Written September 9, 2007. Tagged Tips, MediaWiki.
I recently wanted a wiki, to collect some ideas with my girlfriend.
After trying several pieces of wiki software, I settled for MediaWiki, which also powers Wikipedia. I've found it mainly meets my needs, though I only need a small subset of its features.
One thing I don't like about MediaWiki is how convoluted it is to add an image to an article. To wit:
A lot of steps, and in a non-intuitive order. After asking for better alternatives on #mediawiki, I got a tip I thought I'd share. It's still convoluted, but much less so:
Keep in mind that MediaWiki is particular about file extensions – if you'll be uploading a PNG, use the
.png extension for your destination filename.