MassRename provides a link to a modal (without changing location) which allows the user to list pages to be moved.

Note: If this script is installed wiki-wide, it is strongly recommended to enclose the import statement in an if statement which will only let certain usergroups load the script. An example for the sysop (administrator) usergroup is shown below:

if (mw.config.get("wgUserGroups").indexOf('sysop') > -1) {
  massRenameDelay = 1000;
  massRenameSummary = 'automatic';
  importScriptPage('MediaWiki:MassRename/code.js', 'dev');


See also: Help:Including additional CSS and JS, Help:Advanced CSS and JS
  • For site-wide use, an administrator can add the line below to the wiki's MediaWiki:ImportJS page. Note that JavaScript must be enabled on the wiki.
  • For personal use, add the code snippet below to your global.js page (for use on all wikis) or your common.js page on your wiki (for use on a single wiki). Note that personal JS must be enabled for your account.
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on FANDOM
The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner. One other approach is by using the MediaWiki:ImportJS.
If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.
Multiple imports — messy and slow One import — clean and efficient
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.
But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.


Each line is split into two (by finding the space) where the first half is the page that we want to move from, and the second half is the page to move to. So for example if you wanted to move Foo to Bar in one line, you would put "Foo Bar". For pages that contain spaces, you need to use underscores to rename them (e.g. "Page_One Page_Two" would move "Page One" to "Page Two").

By default, the script will rename one page per second. If you'd like to modify that, add the config massRenameDelay before importing the script with your own number (in milliseconds) instead, as shown in the script install example. As well as this, the default edit summary is "automatic" - if you'd like to add that, add the config massRenameSummary before importing the script with your own summary, as shown in the script install example.

It is strongly recommended that you are using an account that has a bot flag when using this script excessively, as excessive renaming can flood the recent changes/wiki activity.


The option to use the Mass Rename script will appear in your toolbox on the left.


The option to use the Mass Rename script will appear under your "My Tools" list (the toolbar at the bottom of your screen).

Please note you must not have the toolbar at the bottom hidden or the script will not function. If you do not see the "My Tools" (or other language equivalent), try clicking Customize and then "reset defaults" to not hide the "My Tools".

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