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MozillaWiki Handbook
Software help for MozillaWiki — see page histories for older versions.
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MediaWiki is an open source Wiki engine licensed under the GNU General Public License. It is used by many websites, including this one. On these help pages, you will find both a user and an administrator guide for using MediaWiki.

Contents

Introduction

  1. Documentation: Introduction

For readers

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Navigating

  1. Searching, Go button
  2. What links here
  3. Random page
  4. Special pages
  5. Printable version

Tracking changes

  1. Recent changes
  2. Enhanced recent changes
  3. Related changes
  4. Watching pages
  5. Page history
  6. Diff
  7. User contributions

Accounts

  1. Logging in
  2. Preferences
  3. User style

For editors

Editing overview

Starting a new page

  1. Page name

Images and other uploaded files

  1. Image description page

Special characters

  1. Turkish characters
  2. Romanian characters
  3. WikiHiero syntax — warning: lots of images! (for Egyptian hieroglyphs)

Formatting

  1. Formula
  2. Table
  3. EasyTimeline syntax

Referencing

  1. Link
  2. Piped link
  3. Interwiki linking
  4. Variable
  5. URL

Organizing

  1. Sections
  2. Templates
  3. Category
  4. Redirect
  5. Renaming (moving) a page
  6. Namespace

Saving effort (not having to write something, or copy and paste)

  1. Automatic conversion of wikitext
  2. Editing toolbar

HTML in wikitext

Fixing mistakes and vandalism

  1. Reverting a page to an earlier version

Communicating

  1. Edit summary
  2. Talk page
  3. Edit conflict
  4. Minor edit

Testing

For moderators

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Help:Administration
Documentation: Administrator's Guide
Help:Mediawiki CSS