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Wiki tip for the week of Jan 26 2009: Moving pages with ease



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Wiki tip of the week for Jan 26 2009: Moving pages with ease
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With the new page naming and wiki structure policy[1] in place, a lot of
users on the wiki have recently been moving pages around, and often have
been doing it the manual way: copy the source from one page to another,
and make a redirect[2] by hand. What most users apparently don't realize
is that there is a move button at the top of every page, and any
logged-in user can use that button.
 
 (Images: [3] and [4])

When moving your page it's a very good idea to give a reason for doing
so. You can also choose to move a page's corresponding discussion page
along with it too, if it has one. This is very useful for archiving
pages (simply tack on Archive: at the beginning of the page name) or
moving your old pages. And of course, please watch your pages[5].
    
    Using the move tab automatically creates a redirect and can also
    fix other redirects to prevent double redirects[6].

Probably the most important part of using the move tab instead of a
manual move is that page histories are kept across both pages, so it's
much easier to find who edited what and when.

However if the new page already has content (perhaps a #REDIRECT),
MediaWiki won't allow you to move the page (unless you have the power to
delete pages). You'll still need to move the page by hand, in this case.

Learn more: Help:Moving a page[7] at meta.wikimedia.org


  The wiki tip of the week series by Ian Weller, published every
  Monday, is an effort to increase knowledge about useful features,
  policies, and other important things relating to the Fedora Project
  wiki.


[1]: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Help:Wiki_structure
[2]: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Redirects
[3]: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Image:Wiki_move_button.png
[4]: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Image:Wiki_move_prompt.png
[5]: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Watching_pages
[6]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Double_redirects
[7]: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Moving_a_page


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