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Guides for setting up a wiki
« on: April 04, 2011, 07:17:50 AM »
So I'm going to start working on setting up an independent wiki in the near future, and I was wondering what guides there are to getting everything set up.

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 09:43:54 AM »
To what, actually installing it?  In that case, MW is distributed with a readme, of course.

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 09:14:26 PM »
Axiomist made a road map/launch strategy guide on how to start a wiki, and get it ready for NIWA membership.  But, it's in the staff section of the forums.  (Supposingly, anyone who wanted to harm the NIWA could use this to their advantage... or something.)

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 12:43:40 AM »
I can manage to get it installed. I'm looking for guides on how to take the generic install and actually personalize it into a wiki, so I don't have a wiki named "Wiki." How to add extensions, how to change the name of the admin account to something other than "admin", how to set up interwiki tables, how to set up the logo image, etc...

If I could get a copy of Axiomist's guide, that might be helpful as well.
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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 02:24:46 AM »
If you want a copy, ask an admin on the forums via PM.  I don't have the necessary permission to show the public something in the staff forums

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 02:16:36 PM »
Any other guides or tutorials (or advice) on how to set up a wiki?

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 07:59:54 PM »
If no-one comes up with anything, you can find pretty much everything at MediaWiki's site; just search for what you want.  (A couple of the things you mentioned, though, are done in the install process, and extensions usually have installation guides on their pages.)

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 04:15:25 AM »
The things I listed weren't done in my install process, so :/
Installer just autofilled them in with stuff I don't want.

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 09:20:42 AM »
Aren't admin name and wiki name normally fields in the page you're asked to fill out?  They were the last time I installed a wiki, at any rate.

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 04:29:15 PM »
Aren't admin name and wiki name normally fields in the page you're asked to fill out?  They were the last time I installed a wiki, at any rate.
Yes, they are. Though the actual MediaWiki installer is a lot different from the "installer" that appears on most wiki farms. Logo, extensions, etc. aren't set at installation, though I think the logo might be one of the settings added to the installer for 1.17, for which it's being completely rewritten.
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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 04:37:15 PM »
All I said was a couple of the things you mentioned are done in the installation process.

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 06:24:50 PM »
Oh, I used the autoinstaller that my web host provides. :/

UPDATE: Having now manually installed the software, I now need help with the following items:
1) Changing the logo image
2) Making the URLs look nicer
3) What extensions should I add? What spam protections should I install? Where do I get said extensions?
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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 02:23:17 AM »
Oh, I used the autoinstaller that my web host provides. :/

UPDATE: Having now manually installed the software, I now need help with the following items:
1) Changing the logo image
2) Making the URLs look nicer
3) What extensions should I add? What spam protections should I install? Where do I get said extensions?

3) You can find some useful extensions by going to the Special:Version page on a well-established wiki and seeing what extensions it has (Pikipedia's is here).

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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2011, 01:22:16 AM »
How does one set up usergroups, specifically patroller?

On a similar vein, how does on edit usergroup permissions? Currently regular members can do some features that I don't want them to be able to do.
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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2011, 01:42:15 AM »
Use $wgGroupPermissions in LocalSettings.php, like this:

$wgGroupPermissions
['group']['right'] = true;

For example, these give patrollers the ability to patrol and rollback edits, and have their own edits automatically patrolled:

$wgGroupPermissions
['patrol']['patrol'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['patrol']['rollback'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['patrol']['autopatrol'] = true;
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Re: Guides for setting up a wiki
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2015, 11:49:51 PM »
Do you mean just technically or attracting an editor base as well?