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Moving (renaming) a page means giving it another name. This is done by using the "העברה" action of tab "עוד" at the top. The tab is not visible if you are not logged in. Then simply enter the new name and click "העברת הדף". Normally you would want to leave the "העברה גם של דף השיחה" option ticked.
כדי לשנות את שם הדף מ"א" ל"ב" עלייך לבצע את הפעולות הבאות:
- יש לשנות את כותרת הדף מ"א" ל"ב"
- Renames all the editing history of page "A" as of page "B" as well
- Creates a new page "A", whose content is a redirect to page "B"
The second point is important. By using the "העברה" feature, you also move the editing history, which is desirable in most situations. The editing history allows people to see how the contents of the page were built up, and who contributed what. If you move contents around by copying and pasting (not using the move feature), you do not achieve this (see also Help:מעקב אחר שינויים).
When the move operation leaves behind a redirect (see Help:הפניות), it should not result in any broken links except the possibility of double redirects – that is, pages redirecting to "A" which becomes a redirect itself. You might want to hunt down pages or other redirects which link in to the redirect, and change their text to link directly to the new title. The "דפים המקושרים לכאן" feature, which can be used through the link in the כלים (at bottom of the sidebar) is useful when doing this.
As with almost all wiki editing, a move operation can be reversed (by any user). To reverse a move operation, simply move the page back, e.g. move page "B" back to "A".
The page title "B" will still be left behind, as a redirect from "B" to "A". Any user can remove the redirect and propose that the page be deleted. However the final deletion will require sysop privileges (see Help:Deletion and undeletion).
Moving a page without creating a redirect
Users with the suppressredirect user right can optionally move a page without creating a redirect. This is particularly useful when undoing a move.
When the right is enabled, one additional check box will appear when one needs to move a page (see picture at right).
Mass renaming / moving
MediaWiki does not offer a special page with which to perform a batch operation for page moves. There may be alternatives, depending on your situation:
- Extension:Replace Text
- MoveBatch.php: a maintenance script for renaming a batch of pages.