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Help Pages
Table of Contents
Logging in
Tracking changes
Page history
Editing pages
Starting a new page
Talk pages
Structured Discussions
User page
Manual of style
Advanced Editing
Footnote citations
Moving a page
Managing files
Special pages
Deleting pages

If you look at a page in Wiki Law School, you'll find three main navigation elements: The sidebars on the left and/or right (depending on the size of your screen) give you access to important pages in the wiki, like recent changes or navigational help. At the top of the page are the links which belong to the page currently displayed: its associated discussion page, the version history, and the edit link. In the top right corner you'll find, as an anonymous user, the link to create an account and login (they are on the same page). As a logged-in user you have a collection of personal links, like the one to your user page or your preferences.


The sidebars are is displayed on the left and/or right edges of the page--or if on mobile, then by clicking the three-line menu button Timeless Skin - Menu-large-grey.png in the upper-left corner of your screen or the gear icons Timeless Skin - Gear-large-grey.png. These menus give you access to important pages in the Wiki.


A click on the Wiki Law School logo brings you back to the start page of the wiki. The sidebar navigation links take you to important pages in the wiki, they can be configured by site administrators of the individual wikis


The Wiki Tools and the Page Tools contain a selection of links which change depending on what type of page you are viewing. Their locations changes based on the size of your screen. On mobile, the Wiki Tools menu can be viewed by tapping the large gear icon Timeless Skin - Gear-large-grey.png near the upper-right corner of the screen. The Page Tools menu can be viewed by tapping the smaller gear icon on the right side of the screen below the page title.

On all pages (except special pages):

  • What links here takes you to a special page that lists the pages on this wiki which contain a link to the current page. This is helpful when you are looking for pages of related information. The What links here information can also be useful when you are refactoring wiki pages and need to check whether links to this page are still relevant after changes in the current page.
  • The Related changes tool lists all recent changes in the pages linked to from the current page. Recent changes to all relevant template pages are included in the resulting page list. The "Hide minor edits" option that can be set in the user preferences applies, among other things, to Related Changes.

On all pages (including special pages):

  • Upload file displays a special page that allows logged-in users to upload images and other files to the wiki. Uploaded files can be linked-from or embedded-in wiki pages. Uploading files, viewing files on the server, including them in wiki pages and managing the uploaded files is discussed in the managing files section of this manual. This is not displayed if file uploading has been disabled or not enabled in the first place.
  • The Special pages tool lists the special pages available on Wiki Law School. A special page is one that presents information about the wiki and/or allows access to administration activities for the wiki. For example, a list of users registered with the wiki, statistics about the wiki such as the number of pages and number of page edits, system logs, a list of orphaned pages, and so on. These special pages are commonly generated when the special page is loaded rather than being stored in the wiki database.
The function and use of the default special pages can be found in the special pages section of this manual.

Page Tabs

The page tabs are displayed at the top of the article to the right of the site logo. These tabs allow you to perform actions or view pages that are related to the current article. The available default actions include: viewing, editing, and discussing the current article. The specific tabs displayed on your pages depend on whether or not you are logged into the wiki and what privileges you have on the site. On special pages only the namespace tab is displayed.

Default for all users
Timeless Skin - Page-grey.png namespace (article, help, special page, template, user page etc.)
Timeless Skin - Talk-grey.png Discussion
Timeless Skin - Pencil-grey.png Edit (or "Edit source" or "Edit with form" depending on the page)
Timeless Skin - Clock-grey.png History
Additional tab for logged-in users
Timeless Skin - Star.png Add this page to your watchlist

User Links

The user links are displayed at the top far right of the article--or if on mobile, then by clicking the profile icon Timeless Skin - User-large-grey.png in the upper-right corner of your screen. These links allow the logged-in user to view and edit their user page and wiki preferences. Additionally, the user links allow the user to quickly access their contributions to the wiki, view their watchlist, and logout.

For anonymous users the user links is replaced by a link to the login page, the account creation page, a list of your ip address's contributions, and your ip address's talk page.

  • User page
    This links to your user page which is where you can put information about yourself, store bits of information you want to remember or whatever else you fancy.
  • User talk
    This links to your discussion page, where people can leave messages for you.
  • Preferences
    Allows you to change your personal site preferences.
  • Watchlist
    A list of all pages that you are watching. Pages can be added to this list by clicking 'watch' at the top of the page.
  • Contributions
    A list of all contributions you have made to the wiki.
  • Log out
    Click this link to log out of Wiki Law School.