Light bulb energy efficient-mini.jpg
Are you ready to learn?
Why do homework? How can parents and guardians help?
What time is it? When are my units and coursework due?
Today is Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 07:02. Today is a great day to be alive!

MediaWiki

From David Spencer's Education Paragon: Helping students develop citizenship, faith, literacy, responsibility and vision
Jump to: navigation, search

David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, Davids Music Jam, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch 10.5 years ago on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,868 pages and 11,682,604 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon


< Home Flagcanadamini.gif | Categories | Courses | Educators | Glossary | Images | Literacy | New | Parents | Popular | Search | Students

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



MediaWiki

MediaWiki is a free software wiki engine package originally written for Wikipedia. The software runs on a web server and requires PHP and a MySQL database running on the same web server. MediaWiki is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including MediaWiki a project of the Wikimedia foundation.

Source: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki


MediaWiki Commands

  1. Edit the sidebar on the far left
  2. Edit the site notice at the top of the page
  3. To purge a page add ?action=purge to the end of the URL. If you use long style URLs, you'll need this syntax: &action=purge
  4. If a web link URL is blacklisted by this wiki, add the URL to the MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. See the examples here.
  5. If you would like to blacklist a web link URL, add the link to the MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. Web links are blacklisted through your MediaWiki installation by the SpamBlacklist Extension.
  6. To display images from another web server, modify LocalSettings for $wgEnableUploads = true
  7. Add a table.
  8. How do I change the title of my web site? You need to set $wgSitename in your LocalSettings.php.
  9. How do I allow external images to appear in my wiki? Add $wgAllowExternalImages = true; to your LocalSettings.php
  10. How do I view the System messages ?
  11. How do I change the logo for my wiki web site?
  12. To rediret a page add #REDIRECT [[pagename]]
  13. How do I change which page is the main page?
  14. How do I change the footer at the bottom of every page?
  15. How can I add a web URL and not have it hyperlink?
    Put "<nowiki>" tags around the url or tag.
    Example: <nowiki>http://somwhere.in.the.net/myproject/</nowiki>
  16. How do I Open external links in a new window.
    Version < 1.5.x
    1. Open Includes/Skin.php or Includes/Linker.php
    2. Find "function getExternalLinkAttributes"
    3. Replace $r .= " title=\"{$link}\"";
    with
    $r .= " title=\"{$link}\" target=\"_blank\"";
  17. How to create short URL's on your wiki.
  18. How to add a search box to the top left hand corner of your page.
    Modify the file skins/MonoBook.php
  19. How do I reset a password for a wiki user?
  20. How do I stop anonymous users from editing any page?
    Set $wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false; at bottom of LocalSettings.php.
    See Manual:Preventing access#Restrict anonymous editing for more information.
  21. How do I restrict account creation?
    Set $wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false; at bottom of LocalSettings.php.
    See Manual:Preventing access#Restrict account creation for more information.

MediaWiki Magic Words

  1. A full list of magic words can be found here.
  2. {{PAGENAME}} will add the name of the page within the page content like this "MediaWiki".
  3. {{LOCALYEAR}} will add the current year like this "2017".
  4. {{LOCALMONTHNAME}} will add the current month name like this "September".
  5. {{LOCALDAYNAME}} will add the current day like this "Wednesday".
  6. {{LOCALDAY}} will add the current day like this "20".
  7. {{LOCALTIME}} will add the current time like this "07:08".



MediaWiki Resources

  1. What version of Mediawiki are you running?
  2. On your wiki go here http:// yourwebdomain.com/wiki/Special:Version. See this example.

MediaWiki Tables

The following wiki templates will allow you to add a table with 5 columns x 4 rows to your page.

5 Column x 4 Row: No Border

column A column B column C column D column E
row 1 A row 1 B row 1 C row 1 D row 1 E
row 2 A row 2 B row 2 C row 2 D row 2 E
row 3 A row 3 B row 3 C row 3 D row 3 E


5 Column x 4 Row: With Border

column A column B column C column D column E
row 1 A row 1 B row 1 C row 1 D row 1 E
row 2 A row 2 B row 2 C row 2 D row 2 E
row 3 A row 3 B row 3 C row 3 D row 3 E


5 Column x 4 Row: With Border and Colour on the First Row

column A column B column C column D column E
row 1 A row 1 B row 1 C row 1 D row 1 E
row 2 A row 2 B row 2 C row 2 D row 2 E
row 3 A row 3 B row 3 C row 3 D row 3 E


5 Column x 4 Row: With Border,Colour on the First Row and Bold Type for First Row

column A column B column C column D column E
row 1 A row 1 B row 1 C row 1 D row 1 E
row 2 A row 2 B row 2 C row 2 D row 2 E
row 3 A row 3 B row 3 C row 3 D row 3 E


5 Column x 4 Row: With Border and Colour on the First Column

column A column B column C column D column E
row 1 A row 1 B row 1 C row 1 D row 1 E
row 2 A row 2 B row 2 C row 2 D row 2 E
row 3 A row 3 B row 3 C row 3 D row 3 E


5 Column x 4 Row: With Border,Colour on the First Column and Bold Type for First Column

column A column B column C column D column E
row 1 A row 1 B row 1 C row 1 D row 1 E
row 2 A row 2 B row 2 C row 2 D row 2 E
row 3 A row 3 B row 3 C row 3 D row 3 E

Coloured Borders

Red border with yellow background and black lettering.


Black border with blue background and black lettering.


Educational Web Sites Using MediaWiki