Friday, May 12, 2006

A Little Media Wiki FAQ

This page contains useful Media Wiki tips so that I don't have to look them up again.

  1. How do I edit the sidebar to (for example) add and remove links?
    See You have to be a wiki system admin to do this, so create a sysadmin account you can remember.

  2. How do I add a new link? First create an account. Then edit any page and click the "Internal Link" icon on the editor. This creates an empty link. Save the page, click the empty link, and edit it to add your content.

  3. How do I enable uploads? See

  4. Is there a guideline for wiki formatting? See

  5. Can't I just use HTML? Yes, usually. But the wiki formatting tricks are addictive.

  6. How can I easily format a long XML file listing? Use the <pre></pre> tags.

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