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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

Vanilla MediaWiki is quite limited in comparison to the wikis run by the Wikimedia Foundation. We use many extensions to get enhanced functionality; here are some you may wish to consider using:

Extension:CategoryTree
Dynamically navigate the category structure
Extension:CrossNamespaceLinks
Lists links across namespaces that should not exist on Wikiversity
Extension:ExpandTemplates
Expands templates, parser functions and variables to show expanded wikitext and preview rendered page
Extension:Renameuser
Adds a special page to rename a user (need renameuser right)
DynamicPageList
Outputs a bulleted list of the most recent items residing in a category, or an intersection of several categories
This one is really useful!
Extension:ImageMap
Allows client-side clickable image maps using <imagemap> tag
Extension:ParserFunctions
Enhance parser with logical functions
This one is really useful!
SyntaxHighlight
Provides syntax highlighting <source> using GeSHi Highlighter
mw:Extension:OggHandler
Handler for Ogg Theora and Vorbis files, with JavaScript player
Extension:AntiSpoof
Blocks the creation of accounts with mixed-script, confusing and similar usernames
Extension:ConfirmEdit & FancyCaptcha
Simple captcha implementation
Extension:Gadgets
Lets users select custom CSS and JavaScript gadgets in their preferences
Extension:MWSearch
MWSearch extension is a MediaWiki backend to fetch search results from MediaWiki Lucene-based search engine.
Extension:SpamBlacklist
Regex-based anti-spam tool
Can be quite difficult to use effectively; requires knowledge of regex
Extension:Title Blacklist
Allows administrators to forbid creation of pages (including uploads) and user accounts

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