Setting up a mediawiki instance on the sandbox

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Instructions

ssh to the sandbox

cd public_html

Download the latest mediawiki (copy link location from mediawiki download page)...

wget https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.35/mediawiki-1.35.1.tar.gz
tar xf mediawiki-1.35.1.tar.gz 

Rename the wiki folder something short like "wiki"

mv mediawiki-1.35.1 wiki

Setup the database: SEE Rita's Notes PART 6!

NB: REPLACE USERNAME with your user name!

 sudo mysql -u root -p
 CREATE DATABASE USERNAMEwiki;  
 CREATE USER 'USERNAMEwiki'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'SOMEPASSWORD';
 GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON USERNAMEwiki.* TO 'USERNAMEwiki'@'localhost'; 
 FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
 quit

Now go to the wiki setup script: https://hub.xpub.nl/sandbox/~USERNAME/wiki/mw-config/index.php

In Step 2 (database):

 Database name (no hyphens): Enter USERNAMEwiki
 Database table prefix (no hyphens): (leave blank)
 Database username: Enter USERNAMEwiki
 Database name (no hyphens): Enter the password you used above

Give the wiki a name and fill in the administrator account info. When in doubt, leave things at the default values.

At the end, download the "LocalSettings.php" file.

Normally you just upload this file unchanged to the wiki to finish your install. However for the sandbox you have to tweak one line in this file, open the file with a text editor and look for:

 $wgScriptPath = "/wiki";

and change it to:

 $wgScriptPath = "/sandbox/~USERNAME/wiki";

Upload it to the sandbox (use filezilla) and place it in the wiki folder in your public_html. Visit: https://hub.xpub.nl/sandbox/~USERNAME/wiki/

Uploads

Change permissions on the images folder

 sudo chgrp www-data images
 sudo chmod 775 images

And enable uploads in your LocalSettings.php,

   $wgEnableUploads = true; # Enable uploads

See also