTemplates]] — Templates that are not included in any page ([[Help:Templates]])
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: [[Special:UnusedFiles]]—Images that do not appear on any page. ([[Help:Photos]])
;Unused videos
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; Unused templates
:[[Special:UnusedVideos]] — Videos that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Videos#Special_Unused_Videos_page|Help:Videos]])
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: [[Special:UnusedTemplates]]—Templates that are not included in any page. ([[Help:Templates]])
;<span style="color:red;">Unwatched pages</span>
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; Unused videos
:[[Special:UnwatchedPages]] — Pages that are not on any user's watchlist
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: [[Special:UnusedVideos]]—Videos that do not appear on any page. ([[Help:Videos]])
;Wanted categories
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; <span style="color:red;">Unwatched pages</span>
:[[Special:WantedCategories]] — Pages that use a category that has not been created yet ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:UnwatchedPages]]—Pages that are not on any user's watchlist.
;Wanted pages
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; Wanted categories
:[[Special:WantedPages]] Most internally linked-to articles that do not yet exist
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: [[Special:WantedCategories]]—Pages that use a category that has not been created yet. ([[Help:Category]])
;Wanted photos
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; Wanted pages
:[[Special:WantedFiles]] — Most internally linked-to files (not just images) that do not yet exist
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: [[Special:WantedPages]]—Most internally linked-to articles that do not yet exist.
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; Wanted photos
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: [[Special:WantedFiles]]—Most internally linked-to files (not just images) that do not yet exist.
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; Wanted templates
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: [[Special:WantedTemplates]]—Most internally linked-to templates 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
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: [[Special:PrefixIndex]] Displays all namespaces 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 [[Help:Category|categories]].
;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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; Pages linking to 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]]—[[Help:Blocking|Block]] a user or IP address.
;Blocked IP addresses and usernames
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; Blocked users
:[[Special:IPBlockList]] — Blocked IPs and usernames ([[Help:Blocking]])
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: [[Special:BlockList]]—Blocked IPs and usernames. ([[Help:Blocking]])
;Change password
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; Change a user's name
:[[Special:ChangePassword]] Change the password associated with your user account
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: [[Special:UserRenameTool]]—User Rename service. You can only rename your account once.
;Contributions
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; Change e-mail address
:[[Special:Contributions]] List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users ([[Help:User contributions]])
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: [[Special:ChangeEmail]]—Change the email address associated with your account. (Also within [[Special:Preferences]])
;<span style="color:red;">Deleted contributions</span>
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; Contributions
:[[Special:DeletedContributions]] View a user's or IP address's edits that have been deleted ([[Help:Deletion]])
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: [[Special:Contributions]]—List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users. ([[Help:User contributions]])
;Edit count
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; <span style="color:red;">Deleted contributions</span>
:[[Special:EditCount]] Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally ([[Help:Edit count]])
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: [[Special:DeletedContributions]]—View a user's or IP address's edits that have been deleted. ([[Help:Deletion]])
;Preferences
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; Edit count
:[[Special:Preferences]] Set your user preferences ([[Help:Preferences]])
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: [[Special:EditCount]]—Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally. ([[Help:Edit count]])
;User group rights
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; List global users
:[[Special:ListGroupRights]] List of rights associated with each user group ([[Help:User rights]])
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: [[Special:ListGlobalUsers]]—List of users with global user-rights. Only Global Discussions Moderators, Vanguards, VSTF, Helpers, and Staff are returned by default.
;<span style="color:red;">User rights management</span>
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:: [[Special:ListStaff]]—Only [[Help:staff|staff]] members are returned by default.
:[[Special:UserRights]] Use to appoint new admins/bureaucrats or to add/remove rollback users. ([[Help:User rights]])
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:: [[Special:ListVSTF]]—Only [[Help:VSTF|VSTF]] members are returned by default.
;Users list
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:: [[Special:ListHelpers]]—Only [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers#Helpers|helpers]] members are returned by default.
:[[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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; Preferences
::[[Special:ListAdmins]] — Only sysops and bureaucrats are returned by default.
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: [[Special:Preferences]]—Change your user preferences.
::[[Special:ListStaff]] Only [[staff]] members are returned by default.
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; <span style="color:red;">Unblock user</span>
::[[Special:ListVSTF]] Only [[Help:VSTF|VSTF]] members are returned by default.
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: [[Special:Unblock]]—[[Help:Blocking|Unblock]] a user or IP address.
::[[Special:ListBots]] Only [[Help:Bots|bots]] are returned by default.
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; User group rights
::[[Special:ListHelpers]] — Only [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers#Helpers|helpers]] members are returned by default.
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: [[Special:ListGroupRights]]—List of [[Help:User rights|rights]] associated with each user group.
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; <span style="color:red;">User rights management</span>
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: [[Special:UserRights]]—Use to manage [[Help:User rights|user rights]] of users.
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; Users list
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: [[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. threshold. This tool also has some aliases that will immediately narrow down the scope of the page. ([[Help:ListUsers]])
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:: [[Special:ListAdmins]]—Only sysops are returned by default.
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:: [[Special:ListBots]]—Only [[Help:Bots|bots]] 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 all pages you are following/watching on a 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.
;New photos on this wiki
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; Recent changes
:[[Special:NewFiles]] List of photos on a wiki sorted by newest to oldest
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: [[Special:RecentChanges]]—The latest edits on a wiki. ([[Help:Recent changes]])
;Recent changes
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; Related changes
:[[Special:RecentChanges]] The latest edits on a wiki ([[Help:Recent changes]])
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: [[Special:RecentChangesLinked]]—Changes made recently to pages linked from a specified page or to members of a specified category.
;Related changes
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; Valid change tags
:[[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:Tags]]—A list of the tags that MediaWiki may mark an edit with, and their meaning.
;Valid change tags
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; Watchlist
:[[Special:Tags]] — A list of the tags that MediaWiki may mark an edit with, and their meaning
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: [[Special:Watchlist]]—A RecentChanges list of all edits to pages you're following.
;Watchlist
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: [[Special:EditWatchlist]]—Edit your list of [[Help:Followed pages|watched pages]].
:[[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:ListFiles]]—List of files uploaded that can be sorted by size or date.
;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.
;<span style="color:green;">Import Free Images</span>
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; MIME search
:[[Special:ImportFreeImages]] Import properly licensed photos from flickr ([[Help:Import free images]])
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: [[Special:MIMESearch]]—Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type.
;MIME search
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; <span style="color:green;">Upload multiple photos</span>
:[[Special:MIMESearch]] Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type
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: [[Special:MultipleUpload]]—Upload up to 10 files to the wiki. ([[Help:Multiple uploads]])
;<span style="color:green;">Upload multiple photos</span>
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; <span style="color:green;">Upload photo</span>
:[[Special:MultipleUpload]] — Upload up to 10 files to the wiki ([[Help:Multiple uploads]])
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: [[Special:Upload]]—[[Help:Uploading files|Upload]] a file to the wiki
;<span style="color:green;">Upload photo</span>
 
:[[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
;Wikia Statistics
 
:[[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
;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
 
:[[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 most 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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; Compare pages
:[[Special:Createpage]] Guided process to creating new pages ([[Help:New page]])
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: [[Special:ComparePages]]—A tool to allow comparing revisions of two different pages.
;Export pages
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; Create a new page
:[[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:CreatePage]]—Guided process to creating new pages ([[Help:New page]])
;<span style="color:red;">Import pages</span>
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; Export pages
:[[Special:Import]] Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file
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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;">Restore deleted pages</span>
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; <span style="color:red;">Import pages</span>
:[[Special:Undelete]] One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
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: [[Special:Import]]—Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file ([[Help:Exporting pages]])-->
;What links here
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; <span style="color:red;">Restore deleted pages</span>
:[[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:Undelete]]—One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
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; What links here
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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.
   
===Wikia pages===
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=== Fandom pages ===
;Contact Wikia
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; Close My Account
:[[Special:Contact]] Send a message or inquiry to the [[Help:Community Team|Community Team]] ([[Help:Contacting Wikia]])
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: [[Special:CloseMyAccount]]—Allows you to close your account. Accounts will be closed automatically after 30 days.
;Create blog
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; Contact Fandom
:[[Special:CreateBlogPage]] Create a new blog post
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: [[Special:Contact]]—Send a message or inquiry to the [[Help:Community Team|Community Team]]. ([[Help:Contacting Fandom]])
;Create blog listing
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; Create blog
:[[Special:CreateBlogListingPage]] — Create a new blog listing page to display blog posts from categories
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: [[Special:CreateBlogPage]]—Create a new blog post.
;Partner feed
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; Create blog listing
:[[Special:PartnerFeed]] RSS feed for types of wiki actions and content
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: [[Special:CreateBlogListingPage]]—Create a new blog listing page to display blog posts from categories.
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; Download Your Data
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: [[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.
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; Infobox Builder
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: [{{fullurl:Special:InfoboxBuilder}} Special:InfoboxBuilder]―A graphical user interface for creating [[Help:Infoboxes|portable infoboxes]].
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; Insights
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: [[Special:Insights]]—Displays monthly statistics of active users, edits, uploads, and other useful data.
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; Partner feed
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: [[Special:PartnerFeed]]—RSS feed for types of wiki actions and content.
   
===Login/sign up===
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=== Maps ===
;Connect account with Facebook
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; Map Editor
: [[Special:Connect]]
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: [[Special:MapEditor]]―An editor for [[Help:Maps Extension|Maps]].
   
===Other special pages===
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=== Other special pages ===
;API Explorer
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; Sign Up
:[[Special:ApiExplorer]] Displays documentation for the wiki's API
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: [[Special:UserSignup]]―Redirects to the page for signing up to Fandom.
;Achievements Leaderboard
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; Confirm email
:[[Special:Leaderboard]] A ranked list of users by achievement badges
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: [[Special:WikiaConfirmEmail]]―Confirm your email address. Will redirect to main page if your address is already confirmed or the confirmation link expired.
;Activity feed
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; Achievements Leaderboard
:[[Special:WikiActivity]] A visual feed of edits and communication on the wiki
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: [{{fullurl:Special:Leaderboard}} Special:Leaderboard]—A ranked list of users by achievement badges.
;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.
;Random page in category
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; <span id="Community">Community</span>
:[[Special:RandomInCategory]] Generates a random page limited to the named category
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: [{{fullurl:Special:Community}} Special:Community]―[[Help:Community Page|Community Page]] (enabled by request; not enabled by default on all wikis). Partially editable by admins.
;<span style="color:green;">Wiki Features</span>
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; Log in / create account
: [[Special:WikiFeatures]] to view
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: [[Special:UserLogin]]—Sign in to your Fandom account.
;<span style="color:red;">Wiki Features</span>
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: If user is signed in, it redirects to the main page of the wiki.
: [[Special:WikiFeatures]] to edit
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; Most linked-to files in content namespaces
: Enable, disable, and give feedback on experimental and optional features
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: [[Special:MostLinkedFilesInContent]]—List of images linked in [[Help:Namespace|content namespaces]].
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; Random page in category
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: [[Special:RandomInCategory]]—Generates a random page limited to the named category
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; Templates on Fandom
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: [[Special:Templates]]—List of [[Help:Templates|templates]].
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; <span style="color:red;">Wiki Features</span>
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: [{{fullurl:Special:WikiFeatures}} Special:WikiFeatures] to view, some special pages are only available if the corresponding feature is enabled on the wiki.
   
==Logs==
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== More special pages ==
*[[Special:Log/block|Block log]] - blocks and unblocks ([[Help:Blocking]])
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These pages are not listed on [[Special:SpecialPages]].
*[[Special:Log/delete|Deletion log]] - deleted and undeleted pages ([[Help:Deletion]])
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; Activity feed
*[[Special:Log/import|Import log]] - administrative imports of pages with edit history from other wikis
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: [[Special:WikiActivity]]—A visual feed of edits and communication on the wiki
*[[Special:Log/merge|Merge log]] - list of the most recent merges of one page history into another
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; Add videos
*[[Special:Log/move|Move log]] - list of page moves ([[Help:Moving pages]])
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: [[Special:WikiaVideoAdd]]—[[Help:Video embed tool|Embed]] an external [[Help:Videos|video]] on the wiki
*[[Special:Log/newusers|User creation log]] - list of newly created accounts.
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; Change password
*[[Special:Log/protect|Protection log]] - protected and unprotected pages ([[Help:Page protection]])
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: [[Special:ChangePassword]]—Change the password associated with your user account
*[[Special:Log/var_log|Settings log]] - changes to the default site skin
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; Diff view
*[[Special:Log/upload|Upload log]] - list of images uploaded ([[Help:Uploading files]])
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: [[Special:Diff]]—Links to a specific diff on the wiki. Must be used with supplied diff ID as a subpage
*[[Special:Log/rights|User rights log]] - changes to user rights ([[Help:User rights]])
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: Example: [[Special:Diff/1]] or [[Special:Diff/1/2]]
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; File path
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: [[Special:FilePath]]—Returns the complete path for a file
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; Link search
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: [[Special:LinkSearch]]—Searches through all external links on the wiki
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; Move page
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: [[Special:MovePage]]—[[Help:Renaming pages|Move]] a page
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; Permanent link
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: [[Special:PermanentLink]]—Links to an old revision of a page. Must be used with supplied old revision ID as a subpage
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: Example: [[Special:PermanentLink/1]]
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; Search
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: [[Special:Search]]—Search the wiki ([[Help:Searching]])
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; Your contributions
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: [[Special:Mycontributions]]—Redirects to your [[Help:User contributions|contributions page]]
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; Your talk page
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: [[Special:Mytalk]]—Redirects to your [[Help:Talk pages|talk page]] or [[Help:Message Wall|message wall]]
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; Your uploads
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: [[Special:Myuploads]]—Redirects to the page with your [[Help:Uploading files|uploads]]
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; Your user page
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: [[Special:Mypage]]—Redirects to your [[Help:Profiles|user page]]
   
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=== Logs ===
*[[Special:Log/patrol|Patrol log]] - log of patrolled revisions ([[Help:Recent changes patrol]])
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* [[Special:Log/block|Block log]] - blocks and unblocks ([[Help:Blocking]])
*[[Special:Log/useravatar|User Avatar]] - Logs of uploading/changing of avatars ([[Help:Blog article|Blogs]])
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* [[Special:Log/delete|Deletion log]] - deleted and undeleted pages ([[Help:Deletion]])
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* [[Special:Log/import|Import log]] - administrative imports of pages with edit history from other wikis
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* [[Special:Log/merge|Merge log]] - list of the most recent merges of one page history into another
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* [[Special:Log/move|Move log]] - list of page moves ([[Help:Moving pages]])
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* [[Special:Log/newusers|User creation log]] - list of newly created accounts.
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* [[Special:Log/protect|Protection log]] - list of page protections and unprotections ([[Help:Page protection]])
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* [[Special:Log/upload|Upload log]] - list of images uploaded ([[Help:Uploading files]])
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* [[Special:Log/rights|User rights log]] - changes to user rights ([[Help:User rights]])
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* [[Special:Log/wikifeatures|Wiki Features log]] - changes to [[Help:Wiki Features|wiki features]].
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* [[Special:Log/useravatar|User avatar log]] - changes to [[Help:Avatars|user avatars]].
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* [[Special:Log/templateclassification|Template classification log]] - changes to [[Help:Template types|template types]].
   
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Some extensions also add new log types to the wiki (these will only exist if they are enabled at your wiki). Examples:
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*[[Help:Extensions]]
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*[[MetaWikipedia:Help:Special page]]
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* [[Special:Log/abusefilter|Abuse Filter log]] - log of changes to [[Help:AbuseFilter|abuse filters]].
   
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* [[Help:Extensions]]
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* [[m:Help:Special page|MetaWiki help page]]
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Special Pages

The Special Pages page.

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.

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 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)
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 images
Special:Withoutimages—List of pages without images on them.
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:UncategorizedFiles—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:UnusedFiles—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.
Wanted templates
Special:WantedTemplates—Most internally linked-to templates 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 namespaces within the wiki, along with a search box.
Categories list
Special:Categories—List of categories.
Category tree
Special:CategoryTree—Use a category name to see its contents as a tree structure. (Help:Category)
Pages linking to 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:BlockBlock a user or IP address.
Blocked users
Special:BlockList—Blocked IPs and usernames. (Help:Blocking)
Change a user's name
Special:UserRenameTool—User Rename service. You can only rename your account once.
Change e-mail address
Special:ChangeEmail—Change the email address associated with your account. (Also within Special:Preferences)
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)
List global users
Special:ListGlobalUsers—List of users with global user-rights. Only Global Discussions Moderators, Vanguards, VSTF, Helpers, and Staff are returned by default.
Special:ListStaff—Only staff members are returned by default.
Special:ListVSTF—Only VSTF members are returned by default.
Special:ListHelpers—Only helpers members are returned by default.
Preferences
Special:Preferences—Change your user preferences.
Unblock user
Special:UnblockUnblock a user or IP address.
User group rights
Special:ListGroupRights—List of rights associated with each user group.
User rights management
Special:UserRights—Use to manage user rights of users.
Users 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. threshold. 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.

Recent changes and logs

Followed pages
Special:Following-A list of all pages you are following/watching on a 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.
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.
Watchlist
Special:Watchlist—A RecentChanges list of all edits to pages you're following.
Special:EditWatchlist—Edit your list of watched pages.

Media reports and uploads

Duplicate photos search
Special:FileDuplicateSearch—Locate duplicate files based on filename.
File list
Special:ListFiles—List of files uploaded that can be sorted by size or date.
File path
Special:FilePath—Returns the complete path for a file.
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:UploadUpload a file to the wiki

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

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

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 most number of edits in descending order

Page tools

Whatlinkshere

Example output of the Special:WhatLinksHere page.

Compare pages
Special:ComparePages—A tool to allow comparing revisions of two different pages.
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)
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

Close My Account
Special:CloseMyAccount—Allows you to close your account. Accounts will be closed automatically after 30 days.
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.
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.
Infobox Builder
Special:InfoboxBuilder―A graphical user interface for creating portable infoboxes.
Insights
Special:Insights—Displays monthly statistics of active users, edits, uploads, and other useful data.
Partner feed
Special:PartnerFeed—RSS feed for types of wiki actions and content.

Maps

Map Editor
Special:MapEditor―An editor for Maps.

Other special pages

Sign Up
Special:UserSignup―Redirects to the page for signing up to Fandom.
Confirm email
Special:WikiaConfirmEmail―Confirm your email address. Will redirect to main page if your address is already confirmed or the confirmation link expired.
Achievements Leaderboard
Special:Leaderboard—A ranked list of users by achievement badges.
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:CommunityCommunity Page (enabled by request; not enabled by default on all wikis). Partially editable by admins.
Log in / create account
Special:UserLogin—Sign in to your Fandom account.
If user is signed in, it redirects to the main page of the wiki.
Most linked-to files in content namespaces
Special:MostLinkedFilesInContent—List of images linked in content namespaces.
Random page in category
Special:RandomInCategory—Generates a random page limited to the named category
Templates on Fandom
Special:Templates—List of templates.
Wiki Features
Special:WikiFeatures to view, some special pages are only available if the corresponding feature is enabled on the wiki.

More special pages

These pages are not listed on Special:SpecialPages.

Activity feed
Special:WikiActivity—A visual feed of edits and communication on the wiki
Add videos
Special:WikiaVideoAddEmbed an external video on the wiki
Change password
Special:ChangePassword—Change the password associated with your user account
Diff view
Special:Diff—Links to a specific diff on the wiki. Must be used with supplied diff ID as a subpage
Example: Special:Diff/1 or Special:Diff/1/2
File path
Special:FilePath—Returns the complete path for a file
Link search
Special:LinkSearch—Searches through all external links on the wiki
Move page
Special:MovePageMove a page
Permanent link
Special:PermanentLink—Links to an old revision of a page. Must be used with supplied old revision ID as a subpage
Example: Special:PermanentLink/1
Search
Special:Search—Search the wiki (Help:Searching)
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 the page with your uploads
Your user page
Special:Mypage—Redirects to your user page

Logs

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

See also

Further help and feedback

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