How good is MediaWiki?

MediaWiki is a great piece of software, but difficult. Development is principally aimed at Wikimedia servers, which is a pretty high-end configuration (multiple Web servers, multiple roll-over databases, array of reverse cache squid servers, lots of extra PHP caching engines).

Is MediaWiki the same as Wikipedia?

It was developed for use on Wikipedia in 2002, and given the name “MediaWiki” in 2003. It is used on Wikipedia and almost all other Wikimedia websites, including Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata; these sites define a large part of the requirement set for MediaWiki.

What is the purpose of a MediaWiki?

MediaWiki is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation that uses PHP to process and display data stored in a database, such as MySQL. Pages use MediaWiki’s wikitext format, so that users without knowledge of HTML or CSS can edit them easily.

What is the purpose of MediaWiki?

MediaWiki is the free open-source wiki software used to power Wikipedia and thousands of other wikis. The contributions of hundreds of individual developers have helped make it a feature-rich, secure and scalable platform capable of powering some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world.

How secure is MediaWiki?

Extensions made by prominent members of the MediaWiki development community are usually quite safe. Similarly any extension used on a wiki run by the Wikimedia Foundation has probably been looked at carefully, and is probably safe (There are of course no guarantees).

What is the main page in MediaWiki?

The Main Page is the page that the wiki goes to if no page is specified in parameters to index.php . It is also the page that one is taken to if one clicks on the logo or on the Main page item on the sidebar . The title at which the main page is accessed can be modified by changing MediaWiki:Mainpage .

What are some frequently asked questions about MediaWiki?

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about MediaWiki usage. If your question is neither answered here nor in the MediaWiki documentation, then please ask for help in our IRC channels or in the Support desk . 1.1 What are the differences between MediaWiki, Wikimedia, Wikipedia and wiki? 1.2 I want to use a MediaWiki instance to (blank). Am I allowed to?

How are the contents of the navigation bar determined in MediaWiki?

The contents of the navigation bar which appears to the left of each page using the Vector or the Monobook skin are determined by the MediaWiki:Sidebar page there on your wiki. For information on customising these, please see Manual:Interface/Sidebar . How do I put a text message (sitenotice) on every page?

How do I change the text in MediaWiki?

Most of the text that you want to change can be found in the namespace of MediaWiki. In order to change titles, texts, announcements, etc., go to Special:AllMessages, where you will see the text associated with the pages you wish to change.