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Downloading MediaWiki - is it right for my uses?

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Marshallsumter (talkcontribs)

I have an iMac that runs macOS Mojave Version 10.14.6 with the 3 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 8 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Memory and Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB Graphics. I've really enjoyed the way MediaWiki presents articles and resources on the various Wikimedia Foundation projects. So, I'd like to find out if I can run MediaWiki on my computer, prepare resources in the course of my research and upload them to one or more of the projects I currently contribute to when it's appropriate to put them into the Public Domain. Currently, I contribute primarily to Wikiversity but have run into a political problem that I cannot solve so I'd like to try preparing resources from home. Can you help?

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Wouldn't unpublished Draft articles (like Wikipedia:Drafts or in your personal userspace) work for you?

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

yes, you can setup mediawiki on your mac and your mac is more than powerful enough. See Download

There are also groups that offer mediawiki hosting (ususlly for a fee, although some like miraheze or shoutwiki are free) if you want your own private wiki but dont want to do the setup yourself.

If you run into trouble setting things up or any of the instructions are confusing dont hesitate to ask for clarification.

Marshallsumter (talkcontribs)

I've downloaded MediaWiki 1.34.1, it's self-installed, then Apache 2.4.43, which self-installed, into the same folder with MediaWiki 1.34.1, but after PHP 7.4.4 downloaded as "php-7.4.4.tar.gz.download" and Keys found GPG Keys on php Downloads states "The releases are tagged and signed in the PHP Git Repository. The following official GnuPG keys of the current PHP Release Manager can be used to verify the tags:" but the PHP: Git Access for PHP 7.4 is something called "bison" on [./Ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/ the GNU FTP site]. It wants to open "Finder"? Is this correct?

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

For apache and php you probably want to download a different way. I would reccomend using MAMP or brew to install them.

Marshallsumter (talkcontribs)

Okay! I have downloaded MAMP_MAMP_PRO_5.7.pkg which self-installed into my Applications folder. I've moved Mediawiki-1.34.1 into the MAMP folder. My guess for next is to download the following extensions: type, dom, fileinfo, iconv, json, mbstring, and xml. Is this correct?

Marshallsumter (talkcontribs)

I want to use my web browser internally to view a resource such as is modified by edit source but nothing in MAMP or Mediawiki seems accessible. MAMP's "Open WebStart page" takes me to url=http://localhost:8888/MAMP/?language=English but is this local to MAMP or inside my computer?

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