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[SchmitzIT] Xenforo Mediawiki bridge

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SchmitzIT

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First off, let me start by stating that this mod was coded by xfrocks, but he is allowing me release it (presumably because I paid him to code it ;) ).

This add-on provides a bridge between XenForo and MediaWiki. That's about it. In short, if you run a MediaWiki installation on the same site as your XenForo installation, you can have your MediaWiki share the authentication with XF, so your users will not have to create two different accounts for the same site.

The original version (still available on SchmitzIT.com, but removed from this post) works on MediaWiki versions < 1.18. Version 2.0 works on 1.18 and up.

Version 2.0 will stream updates made in the Wiki into the "Recent Activity" stream, as can be seen in the screenshot:

WikiBridge_RecentActivity.png

Installation instructions:

[INSTALLATION - REQUIRED STEPS]
1. Upload files and directories inside `upload-to-mediawiki` to MediaWiki root
2. Go to MediaWiki root > extensions > XenForo
3. Copy config.default.php to config.php
4. Open config.php and define the MEDIAWIKI_PATH_TO_XENFORO, by setting it to the location of the xenforo installation folder (i.e. if your wiki is in www.schmitzit.com/wiki and your forums are in www.schmitzit.com/forums, you would enter the following:
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define('MEDIAWIKI_PATH_TO_XENFORO', '../forums');
5. Add this line to your LocalSettings.php (in your MediaWiki root):
Code:
require("$IP/extensions/XenForo/require-me.php");
6. Done.

[INSTALLTION - OPTIONAL STEPS]
Follow these steps to track user activity via XenForo.
1. Upload files and directories inside `upload-to-xenforo` to the XenForo root folder.
2. Import `addon-mediawiki_helper.xml` via XenForo's import tool.
3. Inside XenForo AdminCP, go to Options > MediaWiki and supply the full path to your MediaWiki URL.
4. Done


Should you wish to support this add-on, please consider making a donation. We have a lot of ideas on how to further integrate XenForo and MediaWiki, but are on a limited budget. Should you wish to contribute, you can make a donation by paypal to: peter@schmitzit.com.


Enjoy :)
 

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SchmitzIT

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Missing some Screens ;)
That's on purpose. There's actually nothing to show, as the bridge between the two systems is seamless. If I took a screenshot of the MediaWiki with a login, it'd looking just be the same as a normal media wiki installation.

If you want to test it, it's up and running on my site, though. The wiki is empty, and so is the board, but at least it gives you the ability to see it in action :)
 

SchmitzIT

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#8
SchmitzIT: try seeing if your Mediawiki will work with the WYSIWYG editor plugin.
Could you please specify what you mean? I'm not really sure? We use the default WYSIWYG editor that comes with MediaWiki.

Are you talking about the better looking editor that was released as an add-on?
 
#9
Strange, after installing this with relative paths I'm not having any luck with the login synchronization.

The path is definitely right and the login option is vanishing off the wiki but it's simply not logging people in to the wiki when they're logged into the forum.
 

sifuhall

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#10
I've been waiting on a full wiki for some time now and it doesn't appear vaultwiki will every be completed.

I may give this a try. Thanks for posting it.
 

Digital Doctor

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What could take Xenforo + Mediawiki to new heights is ...
Having new articles and mediawiki comments show up in Xenforo What's New.
There would be some sort of "redirect / placeholder" in Xenforo that when clicked, send the user to Mediawiki. This would give some "activity" or "life" to Mediawiki entries. The "Action" will always be in the forums.
Ideally, when someone owns a Mediawiki article ... when someone replies or edits it ... they will be notified via xenforo ALERTS ! :)
 

Digital Doctor

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Could you please specify what you mean? I'm not really sure? We use the default WYSIWYG editor that comes with MediaWiki.
Here is the editor in use on your site. It isn't WYSIWYG. It's wiki markup.
default.mediawiki.editor.isnt.WYSIWYG.it.is.codes.jpg

Are you talking about the better looking editor that was released as an add-on?[/quote]

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WYSIWYG_editor



I think FCKeditor is the one that is most promising.
Site: http://mediawiki.fckeditor.net/
Demo / Sandbox - http://mediawiki.fckeditor.net/index.php/Sandbox
You can click on one of these Test Pages - http://mediawiki.fckeditor.net/index.php/Test_Page and edit away !

default.mediawiki.editor.isnt.WYSIWYG.it.is.codes.jpg FCKeditor.mediawiki.rich.text.editor.jpg

But I couldn't even add a wiki link from within the Rich Text editor.
Weird.
 

SchmitzIT

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#15
Ack. I have been confused :D The wiki you are accessing is not the one I was thinking of. In my mind you were on another site of ours, where we use the Vector skin, and where we have enabled an editor with a bit more Oomph, which is the same one used currently on Wikipedia. (the wiki on SchmitzIT is a very basic install, and most of my wiki time is spent on the other wiki. I actually forgot I installed it on SchmitzIT to demo this product).

You can see our other wiki in action at www.entropiaplanets.com/wiki. We have quite a few extensions running on it, and the wiki is, all in all, heavily customized. It's still a major work in progress, but at least it seems we are getting somewhere, step by step :)

We have tried using the FCKEditor on that wiki, but at that time ran into some issues with it, to the extent that it just did not work properly. I recently upgraded that wiki to 1.16.5, so maybe the problem is now solved. I can always try re-enabling and see if the trouble ceases now.
 

sifuhall

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#17
Hmmmm......

I have installed media wiki and it is operational, however completing the install steps I get:

Error 330 (net::ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED): Unknown error.

I have attempted to debug by putting break points in config.php, LocalSettings.php, require-me.php, and setup.php

The files config.php, require-me.php, and setup.php are all being called correctly and the error occurs after exiting LocalSettings.php.

Any ideas where to check from here?
 
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tambling

Guest
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Thanks Brogan. I took the plunge and purchased. Nice to know there is already MediaWiki development. Thanks xfrocks and SchmitzIT! We are very excited to install.
 

SchmitzIT

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#20
I have installed media wiki and it is operational, however completing the install steps I get:

Error 330 (net::ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED): Unknown error.

I have attempted to debug by putting break points in config.php, LocalSettings.php, require-me.php, and setup.php
I never experienced that issue. Does the wiki work without the add-on?
 
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