The extension UserSideBar lets users create their personal sidebar navigation.

Accessing the personal navigation

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Personal navigation

Every logged-in user has their own UserSidebar. It is located in the left navigation as the Personal navigation tab (clipboard icon).

Default content

Initially, for users who haven't customized their personal sidebar, the navigation shows the following widgets:

  • Pages visited (widget PAGESVISITED)
  • My edits (widget YOUREDITS)
  • Watchlist (widget WATCHLIST)

These widgets can be removed individually when a user customizes the sidebar.

Customizing the sidebar

To customize the content of this sidebar, click on Edit sidebar at the bottom of the sidebar after hovering over any menu item. This opens the page User:<username>/Sidebar.

The syntax used to define the sidebar corresponds to the main MediaWiki sidebar (MediaWiki:Sidebar). Entries starting with a single star ("*") are considered menu headings or sections while entries with two stars ("**") are considered menu items.

* My favourite pages
** [[Wiki_Page1|Label]]
** [External_Page2 Label]

The sidebar can contain multiple sections. Also, users can use widgets to display predefined lists of pages, as described above. Widgets should be inserted as sections (with one star), like:

* WATCHLIST
* My custom section
** [[Page1]]
...

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