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 >

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: https://example.com/mediawiki to: https://secure49.inmotionhosting.com/~userna99/mediawiki Read More >

Changing the CSS in MediaWiki

MediaWiki has a unique way of making style sheet changes. There is a MediaWiki:Common.css page built into the program that stores global CSS changes. Instead of editing the .css files directly on the server, you can edit the MediaWiki:Common.css file through your MediaWiki admin. Below are the steps to add custom CSS code to your 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. https://mediawiki.absolutewebdev.com/index.php?title=Special:Version Download the JavascriptSlideshow-1.0.1.zip file to your Read More >