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This page describes different ways to organize the pages/content.


How do I rename a page?

  1. The title has been misspelled.
  2. The scope of the article has been reduced, extended or otherwise changed.
  3. You believe the content of the page should be reflected using a different name.

  1. rename: keep the page but give it another name.
    - the page history is now attached to the new name;
    - the renaming with the specified reason is recorded as an entry in the page history;
    - a new page with the old name is created which redirects to the new name;
    - the edit summary of the page creation records the renaming with the specified reason.
  2. move: move the contents and the page history to a new page.
    - same operations as for "rename"

How do I "move" a page?

  1. If you are logged-in, you will see the "move" button above next to the "History" button.
  2. Go to the page you want to rename/move.
  3. After you click the "move" button, you are taken to the "Move page" form
    • Enter the new name for the page
    • Indicate your reason for the move
    • You'll be given the option to also move the page's talk page. Unless you know what you're doing, it's safest to say yes.
  4. Click "Move page" button and the page will be renamed to the new title.

  1. The old page title will become a "redirect page" -- this means that the old page will have the following code "#REDIRECT [[new page name]]", so any links to the old title will still go to the new page.
  2. The "move page" function keeps the entire edit history of the page, before and after the move, in one place, as if the page were always named that way.

How do I "redirect" a page?

  1. You want to rename / move a page as described above
  2. You want to make finding a page more convenient by creating multiple pages with similar titles that all funnel into that one page of interest. For example, 'JFK'

'John F Kennedy', and 'President Kennedy' could all funnel into one common page.

  1. You want the link title independent of the final link target, i.e. one creates a page whose name is the desired link title, and which redirects to the desired target page.
  2. You notice there are pages on similar topics that should all be integrated into one long page.

  1. If you are renaming / moving a page as described above, the "Move page" button automatically creates a redirect link for you.
  2. If want to manually create a redirect link, type the following code into the top of the old page:
#REDIRECT [[new page name]]
(in this example, "new page name" is the name of your target page.)
(here is an example)

How do I delete a page?

What are categories?

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