What Is a Wiki?

Unlike a conventional content management system (CMS), which specializes in creating and managing multiple pages of a website, a wiki is a system designed for collaboration between multiple participants and where all changes are archived for future reference. While many of the core features of wikis have been integrated into other CMSs (like WordPress), Mediawiki Read More >

How to Enable File Uploads in MediaWiki

MediaWiki integrates files you upload fairly easily. However, by default the ability to upload files is disabled. In this guide, you can learn how to enable file uploads in MediaWiki Using an FTP client or cPanel’s File Manager, locate and edit the file named LocalSettings.php. This file, by default, is located in the root directory Read More >

Changing your URL in MediaWiki

In this tutorial we will show you how to change your URL in Mediawiki. This is useful when testing your site on a Shared SSL, or when you want to modify your domain name. It will be accomplished by editing the LocalSettings.php file. For this article I am changing the URL from: http://example.com/mediawiki to: https://secure49.inmotionhosting.com/~userna99/mediawiki Read More >

301: How to locate your SMF 2.0 installation’s database name

Your SMF database name was originally created during the programs installation. This information is usually not needed during routine work as the vast majority of settings and features can be handled within the SMF administation section. However, if you ever need to work directly with the database, particularly when troubleshooting, you will need to know Read More >

Inserting a slideshow in MediaWiki

In MediaWiki, you can have multiple images fade or slide in an image slider. There are a few steps to do this, which involves editing source code files. Before we get started, you will need to obtain the “Extension:JavascriptSlideshow“. The Extension can be obtained at the following URL. http://mediawiki.absolutewebdev.com/index.php?title=Special:Version Download the JavascriptSlideshow-1.0.1.zip file to your Read More >

How to enable reCAPTCHA in MediaWiki

To prevent spam bots and robots from filling your MediaWiki pages with spam links and unwanted content, you can have the “reCAPTCHA” enabled in your MediaWiki LocalSettings.php to prevent bots from editing your pages. ReCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that allows you to add a verification box to determine if the page is Read More >

Configuring the ContactPage Extension in MediaWiki

When setting up a MediaWiki site, you may want to allow visitors who are not registered or authenticated in your MediaWiki site to contact you for various reasons. An example of this is, if your MediaWiki site is only editable by a few people, you can have a contact page for visitors to email you Read More >