MediaWiki training course, browsing and editing a wiki based on MediaWiki like Wikipedia

From Wiki Valley - MediaWiki hosting and consulting

Goals of the training[edit | edit source]

  • Knowing the global organization of wikis powered by MediaWIki like Wikipédia
  • Knowing where to find help and information on MediaWiki official website
  • Browsing the wiki
  • Editing the wiki with wikicode
  • Creating references as footnotes on a page
  • Talking with the other wiki users on talk pages
  • Uploading and displaying a picture on a wiki page

Topics covered by this MediaWiki training course[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Browsing the wiki[edit | edit source]

  • Global organization : namespaces, categories, subpages...
  • Creating an account, connecting and editing its user preferences
  • Inviting someone by email to create an account on the wiki
  • Main parts of the default skin "vector" used by WikiPedia
  • NavBar and external links icon
  • Most useful special pages and logs
  • Watching recent changes
  • Pages history
  • Tracking changes on different page versions
  • The watchlist page
  • Using advanced research
  • Knowing in which page we are
  • Going to page a file and on the file itself

Editing the Wiki[edit | edit source]

  • Editing a page thanks to wiki markup
    • Text formatting, paragraphs and line breaks
    • Using VisualEditor
    • Internal and external links
  • Creating and organizing page content
    • with heading, sub-heading, sub-sub-headings...
    • displaying (or not) a table of contents
  • Using Cite extension to creat references
  • Preview, save, summarize and characterize its contributions

Uploading a file in the wiki[edit | edit source]

  • Displaying, resizing and positioning pictures
  • Displaying a picture from wiki-commons without uploading it
  • Links to the page's file and to the file itself
  • Uploading and comments of a new version
  • Uploading the content of a Open/Libre Office Xriter or Word file

Talking with the other users[edit | edit source]

  • Talking pages
    • Adding a message
    • Signing its message and editing its signature

Organizing wiki's content[edit | edit source]

  • Subpages
    • When using subpages ?
    • Creating subpages
    • Displaying every subpages of a page
  • Categories
    • When using categories ?
    • Creating a categoy, a sub-categoiry, a sub-sub-category...
    • Adding a page to a category
    • Displaying a different name of the page in the category's page list
    • Link to a category page

french version Lire cette page en français : Formation wiki initiale Naviguer et contribuer aux wikis fonctionnant avec MediaWiki à l'instar de Wikipédia