Wow! If you don’t count the prior reading and preparation, installing MediaWiki is really easy – and fast.
The short notes in my log read:
- Downloaded, moved and installed mediawiki-1.9.1.tar.gz to /var/www as per Get latest MediaWiki in the instructions.
- Displayed MediaWiki configuration page by pointing my browser to: http://servername/wiki
- Accepted all defaults for wiki name “Herbie”, except replaced “Admin username” and disabled email features.
- Moved LocalSettings.php file to var/www/wiki from configuration directory and deleted the configuration directory.
There was a minor distraction in setting up the wiki. That is, a bit of internet ‘research’ to find the name of the lion in The Herbs. Well, we didn’t end up with Parsley. For some reason that I can’t remember we went with Herbie.
Now for the more onerous task of working out some guidelines of how to work together and create the content 🙂 As you may be aware, there is a plethora of documentation to wade through if you so desire.