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  • By Guest on March 1, 2013

    After years editing many other wikis online I recently created a private family wiki for genealogy, so I got this book (the Kindle version) and read it to fill in the gaps in my knowledge.It did fill quite a few gaps. It was chock full of helpful information, and the parts covering things I already knew were still engaging enough to keep me from skipping ahead. I feel qualified now to answer novice editor's questions about how to do things.The parts on CSS and PHP, etc began to feel over my head, though. Often there are several pages of coding you don't understand, nor understand what it is useful for. They assume you already know all this information - but people who have no administrator experience nor computer backgrounds often don't. (This is the only reason for the one-less-star) Still, seeing these parts showed me additional gaps I'll need to fill in before understanding those parts.So yes. Good book, glad I bought it. Showed me I still have some work ahead of me, too.

  • By Esra Caglayan on March 2, 2016

    I was hoping to use this to learn more about how to build up my wiki, having already installed it and got it up and running. However there's very little about correct formatting and wikitext etc, and NOTHING on Templates and parameters and very little on Extensions. I'd instead recommend Working with MediaWiki if you need help actually putting content in your wiki.

  • By Alexander Contreras on August 8, 2013

    I took over our companies internal Wiki for it and PM and this guide was invaluable to me as I new nothing about Wikis or the syntax they used. very though with lots of examples, pictures and real life scenarios/examples of page layouts. I still reference this book from time to time even a year later. this was the first wiki book i used and opened the door to me editing other wiki's outside of work as well.

  • By R. A. Kelley Jr. on December 1, 2009

    Background: I'm as techie who for various reasons has avoided Wiki up until now. Now, I am told, get one running for a new project. So, after a serious amount of research, I purchased the MediaWiki book. I have not finished the book cover-to-cover, but thus far, I am finding it covers 80% of what I need. The 80% it covers has been enough to point me in the right direction for additional digging on-line for other documentation. As a starting point (after you have gotten past the actual installation of MediaWiki), it is a great resource. For what appears to be common configuration and usage, it is a great text. When it comes to fine-tuning configuration issues (say a mixed public and private configuration), it starts to run thin. When it comes to the messy issue of uploads, it does a pretty good job, but misses the mark slightly.

  • By Bob 443 on February 20, 2013

    Somewhat incomplete, but a useful introduction. It is no substitute for searching on-line. (Hint: search for "mediawiki <subject>".) It is a well organized overview of how to set up a MediaWiki wiki.

  • By James J. Lisk on May 1, 2010

    As far as editing info goes, there was nothing included that I couldn't find for free in the supporting documentation on the Mediawiki site. The skin customization stuff was a plus though. But I never dug around for that online, so who knows if it was actually worth the money.Bottom line: if you want to have everything you need to know in one handy reference, this is the book for you. Otherwise, if you don't mind hunting around online for tips, save yourself some cash and hit up the Mediawiki site.

  • By Pamela West on April 26, 2017

    This book was more helpful - more technical for me. Thaxs

  • By Andrew Dennison on September 7, 2013

    Lots of practical information as well author's experiences setting up and running a MediaWiki, A must read for anyone thinking about setting up a wiki


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