Formatting images in MediaWiki

If you do not know how to insert an image in MediaWiki, please see the previous article on how to insert images in MediaWiki. Formatting images in MediaWiki requires special wiki code to be inserted into your image code. Unfortunately, MediaWiki does not have the code built into their WYSIWYG editor. The following table will Read More >

How to insert images into MediaWiki

Inserting images in MediaWiki takes a few steps to accomplish. First the file needs to be uploaded. Then you will need to insert the code in the page that places the image in the content. This article will explain the steps to upload and insert images into your MediaWiki pages. Important! If you have not Read More >

Adding and removing redirects in MediaWiki

When renaming, deleting and restoring pages in MediaWiki, it is necessary to know how to redirect URL’s that are no longer working. When visitors bookmark pages or Google caches your old pages, they will get a “404 not found” error when looking for the old link. This makes it necessary to create a redirect in Read More >

Adding pages to MediaWiki namespaces

After learning how to create a MediaWiki page, you can organize your pages into namespaces. Namespaces in MediaWiki are similar to categories in that when you create pages and they can be stored in certain page locations. For example, You can have “How to?” pages stored in the “Help” namespace, or you can have discussions Read More >

How to edit MediaWiki pages

MediaWiki by default allows anyone to register and add content to your wiki site. Editing pages is fairly straight forward and is a basic function of managing a wiki. This article will explain the basics of how to edit your MediaWiki pages. How to edit the Main page The Main page is the home page Read More >

Deleting and restoring pages in MediaWiki

Pages can be deleted or removed from MediaWiki when spammers, abusers, and vandals deface pages or create unwanted pages on your site. When “deleting” a page, the page is actually not deleted. MediaWiki will remove the page from the site In the event a page was deleted by accident, you can restore the page from Read More >

Managing passwords and usernames in MediaWiki

In the event you cannot log into MediaWiki due to username or password failure, you can change passwords and/or find the username when the username is lost. This section of the Getting started with MediaWiki course will explain changing passwords, resetting the password, and finding the username. How do I change my password? When the Read More >

How to format content in MediaWiki

After you learn how to create and edit pages in MediaWiki, you will want to add and format the content in your wiki site. This article is not an exhaustive resource for formatting content in MediaWiki and will only touch on the basic functions like bold, headline, and numbering the text. Wiki format editing functions Read More >

Editing the Footer in MediaWiki

MediaWiki has default links at the bottom of the page as well as a Powered by MediaWiki logo. These can be added and removed from the site to suit your needs. To remove the and add the links at the bottom, you will need an extension called FooterManager. The following can be added or removed Read More >

How to change the logo in MediaWiki

Changing the logo in MediaWiki is done differently than other programs. Where some programs, like WordPress for example, have the appearance section where the logo can be uploaded to the server, the MediaWiki logo is uploaded directly on the server. The image type MediaWiki uses for the logo by default is the .PNG file format. Read More >