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MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide by Mizanur Rahman

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Page Name Convention

As we have seen, the page name we provide becomes the title of the page or vice versa. So it is vital to have a very good and meaningful page name for any page. There are some rules regarding the page naming in MediaWiki. Here are a few:

  • Use valid characters: Page names or titles cannot have special characters (such as [, ], {, }, |, #, <, and>) that are used by MediaWiki internally. MediaWiki processes wiki syntax before formatting; so anything used by MediaWiki will be converted and executed before the formatting of the text. [, ], {, }, |, and # characters are used for linking in a wiki. So we must be careful about using special characters. Also do not use any non-printable character such as the Delete key.

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