After the initial installation and configuration, I read the rest of the MediaWiki manual.  Here is a list of the configuration I made:

  • Email Confirmation – In the Admin profile, I register my email address and had a confirmation sent.
  • Time Zone – In the Admin profile, I set the time zone.
  • Rename Main Page – I didn’t like the “Main Page” name and wanted it named something like “articles”.  I read the FAQ and found this reference to how to change the Main Page Title.
  • Change MediaWiki:Mainpage – In the FAQ, there was a reference to changing not just the Main Page title but the page itself.
  • Change MediaWiki:Sidebar – The last thing I wanted to change was the contents of the sidebar.