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The Articles for creation helper script (AFCH) is a Wikipedia gadget designed to help when reviewing Articles for creation article submissions. It is currently the only script officially recognized and supported by WikiProject Articles for creation. In early 2014, the helper script was completely rewritten and redesigned from the ground up, with a number of new features. This rewritten script is now the default; you can read about what changed at /Rewrite. The source is located at MediaWiki:Gadget-afchelper.js.


Screenshot of the panel that appears when AFCH is launched. Different options appear based on the current review status of the page.

To install the script, navigate to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, click on the check box next to "AFC Helper Script", and hit "Save". You should be ready to go!

How do I launch AFCH?

To launch AFCH, click on More ▼ in the toolbar on an AFC-applicable page and then on the Review (AFCH) link. In the Monobook skin review (afch) appears as an extra tab in the page's toolbar.

Tip: You can also launch AFCH using the keyboard access key 1. For instructions on how to use access keys in your browser, see this table (typically, Mac: Ctrl + Opt + 1; Windows: Alt + Shift + 1).


Extended documentation for the helper script can found on GitHub in the AFCH wiki.

Welcome to AFCH, a powerful tool for reviewing Articles for creation submissions. The tool aims to be largely intuitive; if you find elements of the software unclear, do let us know!

Where does AFCH run?

AFCH can be launched on AfC-applicable pages that begin with any of the following strings:

  • Draft:
  • User:

What can I do using AFCH?

AFCH has many features. When reviewing a submission, a subset of the following options will be available depending on the automatically parsed submission status.

  • Submit
  • Accept
  • Decline/Reject
  • Comment (always available)
  • Tag for G13 speedy deletion
  • Postpone G13 speedy deletion

Additionally, clicking on the << to the right of the main buttons reveals the following additional options:

  • Clean submission (small Wikicode and Manual of Style fixes)
  • Mark/unmark as under review (context-sensitive)

After performing any of these actions, the page will reload in place, allowing you to inspect your changes. Diff links are available for each edit the script made automatically.

Customising AFCH

Screenshot of AFCH with preferences selected

When AFCH is open on a draft or userpage, click the "(preferences)" link, which will open up a menu for customisation:

  • Set where to see the AFCH option (in the "More" dropdown or as an option in the side toolbar)
  • Logging speedy deletion nominations
  • Log accepts, declines, and rejects

Other notes


A number of developers have contributed to make AFCH a reality. The current rewrite was completed by Theopolisme, with subsequent maintenance by Enterprisey. You may contact Novem Linguae for urgent issues. We'd love your help! For instructions on how to contribute, see /Contributing. Interface administrators can deploy updates to the extension using the work instruction at /Deploying.