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The namespace "Special:" consists of "special pages". These have no corresponding wikitext; they are created by the software on demand. Some depend on the preferences that have been set, e.g. classic or enhanced Recent Changes, and the number of titles in Recent Changes and the watchlist, etc.

Special pages for all users[edit]

All of the below linked Special pages produce content particular to whatever wiki you are viewing this document on. If you are looking for a list of the available Special pages from a given wiki, use its Special:Specialpages page to get a list, or try viewing the page on this wiki, then editing your web address to change the server name, leaving the page portion intact.

Special pages 
Special:Specialpages : A list of all special pages for all users.
All pages 
Special:Allpages : Lists all pages in a specified namespace in ASCII order, including redirects (to distinguish redirects, one can set ".allpagesredirect" class in the style sheets); on Wikimedia sometimes temporarily disabled. Both a namespace and a starting page can be specified:
From MediaWiki 1.5 one can also select all namespaces except a specified one. Namespace prefixes are given, but the sort key is the page name without prefix.
All pages with prefix 
Special:Prefixindex : Lists all pages of a specified namespace beginning with a given prefix. Useful to find subpages, for example: Special:PrefixIndex/User:Example.
Articles with the fewest revisions
Special:Fewestrevisions
Articles with the most categories
Special:Mostcategories : Lists articles from whose number of categories is largest.
Articles with the most revisions
Special:Mostrevisions : Articles with the most revisions.
Blank Page 
Special:BlankPage
Blocked IP addresses and usernames 
Special:Ipblocklist : Blocked IPs and usernames
Book sources 
Special:Booksources : ISBN Book Sources
Broken redirects 
Special:BrokenRedirects
Captcha
Special:Captcha on projects supporting this feature. Shows "Captcha help."
Categories 
Special:Categories : shows the number of members, see also Help:DPL.
CategoryTree 
Special:CategoryTree : displays categories in tree structure.
Cross-namespace links 
Special:CrossNamespaceLinks : provides a list of links from a page in the main namespace to a page in other namespaces (except for Special, Talk, Meta and Template namespaces), which are not advisable to use.
Confirm my email address
Special:Confirmemail
Dead-end pages 
Special:Deadendpages : Pages without any outgoing links.
Disambiguation pages 
Special:Disambiguations : shows pages that link to a disambiguation page, which should link to the appropriate topic instead. A disambiguation page is defined as a page on which a disambiguation template is transcluded; a disambiguation template is defined as a template linked from MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage.
Double redirects 
Special:DoubleRedirects : lists redirects that redirect to another redirects. May contain false positives.
Expand templates
Special:ExpandTemplates (extension, enabled on Wikimedia sites): Provides an input box to enter wikitext, and another one to enter a page name, and produces expanded wikitext, i.e., templates, parser functions and variables are expanded recursively; variables depending on page name are expanded based on the supplied page name. See also mw:Extension:ExpandTemplates.
Export pages 
Special:Export : Produces an XML file containing the wikitext and metadata of either the current version only, or all revisions, of one or more pages, specified in the form of a list; the XML file is in the format required for Special:Import; exporting is typically done either in preparation of applying the latter at another MediaWiki project, or for searching within old page revisions. See Help:Export.
External links
Special:Linksearch, see Help:Linksearch
File path 
Special:Filepath : returns the complete path for a file.
Files 
Special:Imagelist : List of images and other files uploaded that can be sorted by size or date.
Gallery of new files 
Special:Newimages
Log in / create account 
Special:Userlogin : Creates new login cookie.
Logout 
Special:Userlogout : Destroys cookie, see also Privacy policy.
Logs 
Special:Log : Combined display of various logs. See also below.
Long pages 
Special:Longpages - pages in the main namespace, with size in bytes, in order of decreasing size
MIME search 
Special:MIMEsearch : filters files for its MIME-type.
Most linked-to categories 
Special:Mostlinkedcategories : lists categories from whose number of pages contained is largest.
Most linked-to images 
Special:Mostimages : lists images from whose number of pages linked is largest.
Most linked-to pages 
Special:Mostlinked : lists pages from whose number of pages linked is largest.
Most linked-to templates 
Special:Mostlinkedtemplates : lists templates for which the number of pages in which the template is transcluded is largest, not counting transclusions through redirects; how many are listed depends on the settings; e.g. on w: 1000 (currently: templates transcluded in more than 1832 pages)
My page 
Special:Mypage : Link to the user page of the user who follows it.
My talk page 
Special:Mytalk : Link to the talk page of the user who follows it.
My watchlist 
Special:Watchlist : Show the pages you are watching. (Watchlist help)
New pages 
Special:Newpages : Newest pages with creation date and time, current size, user who created the page, and first edit summary, in reverse order of creation.
Oldest pages 
Special:Ancientpages - pages in the main namespace, with date and time of last edit, in order of last edit.
Orphaned pages 
Special:Lonelypages : Orphaned articles i.e. articles with no links to them in the wiki.
Pages without language links 
Special:Withoutinterwiki
Preferences 
Special:Preferences : Select preferences to customise the appearance and behaviour of the software. For some project families, notably Wikia, this applies for the whole family. See Help:Preferences.
Protected pages 
Special:Protectedpages
Random page 
Special:Randompage : redirects to a random page from the main namespace which is not a redirect. Other namespaces can be specified as a parameter, e. g.: Special:Randompage/Talk, Special:Random/Template.
Random redirect 
Special:Randomredirect : redirects to a random redirect pages.
Recent changes 
Special:Recentchanges : The latest edits in the project. See Help:Recent changes.
Related changes 
Special:Recentchangeslinked : It works only if the target is specified. See Help:Related changes.
Redirects 
Special:Listredirects : lists all redirects.
Search 
Special:Search
Short pages 
Special:Shortpages - pages in the main namespace, with size (of the wikitext excluding that of templates used) in bytes, in order of increasing size
Statistics 
Special:Statistics : total number of pages and users
System messages 
Special:Allmessages : Displays all pages in the MediaWiki namespace.
Uncategorized categories 
Special:Uncategorizedcategories
Uncategorized images 
Special:Uncategorizedimages : Images without category tags (note that after adding a tag to a page refreshing this page does not immediately reflects the change)
Uncategorized pages 
Special:Uncategorizedpages : Pages without category tags (ditto)
Uncategorized templates 
Special:Uncategorizedtemplates : Templates without category tags (ditto)
Unused categories 
Special:Unusedcategories
Unused files 
Special:Unusedimages
Unused templates 
Special:Unusedtemplates - templates which are not transcluded (however, they may be used for substitution))
Upload file 
Special:Upload : Upload a file to the wiki.
User contributions 
Special:Contributions : Requires a target user: e. g. Special:Contributions/Jimbo Wales
Users 
Special:Listusers : A list of all registered users. There also is Special:Listadmins, which is a redirect toSpecial:Listusers/Sysop. For some project families, notably Wikia, this applies for the whole family.
Version 
Special:Version : Shows the version of the software the site is currently running, and a listing of extensions installed
Wanted categories 
Special:Wantedcategories
Wanted pages 
Special:Wantedpages : Articles which have been requested / most wanted, specifically those that have at least 2 incoming links, but do not exist.
Wiki matrix 
Special:SiteMatrix : list of all projects
What links here 
Special:Whatlinkshere : It works only if the target is specified. See Help:What links here.

See also[edit]

See for further details at w:Help:Special page