MediaWiki Training Courses

MediaWiki Training

MediaWiki - the open source software courses

MediaWiki Course Outlines

Code Name Duration Overview
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers 21 hours This course jumps into the deep end of the pool; we are going to go over every essential aspect of MediaWiki development, including: Mapping out the core code Creating extensions Modifying and Creating Custom Skins This course is for intermediate-level LAMP developers and up, preferably with some styling experience. The Structure and Purpose of MediaWiki Where we are now How it ended up this way Current efforts, and the future The path router The startup and shutdown of MediaWiki The Includes Directory 'Here be dragons': a map to the includes directory Walking through Marking out your points of interest Essential files, classes, and methods Database The parser Image Handling The API The Job Queue Pages, articles, revisions, and titles Global functions Extensions What you need to know A Game of Chess: Choosing your moves wisely Hooks The limitation of hooks Object-oriented extension versus hooking Dead ends, and how to avoid them When you have no other choice: modifying the core code Special Pages Troubleshooting Where did it go? Tracing the path of an object What went wrong? Debugging in MediaWiki Finding the root of an error Exceptions Skins We're extensions too! Vector, and the current skinning efforts in MediaWiki What is changing Creating a skin from scratch The classes you must work with (or around) Creating the raw skin Theming, and CSS classes at your disposal JavaScript modules and page output MediaWiki and the Database The schema Contributing, Gerrit, and working with the team
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki 7 hours Introduction Browsing interfaces Special:Ask Special:Browse Semantic search Selecting pages Strict comparators Displaying information Result formats Inline queries Querying for queries Concepts Inferencing Editing Properties and types Special properties Inverse properties Custom units Semantic templates Service links Semantic Web RDF export External tools Importing vocabulary
mwadm Administering MediaWiki 7 hours This course has been created for people who are going to use MediaWiki software as editors, users and web site administrators. This course explains how to: Find the information you are looking for on an existing site Create, edit and remove pages Design a structure of the page Analyse the best solution for the structure of the entire project Manage users Create and manage a community   Some projects using MediaWiki: Wikipedia Free encyclopedia Wiktionary Dictionary and thesaurus Wikinews Free content news source Wikiversity Free learning tools Commons Shared media repository Wikibooks Free textbooks and manuals Wikiquote Collection of quotations Wikisource Free source documents Wikispecies Directory of species Setup Installation requirements and environment Basic initialization LocalSettings.php Extension installation requirements Reading Navigation Searching Tracking changes Watchlist Editing Editing pages Starting a new page Formatting Links Advanced editing Images Tables Categories Managing files Moving (renaming) a page Redirects Deleting a page Protected pages Templates Variables Special pages External searches User pages Talk pages Signatures Subpages Namespaces Wiki administration Sysops and permissions The following features require extra permissions that are not normally granted to all wiki users. Protecting and unprotecting pages Sysop deleting and undeleting Patrolled edits Blocking users Range IP blocks Assigning permissions
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors 7 hours This course has been created for anyone who would like to learn how to create, edit and organize content using MediaWiki software. Basic Editing Creating new page Editing a page Discussions and comments Revisions, tracking history and reverting changes Uploading imagines, audio files and movies Templates (do not repeat yourself) MediaWiki syntax Font formatting Tables Resizing and positioning pictures Organizing Content Links Categorizing Pages Understanding Namespaces Moving (renaming) a page Redirects Deleting a page The way it looks Adjusting skins Custom CSS Custom Javascript Finding your way Special pages User pages Namespaces
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors 7 hours This course has been created for everyone who wants to help to contribute to Wikipedia. This course covers the newest version of Wikipedia system and the latest legal status of Wikipedia. What is Wikipedia? Who the contributions belong to? How to edit an existing article? How to create a new article? How to create an article matching all Wikipedia requirements? Roles in Wikipedia and how to promote yourself. Wikipedia bots Discussions Revisions Account Preferences Adoption Making article compliant to Wikipedia policies and guidelines Uploading imagines, audio files and movies Stubs Info-boxes Pronunciation Other languages Shortcuts and "magic words"

Upcoming Courses

CourseCourse DateCourse Price [Remote / Classroom]
MediaWiki for Developers - Frankfurt am MainTue, 2016-12-27 09:303410EUR / 4060EUR
Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki - MünchenFri, 2016-12-30 09:30990EUR / 1340EUR
Wikipedia for Editors - Berlin Sat, 2016-12-31 09:30990EUR / 1230EUR
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