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Working with MediaWiki
     

Working with MediaWiki

by Yaron Koren
 

Working with MediaWiki is the most up-to-date guide to MediaWiki, the world's most popular wiki software. MediaWiki is best known for running Wikipedia, but it's also used by organizations and communities of every type and size, from fans of television shows to major companies storing vital corporate data.

In around 300 pages, and accompanied by dozens

Overview

Working with MediaWiki is the most up-to-date guide to MediaWiki, the world's most popular wiki software. MediaWiki is best known for running Wikipedia, but it's also used by organizations and communities of every type and size, from fans of television shows to major companies storing vital corporate data.

In around 300 pages, and accompanied by dozens of diagrams and examples, Working with MediaWiki clarifies how to use MediaWiki effectively, from the basics like wiki syntax to topics like creating data structures, controlling spam and improving search.

Working with MediaWiki places a special emphasis on Semantic MediaWiki, an extension as well as a family of extensions, that transforms MediaWiki into something more like a full-fledged database, with the capability to have forms for users to enter and edit data, as well as all sorts of aggregation of the data, including maps and calendars. The book contains four chapters about Semantic MediaWiki; it is the first-ever book to cover the usage of SMW. But whether or not you plan to use SMW, the book in an indispensable guide to using MediaWiki to its full potential.

Foreword by Brion Vibber, lead software architect for the Wikimedia Foundation.

This book was first released in November 2012, and updated in April 2014 to cover changes to the technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615720302
Publisher:
WikiWorks Press
Publication date:
11/26/2012
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
1,041,651
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Yaron Koren grew up in Israel and the United States. He has been a professional programmer since 1998. He has been doing MediaWiki development since 2006, and MediaWiki consulting since 2007. He currently runs the MediaWiki consulting company WikiWorks, and the MediaWiki-based wiki farm Referata. He lives in New York City with his wife.

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