How to Restore a MediaWiki Page

Updated on October 3, 2022

In this article you will learn how to "undelete" or restore deleted MediaWiki pages.

Step 1: Log in to the wiki. Very few wikis allow restoration of pages by anonymous users.

Step 2: Navigate to the page you wish to restore.

Step 3: Start restoration. Click the restoration link at the top of the page.

Restoring a MediaWiki page using the Vector skin

The location of this link depends on the wiki theme. Typically it is part of a "page tools" menu.

Restoring a MediaWiki page using the Timeless skin

The link will only show if you have undeletion permissions. If it does not show, you might have to as a wiki administrator to restore the page for you.

You can also use the alt+shift+D hotkey instead of clicking the restoration link.

Step 4: Confirm restoration. Optionally enter a reason so people know why the page was restored.

Restoring a MediaWiki page