This page is a translated version of the page Editing/Publish and the translation is 26% complete.

The Editing team is planning to change the name of the Save page button to Publish page and Publish changes.

Publish page” will be used when you create a new page. “Publish changes” will be used when you change an existing page.

The names will be consistent in all editing environments.


Part of this change happened in August 2016. The rest of this change will probably happen on 15 March 2017 at most Wikivoyage, Wiktionary, Wikisource, and other Wikimedia projects, and one or two weeks later at Wikipedia.

The change will be announced in Tech News when it happens.

If you are fluent in a language other than English, please check the status of translations at for Publish page and Publish changes.

The main reason for this change is to avoid confusion for new editors.

Repeated user research studies with new editors have shown that some new editors believed that Save page would save a private copy of a new page in their accounts, rather than permanently publishing their changes on the web.

It is important for this part of the user interface to be clear, since it is difficult to remove public information after it is published.

We believe that the confusion caused by the “Save page” button increases the workload for experienced editors, who have to clean up the information that people unintentionally disclose, and report it to the functionaries and stewards to suppress it.

Razjašnjavanje funkcije ovog gumba umanjit će taj problem.

Beyond that, the goal is to make all the wikis and languages more consistent, and some wikis made this change many years ago.

The Legal team at the Wikimedia Foundation supports this change.

Pojednostavljivanje korisničkog sučelja olakšat će rješavanje mogućih problema licenciranja i privatnosti.

Sve stranice pomoći i druga osnovna dokumentacija o uređivaju stranica morat će se ažurirati, na izvornoj wiki i drugdje. Na wiki stranicama, možete koristiti wikitext kod {{int:Publishpage}} i {{int:Publishchanges}} kako biste prikazali novu oznaku u odabranom jeziku suradnika. Za jezične postavke u postavkama vašeg računa, ovaj wikitext kod daje “Publish page” i “Publish changes”.

Please share this news with community members who teach new editors and with others who may be interested.


If you have questions about this change, please leave a message on the talk page.