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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.</div>  
 
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.</div>  
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===New Mediawiki Features===
 
===New Mediawiki Features===
*Easier wiki editing with the new [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiEditor WikiEditor]
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*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
 
*See the built-in help for wiki syntax at the top of the editing frame as well
  
 
===New Mediawiki-Bootstrap Skin===
 
===New Mediawiki-Bootstrap Skin===
 
====Sidebar content has been consolidated into top navbar====  
 
====Sidebar content has been consolidated into top navbar====  
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*'''Toolbox''' -  includes Upload File, Special pages
 
*'''Toolbox''' -  includes Upload File, Special pages
 
* '''Blue Page button''' - this is now where you go to edit, view history or any page related activities
 
* '''Blue Page button''' - this is now where you go to edit, view history or any page related activities
 
* '''Account button''' - login, set your preferences
 
* '''Account button''' - login, set your preferences
 
*Removing sidebars allows for readers to focus page content
 
*Removing sidebars allows for readers to focus page content
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====Skin is now responsive====
 
====Skin is now responsive====
 
and looks great on a variety of devices, phones, tablets, large screens...
 
and looks great on a variety of devices, phones, tablets, large screens...
  
===Recommended Browser===
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====More advanced options for customizing your site====
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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=====Custom navigation can be added as drop-downs in the top navbar=====
 
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===More advanced options for customizing your site===
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====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
 
*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]]
 
*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
 
*"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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=====Mediawiki-Bootstrap skin is based on the Twitter Bootstrap 2 project=====
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*Most [http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/base-css.html styles in Twitter Bootstrap 2] are also available for use in Mediawiki-Bootstrap
 
*Most [http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/base-css.html styles in Twitter Bootstrap 2] are also available for use in Mediawiki-Bootstrap
 
*[[Multi-column layouts - Mediawiki|Multi-column layouts]]
 
*[[Multi-column layouts - Mediawiki|Multi-column layouts]]
* Example page layouts:
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** [[Single Column Template| Tutorial - single column]]
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==== Example page layouts:====
** [[Eval Help Template| Tutorial with sidebar - 2 column]]
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*[[Single Column Template| Tutorial - single column]]
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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.
  
 
===New Extensions===
 
===New Extensions===
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We've add a few new extensions to Mediawiki that expand what a wiki can do...
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*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FancyBoxThumbs FancyBoxThumbs extension] displays thumb nailed images in a Mac-style "lightbox" that floats overtop of web page. This can create a more user friendly environment, where the user doesn't leave the page every time they click a thumbnail.
 
*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FancyBoxThumbs FancyBoxThumbs extension] displays thumb nailed images in a Mac-style "lightbox" that floats overtop of web page. This can create a more user friendly environment, where the user doesn't leave the page every time they click a thumbnail.
 
*[[Collapsible Elements - Mediawiki |Collapsible Elements]] - allow you to show/hide additional content on your page using text or buttons
 
*[[Collapsible Elements - Mediawiki |Collapsible Elements]] - allow you to show/hide additional content on your page using text or buttons
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* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Dynamic_Article_List DynamicArticleList] - used on the front page of the [[Evaluation Help]] guide to display popular and newly updated content
 
*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:User_Merge_and_Delete User Merge and Delete]
 
*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:User_Merge_and_Delete User Merge and Delete]
  
 
See also:  [[Extensions Installed - Mediawiki |listing of all installed extensions]]
 
See also:  [[Extensions Installed - Mediawiki |listing of all installed extensions]]
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===Default Settings in New Wikis===
 
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===Mediawiki Release Notes since our last version 1.15===
 
===Mediawiki Release Notes since our last version 1.15===
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*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.20 1.20 ]
 
*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.20 1.20 ]
 
**New diff view for greater accessibility (less dependent upon colors)
 
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**Category sorting has been drastically improved.  Sorting is now case insensitive.
 
**Category sorting has been drastically improved.  Sorting is now case insensitive.
 
*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.16 1.16]
 
*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.16 1.16]
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Latest revision as of 16:01, 14 August 2017


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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

Collapse-small-silver.png
show less
Expand-small-silver.png
show more
  • 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...

More advanced options for customizing your site

Custom navigation can be added as drop-downs in the top navbar
Collapse-small-silver.png
show less
Expand-small-silver.png
show more
  • 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
Collapse-small-silver.png
show less
Expand-small-silver.png
show more

Example page layouts:

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.

New Extensions

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

Collapse-small-silver.png
show less
Expand-small-silver.png
show more

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