MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt that is aimed at helping wiki developers install, manage, and customize their own MediaWiki-based website. Written by Jeff Orloff and Mizanur Rahman, this book is a friendly guide that uses a fun example to teach all of MediaWiki's key features.
MediaWiki is the free, open-source wiki engine software that powers Wikipedia and many of the other popular wikis across the Web. It is extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation, that uses PHP to process and display data stored in its MySQL database.
In the beginning of this book, users will learn about the installation of Mediawiki wiki engine on their server and then move through structuring of their collaborative website by learning advanced levels of formatting, managing images and multimedia, and creating new wiki templates. They will also be taught how to integrate multimedia files into their wiki and add extensions to expand its functionality.
Apart from understanding the basics of running their wiki, readers will also learn to maintain it through backups and protect it from spam and any other harm. Restoring the wiki and using it to collaborate with other software will also be taught by the book.
With step-by-step instructions and examples, this book is ideal for Web Designers, IT Administrators or Executives, or Programmers who want to gain a solid foundation in MediaWiki. The book is out now and available from Packt. For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/mediawiki-1-1-beginners-guide/book