Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Oct
15
2013

Responsive MediaWiki skin design for PetroWiki

We’re really pleased to have launched a fully redesigned responsive MediaWiki skin for PetroWiki.org on behalf of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. The website, based on the MediaWiki platform, and provides an online, interactive handbook for petroleum engineers around the world to maintain their industrial knowledge and share best practice. We totally redesigned PetroWiki.org to… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Apr
29
2013

MediaWiki cheatsheet

We had a request recently from a client of our MediaWiki training course for a MediaWiki cheatsheet to help them remember the various syntaxes for different formatting options in MediaWiki. This MediaWiki cheatsheet provides a guide to basic MediaWiki formatting, from making text bold and italic to inserting images in to your MediaWiki articles. Basic… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Apr
8
2013

How to blank all page content in MediaWiki

One of our MediaWiki clients wanted us to blank all of the content within their wiki, so they can start their annually recurring project from scratch on the same platform as last year. Here’s how we blanked all content in their MediaWiki: Access your wiki’s database administration tool (we tend to use phpMyAdmin). Ensure you’ve… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Mar
20
2013

What are MediaWiki Namespaces and what is their purpose?

Part of dealing with open source software is being part of the community, and as MediaWiki is a large part of the work we do, I spend at least a few minutes most days looking at mwusers.com, the unofficial MediaWiki form. One query that popped up today was this one, which asked about the use… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Oct
8
2012

3 uses for wikis in business

Have you ever looked at a Wikipedia article, or at online documentation for a product or service you’ve purchased online? Chances are you’ve looked at a wiki, even if you haven’t realised it! Simply, a wiki is system that allows many people to collaboratively edit content online. In the case of Wikipedia, the wiki’s users… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Jul
13
2012

MediaWiki SEO: 5 tips to improve your wiki

MediaWiki SEO: is your wiki website underperforming in search engines? There are many reasons your MediaWiki installation can be lower in search engine rankings than you’d like, but the SEO tips below are a great place to start to ensure search engines such as Google and Bing can index your content correctly. MediaWiki & SEO… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Apr
26
2012

Export all user email addresses as text, not BLOB, from MediaWiki

A client for a recent MediaWiki consultancy project of ours wanted to export all user email addresses as text from MediaWiki as part of an audit trail they were required to comply with. This isn’t quite as simple as it sounds; many fields in the MediaWiki users table are in the BLOb (Binary Large Object)… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Apr
2
2012

Central Milton Keynes launch town centre plan tool powered by MediaWiki

It is not many days – or for that matter, weeks, months or years – that you’re asked to help plan a town centre, but that’s what Richard Carter Consultancy Ltd was asked to do recently. In conjunction with our sister company, the North East web design agency Peacock Carter, we’re proud to launch our… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Jan
20
2012

An introduction to MediaWiki

MediaWiki. It sounds familiar, doesn’t it? That’s probably because it powers the world’s largest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and thousands of other websites. This introduction to the open source MediaWiki software is aimed as a gentle guide to its core features,  and its potential uses. If you’d like to know more about open source software in… Read more »

Articles about MediaWiki, the open source wiki platform, including latest release news, exciting extensions, comparisons with other wiki software platforms and MediaWiki skin showcases too.

Jan
6
2012

MediaWiki 1.11 to MediaWiki 1.18 upgrade

Another year, and another MediaWiki upgrade project completed, this time for a client in America. We recently finished upgrading a large MediaWiki installation from MediaWiki 1.11 to 1.17, but MediaWiki version 1.18 is now, in our view, stable enough to be upgrade their MediaWiki installation from version 1.11 to 1.18, especially with the impending release… Read more »