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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.
   
A '''special page''' is a part of the MediaWiki software that performs specific functions, such as showing a list of broken redirects, and always begins with the prefix "Special:".
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== List of special pages ==
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Below is a list of options in Special:SpecialPages, color coded by access levels:
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* '''Black'''—Available to anyone
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* <span style="color:green;">'''Green'''</span>—Available to logged in users
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* <span style="color:red;">'''Red'''</span>—Available to admins
   
* The "Special pages" link in the toolbox in the sidebar leads to [[Special:SpecialPages]], which lists all available functions in alphabetical order.
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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.
* You can include some special pages in other pages - see [[Help:Special page inclusion]].
 
   
Pages listed below in <span style="color:red;">red</span> are only available to sysops and bureaucrats, while <span style="color:orange;">orange</span> signifies bureaucrats only (see [[Help:User access levels]]).
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=== Maintenance reports ===
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; Broken redirects
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: [[Special:BrokenRedirects]]—List of pages whose target article has been deleted or doesn't exist. ([[Help:Redirect]])
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; Dead-end pages
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: [[Special:DeadendPages]]—Pages without any outgoing links.
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; Double redirects
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: [[Special:DoubleRedirects]]—List of pages that redirect to another redirect page. ([[Help:Redirect]])
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; Long pages
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: [[Special:LongPages]]—Pages that contain the most characters in descending order.
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; Oldest pages
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: [[Special:AncientPages]]—Lists the oldest pages on a wiki.
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; Orphaned pages
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: [[Special:LonelyPages]]—Articles not linked to or from any other page on the wiki.
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; Pages with the fewest revisions
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: [[Special:FewestRevisions]]—Pages with the least amount of edits.
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; Pages without images
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: [[Special:Withoutimages]]—List of pages without [[Help:Photos|images]] on them.
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; Pages without language links
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: [[Special:WithoutInterwiki]]—Pages that do not link to any alternate language counterparts. ([[Help:Interlanguage links]])
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; Protected pages
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: [[Special:ProtectedPages]]—List pages that cannot be edited by non-admins or non-autoconfirmed users. ([[Help:Page protection]])
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; Protected titles
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: [[Special:ProtectedTitles]]—Pages that have been protected from creation from non-admins. ([[Help:Page protection]])
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; Short pages
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: [[Special:ShortPages]]—Pages that contain the fewest characters in ascending order.
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; Tags Report
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: [[Special:TagsReport]]—Lists all of the specific tags in alphabetical order along with how many pages for each tag
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; Uncategorized categories.
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: [[Special:UncategorizedCategories]]—Categories without category tags. ([[Help:Category]])
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; Uncategorized pages
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: [[Special:UncategorizedPages]]—Pages without category tags. ([[Help:Category]])
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; Uncategorized photos
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: [[Special:UncategorizedFiles]]—Images without category tags. ([[Help:Category]])
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; Uncategorized templates
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: [[Special:UncategorizedTemplates]]—Templates without category tags. ([[Help:Category]])
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; Unused categories
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: [[Special:UnusedCategories]] displays categories that have not been used.
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; Unused photos
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: [[Special:UnusedFiles]]—Images that do not appear on any page. ([[Help:Photos]])
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; Unused templates
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: [[Special:UnusedTemplates]]—Templates that are not included in any page. ([[Help:Templates]])
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; Unused videos
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: [[Special:UnusedVideos]]—Videos that do not appear on any page. ([[Help:Videos]])
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; <span style="color:red;">Unwatched pages</span>
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: [[Special:UnwatchedPages]]—Pages that are not on any user's watchlist.
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; Wanted categories
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: [[Special:WantedCategories]]—Pages that use a category that has not been created yet. ([[Help:Category]])
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; Wanted pages
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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.
   
==Special:SpecialPages==
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=== List of pages ===
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; All pages
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: [[Special:AllPages]]—A list of every page on the wiki.
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; All pages with prefix
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: [[Special:PrefixIndex]] Displays all namespaces within the wiki, along with a search box.
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; Categories list
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: [[Special:Categories]]—List of [[Help:Category|categories]].
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; Category tree
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: [[Special:CategoryTree]]—Use a category name to see its contents as a tree structure. ([[Help:Category]])
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; Pages linking to disambiguation pages
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: [[Special:Disambiguations]]—List pages marked as disambiguations. ([[Help:Glossary#D]])
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; Redirects list
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: [[Special:ListRedirects]]—List of redirects on a wiki. ([[Help:Redirect]])
   
===Maintenance reports===
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=== Users and rights ===
;Broken redirects : [[Special:BrokenRedirects]] : List of pages whose target article has been deleted ([[Help:Redirect]])
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; <span style="color:red;">Block user</span>
;Dead-end pages : [[Special:DeadendPages]] : Pages without any outgoing links ([[Help:Dead-end street]])
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: [[Special:Block]]—[[Help:Blocking|Block]] a user or IP address.
;Double redirects : [[Special:DoubleRedirects]] : List of pages that redirect to another redirect page ([[Help:Redirect]])
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; Blocked users
;Long pages : [[Special:LongPages]] : Pages which contain the most characters in descending order
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: [[Special:BlockList]]—Blocked IPs and usernames. ([[Help:Blocking]])
;Oldest pages : [[Special:AncientPages]] : Lists the oldest pages on a wiki
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; Change a user's name
;Orphaned pages : [[Special:LonelyPages]] : Articles not linked to from any other page on the wiki
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: [[Special:UserRenameTool]]—User Rename service. You can only rename your account once.
;Pages with the fewest revisions : [[Special:FewestRevisions]] : Pages with the least amount of edits
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; Change e-mail address
;Pages without language links : [[Special:WithoutInterwiki]] : Pages which do not link to any alternate language counterparts ([[Help:Interlanguage links]])
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: [[Special:ChangeEmail]]—Change the email address associated with your account. (Also within [[Special:Preferences]])
;Problem reports list : [[Special:ProblemReports]] : Display reported problems ([[Help:ProblemReports]])
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; Contributions
;Protected pages : [[Special:ProtectedPages]] : List pages which cannot be edited by non-admins or non-autoconfirmed users ([[Help:Protection]])
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: [[Special:Contributions]]—List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users. ([[Help:User contributions]])
;Protected titles : [[Special:ProtectedTitles]] : Pages which have been protected from creation from non-admins ([[Help:Protection]])
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; <span style="color:red;">Deleted contributions</span>
;Short pages : [[Special:ShortPages]] : Pages which contain the fewest characters in ascending order
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: [[Special:DeletedContributions]]—View a user's or IP address's edits that have been deleted. ([[Help:Deletion]])
;Uncategorized categories : [[Special:UncategorizedCategories]] : Categories without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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; Edit count
;Uncategorized files : [[Special:UncategorizedImages]] : Images without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:EditCount]]—Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally. ([[Help:Edit count]])
;Uncategorized pages : [[Special:UncategorizedPages]] : Pages without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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; List global users
;Uncategorized templates : [[Special:UncategorizedTemplates]] : Templates without category tags ([[Help:Category]])
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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.
;Unused files : [[Special:UnusedImages]] : Images that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Images]])
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:: [[Special:ListStaff]]—Only [[Help:staff|staff]] members are returned by default.
;Unused templates : [[Special:UnusedTemplates]] : Templates that are not included in any page ([[Help:Templates]])
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:: [[Special:ListVSTF]]—Only [[Help:VSTF|VSTF]] members are returned by default.
;<span style="color:red;">Unwatched pages</span> : [[Special:UnwatchedPages]] : Pages that are not any users watchlist
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:: [[Special:ListHelpers]]—Only [[Help:Volunteers and Helpers#Helpers|helpers]] members are returned by default.
;Wanted categories : [[Special:WantedCategories]] : Pages that use a category that has not been created yet ([[Help:Category]])
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; Preferences
;Wanted pages : [[Special:WantedPages]] : Most internally-linked to articles that do not yet exist
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: [[Special:Preferences]]—Change your user preferences.
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; <span style="color:red;">Unblock user</span>
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: [[Special:Unblock]]—[[Help:Blocking|Unblock]] a user or IP address.
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; User group rights
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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.
   
===List of pages===
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=== Recent changes and logs ===
<div style="display:none">;Admins list : [[Special:Listadmins]] : A list of all [[Help:User access levels|administrators]]</div>
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; Followed pages
;All pages : [[Special:AllPages]] : A list of every page on the wiki
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: [[Special:Following]]-A list of all pages you are following/watching on a wiki.
;Categories : [[Special:Categories]] : List of categories ([[Help:Category]])
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; Logs ([[#Logs|extended list]])
;Category tree : [[Special:CategoryTree]] : Use a category name to see its contents as a tree structure ([[Help:Category]])
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: [[Special:Log]]—Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings.
;Disambiguation pages : [[Special:Disambiguations]] : List pages marked as disambiguations ([[Help:Disambiguation]])
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; New pages
;List redirects : [[Special:ListRedirects]] : List of redirects on a wiki ([[Help:Redirect]])
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: [[Special:NewPages]]—List of new pages on a wiki.
;Prefix index : [[Special:PrefixIndex]] : Display pages with prefix ([[Help:Subpages]])
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; Recent changes
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: [[Special:RecentChanges]]—The latest edits on a wiki. ([[Help:Recent changes]])
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; Related changes
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: [[Special:RecentChangesLinked]]—Changes made recently to pages linked from a specified page or to members of a specified category.
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; Valid change tags
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: [[Special:Tags]]—A list of the tags that MediaWiki may mark an edit with, and their meaning.
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; Watchlist
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: [[Special:Watchlist]]—A RecentChanges list of all edits to pages you're following.
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: [[Special:EditWatchlist]]—Edit your list of [[Help:Followed pages|watched pages]].
   
===Login/sign up===
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=== Media reports and uploads ===
;Login : [[Special:UserLogin]] : Log in or create a new account ([[Help:User account]])
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; Duplicate photos search
;Logout : [[Special:UserLogout]] : Log out of your account ([[Help:User account]])
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: [[Special:FileDuplicateSearch]]—Locate duplicate files based on filename.
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; File list
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: [[Special:ListFiles]]—List of files uploaded that can be sorted by size or date.
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; File path
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: [[Special:FilePath]]—Returns the complete path for a file.
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; MIME search
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: [[Special:MIMESearch]]—Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type.
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; <span style="color:green;">Upload multiple photos</span>
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: [[Special:MultipleUpload]]—Upload up to 10 files to the wiki. ([[Help:Multiple uploads]])
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; <span style="color:green;">Upload photo</span>
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: [[Special:Upload]]—[[Help:Uploading files|Upload]] a file to the wiki
   
===Users and rights===
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=== Wiki data and tools ===
;Active user list : [[Special:ActiveUsers]] : A list of people who have edited this wiki ([[Help:Active users]])
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; Statistics
;<span style="color:red;">Block user</span> : [[Special:BlockIP]] : Block a user or IP address. ([[Help:Blocking]])
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: [[Special:Statistics]]—Total number of pages and users
;Blocked IP addresses and usernames : [[Special:IPBlockList]] : Blocked IPs and usernames ([[Help:Special:Blockip]])
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; System messages
;Contributions : [[Special:Contributions]] : List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users ([[Help:User contributions]])
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: [[Special:AllMessages]]—Displays all pages in the MediaWiki namespace ([[Help:System messages]])
;<span style="color:red;">Deleted user contributions</span> : View a user's or IP addresses edits which have been deleted ([[Help:Deletion]])
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; Version
;Edit count : [[Special:EditCount]] : Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally ([[Help:Edit count]])
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: [[Special:Version]]—The version of the software the site is currently running. Also displayed 'installed' extensions
;Invite friends to join Wikia : [[Special:InviteSpecialPage]] : Invite friends based on address lists or otherwise ([[Help:Invite Friends]])
 
;Preferences : [[Special:Preferences]] : Set your user preferences ([[Help:Preferences]])
 
;User list : [[Special:ListUsers]] : A list of all registered users
 
;<span style="color:orange;">User rights management</span> : [[Special:UserRights]] : Use to add new admins, bureaucrats, and add or remove rollback users. ([[Help:User access levels]])
 
   
===Recent changes and logs===
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=== Redirecting special pages ===
;Gallery of new files: [[Special:NewImages]] : The most recently uploaded images displayed in a gallery format ([[Help:Images]])
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; External links search
;[[#Logs|Logs]] : [[Special:Log]] : Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings
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: [[Special:LinkSearch]]—Links on pages that take readers outside of the wiki
;My watchlist : [[Special:Watchlist]] : Show the pages you are watching ([[Help:Watchlist]])
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; Random page
;New pages : [[Special:NewPages]] : List of new pages on a wiki ([[Help:Newest Pages]])
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: [[Special:RandomPage]]—Redirects to a random page
;Recent changes : [[Special:RecentChanges]] : The latest edits on a wiki ([[Help:Recent changes]])
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; Random redirect
;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:RandomRedirect]]—Randomly taken to a redirecting page ([[Help:Redirect]])
   
===Media reports and uploads===
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=== High use pages ===
;File list : [[Special:ImageList]] : List of images uploaded that can be sorted by size or date ([[Help:Images]])
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; Most linked-to categories
;File path : [[Special:FilePath]] : Returns the complete path for a file ([[Help:Images]])
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: [[Special:MostLinkedCategories]]—Categories that have the most links to them in descending order
;Import Free Images : [[Special:ImportFreeImages]] : Import properly licensed photos from flickr ([[Help:Import free images]])
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; Most linked-to pages
;MIME search : [[Special:MIMESearch]] : Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type
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: [[Special:MostLinked]]—Pages that have the most links to them in descending order
;Search for duplicate files : [[Special:FileDuplicateSearch]] : Locate duplicate files based on filename
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; Most linked-to photos
;Upload files : [[Special:MultipleUpload]] : Upload up to 5 files to the wiki ([[Help:Multiple uploads]])
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: [[Special:MostImages]]—Images that have the most links to them in descending order
;Upload image/file [[Special:Upload]] : Upload a file to the wiki ([[Help:Uploading files]])
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; Most linked-to templates
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: [[Special:MostLinkedTemplates]]—Templates that have the most links to them in descending order
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; Most popular categories
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: [[Special:Mostpopularcategories]]—List of the most popular categories
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; Pages with the most categories
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: [[Special:MostCategories]]—List of pages with the most categories in descending order
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; Pages with the most revisions
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: [[Special:MostRevisions]]—List of pages with the most number of edits in descending order
   
===Wiki data and tools===
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=== Page tools ===
;Parser Diff Test : [[Special:ParserDiffTest]] : Display differences between the old and new preprocessor
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[[File:Whatlinkshere.png|right|300px|thumb|Example output of the Special:WhatLinksHere page.]]
;Statistics : [[Special:Statistics]] : Total number of pages and users
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; Compare pages
;System messages : [[Special:Allmessages]] : Displays all pages in the MediaWiki namespace ([[Help:System Messages]])
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: [[Special:ComparePages]]—A tool to allow comparing revisions of two different pages.
;Version : [[Special:Version]] : The version of the software the site is currently running. Also displayed 'installed' extensions.
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; Create a new page
;Webtools [BETA] : [[Special:Webtools]] : How your wiki rates with search engines, etc ([[Help:Webtools]])
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: [[Special:CreatePage]]—Guided process to creating new pages ([[Help:New page]])
;Wikia Statistics : [[Special:WikiaStats]] : Comprehensive statistical information about a wiki ([[Help:WikiaStats]])
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; Export 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]])<!--
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; <span style="color:red;">Import pages</span>
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: [[Special:Import]]—Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file ([[Help:Exporting pages]])-->
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; <span style="color:red;">Restore deleted pages</span>
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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.
   
===Redirecting special pages===
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=== Fandom pages ===
;Random page : [[Special:RandomPage]] : Redirects to a random page ([[Help:Redirect]])
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; Close My Account
;Random redirect : [[Special:RandomRedirect]] : Randomly taken to a redirecting page ([[Help:Redirect]])
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: [[Special:CloseMyAccount]]—Allows you to close your account. Accounts will be closed automatically after 30 days.
;Search : [[Special:Search]] : Search the wiki ([[Help:Searching]])
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; Contact Fandom
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: [[Special:Contact]]—Send a message or inquiry to the [[Help:Community Team|Community Team]]. ([[Help:Contacting Fandom]])
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; Create blog
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: [[Special:CreateBlogPage]]—Create a new blog post.
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; Create blog listing
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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.
   
===High use pages===
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=== Maps ===
;Most linked-to categories : [[Special:MostLinkedCategories]] : Categories that have the most links to them in descending order
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; Map Editor
;Most linked-to files : [[Special:MostImages]] : Images that have the most links to them in descending order
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: [[Special:MapEditor]]―An editor for [[Help:Maps Extension|Maps]].
;Most linked-to pages : [[Special:MostLinked]] : Pages 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 articles (from database) : [[Special:Mostpopulararticles]] : List of the most popular articles
 
;Most popular categories : [[Special:Mostpopularcategories]] : List of the most popular categories
 
;Most visited pages : [[Special:Mostvisitedpages]] : Pages which have the most views in descending order
 
;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===
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=== Other special pages ===
;Create a new article : [[Special:Createpage]] : Guided process to creating new pages ([[Help:CreatePage]])
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; Sign Up
;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:UserSignup]]―Redirects to the page for signing up to Fandom.
;<span style="color:red;">Import pages</span> : [[Special:Import]] : Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file
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; Confirm email
;<span style="color:red;">View deleted pages</span> : [[Special:Undelete]] : One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
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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.
;What links here : [[Special:WhatLinksHere]] : Find all pages that link to an article ([[Help:What links here]])
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; Achievements Leaderboard
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: [{{fullurl:Special:Leaderboard}} Special:Leaderboard]—A ranked list of users by achievement badges.
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; Book sources
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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.
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; <span id="Community">Community</span>
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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.
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; Log in / create account
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: [[Special:UserLogin]]—Sign in to your Fandom account.
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: If user is signed in, it redirects to the main page of the wiki.
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; Most linked-to files in content namespaces
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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.
   
===Wikia special pages===
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== More special pages ==
;Contact Wikia : [[Special:Contact]] : Send a message or inquiry to the [[Help:Community Team|Community Team]] ([[Help:Contacting Wikia]])
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These pages are not listed on [[Special:SpecialPages]].
;WidgetDashboard : [[Special:WidgetDashboard]] : Control the display of widgets ([[Help:Widget Dashboard]])
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; Activity feed
;Widgets list : [[Special:Widgets]] : Display a list of widgets ([[Help:Widgets]])
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: [[Special:WikiActivity]]—A visual feed of edits and communication on the wiki
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; Add videos
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: [[Special:WikiaVideoAdd]]—[[Help:Video embed tool|Embed]] an external [[Help:Videos|video]] on the wiki
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; Change password
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: [[Special:ChangePassword]]—Change the password associated with your user account
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; Diff view
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: [[Special:Diff]]—Links to a specific diff on the wiki. Must be used with supplied diff ID as a subpage
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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]]
   
===Spam tools===
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=== Logs ===
;<span style="color:red;">Find spam</span> : [[Special:FindSpam]] : Locate spam made by a given IP address ([[Help:Spam]])
 
 
===Other special pages===
 
;Book sources : [[Special:BookSources]] : Used when an ISBN is linked to on a page
 
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* [[Special:Log/block|Block log]] - blocks and unblocks ([[Help:Blocking]])
 
* [[Special:Log/block|Block log]] - blocks and unblocks ([[Help:Blocking]])
 
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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]])
 
* [[Special:Log/move|Move log]] - list of page moves ([[Help:Moving pages]])
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* [[Special:Log/protect|Protection log]] - protected and unprotected pages ([[Help:Protection]])
 
* [[Special:Log/var_log|Settings log]] - changes to the default site skin
 
 
* [[Special:Log/upload|Upload log]] - list of images uploaded ([[Help:Uploading files]])
 
* [[Special:Log/upload|Upload log]] - list of images uploaded ([[Help:Uploading files]])
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Revision as of 14:24, May 27, 2020

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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