People use the top navigation to discover the wiki and to find some nice pages. It's an easy way to link people to the right pages/categories on your wiki.


You can go to the page "MediaWiki:Wiki-navigation". Another way to find is to click on the "Contribute" button on the right top of the page. Click then on "Edit Wiki Navigation".


There are some levels in the navigation. * is for the first level, ** for the second and *** is for the third.

Adding Pages

To add pages you can use this code:

**(name page)|"name page"


  • (name page) for the link to the page
  • "name page" for the name you want to show

Adding Categories

To add categories you can use this code:

**#Category:(name category)#|"name category"


  • (name category) for name of the category
  • "category name" for the name of the category you want to show

Adding links to special pages

To add links to special pages you can use the following code:

**Special:(the special page)|"the word(s) you want to show"


  • (the special page) for the name of the special page
  • "the word you want to show" for the word you want to show

Link to another Wiki

To add links to other wiki's you can use this code:

**(url)| "name of the wiki"


  • (url) for the url of the wiki
  • "name of the wiki" for the name of the wiki

Special Codes

There are some codes to show special things:

  • #category-Soccer# - Shows the top 8 pages from the "Category:Soccer".
  • #visited# - Shows a list of the top visited pages from "MediaWiki:Most popular articles".
  • #newlychanged# - Shows the pages wich are edited the last time
  • #topusers# - Shows a list of the 8 most active users


The example below is originally from a wiki about soccer.

*Wiki Content
**#newlychanged#|Recently Changed Pages
**Blog:Recent posts|Recent blog posts
**Blog:Recent_posts|Recent blog posts
**Affiliated Sites
***(url)| "name of the wiki"
***(url)| "name of the wiki"


If you want to save you have to click first on the button "Preview". If you've clicked on that button you see the button "Publish", click on that button to save your edit.


You can only use the symbol # in level 2.

If you want more levels you can use the script on this page: w:c:dev:ExtendedNavigation

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