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.

Dec
28
2011

Stunning MediaWiki skin design

When you think of MediaWiki, the open source wiki software, you probably think of the very functional but hardly-stunning looks of the traditional MonoBook or Vector skins associated with Wikipedia, which act as MediaWiki’s default themes. MediaWiki can, in fact, be heavily customised and integrated, and these stunning MediaWiki skins will hopefully prove that good-looking… 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.

Dec
21
2011

PHP developer for MediaWiki required

Richard Carter Consultancy Ltd require a PHP MediaWiki developer with immediate effect on a contract basis. Experience with MediaWiki’s API is essential, alongside a solid understanding of PHP and the upgrade process for complex MediaWiki upgrades. Initial projects the successful applicant(s) will be working within involve heavy customisation of existing MediaWiki extensions, and the development… 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.

Dec
19
2011

Listing all Namespaces in MediaWiki with their ID numbers

I spotted a request on Twitter earlier today from someone asking if it was possible to list all namespaces within a MediaWiki installation with their ID numbers. Of course, MediaWiki being MediaWiki, there is a way to do this. So, it’s possible to get the list of all MediaWiki namespace names and their respective IDs… 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.

Dec
18
2011

MediaWiki 1.1 to MediaWiki 1.17 upgrade

Hot on the tail of our recent Twiki to MediaWiki conversion project, we’re helping yet another European University with their MediaWiki installations. A team at the Breda University of Applied Sciences rely on MediaWiki to help organise and run its business management games, and Richard Carter Consultancy have helped update their MediaWiki installation from MediaWiki… 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.

Dec
15
2011

Twiki to MediaWiki conversion

We’ve recently completed the conversion of a Twiki installation to MediaWiki for the University of Halmstad in Sweden, on behalf of Peacock Carter Ltd. This project was a lot more effort than a typical MediaWiki update, as Twiki’s formatting system is quite different in places to that of MediaWiki’s, and yet, in other areas such… Read more »