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MediaWiki Handbook: Contents, Readers, Editors, Moderators, System admins +/-

This is a list of guides and single-topic help files for the MediaWiki software compiled at meta.wikimedia.org. It is progressively being moved to the www.mediawiki.org website. This help does not cover site-specific conventions, it is for the software only.

Introduction

MediaWiki is a free software wiki engine licensed under the GNU General Public License. It is used by many websites, including this one.

Handbook parts

The help pages are sorted by user type.

For readers

Reading
Go
Search
Stop words
Namespace
Page name
Section
What links here
Redirect
Category
Image page
Special pages
Printable version

Tracking changes
Recent changes (enhanced)
Related changes
Watching pages
Page history
Diff page
Page history
Edit summary
Contributions
Minor edit
Patrolled edit

Accounts
Logging in
Preferences
User style
View this alone


For editors

Editing
Start new pages
Advanced editing
Editing FAQ
Edit toolbar
Renaming (moving) a page
Export
Import
Shortcuts
Edit conflict
Page size

Referencing
Links
URLs
Piped links
Interwiki linking
Footnotes (References, Citations)

Formatting
Wikitext examples
CSS
Reference card
HTML in wikitext
Lists
Tables
Formula
Sorting
Colors
Images and file uploads

Fixing mistakes
Show preview
Testing
Reverting edits

Advanced functioning
Expansion
Templates
Advanced templates
Variables
Parser function
Parameter default
System message
Substitution
Array
Calculation
Embed page

Other
Characters
Talk page
Signatures
Sandbox
Legal issues for editors (copyright)

For moderators

This part of the handbook is now available in the Administrator section of the MediaWiki.org website.

For system administrators

This part of the handbook is now available in the Sysadmin section of the MediaWiki.org website.

For developers

This part of the handbook is now available in the Developer section of the MediaWiki.org website.

Appendix

Handbook

See also