MediaWiki training course Advanced editing and wiki administration

From Wiki Valley - MediaWiki hosting and consulting

Goals of the training

  • Editing thanks to wikitext and organizing pages
  • Managing files and pictures
  • Managing users and watching edits
  • Using templates
  • Discovering new features thanks to MediaWiki extensions

Topics covered by this MediaWiki training course

Advanced editing

  • Displaying RSS and the content of a pdf file inside a page
  • Using directly html tags, magic words like Behaviour switches, variables and Parser functions
  • Using more ParserFunctions thanks to the extension ParserFunctions
  • Split page with tabs

Managing wiki's users

  • Setting user groups
  • Changing a user's group
  • Groups and default rights
  • Adding a right to a group
  • Blocking a user

Managing pages

  • Modifying a string in every page easily
  • Protecting and unportecting a page
  • Implementing a policy for validating changes
    • Showing only the latest page version validated by an admin
  • Deleting a page and cancelling its deletion
  • Renaming, redirecting and merging pages

Organising wiki content without Semantic MediaWiki

Templates

  • utility and structure
  • Creation and display in another page
  • Creating numbered and named parameters with default value
  • Diplaying a templat with numbered and named parameters

Limits of a wiki without Semantic MediaWiki

  • Using and limits of
    • subpages
    • categories
    • templates
  • Introducing to Semantic MediaWiki features and its related extensions

Customizing the interface

  • The mediawiki namespace
  • Displaying a message at the top of every pages
  • Editing MediaWiki:Common.css in order to ...

... hide some part ... apply css to some page

Displaying external data

  • Connecting to databases and compatible formats
  • Displaying data
  • Storing external data with Semantic MediaWiki


french version of the training course Lire cette page en français : Formation MediaWiki intermédiaire : Administration et édition avancée du wiki