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A '''special page''' is a part of the MediaWiki software that performs a specific function, and always begins with the prefix "Special:".
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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:".
   
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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* 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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* You can include some special pages in other pages - see [[Help:Special page inclusion]].
   
You can include some of these in other pages - see [[Help:Special page inclusion]].
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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]]).
   
Pages listed in red are available to sysops and orange for bureaucrats.
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==Special:SpecialPages==
   
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===Maintenance reports===
 
==Maintenance reports==
 
 
;Broken redirects : [[Special:BrokenRedirects]] : List of pages whose target article has been deleted ([[Help:Redirect]])
 
;Broken redirects : [[Special:BrokenRedirects]] : List of pages whose target article has been deleted ([[Help:Redirect]])
 
;Dead-end pages : [[Special:DeadendPages]] : Pages without any outgoing links ([[Help:Dead-end street]])
 
;Dead-end pages : [[Special:DeadendPages]] : Pages without any outgoing links ([[Help:Dead-end street]])
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;Unused files : [[Special:UnusedImages]] : Images that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Images]])
 
;Unused files : [[Special:UnusedImages]] : Images that do not appear on any page ([[Help:Images]])
 
;Unused templates : [[Special:UnusedTemplates]] : Templates that are not included in any page ([[Help:Templates]])
 
;Unused templates : [[Special:UnusedTemplates]] : Templates that are not included in any page ([[Help:Templates]])
;<font color="red">Unwatched pages</font> : [[Special:UnwatchedPages]] : Pages that are not any users watchlist
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;<span style="color:red;">Unwatched pages</span> : [[Special:UnwatchedPages]] : Pages that are not any users watchlist
 
;Wanted categories : [[Special:WantedCategories]] : Pages that use a category that has not been created yet ([[Help:Category]])
 
;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 pages : [[Special:WantedPages]] : Most internally-linked to articles that do not yet exist
   
==List of pages==
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===List of pages===
 
<div style="display:none">;Admins list : [[Special:Listadmins]] : A list of all [[Help:User access levels|administrators]]</div>
 
<div style="display:none">;Admins list : [[Special:Listadmins]] : A list of all [[Help:User access levels|administrators]]</div>
 
;All pages : [[Special:AllPages]] : A list of every page on the wiki
 
;All pages : [[Special:AllPages]] : A list of every page on the wiki
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;Prefix index : [[Special:PrefixIndex]] : Display pages with prefix ([[Help:Subpages]])
 
;Prefix index : [[Special:PrefixIndex]] : Display pages with prefix ([[Help:Subpages]])
   
==Login/sign up==
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===Login/sign up===
 
;Login : [[Special:UserLogin]] : Log in or create a new account ([[Help:User account]])
 
;Login : [[Special:UserLogin]] : Log in or create a new account ([[Help:User account]])
 
;Logout : [[Special:UserLogout]] : Log out of your account ([[Help:User account]])
 
;Logout : [[Special:UserLogout]] : Log out of your account ([[Help:User account]])
   
==Users and rights==
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===Users and rights===
 
;Active user list : [[Special:ActiveUsers]] : A list of people who have edited this wiki ([[Help:Active users]])
 
;Active user list : [[Special:ActiveUsers]] : A list of people who have edited this wiki ([[Help:Active users]])
;<font color="red">Block user</font> : [[Special:BlockIP]] : Block a user or IP address. ([[Help:Blocking]])
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;<span style="color:red;">Block user</span> : [[Special:BlockIP]] : Block a user or IP address. ([[Help:Blocking]])
 
;Blocked IP addresses and usernames : [[Special:IPBlockList]] : Blocked IPs and usernames ([[Help:Special:Blockip]])
 
;Blocked IP addresses and usernames : [[Special:IPBlockList]] : Blocked IPs and usernames ([[Help:Special:Blockip]])
 
;Contributions : [[Special:Contributions]] : List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users ([[Help:User contributions]])
 
;Contributions : [[Special:Contributions]] : List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users ([[Help:User contributions]])
;<font color="red">Deleted user contributions</font> : View a user's or IP addresses edits which have been deleted ([[Help:Deletion]])
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;<span style="color:red;">Deleted user contributions</span> : View a user's or IP addresses edits which have been deleted ([[Help:Deletion]])
 
;Edit count : [[Special:EditCount]] : Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally ([[Help:Edit count]])
 
;Edit count : [[Special:EditCount]] : Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally ([[Help:Edit count]])
 
;Invite friends to join Wikia : [[Special:InviteSpecialPage]] : Invite friends based on address lists or otherwise ([[Help:Invite Friends]])
 
;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]])
 
;Preferences : [[Special:Preferences]] : Set your user preferences ([[Help:Preferences]])
 
;User list : [[Special:ListUsers]] : A list of all registered users
 
;User list : [[Special:ListUsers]] : A list of all registered users
;<font color="orange">User rights management</font> : [[Special:UserRights]] : Use to add new admins, bureaucrats, and add or remove rollback users. ([[Help:User access levels]])
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;<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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===Recent changes and logs===
 
;Gallery of new files: [[Special:NewImages]] : The most recently uploaded images displayed in a gallery format ([[Help:Images]])
 
;Gallery of new files: [[Special:NewImages]] : The most recently uploaded images displayed in a gallery format ([[Help:Images]])
 
;[[#Logs|Logs]] : [[Special:Log]] : Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings
 
;[[#Logs|Logs]] : [[Special:Log]] : Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings
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;Related changes : [[Special:RelatedChanges]] : Changes made recently to pages linked from a specified page<br> or to members of a specified category ([[Help:Related changes]])
 
;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]])
   
==Media reports and uploads==
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===Media reports and uploads===
 
;File list : [[Special:ImageList]] : List of images uploaded that can be sorted by size or date ([[Help:Images]])
 
;File list : [[Special:ImageList]] : List of images uploaded that can be sorted by size or date ([[Help:Images]])
 
;File path : [[Special:FilePath]] : Returns the complete path for a file ([[Help:Images]])
 
;File path : [[Special:FilePath]] : Returns the complete path for a file ([[Help:Images]])
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;Upload image/file [[Special:Upload]] : Upload a file to the wiki ([[Help:Uploading files]])
 
;Upload image/file [[Special:Upload]] : Upload a file to the wiki ([[Help:Uploading files]])
   
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===Wiki data and tools===
==Wiki data and tools==
 
 
;Parser Diff Test : [[Special:ParserDiffTest]] : Display differences between the old and new preprocessor
 
;Parser Diff Test : [[Special:ParserDiffTest]] : Display differences between the old and new preprocessor
 
;Statistics : [[Special:Statistics]] : Total number of pages and users
 
;Statistics : [[Special:Statistics]] : Total number of pages and users
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;Wikia Statistics : [[Special:WikiaStats]] : Comprehensive statistical information about a wiki ([[Help:WikiaStats]])
 
;Wikia Statistics : [[Special:WikiaStats]] : Comprehensive statistical information about a wiki ([[Help:WikiaStats]])
   
==Redirecting special pages==
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===Redirecting special pages===
 
;Random page : [[Special:RandomPage]] : Redirects to a random page ([[Help:Redirect]])
 
;Random page : [[Special:RandomPage]] : Redirects to a random page ([[Help:Redirect]])
 
;Random redirect : [[Special:RandomRedirect]] : Randomly taken to a redirecting page ([[Help:Redirect]])
 
;Random redirect : [[Special:RandomRedirect]] : Randomly taken to a redirecting page ([[Help:Redirect]])
 
;Search : [[Special:Search]] : Search the wiki ([[Help:Searching]])
 
;Search : [[Special:Search]] : Search the wiki ([[Help:Searching]])
   
==High use pages==
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===High use pages===
 
;Most linked-to categories : [[Special:MostLinkedCategories]] : Categories that have the most links to them in descending order
 
;Most linked-to categories : [[Special:MostLinkedCategories]] : Categories that have the most links to them in descending order
 
;Most linked-to files : [[Special:MostImages]] : Images that have the most links to them in descending order
 
;Most linked-to files : [[Special:MostImages]] : Images that have the most links to them in descending order
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;Pages with the most revisions : [[Special:MostRevisions]] : List of pages with the large number of edits 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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===Page tools===
 
;Create a new article : [[Special:Createpage]] : Guided process to creating new pages ([[Help:CreatePage]])
 
;Create a new article : [[Special:Createpage]] : Guided process to creating new pages ([[Help:CreatePage]])
 
;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]])
 
;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]])
;<font color="red">Import pages</font> : [[Special:Import]] : Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file
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;<span style="color:red;">Import pages</span> : [[Special:Import]] : Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file
;<font color="red">View deleted pages</font> : [[Special:Undelete]] : One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
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;<span style="color:red;">View deleted pages</span> : [[Special:Undelete]] : One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
 
;What links here : [[Special:WhatLinksHere]] : Find all pages that link to an article ([[Help:What links here]])
 
;What links here : [[Special:WhatLinksHere]] : Find all pages that link to an article ([[Help:What links here]])
   
==Wikia special pages==
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===Wikia special pages===
 
;Contact Wikia : [[Special:Contact]] : Send a message or inquiry to the [[Help:Community Team|Community Team]] ([[Help:Contacting Wikia]])
 
;Contact Wikia : [[Special:Contact]] : Send a message or inquiry to the [[Help:Community Team|Community Team]] ([[Help:Contacting Wikia]])
 
;WidgetDashboard : [[Special:WidgetDashboard]] : Control the display of widgets ([[Help:Widget Dashboard]])
 
;WidgetDashboard : [[Special:WidgetDashboard]] : Control the display of widgets ([[Help:Widget Dashboard]])
 
;Widgets list : [[Special:Widgets]] : Display a list of widgets ([[Help:Widgets]])
 
;Widgets list : [[Special:Widgets]] : Display a list of widgets ([[Help:Widgets]])
   
==Spam tools==
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===Spam tools===
;<font color="red">Find spam</font> : [[Special:FindSpam]] : Locate spam made by a given IP address ([[Help:Spam]])
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;<span style="color:red;">Find spam</span> : [[Special:FindSpam]] : Locate spam made by a given IP address ([[Help:Spam]])
   
==Other special pages==
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===Other special pages===
 
;Book sources : [[Special:BookSources]] : Used when an ISBN is linked to on a page
 
;Book sources : [[Special:BookSources]] : Used when an ISBN is linked to on a page
 
;Search web links : [[Special:Linksearch]] : Search web pages linked on the wiki based on different patterns.
 
;Search web links : [[Special:Linksearch]] : Search web pages linked on the wiki based on different patterns.
 
;Simplified upload : [[Special:MiniUpload]] : Simplified uploading
 
;Simplified upload : [[Special:MiniUpload]] : Simplified uploading
 
   
 
==Logs==
 
==Logs==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Help:Special page inclusion]]
 
* [[Help:Extensions]]
 
* [[Help:Extensions]]
 
* [[MetaWikipedia:Help:Special page]]
 
* [[MetaWikipedia:Help:Special page]]

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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:".

Pages listed below in red are only available to sysops and bureaucrats, while orange signifies bureaucrats only (see Help:User access levels).

Special:SpecialPages

Maintenance reports

Broken redirects 
Special:BrokenRedirects : List of pages whose target article has been deleted (Help:Redirect)
Dead-end pages 
Special:DeadendPages : Pages without any outgoing links (Help:Dead-end street)
Double redirects 
Special:DoubleRedirects : List of pages that redirect to another redirect page (Help:Redirect)
Long pages 
Special:LongPages : Pages which 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 from any other page on the wiki
Pages with the fewest revisions 
Special:FewestRevisions : Pages with the least amount of edits
Pages without language links 
Special:WithoutInterwiki : Pages which do not link to any alternate language counterparts (Help:Interlanguage links)
Problem reports list 
Special:ProblemReports : Display reported problems (Help:ProblemReports)
Protected pages 
Special:ProtectedPages : List pages which cannot be edited by non-admins or non-autoconfirmed users (Help:Protection)
Protected titles 
Special:ProtectedTitles : Pages which have been protected from creation from non-admins (Help:Protection)
Short pages 
Special:ShortPages : Pages which contain the fewest characters in ascending order
Uncategorized categories 
Special:UncategorizedCategories : Categories without category tags (Help:Category)
Uncategorized files 
Special:UncategorizedImages : Images without category tags (Help:Category)
Uncategorized pages 
Special:UncategorizedPages : Pages without category tags (Help:Category)
Uncategorized templates 
Special:UncategorizedTemplates : Templates without category tags (Help:Category)
Unused files 
Special:UnusedImages : Images that do not appear on any page (Help:Images)
Unused templates 
Special:UnusedTemplates : Templates that are not included in any page (Help:Templates)
Unwatched pages 
Special:UnwatchedPages : Pages that are not any users 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

List of pages

;Admins list : Special:Listadmins : A list of all administrators
All pages 
Special:AllPages : A list of every page on the wiki
Categories 
Special:Categories : List of categories (Help:Category)
Category tree 
Special:CategoryTree : Use a category name to see its contents as a tree structure (Help:Category)
Disambiguation pages 
Special:Disambiguations : List pages marked as disambiguations (Help:Disambiguation)
List redirects 
Special:ListRedirects : List of redirects on a wiki (Help:Redirect)
Prefix index  
Special:PrefixIndex : Display pages with prefix (Help:Subpages)

Login/sign up

Login 
Special:UserLogin : Log in or create a new account (Help:User account)
Logout 
Special:UserLogout : Log out of your account (Help:User account)

Users and rights

Active user list 
Special:ActiveUsers : A list of people who have edited this wiki (Help:Active users)
Block user 
Special:BlockIP : Block a user or IP address. (Help:Blocking)
Blocked IP addresses and usernames 
Special:IPBlockList : Blocked IPs and usernames (Help:Special:Blockip)
Contributions 
Special:Contributions : List of contributions of anonymous or logged-in users (Help:User contributions)
Deleted user contributions 
View a user's or IP addresses edits which have been deleted (Help:Deletion)
Edit count 
Special:EditCount : Edit tally broken down by namespaces locally and globally (Help:Edit count)
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
User rights management 
Special:UserRights : Use to add new admins, bureaucrats, and add or remove rollback users. (Help:User access levels)

Recent changes and logs

Gallery of new files
Special:NewImages : The most recently uploaded images displayed in a gallery format (Help:Images)
Logs 
Special:Log : Logs of deletion, protection, blocking, image uploads and user rights settings
My watchlist 
Special:Watchlist : Show the pages you are watching (Help:Watchlist)
New pages 
Special:NewPages : List of new pages on a wiki (Help:Newest Pages)
Recent changes 
Special:RecentChanges : The latest edits on a wiki (Help:Recent changes)
Related changes 
Special:RelatedChanges : Changes made recently to pages linked from a specified page
or to members of a specified category (Help:Related changes)

Media reports and uploads

File list 
Special:ImageList : List of images uploaded that can be sorted by size or date (Help:Images)
File path 
Special:FilePath : Returns the complete path for a file (Help:Images)
Import Free Images 
Special:ImportFreeImages : Import properly licensed photos from flickr (Help:Import free images)
MIME search 
Special:MIMESearch : Enables the filtering of files for its MIME-type
Search for duplicate files 
Special:FileDuplicateSearch : Locate duplicate files based on filename
Upload files 
Special:MultipleUpload : Upload up to 5 files to the wiki (Help:Multiple uploads)
Upload image/file Special:Upload 
Upload a file to the wiki (Help:Uploading files)

Wiki data and tools

Parser Diff Test 
Special:ParserDiffTest : Display differences between the old and new preprocessor
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.
Webtools [BETA] 
Special:Webtools : How your wiki rates with search engines, etc (Help:Webtools)
Wikia Statistics 
Special:WikiaStats : Comprehensive statistical information about a wiki (Help:WikiaStats)

Redirecting special pages

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

High use pages

Most linked-to categories 
Special:MostLinkedCategories : Categories that have the most links to them in descending order
Most linked-to files 
Special:MostImages : Images 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 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

Create a new article 
Special:Createpage : Guided process to creating new pages (Help:CreatePage)
Export pages 
Special:Export : Exports the source of individual wiki pages, optionally with their histories, in a thin XML wrapper which includes metadata like time, etc (Help:Exporting pages)
Import pages 
Special:Import : Import pages exported from another wiki in an XML file
View deleted pages 
Special:Undelete : One way to undelete a page or review deleted revisions of pages
What links here 
Special:WhatLinksHere : Find all pages that link to an article (Help:What links here)

Wikia special pages

Contact Wikia 
Special:Contact : Send a message or inquiry to the Community Team (Help:Contacting Wikia)
WidgetDashboard 
Special:WidgetDashboard : Control the display of widgets (Help:Widget Dashboard)
Widgets list 
Special:Widgets : Display a list of widgets (Help:Widgets)

Spam tools

Find spam 
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
Search web links 
Special:Linksearch : Search web pages linked on the wiki based on different patterns.
Simplified upload 
Special:MiniUpload : Simplified uploading

Logs

See also

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