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How do I upgrade a very obsolete, nonfunctional wiki?

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]
posted by Shmuel510 on Jan 7, 2015 - 7 answers

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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