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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.

BootstrapA front-end web framework. Bootstrap allows you to easily create aesthetically pleasing layouts for your content. Bootstrap provides responsive, mobile-first front-end web development. It contains CSS- and JavaScript-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation, and other interface components.
CSSAdd custom CSS to pages or sitewide
CategoriesThe categories of articles in this Wiki, presented in a cloud. Relative size indicates how many articles are in the category. Thus it is both an interface and report on the wiki.
CategoryTreeAllows 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
CertbotCertbot, from the Let's Encrypt project of the EFF, provides free and automated SSL certificates for QualityBox.
ChameleonThe 'skin' for your wiki determines the overall look and feel of the wiki. Chameleon skin, based on the Bootstrap framework (and the extension which enables it in MediaWiki) gives control over your layouts. If you ever wanted a wiki that **doesn't** look like Wikipedia, then Chameleon could be the answer.
CitationsOutputs several bibliographic formats for references
DeleteAllows site administrators flexible powers to delete content. You can delete pages from a list of titles.
Dynamic contentCreate 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.
ElasticsearchThis site uses Elasticsearch for an amazing search experience!
GadgetsGadgets are enhancements to MediaWiki, made of javascript and CSS; but not written as full-blown extensions.
GlossaryYou use jargon at work; you're wiki should know that jargon.
HTMLManual:$wgRawHtml allows editors to use HTML in page, making content re-use easier.
InterwebYou can search all linked webs directly from the search box. Just enter the web prefix, followed by a colon. google: bananas searches Google for "bananas" and takes you there.
Interwiki linksshorthand for making links to popular websites or other wikis that have a reliable pattern
LuaLua 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.
MergeThe User Merge and Delete extension allows site administrators to easily manage contributions from defunct authors.
MermaidA diagramming language. Make diagrams and flowcharts for documentation, easier. With simple syntax, create sophisticated diagrams, flowcharts, GANTT Charts etc.
MetadataSemantic 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.
NamespacesUsing 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.
NukeAllows site administrators flexible powers to delete content. You can mass delete articles by title, user, or ip address.
PDFThrough PDF Handler, we can display thumbnails of PDF files uploaded into the wiki
Parser functionsThere are built-in functions; and there are additional functions enabled by the mw:Extension:ParserFunctions
Pretty URLclean and SEO friendly URLs
Replace textPower editing
SecurityUsing SSL and TLS Deployment Best Practices, QualityBox gets an A+ rating for security.
SvgThe 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 Highlightingsyntax highlighting is available for dozens of languages through the mw:Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi and the underlying Python Pygments library
Text EditorThe 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
TimelessYour 'skin' for your wiki determines the overall look and feel of the wiki.
Tooltipscreate icons with onmouseover tooltips
Video Bloggingembed videos from 30 popular services directly into your wiki
Visual editorA 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.
Webserver reportingwe add real-time visibility into the web server activity.

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.