Free Software Directory:Hack

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A guide for hacking on the Directory

The Free Software Directory is built-upon MediaWiki and a set of extensions. Check out the list of what software we are using along with links to documentation. This guide will help you get started using and exploring some of the functionality provided by MediaWiki and these extensions. There are some limitations to what pages a non-administrative user can edit, but all of the examples in this guide can be done directly through your User page.


  • Getting started
  • MediaWiki functionality
    • Transclusion
    • Templates and template directives
    • Categories
    • Namespaces
  • Parser Functions
    • Magic words
    • Arrays
    • Strings
    • Conditionals
    • Switch statements
    • Misc
  • Semantic MediaWiki Basics
    • Properties
    • Types
    • Assignments
    • inline queries
  • Semantic MediaWiki advanced
    • #set
    • Arrays
    • advanced queries
    • Misc. such as concept pages, etc.
  • Semantic Forms
    • Form definitions
    • Linking to forms
    • Passing variables to forms
  • Paradigms and styling
    • Basic example of how we use MVC in Template:Show
    • Inline styles
    • User CSS pages
    • Backend CSS
  • Other topics

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