Special templates provide additional functionality. They are predefined and cannot be modified, unlike user-defined templates. Currently available special templates:
- "Most popular" template (as used on MostPopular)
- Homepages template (as used on HomePages)
- "Undefined pages" template (as used on UndefinedPages)
- "List distance" template (as used on PagesByDistance and DistanceFromFrontpage)
- All special templates start with the prefix "special:". Example: "special:table"
- There is a short syntax available as well: you can omit the "special" (but not the colon.) Example: ":table"