General Wiki Usage
"A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites."
Wikis are incredibly useful, robust and scalable tools and technology with the purpose of gathering a population, group or team's thoughts into one central repository covering various related topics. Topics are related by taking advantage of the link structure of the web to quickly and simply link documents together.
To link one wiki to another, use the following format:
Linking Articles in the same Wiki
To link to articles located within the same Wiki (that is, on the same server and with the same domain/subdomain), simply use the following format:
would link to the article on BC$.
For more information on creating links, see: Linking
Providing MetaData for Searching
MediaWiki provides a useful mechanism for helping users locate information within your Wiki. The MetaData markup permits editors and authors to post further information about a topic, and should be included at the bottom of each page, as follows:
The Category refers to the topic's specific area of interest or knowledge domain and classifies it simply, using just a few words or less. Before attempting to use the Meta tag, it may be useful to first learn more about Categories.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents (TOC) are automatically added to any article with 4 or more headers. To change the position or layout of the TOC, use the following where you want it to show up:
- MediaWiki Help - TOC: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Section#Table_of_contents_.28TOC.29
- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: wiki
- For a comprehensive help guide, please check out the MediaWiki Help Index
- Problem with mediawiki cookies: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1148583/problem-with-mediawiki-cookies