Help:Embed page

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This page describes the steps necessary to embed a page within another page. See also Help:Template.



If you do not provide a namespace, the Template namespace will be used. For the pages in the main namespace, add a colon before the page name.


{{:Sample Page}} produces the following, which displays the contents of Sample Page inside the box:

Sample Page

You can verify this by looking directly at the Sample Page. (Note that the whole page name following the colon is "Sample Page"; this is not an example of some sort of template command called ":Sample"! The box is created by indenting {{:Sample Page}} by one space.)

Embedded Special Pages

The default install of MediaWiki allows you to embed only selected special pages. (See Help:Special_pages#Miscellaneous.) To include an otherwise "unembedable" special page, you must edit the $mList array in the file includes/SpecialPage.php. Each entry is in the format

'Pagename' => array( 'PageType', 'Pagename')

The possible values for PageType are SpecialPage, UnlistedSpecialPage, and IncludableSpecialPage.

Find the entry for the page you want to embed and change the PageType to IncludableSpecialPage. You will now be able to include/embed the special page using the include syntax: {{Special:Pagename}}.

Note: changing an UnlistedSpecialPage will show it in Special:Specialpages. (Can this array be changed to allow multiple page types?)

Generated Lists

See: Help:Generated lists

Embedded Images

See: Help:Images