Wiki Upgrade Info

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New Wiki!

  • PHPWiki has a nasty security hole and had to reinstall the server to be sure all the nasties are gone
  • To upgrade to the latest version of PHPWiki requires this same process ( copy and paste ) as the syntax is different, ie no upgrade script.
  • Since the opportunity arises this will also be an upgrade to MediaWiki; it powers and is unquestionably more stable and supported because of this. It also supports better spam prevention due to logins.
  • Also a few people had commented that the wiki was a mess and it was getting a bit that way so this is a chance to clean it up.
  • I have paid a developer to write a phpwiki 2 mediawiki syntax converter. It's not perfect and you will need to clean up the output. ( if you are good at php and regex and want to try to make it work better, email me! )
  • The list of old pages and a link to their old content and an automatically converted new page( that will need fixing ) is at
  • The list of new pages is Special:Allpages
  • The page names will be different. E.g. KnoppixCustomisations will become Knoppix Customisations
  • The syntax of mediawiki is different from phpwiki. For help:
  • Obviously some of the pages do not need to be converted, e.g. the PHPwiki specific pages, or plugin pages.
  • Keep the list below in alphabetical order and sign your name by typing --~~~~ (see Main Page for the lists)

We'll do the homepage of the wiki last, once all the pages are done.