It’s very easy to edit the content of a MediaWiki page, you just need to click the “Edit” page tab at the top of the page then make changes to the content and click click the “Save page” button. Moreover you may use the “Show preview” button to see what your change look like, before you really save them to go live. Easy as that! The tricky part is editing rules, editing conventions, and formatting.
There are several ways of creating a new page on any MediaWiki website. Such as you can create new pages by following red color internal links, you can create new pages via search box etc. It depends on what the admins have configured on the wiki to produce.
You can suppress the display of the sidebar from anonymous and un-logged-in users on your MediaWiki website. This can be done by creating a new PHP file in extensions folder then including the code in LocalSettings.php file.
Site Notice After hook is one common way to display advertisements on MediaWiki Website. It allows you to place your ad code directly below the site-notice and above the page header. In this lesson we gave hand picked some other MediaWiki extensions that can be used for displaying ads on any MediaWiki website.
You can display a gallery of all images from a category in your MediaWiki website. Category Gallery is a MediaWiki extension that implements tag to automatically generate a gallery of all images in specified category.
In addition to talk pages which are associated on every MediaWiki article, you can add a chat tab to enable live discussion and communication between users.
With Chat extension on your MediaWiki installation, you may either add a Chat tab to every wiki Article or configure it to have only one chatroom across all articles, rather than default i.e. one chatroom per article.
InstantCommons is a MediaWiki feature that allows you to instantly insert any image from public domain media library to your MediaWiki website using same image insertion code you use on any MediaWiki page.
A private MediaWiki website restricts editing of all pages whereas a traditional MediaWiki installation allows everyone to edit pages, even anonymous users. In this lesson you will learn about a special technique of proving edit right to users on selective pages.
Every non-private i.e. MediaWiki website are a common target for spammers promoting products and services by creating new user accounts and pages.
By default all edits are published and get visible on your MediaWiki website. In this lesson you will learn about holding each and every edit for moderation so that users with specific rights would be able to approve or reject new edits.
You can disable direct account creation and replace it with an option for requesting user account on your MediaWiki website. Direct account creation can still be kept enabled for Sysops and Bureaucrats to be able to create new accounts by configuring user rights.
You can display a list of recently published pages on the homepage or anywhere you want in your MediaWiki website. You can also make random display of pages or use CustomNavBlocks in conjunction to add a side-panel of most recent page additions.