PacktLib: MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner's Guide

MediaWiki 1.1

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

Preface

About MediaWiki

Before we get started

An introduction to wikis

What can you do with a wiki?

MediaWiki

Summary

Installing MediaWiki

MediaWiki requirements

Using the Fantastico installer

Installing MediaWiki with Fantastico

Time for action - installing the software

Downloading MediaWiki

Uploading files using cPanel

Time for action - uploading MediaWiki files with cPanel

Uploading MediaWiki files with an FTP client

Time for action - uploading the files

Completing the installation

Time for action - getting everything ready

Time for action - finishing up

Summary

Getting to Know Your Wiki

Navigating the Main Page

Time for action - creating a user account

The logo

Time for action - changing the logo method one

Time for action - changing the logo method two

Summary

Creating Content

Planning for new content

Creating a new page

Time for action - editing the Main Page

Time for action - protect the Main Page

Time for action - create a new page using the search feature

Time for action - creating a new page using a link

Time for action - creating a new page using a URL

Time for action - deleting a page

Formatting pages

Time for action - editing text with the edit toolbar

Links

Time for action - creating external links

Summary

Advanced Formatting

Anchor links

Time for action - creating anchor links

Lists

Time for action - creating an unordered list

Time for action - creating an ordered list

Time for action - creating a definition list

Using tables

Time for action - creating a table

Time for action - formatting our table

Time for action - creating a nested table

Mathematical formulas

Time for action - enabling TeX

Magic words

Time for action - inserting a magic word

Summary

Putting the Media in MediaWiki

File uploading

Time for action - enabling file uploads

Uploading images

Time for action - uploading an image

Time for action - uploading an image onto a page

Time for action - creating a gallery

Video files

Time for action - installing the Flash extension

Time for action - uploading a Flash file

Audio files

Time for action - installing the OggHandler extension

Time for action - embedding Ogg files

Summary

Organizing Your Wiki's Content

Namespaces

Time for action - creating a page in a namespace

Time for action - creating a new namespace

Categories

Time for action - creating a category

Time for action - add a page to a category

Page templates

Time for action - creating a template

Time for action - using parameters in a template

Page redirection

Time for action - redirecting a page

Moving a page

Time for action - moving a page

Time for action - a more creative way to move a page

Summary

The MediaWiki Administrator

User types in MediaWiki

Changing permissions

Time for action - editing group permissions

Time for action - creating a new group

Time for action - adding users to a group

File uploads

Time for action - editing the allowed file types for uploading

MediaWiki security

Time for action - stopping bad behavior

Time for action - checking up on logins

Summary

Multi-user Environment

Users

Time for action - changing the user profile

Time for action - changing the skin

Time for action - changing the editing preferences

Time for action - viewing the page history

Time for action - watch a page and revert

Time for action - reverting to previous content

Your wiki's community

Time for action - starting a conversation on a standard talk page

Time for action - starting a conversation on a user talk page

Time for action - resolving an edit conflict

Time for action - installing the Discussion extension

Summary

Advanced Customization

Customizing your wiki's appearance

Time for action - changing the skin

Time for action - locating and analyzing the CologneBlue.php file

Time for action - changing the skin's background

Time for action - changing the color of the text

Changing the layout

Time for action - changing the footer

Time for action - changing the navigation links

Time for action - moving sections on a page

Customizing user capabilities

Time for action - disable the ability to change skins

Hacking MediaWiki

Time for action - making your wiki private

Time for action - enhancing custom namespaces

Summary

Maintaining MediaWiki

Maintenance scripts

Time for action - installing the MaintenanceShell extension

Backing up your wiki

Time for action - backing up the database

Time for action - backing up the filesystem

Restoring from a backup

Time for action - restoring the database backup

Time for action - restoring the filesystem on a new installation

Upgrading MediaWiki

Time for action - upgrading MediaWiki

Summary

Integrating MediaWiki

Integrating MediaWiki with WordPress

Time for action - install WordPress comments

Joomla! integration

Time for action - installing AuthJoomla

MediaWiki and Moodle

The Single sign-on approach

Summary

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best Extensions for MediaWiki

The Best of MediaWiki in Use

The Best of MediaWiki in Use

The Best of MediaWiki in Use

The Best of MediaWiki in Use

The Best of MediaWiki in Use

The Best of MediaWiki in Use

Where to Turn to

Where to Turn to

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