Summary: Add a "create a page" interface to MediaWiki core
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: User interface

The current system for adding pages to a MediaWiki wiki is completely
unintuitive. When trying to explain it to people, they get completely confused
about why there isn't simply a "create a page" link in the sidebar (or
wherever) that can be clicked to start a new page. When I have to explain that
you must go through Special:Search or type the title directly into the URL bar
or create a link first, people look at me like I'm insane. And in some ways,
this model is insane.

MediaWiki needs a functionality similar to that of WordPress where pages can be
created by mortals easily. I'm told this might require some reworking of the
EditPage.php code, as not having a title already when trying to create a page
is currently problematic. That said, I believe this is a very serious user
interface issue that should be resolved and it is certainly not impossible to
resolve this issue properly.

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