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Migrating from MediaWiki to TikiWiki Type of page »  Projects

MediaWiki to TikiWiki converter

MediaWiki is a vastly popular wiki engine. It is excellent for sites like Wikipedia. However, some people want more features and would like to use TikiWiki instead. Thus, since Tiki4, there is a built-in importer. Please see: MediaWiki importer.



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Background information 



Note: we are looking for volunteers to test the migration script and report issues and requests for enhancements. Please contact Marc Laporte

To test 

Requires

  • PHP5 with DOM extension.
  • A MediaWiki data dump
  • A working version of 2.0


Steps

To do list 

Convert script 


The actual code to migrate the data.

  • Convert the syntax done, need testing
  • History of edits done, need testing
  • Usernames & emails -> use the standard import at tiki-adminusers.php


Parsers & converters:


Guides for new users 


Below will be guides about how to get accustomed to TikiWiki when you are coming from the MediaWiki world.

Guide for MediaWiki users 


What is different and what are the equivalents?

Guide for MediaWiki programmers 


What is different and what are the equivalents?

See: http://www.wikimatrix.org/compare/MediaWiki+TikiWiki

    • MediaWiki Syntax extension -> TikiWiki plugins
    • MediaWiki Special Pages -> TikiWiki plugins?
    • MediaWiki Behavior extensions -> ?
    • MediaWiki Skin -> Smarty Template engine

Guide for MediaWiki theme designers 


What is different and what are the equivalents?

Tiki can already look like WikiPedia:
http://themes.tiki.org/Tikipedia

Looking for Beta testers 

We are looking for Beta testers to test the import script and provide feedback during the January 5th & 6th CodeFest. Please indicate your name, and optionally, the site you are converting.

http://www.wikimatrix.org/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1755#p1755

Other scripts 

http://www.ohloh.net/p/wikipipes
http://www.ohloh.net/p/wikisync

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Group
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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