MediaWiki VisualEditor and a Private Wiki

If you set a MediaWiki install with VisualEditor installed to be private, it will die on the spot. What I mean is that if you set the wiki to require a logon to even view the content (a completely private wiki) and you have VisualEditor installed, then all pages will return a 500 Server Error. The fix that we found that works most easily is the “Forwarding Cookies to Parsoid” solution here: Linking with Parsoid in private wikis which means in reality to just one line to LocalSettings.php. The comment are also helpful, to clarify the issues involved: // Forward users’ Cookie: headers to Parsoid. Required for private wikis (login… Read More

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Nextcloud and PHP Environment Variables

Regarding these errors: The “X-XSS-Protection” HTTP header is not set to “1; mode=block”. This is a potential security or privacy risk, as it is recommended to adjust this setting accordingly. The “X-Content-Type-Options” HTTP header is not set to “nosniff”. This is a potential security or privacy risk, as it is recommended to adjust this setting accordingly. The “X-Robots-Tag” HTTP header is not set to “none”. This is a potential security or privacy risk, as it is recommended to adjust this setting accordingly. The “X-Download-Options” HTTP header is not set to “noopen”. This is a potential security or privacy risk, as it is recommended to adjust this setting accordingly. The “X-Permitted-Cross-Domain-Policies”… Read More

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Migration from Wikispaces to MediaWiki

CiviHosting is now offering migration service from Wikispaces to MediaWiki. This includes migrating correctly complicated issues that other migration services have not been able to manage. One is multiple tables on a page. Another is tables with multi-line text in a table cell. Another is media files with spaces or other non-standard characters. While these issues don’t sound terribly exciting, they are real challenges for automated migration tools and our tool works for these. Our migration services are turn-key. That means you just place your order with us and we do the rest for you. You can see more about our services here: Wikispaces Migration

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Domain Redirect for Wikispaces

Wikispaces is now offering a domain redirect service. To activate it, login to your Wikispaces wiki and click on the “Settings” link. Then click on “Domain Redirect” on the left side. Now before you do anything, read very carefully the text there. The most important points being: Once processed, you will be unable to switch off the redirect. and this box that you must check off: Confirm that you understand that once a redirect is active you will not have access to any data stored in Wikispaces So when you’re really 100% ready to leave Wikispaces for good, go ahead and do it.

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Boutique Hosting

Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of hosts: Big hosts and little hosts. Continuing to generalize, the advantage of a big host is price, as they sell in bulk and can offer “cut-throat” prices. The advantage of a smaller host is service, meaning fast, friendly and personalized customer service by people who actually care. CiviHosting is, relatively speaking, a small host. We are of the category called “boutique hosting” as we specialize in providing only the very highest quality service and support. We treat each client like they were our only one and are here 24/7 to help with whatever you may need. Have any questions, or just wondering if… Read More

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How to Install DokuWiki

If you upload the DokuWiki files to your server and then try to access the site, you may well get a scarey red message like this: which means that your data directory isn’t found or isn’t writable. Either fix that yourself if you know how, or you may need to ask your host for sysadmin for help. Once you have that done, then this is the default home page: which means that you can actually use DokuWiki without installing it at all. That means it’s really easy to get started. The disadvantage of not installing is that anyone can edit your wiki, without any need to create a user account… Read More

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How to Install MediaWiki

First screen is a welcome screen just telling you that you must setup the wiki and you just click on the blue link to continue: Next screen allows you to choose a language: Next screen is a environment check where MediaWiki checks that your server is capable of running MediaWiki. If all is well, you just click Continue. If there would be a problem, you would need to contact your host or your sysadmin. Next screen is the database connection settings. You will need to know the host, database name, database user name and password. If you don’t know these, you could ask your host or your sysadmin: Next screen… Read More

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Nextcloud News

News on the Nextcloud front is that Nextcloud is celebrating 2 years! Beyond the birthday party, now versions 13.0.3 and 12.0.8 available and upgrading is recommended. There is also a new version of the Nextcloud iOS app and the Nextcloud 2018 Conference is coming soon — August 23-30 to be exact. Stay tuned for more…

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