# Help:Renaming Pages

## Introduction

Renaming or moving a page is the process of changing the title (and url) of a page using the MediaWiki functionality, rather than manually copy-pasting its content. It may be done for different reasons:

## Instructions

Renaming a page is a user right reserved for trusted users, because of the destructive consequences it can have when not done properly.

### Request a new name

If you don't have the page moving user right, add {{rename}} at the top of the page. You can add additional explanation on the corresponding talk page.

### Choose a new name

When choosing a new name, also try to avoid possible future name conflicts by thinking of what other definitions and theorems with a similar name exist.

### Move the page

Take care to update any links to the old page (which can be viewed using the "What links here" option in the menu) to the new page. If this is an involved and long-winded task, an appropriate invocation of {{IncomingLinks}} or {{Disambiguate}}, as appropriate, may be added to the page to signify the task is still unfinished.