How to Rename or Move a Wiki Page

Get tips and tricks on how to rename or move pages in MediaWiki. Our blog offers a complete guide to help you update page titles and manage your wiki effectively.


The name of a page holds significant importance in MediaWiki, as pages are typically interconnected through their names. Renaming a page requires MediaWiki to address all existing database links pointing to that page. If you've distributed a link to your page externally, renaming it would render that link invalid.

As a result, MediaWiki refers to this process as "Move" (to designate moving the page to a new title within the database) and offers an automatic redirection feature from the old title to the new one.

Moving a Wiki Page

There is a special interface for this operation that can be accessed via the Move link in the page tools menu:

Example of moving a wiki page

Click the menu link and set the new page title in the form field New title. Please, note that you can:

  • Move a page to another namespace
  • Leave a note why the page has been moved
  • Request a redirect from old page to new one
  • Add both titles (the old and the new one) to your watchlist
Move Page Form

Click Move page button to complete the operation.

Make sure to check out our other MediaWiki blog articles that contain various wiki tutorials and more! If you need help or assistance with MediaWiki, do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation call.

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