MDN offers a number of features that make it easier to track progress, manage content, and keep up with the latest changes to the site.
- Page deletion
- Only MDN administrators are able to delete pages. As a non-admin user, you can request that a page be deleted.
- Page moving
- The page move tool lets an editor change the URL or slug of a document, and all its sub-pages, in the MDN tree. It is a powerful tool that is very handy when reorganizing pages, or fixing incorrectly positioned pages.
- Page regeneration
- Because MDN caches rendered content for performance reasons, changes made to source material (such as macro output or transcluded pages) are not automatically reflected in the page. If you expect frequent changes to such source materials, you might want to consider enabling automatic regeneration of your page.
- PUT API
- The MDN wiki provides an experimental HTTP PUT API for updating documents in whole or by section.
- Template editing
- Anyone editing MDN wiki pages can invoke templates via macros in MDN articles. Anyone can create and edit templates via the KumaScript GitHub repository using standard open-source practices (fork the repo, create a branch, make your changes, and submit a pull-request for review).
- URL parameters and document metadata
- MDN's Kuma wiki platform doesn't have a central API. Instead, our general approach is to offer ways to turn human-accessible resources into machine-friendly data.
- Watch or subscribe to a page or set of pages
- Subscribing to a page on MDN allows you to be notified by email whenever it is updated or changed.
- MDN-related add-ons and plug-ins
- Members of the MDN community have launched many fun and/or useful projects to create tools, add-ons, and utilities that make it easier to use MDN or to contribute to its content.
- Revision dashboard
- The revision dashboard is a feature of the MDN Web Docs wiki which lets you look at recent revisions and additions to content on MDN, examine details of what was changed, and act upon those revisions in various ways.
- RSS feeds
- The MDN wiki offers a number of feeds that you can use to monitor the site.
- Search on MDN
- The on-site search feature of MDN offers a number of features that may not be available when using an external search engine to search for MDN articles.
- Special pages
- MDN has a number of "special" pages; these are pages which aren't editable wiki pages, but instead provide information about the site or allow basic maintenance tasks to be performed. This guide briefly describes these special pages.
- The MDN sample server
- While MDN's Kuma platform provides a built-in live sample system for presenting simple (and even not-so-simple) code samples with the code's output displayed in-context, there are things that doesn't allow, and there are samples that require a server to talk to. For those things, we have the MDN sample server, which solves these and other problems.