Everything You Need to Know about MediaWiki CMS - CMS2CMS
Everything You Need to Know about MediaWiki CMS - CMS2CMS

Everything You Need to Know about MediaWiki CMS

MediaWiki is a free software open source Wiki package written in PHP and originally aimed for use on Wikipedia. But it’s not necessary for you to run an extremely informative, encyclopedia-like website to use this CMS platform. Now, its features include multitude extensions to create an easy-to-update website with any content stuffing.

Talking about MediaWiki, it is arguably the most advanced free wiki package available. One of the most remarkable features is its editability. In other words, you can change the content of any page, without having to log into a content management system. All you have to do is to push the edit button and modify the text. As well as giving permission to anyone update your MediaWiki website, you may customize it to limit access to certain users.

Like any other widely used CMSs such as WordPress or Joomla, MediaWiki offers a range of free themes, which, within this CMS platform, are called skins. It means that you can add a custom theme, so your website won’t look just like Wikipedia. You can also create your own custom skin and assign it as the default to the wiki website.

To liven up your MediaWiki website and add some functionality to it, there are different extensions available for free. But be ready to encounter a little pitfall. Unlike WordPress, MediaWiki extensions require manually copying files into your MediaWiki installation directory and hand-editing the file.

Final words

So, if you are interested in running your website on MediaWiki CMS, or maybe you want to experience using another CMS platform like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and migrate your current MediaWiki website to one of those platforms, fall back on CMS2CMS service and it will migrate your site to or from MediaWiki in a fully automated way.  

Pages, categories, content images, users, SEO URLs all these can be relocated within literally 15 minutes. Moreover, you can easily move comments to your new MediaWiki website. For doing this, all you need is to install MediaWiki Comments Extension, tick entity “Comment” in the CMS2CMS Migration Wizard and proceed with the migration. Don’t hesitate any longer! Set up Free Demo Migration and launch MediaWiki migration right away!

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Valentyna Tysiachna

Valia is a vivid CMS platforms observer, that’s why she found her dream job of marketer manager at CMS2CMS migration service. Keen English learner, music lover and passionate content writer, she enjoys constant improvement and is open to challenges.


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