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MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide by Mizanur Rahman

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Special Pages

As the name suggests, special pages are used for special purposes, to make our site navigation and searching easier. We are discussing special pages so late in the chapter—after having covered categories, links, templates, etc.—as without understanding these terms properly, some of the concepts wouldn't make any sense to us. There are a lot of special pages in MediaWiki, and for all users, these pages are common. For sysops, however, there is a different set of special pages, which we will discuss in the Administrating MediaWiki chapter.

Special pages are created during installation on system demand. Note, however, that any new page can be added to the Special namespace, the namespace under which all special pages are listed. From ...

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