Manual:Section editing

Section editing is the practice of editing a particular section on a page by clicking on the "edit" (or "edit source") link next to a subheading.



The Page Previews will only show the part of the article that might be problematic for the text... Wording or formatting can be more difficult to choose without content before or after the editable section.


Section editing is a default feature of MediaWiki but can be disabled in a number of ways, as is explained below. Disabling is especially useful when a heading is created from within a template: the normal wiki section-edit would in this case edit the template code, which is normally counterintuitive to the user.



editsection is a user right that can be used in your LocalSettings.php file.

For instance, to hide the section edit links for users who are not logged in, change the value of the $wgLocalSettings.php configuration option:

Edit LocalSettings.php and add the line:

#disable section edit links for anonymous viewers
$wgDefaultUserOptions ['editsection'] = false;
From version 1.23 onwards, the section editing links need to be disabled via site-wide or user CSS, see T54811 for details on the change.
MediaWiki:Common.css: .mw-editsection { display:none!important; }

editsectiononrightclick ("0" by default) is a user right that allows editors to edit sections by right-clicking on the subheading (JavaScript feature).

Magic word


The Magic word __NOEDITSECTION__ can be used to hide all section edit links on a particular page.

This magic word is transcludable, meaning that it can be embedded in a template in order to disable section editing on all pages where this template is used.


In Vector and other skins, the section link has the following CSS class: