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This is a list of guides and single-topic help files for the MediaWiki software. It is compiled at meta.wikimedia.org. You may wish to contribute to this project and import this help into your site. This page is sorted by user type. This help does not cover site-specific conventions, it is for the software only. Enjoy!

Contents

Introduction

Detailed Introduction | Help overview

MediaWiki is a free software wiki engine licensed under the GNU General Public License. It is used by many websites, including this one.

For Installers

See Category Installation on MediaWiki.

For readers

Navigating
Search
What links here
Special pages
Printable version

Tracking changes
Recent changes {enhanced}
Related changes
Watching pages
Page history
Diff page
Image page
Contributions

Accounts
Logging in
Preferences
User style
View this alone


For editors

Editing
Start new pages
Page name

Referencing
Links
URLs
Piped links
Interwiki linking
Footnotes (References, Citations)

Formatting
Wikitext
CSS
Lists
Tables
Images and File uploads
Formula
HTML in wikitext

Organizing
Sections and the Table of Contents (TOC)
Categories
Redirects (forward)
Namespaces
Moving a page
Page size

Fixing mistakes
Show preview
Testing
Reverting edits

Saving effort
Editing shortcuts
Edit toolbar
Magic words
Templates
Variables
Calculation
Embed page

Communicating
Edit summary
Talk page
Edit conflict
Minor edit

Other
Characters
Sandbox
Legal issues for editors (copyright)

For moderators

Administration
Special:Import
Common.css
Navigation bar
System messages
Special:CheckUser

Help pages
Guidelines
Help policy
Help page footers
View this alone

For administrators

View this alone

Sysadmin's Guide
MediaWiki architecture
Database layout
Job queue

Installation
Working with SVN
Installing the SVN tree
OS specific help
on Sourceforge.net
Timezone adjustments

Security techy
Security
Securing database passwords
User rights management
Resetting passwords

Configuration
Preventing Access
Configuration
Configuration settings
Apache config
Robots.txt
Shorter URLs
PHP config
MySQL config
PostgreSQL config
Tips and tricks

Customization
Layout customization
Set Global Timezone
Localisation
Interwiki links
Custom navigation bar
Custom skins
Custom namespaces
MediaWiki extensions

Manage the database
Move a database
Reduce the size
Lock the database

Performance
PHP caching
File cache
Squid caching
Cache strategy
Wikimedia servers
As your site grows

Maintenance
Maintenance scripts
Upgrade MediaWiki
Math errors
LocalSettings.php


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Appendix

  1. ISBN links
  2. Common stop words
  3. Keyboard shortcuts
  4. How to move a wiki to another server

Miscellany

  1. Sites using MediaWiki
  2. Browser issues with MediaWiki
  3. Page metadata

Contact

  1. irc.freenode.net #mediawiki #wikipedia
  2. Mailing lists

See also

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