I'm pretty technically savvy, but not a developer. Is the platform supposed
to be downloaded to a server in order to set up a wiki? There don't seem to
be steps on the website for non-developers to use to set up a wiki.
This page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_community_manager
*- The online community manager role is a growing and developing
profession. People in this position work to build, grow and manage
communities around a brand or cause.*
That's the kind of person I want to hire. They would do what they can to
increase the number of editors on my wiki and create a community on the
site - something I've not managed to do myself. They would look into making
things easy for new editors, from converting readers into editors and
creating a positive social atmosphere on the wiki. It would be helpful for
them to also be subject matter experts although its not required.
Has anyone here done something like? If so, can you share your experiences?
And do you have any tips on finding a person who would be really good at
One of the products of our MediaWiki Release Management meetup here at
Wikimania yesterday is a new mailing list for people running Wiki Farms.
We want to start standardizing the tools and methods of setting up
If you're interested, please join us:
On 08/09/2013 11:34 PM, Mark A. Hershberger wrote:
> Markus and I will be holding a meetup this afternoon at 1430 (HKT) in
> room N114
> If you have a wiki on shared hosting or run a wiki farm, we'd love to
> talk to you. Please come by.
> Time: Saturday, 1430-1530 in room N114 (next to Logo Square).
> Description: MediaWiki is mainly developed for the Wikimedia sites. So,
> naturally, there is some room for improvement when it comes to the
> tarball releases. Besides automating the release process, we care a lot
> about third party users and extension developers. So in this meetup,
> we'd like to listen to you. What are your needs? Where do you feel the
> current release (process) is not good enough? What are the biggest
> issues? And: do you want to help?
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So far Ive tried the dumpBackup.php and that only gets part of it. It
has been suggested that its a php script timeout issue and that's
possible. It is a large site with over 5000 articles on it so it will be
large. I would appreciate any tips on how to do this. I've also looked
at XCloner as another suggested and it does not appear to provide the
functionality to do what I need. Does fine on existing hard pages
in /html directory, but does not seem to be able to pull files from a
mediawiki and place them into a .xml file for importing. Even something
that could break up a backup so that it gets everything could help.
Dumping the databse ( mysql) will not work as that part of the issue.
The existing data base in somewhat filled with old no longer relevant
tables that SLOW it way down.
Any tips please?
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http://rationalwiki.org runs 1.19 LTS. This is fine. (Barring a DDOS
over the past couple of days, so please excuse the site being slow.)
Trouble is, the skin is for desktops and not suited to mobile at all.
What can a 1.19 LTS site do for a better experience for its mobile
How can Reference Tooltips  be enabled in an own installation of
mediawiki? I'd like to enable it for all users by default (while anyone
is free to opt out).
Extension:Cite is already installed, but I haven't found out how to
enable Reference Tooltips. Is this is setting in Extension:Cite or does
it require something else?