The random page feature allows users to view a wiki page at random. The default, and most convenient use is to show a random page in the main namespace, and is accessed through the Special:Random page. Users will be redirected to the selection.
Special:Randompage is an alias for the feature and works in the same manner.
Namespace selection[edit | edit source]
Users can also opt to view a random page in a namespace of their choice. This is achieved by specifying a namespace as a parameter to the page, i.e. Special:Random/Help will select a random page in the Help namespace; Special:Random/Category will show the contents of a random category, etc.
Note[edit | edit source]
The page you visit through random page isn't stored in your browser's back-button stack. So, if you hit back after multiple clicks of the feature, you will go back to the page you where on when you first click it.