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MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide by Mizanur Rahman

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Customizing User Accounts

When you sign up for an account, you might want to customize the site by changing the view, data formats and other settings. MediaWiki lets you do a lot through your preferences, which are divided into a few groups. They are:

  • User profile
  • Skin
  • Files
  • Date format
  • Time zone
  • Editing
  • Recent changes
  • Watchlist
  • Search
  • Miscellaneous

With changes in the version of the software, the preferences can change too. However, these are the common preferences that you will find upon clicking my preferences on the top navigation panel once you are logged in. We will now look at each of the preference settings in detail.

User Profile

In the user profile section, each user can set his or her personal information, such as Real name, E-mail, Nickname, and ...

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