Article naming conventions

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This page describes the rules you must follow when creating new articles or moving existing ones.

In general, try to use Wikipedia's Naming conventions except when these differ from what is described below.


Specify the application

When you create a new article, specify the application to which the article applies by putting "Firefox", "Thunderbird", or "Mozilla Suite" in parentheses at the end of the name of the article. If the article applies to two or more products, omit the parentheses and do not specify the applications in the title.

Examples where the article applies to just one application:

Examples where the article applies to two or more applications:

Note: this is a change from the old naming convention, in which article titles indicated whether articles were "FAQs", "Tips", or "Issues" (e.g., Thunderbird : FAQs : Global Inbox). Many of the existing articles were created under the old naming system and have not yet been renamed. Please do not follow this old naming system when creating new articles.

Application names

Application name links should only use the application name, such as "Firefox", "Thunderbird", "Nvu", "Sunbird", or "Camino" and not "Mozilla Firefox", "Mozilla Thunderbird" or "Linspire Nvu". The exception is the Mozilla Suite, which should be linked to and called "Mozilla Suite", not "Mozilla", "Suite", "Seamonkey", or any other name.

  • Bad: [[Bookmarks (Mozilla Firefox)]]
  • Bad: [[Profile locked (Suite)]]

Layout issues or other things should use Gecko as the application name.

Use short titles

When possible, use short page titles. There's no need for a link to include the entire grammatically complete form of a question, especially when a few descriptive words would suffice.

  • Good: [[Send page or link (Mozilla Suite)]]
  • Bad: [[Use Send Page or Send Link to tell your friends about a great webpage (Mozilla Suite)]]


Do not capitalize The First Letter of Each Main Word in the Title.

  • Good: [[Importing and exporting your mail]]
  • Bad: [[Importing and Exporting Your Mail]]

Exception: terms such as Search Bar and Junk Mail Controls, which refer to named product features and function as proper nouns, should be capitalized in article titles. See In-House Style for a list of common terms to be capitalized.