MediaWiki (Wikipedia and Beyond)

MediaWiki (Wikipedia and Beyond)

Daniel J. Barrett


"A sturdy booklet! it is a great assessment of wiki enhancing and management, with tips that could convenient extensions and extra on-line documentation."-Brion Vibber, leader Technical Officer, Wikimedia beginning

"This publication is full of sensible wisdom according to adventure. it isn't simply spouting a few get together line."-Rob Church, a developer of MediaWiki

MediaWiki is the world's preferred wiki platform, the software program that runs Wikipedia and hundreds of thousands of different web content. although it sounds as if uncomplicated to exploit first and foremost look, MediaWiki has terribly robust and deep functions for dealing with and organizing wisdom. In company environments, MediaWiki can remodel the way in which groups write and collaborate.

This entire e-book covers MediaWiki's wealthy (and occasionally sophisticated) positive aspects, supporting you turn into a wiki specialist very quickly. you are going to learn the way to:

  • Find your means round through potent looking out and browsing
  • Create and edit articles, different types, and consumer preferences
  • Use complicated positive factors for authors, comparable to templates, dynamic lists, logical parser capabilities, and RSS, to arrange and keep huge numbers of articles
  • Install and run your personal wiki, and configure its glance and behavior
  • Develop customized wiki positive aspects, referred to as extensions, with the personal home page programming language and MySQL database

This booklet additionally offers designated information for growing winning company wikis. For rookies who are looking to create or paintings on collaborative, community-driven web pages with this platform, MediaWiki is the basic one-stop guide.

"I was once a MediaWiki beginner sooner than analyzing this booklet. Now, many facets of the platform that have been murky sooner than are crystal clear."-JP Vossen, writer of O'Reilly's Bash Cookbook

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