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Page information shows information about a page on Wikipedia. A link to "Page information" is in the Tools panel of the sidebar. On the mobile site, first click "Desktop" at the bottom, or add ?action=info to the url. Registered users can also enable advanced mode in mobile settings and then click on three dots. Some of the below fields only appear for pages where relevant information is available.

Basic information

Field Explanation Example for Wikipedia:Sandbox
Display title See WP:DISPLAYTITLE Wikipedia:Sandbox
Default sort key See Help:Defaultsort Sandbox
Page length (in bytes) Size of page content (source text without transclusions) in bytes 440
Page ID See mw:Page id 16283969
Page content language See mw:Page content language en - English
Page content model Type of content (eg. wiki content, or program code like CSS or JavaScript).
See also mw:Manual:ContentHandler
wikitext
Indexing by robots See WP:NOINDEX. Allowed
Number of page watchers See Help:Watchlist#watchers. Precise number only given if above 30 (for security reasons). 18,081
Number of page watchers who visited recent edits Number of watchers who have visited any revision made 180 days or less earlier than the most recent one. 333
Number of redirects to this page 43
Counted as a content page This says "Yes" for mainspace pages (excluding redirects) and is omitted for other pages
Number of subpages of this page 14 (8 redirects; 6 non-redirects)
Wikidata item ID Q3938
Local description Description on the local wiki (the English Wikipedia)
Central description Description on Wikidata page intended for test edits
Page image Image automatically selected by mw:Extension:PageImages#Image choice to represent the page. Not always present. Example.jpg
Page views in the past 30 days Page view statistics under "External tools" at the bottom is more detailed 24,100

Page protection

Field Explanation Example for Wikipedia:Sandbox
Edit If the page is protected, this indicates what authorisation level is required for making changes. Allow all users (no expiry set)
Move If the page is protected, this indicates what authorisation level is required for moving (or renaming) the page. Allow all users (no expiry set)

Edit history

Field Explanation Example for Wikipedia:Sandbox
Page creator First user in the page history Username (talk | contribs)
Date of page creation Time is in UTC. Registered users may set a time zone. 01:44, 2 January 2006
Latest editor Username (talk | contribs)
Date of latest edit Time is in UTC 04:09, 13 December 2015
Total number of edits 670,900
Recent number of edits (within past 30 days) 800
Recent number of distinct authors 300

Page properties

Field Explanation Example for Wikipedia:Sandbox
Magic words If the page uses any behaviour switches, they are shown here (None)
Hidden categories If the page is part of any hidden categories, they are shown here (None)
Transcluded templates This list may be incomplete. For a complete list, click the "Edit" or "View source" tab and see "Pages transcluded onto the current version of this page" at the bottom
  • Template:Also (edit) (semi-protected)
  • Template:See also (view source) (template protected)
  • Module:Arguments (view source) (template protected)
  • Module:Hatnote (view source) (template protected)
  • Module:See also (view source) (template protected)
  • Module:TableTools (view source) (template protected)
Wikidata entities
  • Entity used in this page
    • List of properties of those entities used in this page

Lint errors

This information section shows results from scanning the page for Lint errors. These are detected by the Extension:Linter program.

Header and footer

When viewing page information, the wiki software can show additional custom text at the start and end of the page.

The top of the information page (before the first section for "Basic information") comes from MediaWiki:Pageinfo-header. It is blank by default, but individual wikis can add content here. For example, on English Wikipedia, the header is used to link to the page you are currently reading.

The bottom of the information can be customised via MediaWiki:Pageinfo-footer. It is blank by default but can be set at each wiki. For example, on English Wikipedia, it is used to create an addition section "External tools".