Help talk:Namespaces

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What about the "Category" namespace? I don't recall seeing that in 1.5. --Otheus 12:46, 8 July 2008 (UTC)


The Identifying Namespaces section, API subsection contains a link that does not take into account the scriptpath of the host wiki. --66.210.198.66 17:46, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Rename namespaces?[edit]

As of the current revision, this help page states "individual namespaces can be renamed, as set by a wiki's system admins". Is this true? If so, I can't figure out for the life of me how to do this. I have a wiki that I've locked down for my own personal use, and I'd like to rename all the talk namespaces to "notes". Can I leverage the localization features of MediaWiki somehow? Add a LocalSettings.php variable? Any help or even just a nudge in the right direction would be much appreciated. —JoeyDay (talk) 04:31, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

The page currently still says that we can re-name the namespaces, but it deosn't say how. Does this refer to Namespace manager? If anybody knows the answer to this, can you update the page? Otherwise, I'm thinking I'll delete the line or re-word it to point to this "extension." • Supāsaru 18:25, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Broken edit links for subsections[edit]

Dunno why, but edit links for subsections in this page are pointing to the next subsection. For instance, if you try to edit "Media", you end up editing the "Special" subsection instead. --Tactica amiga (talk) 22:33, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Some headers were not following Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_administration. Fixed. Nemo 06:49, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you Sir :) --Tactica amiga (talk) 10:51, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Using a namespace as a category[edit]

Hello, not sure if I've missed this info completely somwhere, but is there a way to use a page within a namespace as a category page? E.g. [[Category:Namespace:Page]]? Because if you do this you will be linked to a page called Namespace:Page rather than the actual page within the namespace. Thanks in advance! Best regards, 62.119.162.130 12:41, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

A new talk namespace[edit]

Hello, can I add a new namespace to the pages, like talk namespace, and to call it 'draft'. But I want it to be in a new tab like the tab 'discussion', near the page. Actually, maybe I don't need a new namespace, just a new tab, but not like here or here, because it made the tab inside the page, I want it in the head of the page, near the discussion tab. someone?
Betmidrash (talk) 14:03, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Change CSS mw-body only for one namespace[edit]

Hello, I would like to change the mw-body only for one namespace. I've tried it in Mediawiki:Common.css, but I could only to change defaults CSS item, like 'a' or 'body', not mw-body. How can I do this modification? Thanks

Typo in Help:Namespaces#Media?[edit]

I think Help:Namespaces#Media would make more sense if the current sentence there...

This namespace is used for direct linking to media files: the link <tvar|1>[[File:Wiki.png]]</> links to just the image rather than the image description page, which would be <tvar|2>[[:File:Wiki.png]]</>.

...was changed to...

This namespace is used for direct linking to media files: the link <tvar|1>[[Media:Wiki.png]]</> links to just the image rather than the image description page, which would be <tvar|2>[[:File:Wiki.png]]</>.

That is

[[File:Wiki.png]]

should be changed to

[[Media:Wiki.png]]

The reasons are as follows...

  1. The wiki markup [[File:Wiki.png]] does not, as the sentence currently suggests, "link to just the image rather than the image description page". This wiki markup, in fact, embeds the image in a page, with the image configured to link to the image description page.
    • Example: [[File:Wiki.png]] gives → Wiki.png Clicking this image links to...
      https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/File:Wiki.png, that is, the image description page.
  2. On the other hand, the wiki markup [[Media:Wiki.png]] does what the current sentence says, that is it does link "to just the image rather than the image description page".
    • Example: [[Media:Wiki.png]] gives → Media:Wiki.png which is a link to https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/mediawiki/b/bc/Wiki.png, that is, "just the image". --Dennis J au (talk) 02:42, 6 May 2019 (UTC)