How to Restore a Deleted Article on wikiHow

Every now and again, mistakes happen, and a good article gets deleted on wikiHow. However, nothing on a wiki is irreversible - and that includes page deletion. When an article on wikiHow is deleted, it's possible for administrators to bring the page back by following a few simple steps, allowing it to return to wikiHow and be edited to become better than ever.


Only administrators can perform this task. If you are not an administrator, contact an administrator to bring a deleted page back.

Steps

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    Access the deleted article's namespace.
    • If you can't recall the article's exact title, it's possible to find it via the deletion log or by clicking on a dead link to the article.
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    Click on "deletion log" link in the last line: "You may also check the deletion log to see if this article has recently been deleted.
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    Click on the "restore" link at the end of the article name and its deletion result in Deletion Log page.
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    Write the reason for the restoration adjacent to Comment.
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    Click on Restore button. The deleted article will now be published again.

Tips

  • Non-admins can contact an administrator (whether directly or through the Administrator Notice Board) to request that a deleted page be brought back.

Warnings

  • Do not undelete articles that are a violation of wikiHow's Deletion Policy or are clearly spam.

Article Info

Categories: Being an Admin