SPIRIN:FAQ/work/How to use the MediaWiki machine

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Frequently Asked Questions

This encyclopedia is powered by MediaWiki, the same machine as the free encyclopedia Wikipedia.

How is it to be used?

How to use MediaWiki in general

There are a number of good introductions how to contribute to Wikipedia. Mutatis mutandis, they tell you also how to work here.

Tutorial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial - Especially the tabs Editing and Formatting
How to edit a page
a short overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page overzicht
MediaWikiUser's Guide
http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User's_Guide and especially http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User's_Guide#For_editors
Nederlandstalige hulppagina
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Uitleg

Special features in this encyclopedia

For SPIRIN the MediaWiki machine has been extended by some features:

References

Subpages and automatic tables of contents

Poems

Category Trees

Better editors

WikEd

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Cacycle/wikEd#Installation

Advantages

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Cacycle/wikEd#Installation

Disadvantages

  • Does not work under Internet Explorer; requires Firefox.

Installation

Paste the following code into Special:Mypage/monobook.js

// install [[User:Cacycle/wikEd]] in-browser text editor
document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="'
+ 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Cacycle/wikEd.js'
+ '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript"></' + 'script>');

Access control by means of categories

https://lab.cs.ru.nl/algemeen/Werkplaats:Mediawiki-extensie_CategoryPermissionsRU.php


More

Voor gevorderden (niet nodig om hier mee te kunnen doen):