Administering MediaWiki Training Course

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Duration Duration

7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Good familiarity with a web browser. Content editing knowledge beneficial but not required.

Overview Overview

This course has been created for people who are going to use MediaWiki software as editors, users and web site administrators.

This course explains how to:

  • Find the information you are looking for on an existing site
  • Create, edit and remove pages
  • Design a structure of the page
  • Analyse the best solution for the structure of the entire project
  • Manage users
  • Create and manage a community  

Some projects using MediaWiki:

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Wikipedia

Free encyclopedia

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Wiktionary

Dictionary and thesaurus

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Wikinews

Free content news source

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Wikiversity

Free learning tools

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Commons

Shared media repository

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Wikibooks

Free textbooks and manuals

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Wikiquote

Collection of quotations
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Wikisource

Free source documents

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Wikispecies

Directory of species

Course Outline Course Outline

Setup

  • Installation requirements and environment
  • Basic initialization
  • LocalSettings.php
  • Extension installation requirements

Reading

  • Navigation
  • Searching
  • Tracking changes
  • Watchlist

Editing

  • Editing pages
  • Starting a new page
  • Formatting
  • Links

Advanced editing

  • Images
  • Tables
  • Categories
  • Managing files
  • Moving (renaming) a page
  • Redirects
  • Deleting a page
  • Protected pages
  • Templates
  • Variables
  • Special pages
  • External searches
  • User pages
  • Talk pages
  • Signatures
  • Subpages
  • Namespaces

Wiki administration

  • Sysops and permissions

The following features require extra permissions that are not normally granted to all wiki users.

  • Protecting and unprotecting pages
  • Sysop deleting and undeleting
  • Patrolled edits
  • Blocking users
  • Range IP blocks
  • Assigning permissions

Bookings, Prices and Enquiries

Guaranteed to run even with a single delegate!
Public Classroom Public Classroom
From CA$4150
(104)
Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet. More Information

The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 CA$4150 CA$2250
2 CA$2425 CA$1400
3 CA$1850 CA$1117
4 CA$1563 CA$975
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ON, Brampton - Brampton County CourtWed, Jun 14 2017, 9:30 amCA$2250 / CA$4200
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