This is a list of guides and single-topic help files for the MediaWiki software. It is compiled at meta.wikimedia.org. You may wish to contribute to this project and import this help into your site. This page is sorted by user type. This help does not cover site-specific conventions, it is for the software only. Enjoy!
MediaWiki, Wikimedia, and Wikipedia
- MediaWiki is the software program that runs Wikipedia  and other Wikimedia projects , as well as other websites.
- Wikimedia is the over-arching nonprofit foundation that coordinates all contributions to the growing GNU FDL text base assembled by the donors using the Wikipedia, Wiktionary and other projects managed by the foundation .
- Wikipedia is the encyclopedia project that initiated the development of the MediaWikiSoftware. For a project's description and its history see here  and here . There are several more or less official Sister projects like Wiktionary , Wikibooks, , Wikinews , and Wikiquote, , as well as "unofficial" derivates, all of them using the MediaWiki software.
- Wikimedia Meta-Wiki
- Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (formerly Meta-Wikimedia or MetaWikiPedia) is a wiki meant to work alongside the main Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Meta can be used for several Wikimedia-related purposes .
See Category Installation on MediaWiki.
- Editing pages
- Starting a new page
- User pages
- Talk pages
- Advanced Editing
- Managing files
- Moving a page
- Deleting a page
- Page is protected
- irc.freenode.net #mediawiki #wikipedia
- Mailing lists
- Template:Mlmw - not complete, requires external link style
- Template:Mlw - not complete, requires external link style or a link produced by Template:Links-small