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MediaWiki is the software that is generating this page and is the software used to create the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. Just one of many wiki applications, MediaWiki excels when used to collaboratively create very large resources. MediaWiki offers a huge array of options and customization, but can sometimes be challenging for novice users. Read more about MediaWiki at Wikipedia.

MediaWiki At Middlebury

Please use Web Help Desk to ask How-To questions and report issues. We are currently using version 1.10.0. The installation of MediaWiki at Middlebury is currently administered by Joe Antonioli and Adam Franco.

A list of all MediaWiki wikis on this server.

Using MediaWiki

Editing Pages

You must be logged in with your Middlebury Username and Password to edit pages in our instance of MediaWiki.

Use the EDIT tab at the top of the page to make large changes. Use the EDIT links on the right-hand side to make changes to sections.

For more details on how to edit and use wiki code, see the additional wiki help page.

Creating Wikis

Creating new wikis is not currently a self-service operation.

  1. Create a Web Help Desk ticket with the category, "MediaWiki Issue".
  2. In the description, please give the following information:
    • Desired title
    • Desired short-title that includes just letters, numbers, and "_" (underscores).
    • Visibility: Will this wiki be visible to the world or just a particular group? If restricted, to which groups?

Skins

While the look and feel of a MediaWiki wiki can be changed, its not quite as easy as with some other tools. Here is a list of existing skins that can be applied to a wiki.

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