PacktLib: MediaWiki Administrators’ Tutorial Guide

MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

Preface

About MediaWiki

Wikipedia

Wiki

Web 2.0

About MediaWiki

Summary

Installing MediaWiki

Prerequisites

Downloading MediaWiki

Upload the MediaWiki Files to your Server

Creating a MySQL Database

Changing Permissions of the Config Folder

The Installation Process

First Look at our Installed Wiki Site

Summary

Starting MediaWiki

A Closer Look at the MediaWiki Navigation

Creating New Pages for the Haunted

Considerations before Adding a New Page/New Content

Page Name Convention

Formatting Pages

Creating Links and References

Summary

Advanced Formatting

Using Lists with MediaWiki

Using Tables

File Uploading

Working with Images

Using Audio with MediaWiki

Using Mathematical Formulas

Magic Words

Summary

Organizing Content

Necessity of Organizing Content

MediaWiki Content Organizing Features

Moving a Page

Special Pages

Summary

MediaWiki in a Multi-User Environment

Disadvantages of Completely Open Systems

Advantages of User Accounts

Setting Up User Accounts

Customizing User Accounts

Finding Out Who Has Done What and When

What Must be Considered for Multi-User Environments?

Reverting Changes

Resolving Edit Conflict

Communicating with Other Users

Making a Community Site with Talk Pages

Summary

Administrating MediaWiki

What You Show Know

Access Types

Changing User Rights

Granting Permissions to Users

Blocking Users

Protecting a Page

Deleting a Page

Allowing File Uploads

Security Checklist

Creating Interwiki Links

Summary

Customizing MediaWiki

What We Can Customize

Summary

Hacking MediaWiki

The File Structure

MediaWiki Hooks

Using Hooks

Extending Wiki Markup

Article Rating: A Cool Hack

Writing a New Special Page

Custom Namespaces

Change the Name of the Wiki

Summary

MediaWiki Maintenance

Deploying MediaWiki

As your Site Grows

Maintaining MediaWiki

Upgrading MediaWiki

Summary

Cool Hacks

Calendar

Who is Online

YouTube

Multi-Upload

Category Cloud

Google Maps

Amazon Ads

Summary