Customize Navigation - Mediawiki

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How to customize Navigation.


The contents of the navigation bar can be edited using the MediaWiki:Sidebar message page. To access this page, enter the title as shown into the "search" box and click Go or

  1. Click on Special pages in the toolbox menu.
  2. Click on All pages.
  3. Change the drop-down menu to "MediaWiki."
  4. Type Sidebar and click Go.
  5. Click on Sidebar.
  6. Click the Edit tab.

The format of this message is as follows:

* navigation
** mainpage|mainpage
** Special:Recentchanges|Recent changes
** recentchanges-url|recentchanges
**|MediaWiki home

This snippet demonstrates the various formats available for use.


The navigation bar can be split into sections, each with a heading of its own. The heading for each section is taken from the first-level list element (in the example above, "navigation", for instance).

If this text corresponds to the name of a system message, i.e. a page with that title exists in the MediaWiki namespace, then the text of the message is used as a label, otherwise the title is used as-is.


The second-level list elements each correspond to a link on the navigation bar, where the format is:

** target