Category Archives: MediaWiki

How To Edit Pages On MediaWiki?

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.

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How To Add Chat Option On MediaWiki?

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.

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How To Make MediaWiki Responsive And Mobile Friendly?

Default MediaWiki installation is not programmed to go responsive on many mobile devices  (i.e. smartphones and tablets). It is not mobile optimized and hence you will have to use additional skins or extensions to make a responsive MediaWiki website.

Otherwise your website may be difficult to view, with menus, layouts and media, not appearing in the best place on small screen devices.

In this lesson you will learn about completely optimizing your MediaWiki website for mobile devices, implementing a responsive layout to make it look good on all screen types.

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How To Bulk Delete Pages In MediaWiki?

Default MediaWiki installation doesn’t provides you any feature to delete multiple pages at once. And no matter how many protections are active, spamming will always be present to a certain level unless you are running a completely private wiki.

Bot flood is the most common attack that happens on most wiki websites. In this attack, one or more vandals may attempt to run bots that can edit, move and create new pages at a very high speed and upload unwelcome versions of images.

As said by MediaWiki developers, “This is the most frequent kind of vandalism on most wikis and usually done for spam purpose.” We have already discussed about enabling ReCAPTCHA on MediaWiki in order to minimize such type of spams.

Now today in this lesson you will learn about deleting spam and unwanted pages in bulk on your MediaWiki installation.

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