Can you please recommend a cheap ad-free commercial Mediawiki host? [more inside]
posted by Zed
on Jan 26, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
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
posted by supercres
on Nov 29, 2012 -
How would one go about exporting a whole MediaWiki installation as an ebook? [more inside]
posted by dmit
on May 28, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
WikiFilter: Help me find a lightweight wiki that does not use
CamelCase linking. [more inside]
posted by Harry
on Nov 19, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -