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Create new page in custom namespace via search function[edit]

I have created a few custom namespaces. Everything works fine when linking from an existing page to a new page in a certain custom namespace. BUT: When a user is looking for a non-existent page via search and he clicks on "create page" this page is created in main-namespace. So how can I assign that page to a custom namespace? And in general: how can I change the namespace a page is assigned to?


Hi Gino, the last question: you can change a page's ns simply by changing ist name (put the "XYZ:" before the article's name). Hence the namespaces are not part of the database but only a matter of appearance and search behaviour there's no need to adjust more. But the other question: How to make the "create"-link appear for non-existent articles in a custom-namespace in the search list? I really wonder, too. Bye -Rob.

Changing appearance of namespace[edit]

This page doesn't seem all that active, but I'll give it a shot. Is it possible to change the appearance of a namespace? For example, instead of reading "Category:Digters", to appear simple as "Digters" (while in reality still located at "Category:Digters"? Anrie 17:35, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Search for big ass-user pages[edit]

Is there a way to point the [[Special:LongPages]] report at the User: namespace? -- 13:18, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Thread and Summary[edit]

Does anybody know antything about these namespaces (90 nad 92)? Fake or false start? Przykuta 14:54, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Need help understanding the Portal namespace[edit]

This page says: "In addition to these 18 namespaces, the Wikipedia specially adds to these the Portal: and Portal talk: namespaces."

That's the closest thing I've been able to find anywhere to a helpful explanation of the Portal namespace, but I am stumped as for implementing this namespace on the Amharic wikipedia. We don't seem to have this as a namespace yet, and I can't figure out where I would go to tweak it... there has been some discussion of having a portal namespace with the English word 'portal' translated to በር but none of the usual places for message translation seem to have any space for renaming it. Codex Sinaiticus 17:48, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

"Main" Namespace in german[edit]

i need the german name for the Main namespace for configuration of preloading.
-- 08:46, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

It is not clear where exactly you need a German name for the Main namespace, the default
NS_MAIN => ''
applies.--Patrick (talk) 06:20, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Counting pages[edit]

How do we count the total number of pages in a custom namespace? We use {{NUMBEROFPAGES}} to count total pages on a wiki, but how do add a counter for pages in a particular namespace? Thank you. -- 15:07, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} gives number in ns 0. There is also mw:Help:Magic_words#PAGESINNS, but it's not enabled here. You may be able to use Lua for this, but I doubt parserfunctions can do it unless PAGESINNS is enabled. PiRSquared17 (talk) 05:57, 17 February 2014 (UTC)