# MediaWiki Notes

This page is for my notes on MediaWiki. Much of the content can be found in the book MediaWiki by Daniel J. Barrett

## Namespaces

Namespaces determine the type of content. The Help namespace leads to help pages, which are either the defaults that come with MediaWiki or customized by the users. The Talk namespace takes users to the discussion page of any particular source, depending on how it is typed in the search field.

User talk:UserName


will lead to the talk page of a particular user.

The Category namespace goes to or creates categories, which can be used to organize content, much like how I organized the wiki.

Other Namespaces exists, so these are just a few of them.

Just like webpages in HTML, there are three different kinds of links.

Links can be one of the following

Just like many other types of websites, it is not advisable to make everything a link.

For sensible advice on when to create links, visit either of the following:

Internal links in MediaWiki go to other entries on the wiki.

[[Article Name]]

Creates a link to a wiki entry on the server with the name of the article as the link's text.

[[Article Name | Link Text]]

Like the former, it creates a link to a wiki entry on the server, but the link text will be whatever is specified.

[[#Heading Name]]
[[Article#Heading Name]]