By Yaron Koren, Daniel Robbins

ISBN-10: 0615720307

ISBN-13: 9780615720302

Operating with MediaWiki goals to be the main updated advisor to MediaWiki, the world's preferred wiki software program. MediaWiki is better recognized for working Wikipedia, yet it is also utilized by corporations and groups of each sort and dimension, from lovers of tv exhibits to significant businesses storing very important company data.

Working with MediaWiki used to be written via Yaron Koren, an established MediaWiki developer, administrator and advisor, and founding father of the MediaWiki consulting corporation WikiWorks. In round three hundred pages, and observed via dozens of diagrams and examples, the booklet clarifies find out how to use MediaWiki successfully, from the fundamentals like wiki syntax to subject matters like developing facts buildings, controlling unsolicited mail and enhancing search.

Working with MediaWiki areas a different emphasis on Semantic MediaWiki, an extension in addition to a kin of extensions, that transforms MediaWiki into anything extra like a full-fledged database, with the aptitude to have kinds for clients to go into and edit facts, in addition to every type of aggregation of the information, together with maps and calendars. The ebook comprises 4 chapters approximately Semantic MediaWiki; it's the first-ever publication to hide using SMW.

This publication used to be first released in November 2012, and used to be up-to-date in April 2014, for adjustments and new beneficial properties in MediaWiki and lots of of its extensions.

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The page would then get displayed as: This page needs work, for the following reasons(s): Incorrect information. A bat is a kind of bug that lives in caves. It has glowing eyes that can shoot lasers! The value or values passed in to the template are substituted into the corresponding parameters defined in the template’s code. Parameters are specified using three curly brackets. Why does the template contain the string "{{{Problem|}}}" and not just "{{{Problem}}}"? That’s because MediaWiki has the unfortunate default behavior of literally displaying parameter strings if values aren’t passed in to them.

Org/wiki/Rainbow. And since it’s a link, you can include alternate link text (as shown in the example) – this is always recommended, because otherwise the interwiki alias (in this case, “enwp”) will show up in the link text. How do you define interwiki aliases? org/wiki/Extension:Interwiki This extension provides a nice graphical interface, at Special:Interwiki, for managing the set of interwiki aliases on a wiki. Until 2013, interwiki links were also used in Wikipedia to define “interlanguage links”: interwiki links placed on the bottom of the page, containing a known language code as the interwiki alias, were displayed as links in the sidebar to the article’s equivalents in other languages.

Next to every username or IP address there will also be a "block" link, to block that person (see page 66). And, in the top row, near the "undo" link, there will also be a "rollback" link. This is a useful link, which automatically undoes the last edit to the page, as well as any edits made by that same user directly preceding the last one; there’s no need to go through a second screen. It’s especially useful for dealing with vandalism, when you know without a doubt that a certain user’s changes are malicious and should all be undone.

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