As a MediaWiki site grows, it’s important to keep it organized. Otherwise, a previously helpful wiki starts to look like a confused book written by a hundred authors who have never met one another. Good writing, well-chosen article titles, and careful linking can help keep things in order, but MediaWiki also provides several powerful features specifically for organizing articles. In this chapter, we’ll cover:
Collecting articles into named groups
Partitioning the wiki into broad areas
Creating a hierarchical article
Creating synonyms or aliases for wiki articles
Pages that distinguish articles with similar or identical names
Changing the title of an article
Removing an article
We’ll talk more about designing an effective wiki in Chapter 10, including planning for a good organization. Even after this planning, wikis may need to be rearranged (refactored) on a regular basis to serve their community most efficiently.
A category is a collection of articles that includes:
Zero or more members of the category, including:
Other categories, called subcategories
A category page, named
Category:, which lists the members and can be edited like an
Authors can create categories, add and remove articles from categories, and even create parent-child relationships ...