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Category Rename Auto-Update
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TypeJavaScript
DescriptionAutomatically updates category links throughout the wiki upon renaming a category.
Scopesite or user script
Author(s)Foodbandlt, Jr Mime
Updated??
Code/code.js
SkinsOasis
LanguagesEnglish
Category Rename Auto-Update can rename categories and fix category links on other pages. This script adds a button in the dropdown on any category page, which will redirect to the category renaming form. It is STRONGLY recommended to have a bot flag when using this script, as it can be really spammy at times. This script works best when used as a Gadget, but can still be used in personal or wiki-wide Wikia.js regardless.

RequirementsEdit this Mime!!

This is a maintenance script that involves renaming categories. By default, only administrators can use this script on a wiki. If you don't know if you are able to rename images, you should be able to see "Rename" in the dropdown menu (NAME) or any Category page to confirm.

Additionally, this script is considered semi-automated editing. Do not use this script without first reviewing your wiki's policies regarding automated editing and obtaining necessary approvals and/or user rights.

Installation

Add this JavaScript on your wiki:

Global
w:Special:Mypage/global.js
Personal
Special:Mypage/common.js
Site-wide
MediaWiki:Common.js
importScriptPage("Category Rename Auto-Update/code.js", "jrmime");
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on Wikia
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.

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
importScriptPage('AjaxRC/code.js','dev');
 
importScript('MediaWiki:localScript.js');
 
importArticle({
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
});
 
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
 
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
importArticles({
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
        'u:dev:AjaxRC/code.js',
        'MediaWiki:localScript.js',
        'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js',
        'u:wikiname:page1.js',
        'u:wikiname:page2.js'
    ]
});
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 quote 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.

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