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by Daniel J. Barrett

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A nice overview of how to use a wiki and some good editing techniques, but I would like to see more in-depth detail about administration. ( )
  kg4giy | Jan 23, 2011 |
Even experienced WikiPedia editors will learn many details of how MediaWiki works, and how to be a better editor on WikiPedia. Of course, the book is intended for editors and administrators on MediaWiki web sites. It is filled with practical knowledge which is either gained by hard knocks by doing it yourself, or learned much more quickly by the details imparted by this well written book.

One suggestion for those considering buying the book is to look into the online edition at Safari Books Online. Even those who have the book may find that the online edition is helpful by providing code examples ready to use or modify in their own Wiki. ( )
  davidt8 | Feb 10, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0596519796, Paperback)

"A good book! It's a nice overview of wiki editing and administration, with pointers to handy extensions and further online documentation." -Brion Vibber, Chief Technical Officer, Wikimedia Foundation

"This book is filled with practical knowledge based on experience. It's not just spouting some party line." -Rob Church, a developer of MediaWiki

MediaWiki is the world's most popular wiki platform, the software that runs Wikipedia and thousands of other websites. Though it appears simple to use at first glance, MediaWiki has extraordinarily powerful and deep capabilities for managing and organizing knowledge. In corporate environments, MediaWiki can transform the way teams write and collaborate.

This comprehensive book covers MediaWiki's rich (and sometimes subtle) features, helping you become a wiki expert in no time. You'll learn how to:

Find your way around by effective searching and browsing Create and edit articles, categories, and user preferences Use advanced features for authors, such as templates, dynamic lists, logical parser functions, and RSS, to organize and maintain large numbers of articles Install and run your own wiki, and configure its look and behavior Develop custom wiki features, called extensions, with the PHP programming language and MySQL database

This book also provides special guidance for creating successful corporate wikis. For beginners who want to create or work on collaborative, community-driven websites with this platform, MediaWiki is the essential one-stop guide.

"I was a MediaWiki newbie before reading this book. Now, many aspects of the platform that were murky before are crystal clear." -JP Vossen, author of O'Reilly's Bash Cookbook

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:22 -0400)

This comprehensive book covers MediaWiki's rich (and sometimes subtle) features, helping you become a wiki expert in no time.You'll learn how to: find your way around by effective searching and browsing; create and edit articles, categories, and user preferences; use advanced features for authors, such as templates, dynamic lists, logical parser functions, and RSS, to organize and maintain large numbers of articles; install and run your own wiki, and configure its look and behavior; and, develop custom wiki features, called extensions, with the PHP programming language and MySQL database.… (more)

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