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* It is not something that will die tomorrow, for it is [http://assela.pathirana.net/skins/common/images/gnu-fdl.png GPL] and thousands of users are already committed to it by using it as a wiki software.
 
* It is not something that will die tomorrow, for it is [http://assela.pathirana.net/skins/common/images/gnu-fdl.png GPL] and thousands of users are already committed to it by using it as a wiki software.
  
However, there was (and still is, and will be :-) ) some mismatches between what [[metawikipedia:mediawiki|mediawiki]] provided and what I needed. Following is an account of some changes that I had to do in order to customize it.
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However, there was (and still is, and will be :-) ) some mismatches between what [[metawikipedia:mediawiki|mediawiki]] provided and what I needed. [[Mediawiki for personal webs]] is an account of my efforts to tame it as an acceptable personal web site. Nothing original here, almost all these changes are either described in [[metawikipedia:help|mediawiki documentation]] or were learned from other people's experiences.

Revision as of 13:55, 11 March 2006

mediawiki is not a product intended for creating personal websites. However, I decided that it is a good candidate for my purpose, due to several reasons including:

  • It's easy to edit and maintain.
  • It allows others to participate
  • It is not something that will die tomorrow, for it is GPL and thousands of users are already committed to it by using it as a wiki software.

However, there was (and still is, and will be :-) ) some mismatches between what mediawiki provided and what I needed. Mediawiki for personal webs is an account of my efforts to tame it as an acceptable personal web site. Nothing original here, almost all these changes are either described in mediawiki documentation or were learned from other people's experiences.