Way back in 2005, I wrote an essay in wiki form using MediaWiki 1.5.1 on my website's third-party server. I did not upgrade it, and consequently it got broken when the server upgraded to an more advanced version of... well, I'm not sure what broke it, but probably MySQL, or PHP, or something. It's no longer supported. The database with its content still exists. Is it possible to get it back? How would I go about doing so? [more inside]
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?
Can you please recommend a cheap ad-free commercial Mediawiki host? [more inside]
How would one go about exporting a whole MediaWiki installation as an ebook? [more inside]
Is there an online idiot's guide to adding another language to a MediaWiki? [more inside]
Any advice on getting a wiki off the ground? [more inside]
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?
How can I migrate away from pbwiki before they do their "upgrade" in March? [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
I hate MediaWiki, and am looking for an alternative. Problem: My MediaWiki site has tons of data. [more inside]
How to display a charity badge in mediawiki? [more inside]
I'm looking to revamp my organization's wiki. Have you seen a Mediawiki installation with a really well-designed front page? [more inside]
Mediawiki infoboxes. I'd like to use a Wikipedia-style infobox in my own personal Mediawiki. Help? Please? [more inside]
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]
Is there any way to import OpenWiki data to MediaWiki other than manually? I'd hate to have to do it by hand.
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?
WikiFilter: Help me find a lightweight wiki that does not use CamelCase linking. [more inside]
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?
What's the best host to run my wiki created using MediaWiki? [more inside]
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?
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]