Extension:Uniwiki Generic Edit Page
|This extension is obsolete!
You are advised against using this extension on a live site.According to one of the developers, Uniwiki extensions for MediaWiki are not maintained anymore.
Uniwiki Generic Edit Page
Release status: experimental
|Implementation||Page action, Skin, Ajax|
|Description||Suppliments the edit page with something more usable|
Adam Mckaig (Uniwikitalk)
|Last version||0.1 (2008-07-18)|
|Check usage and version matrix|
|Bugs: list open list all report|
What can this extension do? 
This extension is primarily focused on increasing the usability of MediaWiki's user interface. It replaces the default editing page of Mediawiki with a section-based editor, designed to substantially simplify the editing process for beginners without forcing experienced users to use a "dumbed-down" editor. Although the extension is very much a work in progress, the changes have been refined by feedback from iterative usability testing, and significantly improve the editing process - especially in conjunction with the other Uniwiki extensions.
More Specifically... 
The extension first breaks the page up into sections based on level one and level two headers (=h1= and ==h2==). It provides an text input for the header titles and a text area for the text below that header so that they can be edited easily. The extension also allows for the deletion of sections on the page by deselecting the checkbox for that section in the right-hand margin. These sections (the labels of the checkboxes) can also be clicked and dragged to reorder the sections on the page. New sections can be added to the page via the input box under the section box in the right-hand margin. New sections appear at the end of the page and the titles default to level 2 headers (i.e. == section title ==). A list of all categories is displayed in the right-hand margin and can be added or deleted from the page via the associated checkboxes. New categories can be addded via an input box in the right-hand margin. There is a button for switching between this mode and the original MediaWiki editing interface if one wishes to go back and see the raw wiki markup. The functionality of this extension is further "extended" via the Uniwiki Layouts extension and is explained therein.
Create a subdirectory in your extensions directory:
(we do this to make it easy to distribute all Uniwiki extensions as a bundle)
cd /your/wiki/extensions mkdir uniwiki
Download the extension and its dependencies using subversion:
Add the following to LocalSettings.php:
Configuration parameters 
$wgSectionBox = true; # (bool) Controls the visibility of the Section Box in the right-hand margin $wgCategoryBox = true; # (bool) Controls the visibility of the Category Box in the right-hand margin $wgAddSection = true; # (bool) Allow visitors to add a new section to the page via an input in the right-hand margin $wgAddCategory = true; # (bool) Allow visitors to add categories to the page via an input in the right have margin $wgSuggestCategory = false; # (bool) Provide a form for visitors to suggest a new category via a field in the right hand margin # note: The $wgAddCategory and $wgSuggestCategory can be enabled at the same time, although it doesn't really make sense to do so. $wgSuggestCategoryRecipient = $wgEmergencyContact; # (string) The recipient of the emails about category suggestions $wgUseCategoryPage = false; # (bool) Get a list of Categories from $wgCategoryPage $wgCategoryPage = "MediaWiki:Editpagetags"; # (string) The page where you can define a list of categories that will be used when $wgUseCategoryPage is set to true $wgRequireCategory = false; # (bool) Does a user have to select (at least) one category? $wgAllowSimilarTitles = true; # (bool) If false, sections with a title that's already in use will not be saved
Installing the entire Uniwiki bundle 
Download all of the Uniwiki extensions using Subversion:
cd /your/wiki/extensions svn checkout http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/uniwiki uniwiki
Add the following to LocalSettings.php:
Internationalizing Uniwiki extensions 
The Uniwiki extensions are available in several languages already, and it is very easy to add a new language. Each extension that has interface text includes a .i18n file with the internationalized system messages. Follow the instructions here to add the new language to the file.
See also 
- Sites using uniwiki extensions
- Wikimini - Encyclopedia written by children
- iAIDS wiki
- WikiMama - Photo- and Video- driven Wiki Recipes
- Other extensions from the Uniwiki bundle