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Organizing Your Wiki's Content in MediaWiki 1.1- An Extension

by Jeff Orlof Mizanur Rahman | February 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP

In this article series by Jeff Orloff and Mizanur Rahman, authors of MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner's Guide, we will learn how to organize our content by creating namespaces that allow us to group pages with similar purposes together, and we learn how to use categories to group pages with similar content together. It also teaches us about redirecting, moving, and swapping pages around so that we can ensure when a visitor comes to our site, they find the information they are looking for because the page titles will match up with page's content. MediaWiki has many built-in features that will not only help us keep our content organized, but make it extremely easy to do this.

In this article series, we will learn how to make use of these tools including:

  • How we can create Namespaces
  • How to create Categories
  • How to setup a Template for our users
  • Why we would redirect a page
  • How to move and swap a page

Read Organizing Your Wiki's Content in MediaWiki 1.1 here.

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Managing the Site using PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, you explored many features of PHP-Nuke, created the super user (an all-powerful administrator of the site), and made your first modifications to the site. You also learned about the ways in which PHP-Nuke restricts access to the site.

In this article, which is the fourth article of the series, we will begin to acquaint ourselves with PHP-Nuke's administration area, which allows you to manage your site from the comfort of your web browser. We'll look first at the website configuration settings. These options control many global properties of the site.

Then we will look at block and module administration. The tools available here let you change the functionality of your site with ease, and customize the site's features to your liking.

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MediaWiki Content Organizing Features: Namespaces, Categories

by Mizanur Rahman | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

One of the important aspects of content management is organizing the content that we create. Managed content looks much better than haphazard content for both authors and readers. Since MediaWiki works in a multi-user environment, it is necessary to maintain well organized content so that editing and reviewing becomes easier for users.

In this article by Mizanur Rahman, author of MediaWiki Administrators’ Tutorial Guide, we will see:

  • Why organizing content is important for a site
  • Some of the MediaWiki content organizing features like namespaces and categories
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Managing Image Content in Joomla!

by Allan Walker | February 2010 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Next to text content, images are one of the most utilized multimedia resources in web pages. They can be used to inform and educate the reader, offer help with navigation, and to enhance the design and user's overall visual experience.

Whether you need to create multimedia image galleries in your Joomla! website or simply add images to your articles and modules, this article will provide the assistance to help utilize image content effectively within your Joomla! website. In this article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, we look at:

  • Creating image galleries and slideshows
  • Template images
  • Joomla! Image Extensions
  • Browser support and accessibility for images
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MediaWiki Content Organizing Features: Templates, Sections, Redirection

by Mizanur Rahman | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article by Mizanur Rahman, author of MediaWiki Administrators’ Tutorial Guide, we discussed the importance of organizing and managing content for a site. We also studied some of the MediaWiki Content Organizing Features like Namespaces and Categories.

In this article we will see various MediaWiki Content Organizing Features like Templates, Sections, and Redirection.

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