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Show "what links here" on page deletion
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It would be very practical if the list of pages which links to a page which is being deleted could be displayed for admins when using "action=delete". This would help to fix the existent links on those pages (and to double-check if the page should really be deleted).

Each subpage item could have a link to edit them such as:

  • Page 1 (edit)
  • ...
  • Page 123 (edit)

This request is similar to Bug #30666.

Version: 1.20.x
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 11:51 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz30668.
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He7d3r created this task.Aug 31 2011, 7:30 PM

beau wrote:

There is already a gadget which fetches first 10 links to a deleted page and its 5 most recent history entries.

As a workaround you can use that:

  • Bug 53207 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Ebe123 added a comment.Aug 1 2014, 1:20 AM

MediaWiki:Deleting-backlinks-warning has a link to Special:WhatLinksHere if that is what you're looking for.

Actually, my request was to show the list in the page itself instead of adding a link to another page. In other words, something similar to what was done for bug 16762 on r47469.