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Special admin pages

Management pages

The most important pages for administrators are listed as navigation links under Global actions > Management. Some pages that are linked from here can also be viewed and/or edited by users with edit rights:

Page and access by role sysop editor
About BlueSpice set visibility view
Assignment management edit edit
Category manager edit edit
Config manager edit -
Group manager edit -
Interwiki links edit view
Namespace manager edit view
Namespace-CSS manager edit -
Page templates edit -
Permission manager edit -
Privacy admin edit -
Quality management overview edit -
User manager edit

Other admin pages

While most pages on Special:SpecialPages are available for users with edit rights, the following pages are only accessible to users in the group sysop.

Unwatched pages

This page provides a list of pages that are not on the watchlist of any wiki users. This is helpful in combination with other quality management tools. An administrator can quickly find pages that might be neglected by the user community. By clicking on the page link, the administrator can then review the quality of the document.

Replace text

The special page Special:ReplaceText allows an administrator to perform a find-and-replace action across wiki pages. It is a MediaWiki extension and, therefore, documented at

You can read a good summary of this feature on the BlueSpice blog: Replace Text – Search and replace in your wiki.

Screenshot: replace tet

Page tools

Change content model of a page

In general, wiki pages use the content model wikitext. But MediaWiki also uses some other content models. Core content models are css, javscript, json, text and wikitext. This page allows to change the content model of existing pages.


Import pages

An administrator can import an xml file that was previously exported from another wiki. The xml file should contain no more than 100 wiki pages to avoid connection and timeout issues.

Screenshot: import xml dump


Mass delete

The page Special:Nuke can be used to mass-delete recent pages. The pages to be deleted can be selected by various criteria. Like individually deleted pages, the mass-deleted pages are still in the database and administrators can restore them afterwards.

The search for pages that should be deleted is limited to recentely changed pages. By default, these are pages changed or added in the last 90 days.

Screenshot: mass-delete


Merge page histories

It is possible that the content of two pages is consolidated into one page, for example by pasting most or all of the content of page A into page B. In some cases it is important to keep the entire change history of the source page A. This tools allows to merge the histories of both pages. The merges are logged in a special "merge log".

Screenshot: merge histories


View deleted pages

This link leads to the page Special:Undelete. It contains a simple search field to look for deleted pages with their page title.

Screenshot: undelete page

Clicking on the page title of the search results loads the page View and restore deleted pages. From here, the deleted page can be restored after reviewing the deletion log and the page history. The page can be restored with the entire page history or with selected revisions only.

Clicking Invert selection selects and deselects the checkboxes for restoring the page revisions.

Screenshot: undelete page revisions