Features

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This wiki has many extensions installed and also other gadgets or configuration settings within the software that make it particularly interesting. Follow each link in the table below for more information. If your wiki doesn't have all these features, you should contact eQuality Technology for an upgrade.


Feature Description Test
Bootstrap a front-end web framework.
CSS Add custom CSS to pages or sitewide
Categories The categories of articles in this Wiki, presented in a cloud. Relative size indicates how many articles are in the category.
CategoryTree Allows you to display a category in a tree fashion. The extension provides it's own tag, but we also simplify it with the Categorypage template
Chameleon Your 'skin' for your wiki determines the overall look and feel of the wiki.
Citations outputs several bibliographic formats for references
Collections Gather content into 'books' and export to several formats; or print on demand
Delete allows site administrators flexible powers to delete content
Dynamic content Create lists of other articles based on their category, namespace, title, references or template usage and include contents or arguments of template calls of those articles into your page.
Elasticsearch This site uses Elasticsearch for the best possible search experience
System-search.svg
Gadgets Gadgets are enhancements to MediaWiki, made of javascript and CSS; but not written as full-blown extensions.
Glossary You use jargon at work; you're wiki should know that jargon.
HTML $wgRawHtml allows editors to use HTML in page, making content re-use easier
HTML
Html2Wiki Convert web pages, Google Docs, or entire websites (including images) to your wiki
Interwiki links shorthand for making links to popular websites or other wikis that have a reliable pattern
Lua Lua is used to give template authors more functionality than available through Parser functions. The debate to use JavaScript or Lua was settled in 2012. Lua can be used to analyze data, calculate expressions, and format results using functions stored in so-called 'modules' in the wiki.
Merge
Merging
The User Merge and Delete extension allows site administrators to easily manage contributions from defunct authors.
Metadata Semantic MediaWiki is a large extension of the MediaWiki ecosystem. In wikis where it is deployed such as this one, you can have semantics (meaning) attached to your words and data so that the words and data are meaningful to the system. Your content becomes a database.
Namespaces Using the namespaces feature of MediaWiki, you can setup areas that segregate content. Although MediaWiki is not a CMS designed for roles and access permissions, it nevertheless can be useful to segregate content in a wiki that should be 'nearby', but not in the same space.
PDF Through PDF Handler, we can display thumbnails of PDF files uploaded into the wiki
Parser functions There are built-in functions; and there are additional functions enabled by the mw:Extension:ParserFunctions
Pretty URL clean and SEO friendly URLs
Svg The SVGEdit extension gives users the ability to draw in the wiki. Due to the nature of SVG, this is perfect for in-wiki illustrations, flow diagrams, org charts, and editing any SVG graphic file uploaded into the wiki.
Syntax Highlighting syntax highlighting is available for dozens of languages through the mw:Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi and the underlying Python Pygments library
Text Editor The mw:Extension:WikiEditor extension is an extendable framework with a set of feature-based modules that improve the user experience of editing. It is also the editing interface that Wikipedia currently uses
Timeless Your 'skin' for your wiki determines the overall look and feel of the wiki.
Tooltips create icons with onmouseover tooltips
Video Blogging embed videos from 30 popular services directly into your wiki
Visual editor A reliable rich-text editor for MediaWiki. Allows you to just "edit the page you see" while being aware of all the syntactically rich features of templates, extensions etc. through a metadata system.


Generally speaking, you can see what extensions are installed in a wiki by visiting the Special:Version page, however that doesn't explain what the extensions do; and it certainly doesn't describe the features included in core.

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