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How to convert a Mediawiki (e.g. non-public Wikis, Wikitravel)? #19

ghost opened this Issue Sep 20, 2010 · 4 comments


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ghost commented Sep 20, 2010

I did not find instructions for how to convert an existing Mediawiki for use on the Wikireader.

It may well be that I did not find them because I am unexperienced in the open source community and many of its tools. It would be very nice if someone could point me to a howto (or other documentation) on converting a very small non-public Mediawiki without any extensions for a start. I searched the developer pages and the support section of wikireader.com, but did not find any pointers.

I would also like to put Wikitravel on my Reader (and provide it to the community) at some point, but I am unsure if this is an easy enough task, having read about some of the issues occuring with other wikis. Wikitravel would make the Wikireader even more of a Hitchhiker's Guide, if not to the galaxy, at least to big portions of the earth :-) Has anyone else tried this yet?


wikireader commented Sep 20, 2010

I added a page: Building Data Files to the wiki that shows a couple of simple examples.

There are more options that are listed at the top of the Makefile

The main script I use for building also has a couple of examples:

./scripts/Run --help

These all rely on being able to get a XML dump of the wiki that contains the latest
revision of all articles and templates. Some of the wikis provide a special:dump page that allows a list of articles to be output and usually has an option to include templates, but I found that templates nested deeply inside other templates are often missed.

The best way would be to try and contact the site and see if they would be willing to make such a dump available, along with a license.xml and terms.xml file.


ghost commented Sep 20, 2010

Thank you very much for the quick reply! I'll report on how it went with the private wiki.

This should be closed

Close this @wikireader !

@hxw can you close?

@hxw hxw closed this Dec 25, 2013

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