Talk:MediaWiki

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Former good article nominee MediaWiki was a Engineering and technology good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Name[edit]

Since when is Wikipedia's engine named MediaWiki? The article is confusing, saying that MediaWiki was written, and then it was renamed to MediaWiki...--Chealer 08:43, 2004 Nov 17 (UTC)

I need the template codes so i can use them in other wikis[edit]

I been ask to remove my wiki and trasfer it to wikia can you please email me the template codes so that i can use the code i made for my wiki.

Jose Luis Zambrano De Santiago (talk) Jose Luis Zambrano De Santiago (talk) 01:28, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

You may download the code for any Wikipedia template by simply clicking on the "Edit this page" or "View source" tabs on the top of the relevant template page. (For example, if you want the source code for the {{Infobox peerage title}} template, just visit that page, click on the "Edit this page" link, and then copy the source code to your local machine.) You can then recreate the template at Wikia. For the most part, the process will not be so simple though, as the templates largely rely on other coding present at Wikipedia that may not be present at Wikia. For example, the infobox template creates a table with the HTML code
<table class="infobox" ...> ... </table>
This only works because Wikipedia has an infobox class defined within its CSS files. If Wikia does not have this class defined, the infobox won't render properly. You are better off using the templates that are already available at Wikia to reproduce the formatting you desire. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 16:39, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Hyperlinks[edit]

"MediaWiki provides many features beyond hyperlinks for structuring content." The article hardly mentions hyperlinks, not to mention "hyperlinks for structuring content". What's that all about. --Marshall "Unfree" Price 172.56.27.144 (talk) 20:42, 24 May 2014 (UTC)