This help page contains a list of guides and single-topic help files for the MediaWiki software compiled at the main page of meta.wikimedia.org. It is progressively being moved to the www.mediawiki.org website. Wikimedia's Meta-Wiki was formerly where such documents were managed and also where proposals were discussed before MediaWiki was created. There is still content that has yet to be moved or modified.
This help page is only for the MediaWiki wiki software. Many MediaWiki-powered wikis still have a help link that points to this page. If you came here from a wiki based on other software or you are looking for help not related to MediaWiki software, we will not be able to help you.
MediaWiki is a free software wiki engine licensed under the GNU General Public License. It is used by many websites, including this one.
The help pages are sorted by user type, for readers and editors. Help pages for moderators, system administrators and developers are now available in the respectives specific section.
Words ignored when searching
What links here
Renaming (moving) a page
Cascading style sheets (CSS)
HTML in wikitext
Images and file uploads
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.
This part of the handbook is now available in the Developer section of the MediaWiki.org website.
- Glosary of Wikipedia
- Links from the MediaWiki wiki to the Help namespace here on Meta - not complete, requires external link style
- Links from the English Wikipedia to the Help namespace here on Meta - not complete, requires external link style or a link produced by w:Template:H:mlm [ talk edit history links ]w:Wikipedia:Glossarywikia:community:Category:Help