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===New Mediawiki-Bootstrap Skin===
 
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===Recommended Browser===
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This new version of mediawiki will work under all modern browsers, however, if you plan to be an active editor we recommend using [https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/ Chrome] as the preferred browser to avoid a few minor bugs in the skin.
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===More advanced options for customizing your site===
 
===More advanced options for customizing your site===

Revision as of 14:16, 9 August 2013

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For the Summer of 2013 we've taken a major jump from Mediawiki 1.15 to 1.20. Below is an overview of the changes you'll find.

New Mediawiki Features

  • Easier wiki editing with the new graphical WikiEditor
  • See the built-in help for wiki syntax at the top of the editing frame as well

New Mediawiki-Bootstrap Skin

====Sidebar content has been consolidated into top navbar====
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  • Toolbox - includes Upload File, Special pages
  • Blue Page button - this is now where you go to edit, view history or any page related activities
  • Account button - login, set your preferences
  • Removing sidebars allows for readers to focus page content
====Skin is now responsive====
and looks great on a variety of devices, phones, tablets, large screens...
===Recommended Browser===
This new version of mediawiki will work under all modern browsers, however, if you plan to be an active editor we recommend using Chrome as the preferred browser to avoid a few minor bugs in the skin.

More advanced options for customizing your site

Custom navigation can be added as drop-downs in the top navbar

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  • To customize your navbar go to the MediaWiki:bootstrap-navbar page in your site
  • For an example of how to customize your topbar navigation see the Help Wiki's navbar at MediaWiki:bootstrap-navbar
  • "Toolbox" and "SEARCH" are special words that will add key functionality to your navbar

Mediawiki-Bootstrap skin is based on the Twitter Bootstrap 2 project

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Example page layouts:

New Extensions

We've add a few new extensions to Mediawiki that expand what a wiki can do...

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See also: listing of all installed extensions

Default Settings in New Wikis

  • Taxobox templates have been included in the SkelDB. All new sites are ready to go with taxobox and will recognize taxobox syntax.
  • New Mediawiki-Bootstrap is set to be the default skin

Mediawiki Release Notes since our last version 1.15

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  • 1.20
    • New diff view for greater accessibility (less dependent upon colors)
  • 1.19
  • 1.18
    • Collapsible Elements added to core
    • Renameuser — A special page which allows authorized users to rename user accounts.
    • Vector — Enhancements to the Vector skin.
    • WikiEditor — An improved and customizable editing toolbar developed along the Vector skin.
    • Better gender support for languages that need it
  • 1.17
    • Category sorting has been drastically improved. Sorting is now case insensitive.
  • 1.16