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Every page on a MediaWiki site not only has information to show you but also allows you to move to other pages. This is called "navigation".

Whan luikin at onie page oan MediaWiki, ye'll fynd three main naveegation elements:

  1. The sidebaur gies ye access til important pages in the wiki sic aes recynt chynges or uplaid file. MediaWiki needs ye tae log in afore seein aw o the sidebaur opties.
  2. Links (aften cawed tabs) that relate til the page nou bein displeyit: its associated discussion page, the version histerie, n – maist notablie – the eedit link.
  3. Uiser links; aes aen anonymoos uiser, ye’ll see ae link tae cræft aen accoont or log in. Aes ae logged-in uiser ye hae ae collection o personal links, incluidin yins til yer uiser page n preeferances.

In addition to the standard navigation elements that each page has, a page will have its own unique information which appears in the larger main area of the page. Generally within this information will be links to other pages.

This page mainly documents the MonoBook and Vector skins. Appearances may be different when using other skins.


Example sidebaur, shawn oan the cair o the page

The sidebaur is displeyit oan the cair edge o the page ablo the site logo (gif uisin the MonoBuik skin or the defaut Vector skin sin MediaWiki 1.16). This sidebaur gies ye access til important pages in the wiki like Recent Chynges or Uplaid File.


Clapin oan the logo brings ye back til the main page o the wiki. The links in the naveegation section jyst ablo will tak ye til important pages o the wiki. Thir links can be confeegured bi site admeenistraters.


The tuilkist contains ae selection o links that chynge dependin oan whit type o page ye'r luikin at.

Oan aw pages (except byordinair pages)
  • “Whit airts here” taks ye til ae byordinair page that leets the pages oan this wiki that contain ae link til the page bein luikt at. This is heelpfu whan ye'r luikin fer pages o relatit information. The “whit airts here” information can be uissfu forby whan ye'r refacterin wiki pages n need tae check whether links til this page ar still reelevant efter chynges in the page bein luikt at.
  • The “relatit chynges” tuil leets aw recent chynges in the pages linkt wi fae the page bein luikt at. Recent chynges til aw reelevant template pages ar includit in the affcomin page leet. The "Hide minor eedits" optie that can be set in the uiser preeferances applies, amang ither things, til “relatit chynges”.
Oan aw pages (incluidin byordinair pages)
  • “uplaid file” displeys ae byorinair page that permits loggit-in uisers tae uplaid eemages n ither files til the wiki. Uplaidit files can be linkt fae or embedded in wiki pages. This is na displeyed gif file uplaidin is na enabled.
    Uplaidin files, luikin at files oan the server, incluidin thaim in wiki pages n managin the uplaidit files is discussed in the managin files section o this manual.
  • The “byordinar pages” tuil leets the MediaWiki byordiniar pages. In MediaWiki termeenologie, ae byordinair page is yin that preesents information aneat the Wiki n/or permits access til admeenistration acteevities fer the wiki. Fer example, ae leet o uisers registerit wi the wiki, stateestics aneat the wiki like the nummer o pages n nummer o page eedits, system logs, ae leet o orphaned pages, n sae oan. Thae byordinair pages ar commynlie generated whan the byordinair page is laided raither than bein stored in the wiki database.
    The function n uiss o the defaut byordinair pages can be foond in the byordinar pages section o this manual.

Page tabs

Defaut page tabs at the tap o the page

The page tabs ar displeyed at the tap o the page til the richt o the site logo (gif uisin the MonoBook skin or the defaut Vector skin sin MediaWiki 1.16). Thir tabs permit ye tae perform actions or see pages that ar relatit til the Nou page. The available defaut actions incluid: luikin at, eeditin, n discussin the Nou page. The speceefeec tabs displeyed oan yer pages depend oan whether or na ye'r loggit intil the wiki n whether ye hae sysop (admeenistrater) preevileges oan the wiki. Oan byordiair pages yinlie the namespace tab is displeyed.

Defaut fer aw uisers
  • namespace” (page, heelp, byordinair page, template, uiser page etc.)
  • "tauk"
  • "eedit" (micht read “see soorce” gif anonymoos eeditin is disabled, the page is in the MediaWiki: namespace, or the page is protected)
  • "history"
Extra tabs fer loggit-in uisers
  • "muiv"
  • "watch"
Extra tabs fer admeenistraters
  • "fend"
  • "delete"

Admeenistraters can add or remuiv tabs bi uisin JavaScript or instawin extensions, sae the tabs that ye see micht be differant dependin oan whit wiki ye'r uisin.

Uiser Links

Defaut uiser links at the tap richt o the page

The uiser links ar displeyed at the tap faur richt o the page (gif uisin the defaut Vecter skin). Thir tabs permit the loggit-in uiser tae see n eedit thair uiser page n wiki preeeferances. Addeetionlie, the uiser links permit the uiser tae queecklie access thair contreebutions til the wiki n logoot.

Fer anonymoos uisers the uiser links is replaced wi ae link til the wiki login page or, gif enabled, ae link til yer IP address n yer IP address's tauk page.

This links til yer uiser page, this is whaur ye can pit information aneat yersel, store bits o information ye want tae mynd or whitever else ye fancie.
This links til yer discussion page, whaur fawk can lea messages fer ye.
Permits ye tae chynge yer personal site preeferances.
Ae leet o aw pages that ye'r watchin. Pages can be added ti this leet bi clapin oan “watch” at the tap o the page.
Ae leet o aw contreebutions that ye'v makit til the wiki.
"Log out"
Clap this link tae log oot o the wiki.