Purging forces MediaWiki to clear the cached version of a given page, forcing the page to be redisplayed from its source. It is used to ensure that recent changes are made immediately visible.
A simple way to "purge" a MediaWiki page you are viewing in your browser is:
- click its "View history" tab, then in your browser's location field delete just the word "history" off the end of the URL, type "purge" there (after the "=") on the end of the URL, and hit return.
If the optional
forcelinkupdate parameter is also supplied, the links tables will also be updated.
Examples[edit | edit source]
- To purge a page, add
?action=purgeto the URL of the page you are viewing. For example:
- If the URL has other parameters in its query string, add the purge action to the query string with an ampersand (&). For example:
Note: Remember to change
example.org in the above URLs to the host name of your MediaWiki installation.
Anonymous requests must be confirmed[edit | edit source]
Purge requests made via POST or by logged-in users are automatically filled. Anonymous users making purge requests via a query string will be presented with a confirmation form. This form must be submitted before the purge request will be completed. This behavior is a precaution to keep web spiders from accidentally purging pages when following links.
Purge and image thumbnails[edit | edit source]
If purge is run on an image description page, the cached thumbnails for the image will be purged.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- purgeList.php, a command-line maintenance script that allows batch purging of articles.
- Manual:Parameters to index.php#Actions.
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