MediaWiki training course Installing and configuring a wiki

From Wiki Valley - MediaWiki hosting and consulting

Goals of the training[edit | edit source]

  • Setting up a wiki with MediaWIki
  • Configuring the wiki with LocalSettings.php
  • Installing extensions
  • Updating MediaWiki software and its extensions

Setting up a wiki[edit | edit source]

  • What do you need on your server
  • Most important parameters of LocalSettings.php
    • Displaying a logo and a favicon
    • Name of the wiki (very important for seo)
    • Connecting to a database
  • The most interesting extensions
  • Installing a new extensions
  • Where are the files on the server ?
  • Displaying another skin
  • Creating a new user group
  • Activating subpages

Maintenance of MediaWiki[edit | edit source]

  • Most useful maintenance scripts
  • Updating MediaWiki software and its extensions
    • classical way
    • composer way
    • git way

Hosting a wiki powered by MediaWiki[edit | edit source]

Connecting to a remote server (optional)[edit | edit source]

  • Connection with
    • private/public key
    • fixed IP
    • PuTTy
    • FileZilla
Media Wiki Training course installing and configuring

Pre-requisites[edit | edit source]

You must know how to

  • copy and paste files on a server
  • create a new database and an user with rights

Other MediaWiki training courses[edit | edit source]

wiki training course french version Lire cette page en français : Cours MediaWiki  : Créer et gérer son wiki, installation et configuration sur serveur