If you stumbled upon this post, chances are you just installed your very own MediaWiki and want to make it prettier. That’s completely understandable since the default MediaWiki installation, with its starting set of starting extensions, modules and templates, isn’t that fancy: you can do titles/headers, make your text bold and/or italic, create wikilinks and hyperlinks and that’s about all.
Owning your very own MediaWiki is fun, but if you’ve choose MediaWiki over the other great alternatives out there – such as TikiWiki, for example – it means that you want it to look just as fine as Wikipedia – or any other professional-looking wiki – actually does. In order to do that, you will have to install quite a number of additional stuff. This article, as well as many others I’ll be publishing during the next weeks, will teach you how to do that.