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How to create a new page in MediaWiki


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By default, there is no explicit button or form to create new Wiki pages in a plain MediaWiki installation.

There are however two ways to create a new page:

  1. reference the desired new page from within an existing article (therefore, it is always ensured that new pages are linked from other pages within the wiki!)
  2. modify the URL in your browser from e.g. to - once you try to open this page in your browser, MediaWiki will tell you: "There is currently no text in this page, you can search for this page title in other pages or edit this page. " If you click "edit this page" then, you can fill the new page.

However, what many end users would expect, is something like an input field with a button "create page". This can be e.g. realized by installing the InputBox extension.