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Upgrade Mediawiki

#cd /home/mediawiki/
#tar -cf mediawiki.tar public_html
#cp mediawiki.tar /root

#mysqldump  wikidb > mediawiki.sql

#cd /root
#wget http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.15/mediawiki-1.15.0.tar.gz
#tar xvfz mediawiki-1.14.0.tar.gz
#Copy across files, overwriting files!!
#cp -R mediawiki-1.14.0/* /home/mediawiki/public_html

#Run Update Script
#cd /home/mediawiki/public_html/maintenance
#php update.php --aconf ../AdminSettings.php

#Troubleshooting "No superuser credentials" error
#cd /home/mediawiki/public_html
#cp AdminSettings.sample AdminSettings.php  
#vi AdminSettings.php  

#### Edit below lines to match your DB user and password ####
$wgDBadminuser      = 'wiki';
$wgDBadminpassword  = 'wikipassword';[/code]

#After edit the AdminSettings.php. You need to reapply update
#cd /home/mediawiki/public_html/maintenance
#php update.php --aconf ../AdminSettings.php

Reference: http://wowtutorial.org/tutorial/174.html

Disallow Anonymous Editing and Accounts

vi LocalSettings.php
//add in at the bottom:
// No anonymous editing allowed -
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;

Install mediawiki from SVN

mkdir ~/public_wiki
cd public_wiki
svn co http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/branches/REL1_16/phase3 .

Refs: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download_from_SVN

Install Message Box Templates for Mediawiki (mbox)

Install Mediawiki Parser Extension

Read: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ParserFunctions  
Download and extract into /extensions/ParserFunctions/

vi LocalSettings.php 
//add in the following at the end: 
require_once( "$IP/extensions/ParserFunctions/ParserFunctions.php" );

Add new Common.css Mediawiki Styles for message boxes

We are going to be copying and pasting the CSS styles for this. (i.e. CTRL+C and CTRL+V)

1.

Option 1: Take all of mediawiki's Common.css Style sheet and copy it. URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Common.css&action=edit
Option 2: Copy the cut down version I created here: http://wiki.kartbuilding.net/Mediawiki:Common.css.txt

2. Login and browse to: http://yourwiki.com/index.php/MediaWiki:Common.css This will give you a special page you can create and save. Paste (CTRL+V) the above Common.css styles into this new page.

Export and Import Template Files

Browse to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Export
Export the following page, ticking all three boxes ( Include only the current revision, not the full history, Include templates and Save as file )

Template:mbox

Save the xml file to your computer

Browse to: http://yourwiki.com/index.php/Special:Import and upload the xml file.
This imports and creates around 34 template pages.

Create/Edit/Add Message Box

Refs

http://www.mwusers.com/forums/showthread.php?10179-How-to-impliment-ambox


http://glynor.com/blog/2010/05/the-trouble-with-ambox-and-mbox/#more-9

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:Mbox


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Ambox/doc


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Ambox

http://docs.kunena.org/index.php/Template:Ombox

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