Help:Moving a page

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<languages/> Template:PD Help Page <translate> Moving (renaming) a page means giving it another name.</translate> <translate> This is done by using the "<tvar|1>template:int</>" action of [[<tvar|2>Special:MyLanguage/Help:Navigation#Page Tabs</>|tab]] "More" at the top.</translate> <translate> The tab is not visible if you are not logged in.</translate> <translate> Then simply enter the new name and click "<tvar|1>Template:Int</>".</translate> <translate> Normally you would want to leave the "<tvar|1>Template:Int</>" option ticked.</translate>

<translate> If you move page "A" to a new title "B", this operation will do the following:

  • Renames the title of page "A" as "B"</translate>


  • Renames all the editing history of page "A" as of page "B" as well</translate>


  • Creates a new page "A", whose content is a [[<tvar|redirects>Special:MyLanguage/Help:Redirects</>|redirect]] to page "B"


<translate> The second point is important.</translate> <translate> By using the "<tvar|1>Template:Int</>" feature, you also move the editing history, which is desirable in most situations.</translate> <translate> The editing history allows people to see how the contents of the page were built up, and who contributed what.</translate> <translate> If you move contents around by copying and pasting (not using the move feature), you do not achieve this (see also <tvar|1>Template:Ll</>).</translate>

<translate> When the move operation leaves behind a redirect (see <tvar|1>Template:Ll</>), it should not result in any broken links except the possibility of double redirects – that is, pages redirecting to "A" which becomes a redirect itself.</translate> <translate> You might want to hunt down pages or other redirects which link in to the redirect, and change their text to link directly to the new title.</translate> <translate> The "<tvar|1>Template:Int</>" feature, which can be used through the link in the <tvar|2>Template:Int</> (at bottom of the [[<tvar|3>Special:MyLanguage/Help:Navigation#Sidebar</>|sidebar]]) is useful when doing this.</translate>


Undo a move[edit source]

As with almost all wiki editing, a move operation can be reversed (by any user). To reverse a move operation, simply move the page back, e.g. move page "B" back to "A".

The page title "B" will still be left behind, as a redirect from "B" to "A". Any user can remove the redirect and propose that the page be deleted. However the final deletion will require sysop privileges (see <tvar|delete>Template:Ll</>).

Moving a page without creating a redirect[edit source]


[[Template:Lm|Template:Dir|350px|thumb|<translate> Relevant option highlighted</translate>]]

<translate> Users with the suppressredirect [[<tvar|rights>Special:MyLanguage/Help:User rights</>|user right]] can optionally move a page without creating a redirect. This is particularly useful when undoing a move.

When the right is enabled, one additional check box will appear when one needs to move a page (see picture at right).

Mass renaming / moving[edit source]

</translate> <translate> MediaWiki does not offer a special page with which to perform a batch operation for page moves.</translate> <translate> There may be alternatives, depending on your situation:</translate>


Moving subpages[edit source]

Users with the move-subpages [[<tvar|rights>Special:MyLanguage/Help:User rights</>|user right]] can optionally move [[<tvar|nav>Special:MyLanguage/Help:Subpages</>|subpages]] of a page (up to 100), preserving its "tree" structure. If you specify the root page you want to move in the title (by visiting Special:MovePage/Some_page), the special page displays the subpages of that root page.

See also[edit source]



  • [[<tvar|1>Special:MyLanguage/Help:Redirects#Suppressing_a_redirect</>|Help:Redirects#Suppressing a redirect]]


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