MediaWiki 1.19.1

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Category: Wiki
Stable Release: 1.19.1
Updated: June 25 2012
Native Language: English

MediaWiki Description

MediaWiki is the collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and other projects. It's designed to handle a large number of users and pages without imposing too rigid a structure or workflow.

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Jun 29 2010, 8:23 am
As people said, MediaWiki has a great functionality, but it requires too much coding to manage and customize it. I'm a designer, and I lack of coding skills, so in that sense I prefer PmWiki and DokuWiki. If you have the skills, though, the best you can find is MediaWiki.
Mar 17 2010, 7:47 pm
Hum... can anyone just tell me how to make those layouts like the original wipiedia has, you know the picture on the right and the caption with info below it on the left side the text... I can't figure it out.
Jul 10 2009, 12:04 pm
I have found MediaWiki very difficult to adapt to a different style or layout. Changing the css (or extending it) leads to difficult problems, and most of the MediaWiki-installations are quite similar to the original Wikipedia-look.

MediaWiki is an impressive system in which much can be done, but many things that are more than adding a page may still require technical / coding experience.
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Oct 5 2008, 10:18 am
I dont think that Mediawiki is user UN-friendly. It is the best OS solution i know!
Sep 28 2007, 2:13 pm
Media wiki is best wiki system its use to wikipedia.Wikipedia under big load continuous but media wiki use system churlish ..
Jul 3 2007, 12:50 pm
Yeah, mediawiki is definitely the best wiki engine i know out there.
Jun 26 2006, 12:54 pm
Arguably the best wiki out there, however it falls short in many other areas. For starters, if you do not like coding - stay away from Mediawiki. It is extremey user UN-friendly as it has no backend control panel, and creating your own skins is like pulling teeth. Content wise, you can't beat its functionality.
Apr 20 2006, 5:41 am
i started using it for my html codes and tutorial site and i realized how wonderful it really is. It has great control over everything except page editing and protection from non-users, but can be worked around, also it could use a better wysiwyg editor, but overall i have to say it's the best i've ever used, with our a doubt, click my link to see it and start editing.
Apr 6 2006, 9:54 am
A great wiki! Simple and quick to install and operate. A nice wiki overall. Pretty easy to customize.
Jan 28 2006, 6:17 am
Very easy to use wiki but hard to customize. What i miss is a better management to disable public page edit. But If you want to create a public wiki TRY IT.
Jan 25 2006, 8:01 am
We've been using mediawiki for inhouse tech information. Although getting a page to look as pretty as it does on wikipedia is harder than you would think, overall our non-coders use it and like the simplicity of the user side of things.
Jan 15 2006, 3:47 am
Very powerful, obviously, but make sure it meets your needs before diving in. It doesn't support fine-grained access control, where you could, for example, set up a few groups, and have some pages available only to members of certain groups, etc. It's very much designed for a wikipedia type of site where everything is readable to everyone on the site. It's not necessarily a negative, but it depends on your needs. The developers are also not likely to add features such as these that aren't going to be used on wikimedia project sites. Just something to keep in mind. I'm still using it on several sites, but make sure it does what you want.
Jan 4 2006, 10:51 am
Robust, scalable (with a memory cache module installed; see readme), but lacking a good WYSIWYG Editor. There are some attempts at porting TinyMCE and FCKEditor to it but they are still experimental and require Perl hackery to run. Big design flaw to use their own dialect -- HTML markup would've been much more extensible.
Dec 27 2005, 4:47 am
Just started dabbling around with this and really not that hard to use. Setup was a little bit of a pain, but mostly due to my little experience. Now I just hope fantastico adds it so I can throw it on every site i have faster hehe
Aug 16 2005, 8:49 am
It's fantastic that WikiPedia foundation released this to the public. I am certainly going to have a use for this in the future.
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