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Advanced Wiki training course

  1. 1. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Advanced wiki training course Dr. Konrad U. F¨rstner o April 21st, 2010 @ EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
  2. 2. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Table of content 1 Recapitulation 2 Tables 3 Organizing content 4 Templates 5 Access Control Lists 6 Extensions 7 Licenses for open content
  3. 3. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Table of content 1 Recapitulation 2 Tables 3 Organizing content 4 Templates 5 Access Control Lists 6 Extensions 7 Licenses for open content
  4. 4. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Basics we covered before External links Internal links and page creation Basic font modifications Captions Lists Uploading files and image insertion Comparing revisions User dashboard
  5. 5. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Table of content 1 Recapitulation 2 Tables 3 Organizing content 4 Templates 5 Access Control Lists 6 Extensions 7 Licenses for open content
  6. 6. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Tables Mediawiki can render tables Example: {|border=’1’ cellpadding=’10’ cellspacing=’0’ ! First cell in the header ! Second cell in the header row |- | First cell in the second row | Second cell in the second row |- | First cell in the third row | Second cell in the third row |}
  7. 7. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Table of content 1 Recapitulation 2 Tables 3 Organizing content 4 Templates 5 Access Control Lists 6 Extensions 7 Licenses for open content
  8. 8. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Categories Categories help to group pages Example: [[Category:My favorite sites]] A link to the category page which lists all the pages in that category is added. The description page of the category can be edited.
  9. 9. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Namespaces Namespaces group pages on a higher level There are some default names spaces that have prefixes like User:, File:, Talk: The main namespace does not have any prefix Namespaces can be added by modifying the configuration file
  10. 10. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Subpages Subpages offer a way to build hierarchies of pages Example: [[People/Scientists/Albert Einstein]] Per default this function is available in the User name space but has to be enabled for the main namespace
  11. 11. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Redirects Redirects make it possible to generate aliases of pages Example: The page “EMBL” of the English Wikipedia redirects the user to the page “European Molecular Biology Laboratory” #REDIRECT [[European Molecular Biology Laboratory]]
  12. 12. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Table of content 1 Recapitulation 2 Tables 3 Organizing content 4 Templates 5 Access Control Lists 6 Extensions 7 Licenses for open content
  13. 13. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Templates Templates make the reuse of content possible Many pages in Wikipedia offer info boxes that are templates with tables.
  14. 14. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Table of content 1 Recapitulation 2 Tables 3 Organizing content 4 Templates 5 Access Control Lists 6 Extensions 7 Licenses for open content
  15. 15. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Access control list ACL: who can do what who = a user or a group of users what = read, write, create or delete pages; upload files
  16. 16. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources ACL functionality is missing in Mediawiki Due to its open philosophy Mediawiki has only very limited user rights management capabilities It distinguishes between users, registered users, administrators, bureaucrat and bots This is why we use DokuWiki for the ACL demonstration You can search WikiMatrix for wiki engines with ACL
  17. 17. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Table of content 1 Recapitulation 2 Tables 3 Organizing content 4 Templates 5 Access Control Lists 6 Extensions 7 Licenses for open content
  18. 18. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Extension Missing functionalities can be added by extensions Example: ContactPage extension
  19. 19. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Table of content 1 Recapitulation 2 Tables 3 Organizing content 4 Templates 5 Access Control Lists 6 Extensions 7 Licenses for open content
  20. 20. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Licenses for open content Open content = easy exchange, contribution to humankinds knowledge, transfer of prosperity Use e.g. Creative Commons licences / Public domain
  21. 21. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Selected links http://www.wikimatrix.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wiki_software http://www.mediawiki.org http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Tables http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Categories http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Namespaces http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Subpages http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Redirect http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Templates http://www.dokuwiki.org/ http://www.dokuwiki.org/acl http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Extensions http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:All_extensions http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ContactPage http://creativecommons.org
  22. 22. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources Image sources/attribution http://www.flickr.com/photos/olibac/2354102486/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnath/91637121/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/10037058@N08/3696670712/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/myuibe/2726798563/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/90318532@N00/22078028 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/1028428/
  23. 23. Recapitulation Tables Organizing content Templates ACL Extensions Licenses Link collections Sources About this document A Created in L TEX using the beamer class, TeX Live and Emacs. All these programs run on OpenBSD. http://www.latex-project.org http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net http://www.tug.org/texlive/ http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs http://www.gimp.org/ http://www.openbsd.org Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (*) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ by Konrad F¨rstner o http://konrad.foerstner.org (*) Excepting the EMBL Logo Document version 1.2 2010/04/21

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