Books about MediaWiki

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Various books about MediaWiki software have been published, emphasizing the technical aspects of MediaWiki. (There are many other books about Wikipedia specifically; they are not included in this list.)

Title Author Publisher Year Language Topics
Working With MediaWiki Yaron Koren WikiWorks 2012, 2014, 2017 English ISBN 978-0615720302 (1st edition), ISBN 978-1540761149 (2nd edition). Wikitext, installation, templates, parser functions, extensions, controlling spam, improving search administration, best practices. Readable online.
MediaWiki Daniel J. Barrett O'Reilly Media 2008 English ISBN 0-596-51979-6. Wikitext, installation, templates, parser functions, DPL, extension programming, administration, best practices, tips for corporate wikis
MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner's Guide Jeff Orloff, Mizanur Rahman Packt Publishing 2010 English ISBN 978-1-847196-04-0. Installing and administering MediaWiki to build a successful wiki, focus on beginners, up-to-date with MediaWiki version 1.15.
MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide Mizanur Rahman Packt Publishing 2007 English ISBN 978-1-904811-59-6. MediaWiki Administrators’ tutorial guide to install, manage, and customize your MediaWiki installation.
MediaWiki efficace Daniel J. Barrett Eyrolles 2009 French ISBN 2-212-12466-X, A translation of O'Reilly's MediaWiki.
MediaWiki Skins Design Richard Carter Packt Publishing 2008 English ISBN 1-847-19520-2. Skinning MediaWiki
Professional Wikis Mark S. Choate Wrox 2007 English (Google Books preview) Installation, wikitext, images, magic words, templates, skins, extensions, API, performance (memcached etc).
Wikis und Blogs Christoph Lange (Ed.) Computer- und Literaturverlag 2007 German ISBN 3-936546-44-4, Includes a comparison with other wiki implementations (UseModWiki, PmWiki, FlexWiki)