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Can I use MediaWiki to create personal files?

CsBlastoise (talkcontribs)

I'm interested in using MediaWiki to create pages in that style and store them on my computer for my own personal use, rather than host them online anywhere. I guess this basically means I want to use MediaWiki in a way comparable to a word processor. Is this possible?

Malyacko (talkcontribs)

Is there a reason why you don't use a word processor (like LibreOffice) for that and save the documents as HTML?

CsBlastoise (talkcontribs)

I guess I should have been more specific: I'd like to be able to create pages using WikiText markup and MediaWiki Templates (mainly infoboxes). The HTML part is actually not very relevant.

Malyacko (talkcontribs)
CsBlastoise (talkcontribs)

Oh hey, looks like Manual:Wiki on a stick might be helpful — wait, maybe not, it's still confusing. Give me some time to take a look at it and see if it makes more sense than it appears.

CsBlastoise (talkcontribs)

In accordance with the last sentence of my previous post, I've removed "HTML" from the topic title.

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

Yes, this is entirely possible. You will need to install PHP. you will also need a webserver (although its also possible to use php as a webserver). But basically setup a webserver with php support (How to do that depends on which OS and which webserver you choose). Download a copy of MediaWiki and point the webserver at it, and that's it.

You might also want to ask on irc in the #mediawiki channel, as if you're unfamilar with webservers, having someone help you over chat might be easier than on a forum.

In the interest of fairness, I'd also note that tiddlywiki is a popular option for having a personal wiki.

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