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==Installation of MediaWiki==
==Installation of MediaWiki==
Here we have the [[Basic MediaWiki Installation|basic installation]] of [http://www.mediawiki.org/ MediaWiki] outlined for you. This will create your wiki in subdirectory ''/mediawiki''. Should you wish to have another name, e.g. ''<nowiki>http://www.yourserver.com/wiki</nowiki>'', then you must make [[Change MediaWiki subpath|two changes]].
Here we have the [[Basic MediaWiki Installation|basic installation]] of [http://www.mediawiki.org/ MediaWiki] outlined for you.


The default installation will create your wiki in subdirectory ''/mediawiki''. Should you wish to have another name, e.g. ''<nowiki>http://www.yourserver.com/wiki</nowiki>'', then you must make [[Change MediaWiki subpath|two changes]].
==Extra configuration==
After installation of MediaWiki, your Wiki is available on ''every'' Virtual Host you run - unless you follow the instructions to [[place MediaWiki inside a Virtual Host]].
After installation of MediaWiki, your Wiki is available on ''every'' Virtual Host you run - unless you follow the instructions to [[place MediaWiki inside a Virtual Host]].
Some people want to run multiple Wiki instances on one single server - especially so if that server runs multiple websites (the forementioned [[place MediaWiki inside a Virtual Host|Virtual Hosts]]). The answer to that is to [[Create a Wikifarm | create a Wikifarm]].


An extra feature we added was support for iFrames by means of a little PHP script that we googled; the extension is called [[The websiteFrame PHP extension| websiteFrame.php]].
An extra feature we added was support for iFrames by means of a little PHP script that we googled; the extension is called [[The websiteFrame PHP extension| websiteFrame.php]].


Furthermore, we [[wiki footer change |changed the Creative Commons picture]] in the footer from a remote one to a local one.
Furthermore, we [[wiki footer change |changed the Creative Commons picture]] in the footer from a remote one to a local one.
==Extensions==
One of the nice things about using something as popular as MediaWiki is the availability of a great number of [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Extensions extensions]. One of the first things to do, therefor, is to [[mediawiki-extensions under Debian| install the default Debian Mediawiki Extensions package]].


For user management, we added the extensions [[MediaWikiExtension_Password_Reset | Password Reset]] and [[MediaWikiExtension_GroupPermissionsManager | Group Permissions Manager]].
For user management, we added the extensions [[MediaWikiExtension_Password_Reset | Password Reset]] and [[MediaWikiExtension_GroupPermissionsManager | Group Permissions Manager]].


A feature we needed to gain experience for another project was the [http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki Semantic MediaWiki (SMW)] extension; it also has a pretty [[Semantic MediaWiki under Debian | simple installation]].
A feature we needed to gain experience for another project was the [http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki Semantic MediaWiki (SMW)] extension; it also has a pretty [[Semantic MediaWiki under Debian | simple installation]].
==Multiple Wiki's on a single server==
Some people want to run multiple Wiki instances on one single server - especially so if that server runs multiple websites (the forementioned [[place MediaWiki inside a Virtual Host|Virtual Hosts]]). The answer to that is to [[Create a Wikifarm | create a Wikifarm]].

Revision as of 22:26, 7 February 2009

Installation of MediaWiki

Here we have the basic installation of MediaWiki outlined for you.

The default installation will create your wiki in subdirectory /mediawiki. Should you wish to have another name, e.g. http://www.yourserver.com/wiki, then you must make two changes.

Extra configuration

After installation of MediaWiki, your Wiki is available on every Virtual Host you run - unless you follow the instructions to place MediaWiki inside a Virtual Host.

An extra feature we added was support for iFrames by means of a little PHP script that we googled; the extension is called websiteFrame.php.

Furthermore, we changed the Creative Commons picture in the footer from a remote one to a local one.

Extensions

One of the nice things about using something as popular as MediaWiki is the availability of a great number of extensions. One of the first things to do, therefor, is to install the default Debian Mediawiki Extensions package.

For user management, we added the extensions Password Reset and Group Permissions Manager.

A feature we needed to gain experience for another project was the Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) extension; it also has a pretty simple installation.

Multiple Wiki's on a single server

Some people want to run multiple Wiki instances on one single server - especially so if that server runs multiple websites (the forementioned Virtual Hosts). The answer to that is to create a Wikifarm.