How To Install MediaWiki On Your Domain

Now that we know what a wiki is and why you should use MediaWiki, it’s time to learn how to install MediaWiki on your server. How To Install MediaWiki with Softaculous The Softaculous installation is by far the easiest way to install MediaWiki on your domain. Log into your cPanel Under Software select Softaculous Apps Read More >

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: to: 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 >

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. Download the file to your Read More >

Change MediaWiki interface language

MediaWiki is designed to work with almost any language in the World. The Administrator interface can be changed to your native language by editing the LocalSettings.php file. The snapshot to the right shows what the special pages look like in English. Below you will find the steps to change the administrator interface language and a 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 >

Basic MediaWiki site overview

What is MediaWiki? MediaWiki is a free open source software designed to provide free information on the web. A major website online that uses MediaWiki is Wikipedia. Wikimedia developed MediaWiki by developing Wikipedia and Wiktionary. If you are developing a site that is intended for multiple users to edit the content and to provide free Read More >

Creating an Image Gallery in MediaWiki

Along with adding images in your MediaWiki articles, you can also add an image gallery to you MediaWiki page. Formatting the image gallery in MediaWiki is a little different than formatting individual images. For information on how to insert images into MediaWiki pages, please see our tutorial on How to insert images into MediaWiki. The Read More >

Formatting images in MediaWiki

If you do not know how to insert an image in MediaWiki, please see the previous article on how to insert images in MediaWiki. Formatting images in MediaWiki requires special wiki code to be inserted into your image code. Unfortunately, MediaWiki does not have the code built into their WYSIWYG editor. The following table will Read More >

How to insert images into MediaWiki

Inserting images in MediaWiki takes a few steps to accomplish. First the file needs to be uploaded. Then you will need to insert the code in the page that places the image in the content. This article will explain the steps to upload and insert images into your MediaWiki pages. Important! If you have not Read More >

How to edit the footer in SMF 2.0

Does the footer area of your website seem like wasted space? If you would like to add some links or images to your footer area, you can do so by editing the template in your SMF admin dashboard. You can also remove the links and version number as well, giving you some more space. While Read More >

Adding and removing redirects in MediaWiki

When renaming, deleting and restoring pages in MediaWiki, it is necessary to know how to redirect URL’s that are no longer working. When visitors bookmark pages or Google caches your old pages, they will get a “404 not found” error when looking for the old link. This makes it necessary to create a redirect in Read More >

Adding pages to MediaWiki namespaces

After learning how to create a MediaWiki page, you can organize your pages into namespaces. Namespaces in MediaWiki are similar to categories in that when you create pages and they can be stored in certain page locations. For example, You can have “How to?” pages stored in the “Help” namespace, or you can have discussions Read More >

How to edit MediaWiki pages

MediaWiki by default allows anyone to register and add content to your wiki site. Editing pages is fairly straight forward and is a basic function of managing a wiki. This article will explain the basics of how to edit your MediaWiki pages. How to edit the Main page The Main page is the home page Read More >

Deleting and restoring pages in MediaWiki

Pages can be deleted or removed from MediaWiki when spammers, abusers, and vandals deface pages or create unwanted pages on your site. When “deleting” a page, the page is actually not deleted. MediaWiki will remove the page from the site In the event a page was deleted by accident, you can restore the page from Read More >

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