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Wiki platform for potentially confidential/sensitive data

Last year, I asked about a simple wiki platform for many users, and Wiki Spot sounded like a good fit. I slacked off, Wiki Spot is no longer accepting new accounts, and I have additional criteria: some level of security/hiding for confidential and/or sensitive data. Also, I have a Dreamhost account that I'm not utilizing, and DH has a number of wiki platforms that can be installed. Any suggestions for platforms to use or avoid?
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Ad-free commercial Mediawiki host

Can you please recommend a cheap ad-free commercial Mediawiki host? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Jan 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Data Driven Clinical Care - Dynamic Graphing Website

I would like advice on creating a dynamic graphing website to display clinical data on a intranet website to better aide clinicians. What my superiors are seeking is a "Data Mall." My programming/server-admin. experience is minimal, but my Linux-hobbyist mentality hates the MS Access solution that is being built. [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Jan 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Wikipedia but without wikipedia

How can I work in MediaWiki mark-up language without installing MediaWiki locally or using any of the Wikimedia (eg. Wikipedia) projects? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Dec 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Im in yr wiki, trackin yr error messages.

I have a MediaWiki installation on new hardware to replace an old public website. Occasionally someone visits the site using a dead link and gets MediaWiki's "There is currently no text in this page". I can customize the message they get, but how can I get a notification (ideally with Google Analytics custom variables) whenever this happens, without using GA's standard Javascript? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Nov 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Creating an ebook from a wiki

How would one go about exporting a whole MediaWiki installation as an ebook? [more inside]
posted by dmit on May 28, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I put bibtex data into a semantic wiki?

How can I get my Semantic MediaWiki to display and sort BibTeX data the way I'd like? [more inside]
posted by Marty Marx on Jan 18, 2011 - 1 answer

How to add languages to a MediaWiki?

Is there an online idiot's guide to adding another language to a MediaWiki? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jul 9, 2009 - 1 answer

WikiMedia Question

Any advice on getting a wiki off the ground? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jun 4, 2009 - 4 answers

How can Mediawiki and my Extranet share users?

I've created a wiki running on our Dreamhost account, using Medawiki. I would like it to exist on our Extranet with one log-in for both. [more inside]
posted by jdl on May 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me learn to template MediaWiki

I am trying to find concise, direct instructions on how to create templates (not skins, templates) for MediaWiki and I'm coming up short. While Google has tons of hits, many incorrectly identify skins as templates, and the rest spread the information out through so many other topics that it is simply frustrating. Is there a resource out there that will help me develop MediaWiki page templates in a step-by-step fashion?
posted by arniec on Apr 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Can Spotlight index websites?

Can Spotlight index websites? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Mar 6, 2009 - 7 answers

She got her data in my pbwiki; help us get it out!

How can I migrate away from pbwiki before they do their "upgrade" in March? [more inside]
posted by dirtypants on Feb 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Which Wiki Would Work?

I want to start a wiki. Help me decide how best to go about it with long-term planning and goals in mind. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jan 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Meta Descriptions and Keywords for MediaWiki

I have a MediaWiki wiki that I've started. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to automatically generate meta keywords and meta descriptions from the articles. What is the best solution for this? I tried to find out how Wikipedia does it, but my Google Fu is weak.
posted by entropicamericana on Oct 2, 2008 - 1 answer

Reconstituting a wiki database from html?

I'd like to reconstitute a years-defunct wiki I used to collaborate on. I've contacted the principals, & our searches for the database backup have come up empty so far. Without having the original database, the simplest path appears to be taking the html & transforming it into, say, an sql dump. So - how do I do that? Are there any MediaWiki, database, or Perl trails to follow?
posted by Pronoiac on Aug 6, 2008 - 10 answers

I want a new wiki, one that does what it should.

I hate MediaWiki, and am looking for an alternative. Problem: My MediaWiki site has tons of data. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jul 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Charity Badge in Mediawiki?

How to display a charity badge in mediawiki? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jun 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for wikis with well-designed front pages

I'm looking to revamp my organization's wiki. Have you seen a Mediawiki installation with a really well-designed front page? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Jun 2, 2008 - 9 answers

How to set up Mediawiki infoboxes?

Mediawiki infoboxes. I'd like to use a Wikipedia-style infobox in my own personal Mediawiki. Help? Please? [more inside]
posted by Otis on May 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Color-per-author in MediaWiki?

Is it possible to have each author on a MediaWiki have a different text color automatically? I'd like the entries of my three users to show up differently. [more inside]
posted by fake on Apr 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Redirects & Mediawiki.

I have a private wiki, & I'd like to keep it from showing up in server logs. Specifically, I'd like to strip out the referrer information by having external links go through a redirect. How do I have Mediawiki munge external links to include the redirector? Also, would using a redirect really do what I want, or does this really vary by browser?
posted by Pronoiac on Mar 18, 2008 - 15 answers

Installing MediaWiki on XP with an Existing Apache Webserver

MediaWiki install: Apache, MySQL, & PHP already on my machine? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Jan 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Mediawiki ate itself -- AND my data!

My previously installed MediaWiki is now asking to be installed again: "Please set up the wiki first." Like, sounds great, but what about the wiki that was already there?!? [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Dec 17, 2007 - 3 answers

Mediawiki to Indesign/XML?

I have a book on a wiki (mediawiki). I will be laying out that book in InDesign. Is there any way to whoooosh the content straight from mediawiki to the InDesign template (via XML or something)? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Aug 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Wiki Wiki Tavi

Is there any way to import OpenWiki data to MediaWiki other than manually? I'd hate to have to do it by hand.
posted by jopreacher on Jun 27, 2007 - 2 answers

Chronological MediaWiki Category Listings

I run a personal MediaWiki that I organize a lot of academic, business, and project related notes in. I also keep a journal, and all entries are in one category. The entries take the (automatic) form of "June 4 2007". So far so good, except when I look at the journal category page, I get an alphabetized listing, which is essentially useless. Finding a particular date isn't hard, but I'd like to see them all (or, you know, paginated to 60 or so) listed in reverse chronological order. How can I do this?
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Jun 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Why has my hosting become so slow?

GoDaddy hosting has become intolerably slow: is it certainly their fault? If so, can I do anything about it? If it isn't their fault, what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Mar 29, 2007 - 9 answers

I need a wiki without camels.

WikiFilter: Help me find a lightweight wiki that does not use CamelCase linking. [more inside]
posted by Harry on Nov 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Should I use wiki or blog software for my simple database?

I'd like to build a publicly editable online database. Each record of the database will consist of images and a few bits of meta data and maybe some Flickr-style tags. I don't have the skills to build a custom database nor the money to pay someone to build it. Is a wiki the way to go? If so, which free (or cheap) wiki software do you recommend for someone with very little programming knowledge? If I remove the "publicly editable" requirement, would a plain ol' WordPress blog with tags be the cleanest option?
posted by Typographica on Nov 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Need wiki host

What's the best host to run my wiki created using MediaWiki? [more inside]
posted by deeman on Aug 28, 2006 - 8 answers

What's wrong with PHP?

Are PHP/mySQL applications inherently insecure and unstable? [more inside]
posted by aisforal on Jun 22, 2006 - 18 answers

MediaWiki MarkUp Modification....

I've got a MediaWiki front-end question... [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Apr 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Wikis designed to fit with a larger site?

What are some examples of a wiki being tied in as part a larger site - with static pages, a forum, whatever - with a consistent skin between them?
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire on Mar 24, 2006 - 10 answers

Archiving blog searches on a wiki

I've been given the task of tracking blog posts relating to a group I'm involved with and keeping the wiki updated on an ongoing basis. Help me do this with a minimum of effort. [more inside]
posted by cali on Nov 12, 2005 - 2 answers

How do I get my mediawiki wiki to look unique?

I've a mediawiki wiki set up locally and I'd like to have the wiki pages display a custom header/footer--basically I'd like to include it into a pre-existing template. I'm not finding too much information on the meta site, and am actually looking for a good site or article(s) penned for mediawiki customizor novices in mind that would pretty much push me in a good direction to go. Also, can anyone point me to any mediawiki-enabled Web sites that are highly customized layout? Every mediawiki site I've come across looks pretty much the same layout with the only real diffence being in colors.
posted by missed on Nov 7, 2005 - 5 answers

Integrate Mediawiki with Wordpress

Can I import content from Mediawiki to Wordpress? [more inside]
posted by undertone on Sep 27, 2005 - 3 answers

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