Clp 1006 midterm study guide. Download MediaWiki for free. MediaWiki is the collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and other projects. MediaWiki is no longer distributed via SourceForge, for downloads and other information please visit www.mediawiki.org. Install MediaWiki on your Windows XAMPP, MediaWiki is developed by the the Wikipedia foundation. Its a free open source software. You can create edit and create web applications with it. It is developed under the PHP and MySQL environment. So your Apache can help you to work with it.Hello, let me first start by saying that i'm am a noob and know not much about programming in any way. I found a great video that help me install xampp and mediawiki; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCOUfuMWAfc
with that i successfully installed both. when i finally went to localhost/wiki as described in the videa i get this message; PHP 5.3.1 is not compatible with MediaWiki due to a bug involving reference parameters to __call. Upgrade to PHP 5.3.2 or higher, or downgrade to PHP 5.3.0 to fix this. ABORTING (see http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=50394 for details)
I would first like to ask if xampp could update and add a later version of php. I also wonder if anyone could guide me on how to install the later version of php (which i did without success) correctly.
thanks in advance for any help
MediaWiki is a free and open source wiki software written in PHP, originally developed for Wikipedia. It also powers this wiki (see Special:Version and the GitHub repository).
To run MediaWiki you need three things:
- the mediawiki package, which pulls in PHP
- a web server, such as Apache HTTP Server, nginx or lighttpd
- a database system – one of MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite or MySQL
To install MediaWiki on XAMPP, see mw:Manual:Installing MediaWiki on XAMPP
The steps to achieve a working MediaWiki configuration involve editing the PHP settings and adding the MediaWiki configuration snippets.
MediaWiki requires the
iconv extension, so you need to uncomment
- For thumbnail rendering, install either ImageMagick or php-gd. If you choose the latter, you also need to uncomment
- For more efficient Unicode normalization, install php-intl and uncomment
Enable the API for your DBMS:
- If you use MariaDB, uncomment
- If you use PostgreSQL, install php-pgsql and uncomment
- If you use SQLite, install php-sqlite and uncomment
Second, tweak the session handling or you might get a fatal error (
PHP Fatal error: session_start(): Failed to initialize storage module[..]) by finding the
session.save_path path. A good choice can be
You will need to create the directory if it does not exist and then restrict its permissions:
If you use PHP's open_basedir and want to allow file uploads, you need to include
/var/lib/mediawiki/ (mediawiki symlinks
Follow Apache HTTP Server#PHP.
/etc/httpd/conf/extra/mediawiki.conf and edit it as needed.
Add the following line to
/etc/webapps/mediawiki/apache.example.confwill overwrite the PHP open_basedir setting, possibly conflicting with other pages. This behavior can be changed by moving line starting with
<Directory>tags. Further, if you are running multiple applications that depend on the same server, this value could also be added to the open_basedir value in
Mediawiki Xampp Software
To get MediaWiki working with Nginx, create the following file:
Ensure that php-fpm is installed and started.
Include a server directive, similar to this
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You should have Lighttpd installed and configured. 'mod_alias' and 'mod_rewrite' in server.modules array of lighttpd is required. Append to the lighttpd configuration file the following lines
Set up a database server as explained in the article of your DBMS: MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite or MySQL.
If you have set a non-empty root password for the database server, MediaWiki can automatically create the database during the next step. (See MariaDB#Reset the root password for how to set this password retrospectively for MariaDB.) Otherwise the database needs to be created manually - see upstream instructions.
Open the wiki URL (usually
http://your_server/mediawiki/index.php) in a browser and do the initial configuration. Follow upstream instructions.
LocalSettings.php file is offered for download, save it to
/etc/webapps/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php and create symbolic link to it from
This file defines the specific settings of your wiki. Whenever you upgrade the mediawiki package, it will not be replaced.
See mw:Manual:Upgrading, and do not forget to run:
Tips and tricks
Usually installing texvc and enabling it in the config is enough:
If you get problems, try to increase limits for shell commands:
Check that PHP, Apache HTTP Server and MariaDB all use UTF-8. Otherwise you may face strange bugs because of encoding mismatch.
The VisualEditor MediaWiki extension provides a rich-text editor for MediaWiki. Follow mw:Extension:VisualEditor to install it.
You will also need the Parsoid Node.js backend, which is available in parsoid-gitAUR.
Adjust the path to MediaWiki in
After that enable and start
Alternatively, one may also use the parsoidAUR package, and configure the service via the yaml file, where the following lines should be present:
The matching part in the mediawiki settings:
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After configuration, the
parsoid service may be started (restarted) and (if not done yet) enabled.