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Geek to Live: Set up your personal Wikipedia. I know this article is more than 2 years old but the basic principles still work well.

Geek to Live: Set up your personal Wikipedia

Thanks for the great guide it helped me get this setup, but some things have changed over the last couple of years. WAMP link is [www.wampserver.com] Downloaded the lastest version (might as well start with the latest version) and installed following directions supplied, worked great, much simpler than installing apache, php, and sql on your own. The latest mediawiki software can be found at [www.mediawiki.org] (again, why not). If you have looked up things on wiki, you might have noticed the the addresses are [en.wikipedia.org] (assuming the english version) but your new wiki has the address of [localhost] Getting rid of this this requires some doing in the [httpd.conf] file Apache conf directory.

I found most of this information on [www.mediawiki.org] with many other google searches. Alias /wiki C:\wamp\www\HighlandWiki\w\index.php In addition at the end of the file, add: AllowOverride all. WikiTaxi [Delphi Inspiration] Did you ever want to take Wikipedia with you while you are offline?

WikiTaxi [Delphi Inspiration]

Call on WikiTaxi: It is a portable application that delivers the Wikipedia of your choice to wherever you go. WikiTaxi enables you to read, search, and browse Wikipedia offline. No Internet connection is needed, all pages are stored in a WikiTaxi database. Because Wikipedia is constantly growing, WikiTaxi uses compression to make sure that the database stays as small as possible. WikiTaxi is multilingual, so you can use it for different language Wikipedias (see screenshots). Manual:Installing on MoWeS Portable (Windows) Instead see Manual:Installing MediaWiki on XAMPP This page was moved from MetaWiki.It probably requires cleanup – please feel free to help out.

Manual:Installing on MoWeS Portable (Windows)

In addition, some links on the page may be red; respective pages might be found at Meta. Remove this template once cleanup is complete. MoWeS Portable (Former WOS Portable) is one easy way of running MediaWiki as a wiki on a stick. This package is provided by CH Software. CH Software discontinued business activities on November 7, 2012. MoWeS Portable packages a complete Apache/PHP/MySQL webserver with a wrapper that automatically configures and starts the servers; the Small Edition takes only 20 Mb. Portable Offline Mediawiki (accessible Backup) A Portable Wiki for your USB Drive. Looking for a portable wiki software that you can carry around on a USB stick?

A Portable Wiki for your USB Drive

Check out Tiddly Wiki – a wiki so small in size and requires no installation. If you are looking for a portable wiki that you can easily carry around on USB stick, look no further than Tiddly BackPack. The entire wiki software is contained inside a single HTML file and requires no installation – just download the file, open it in any web browser and start creating your wiki pages. All edits made to the wiki are automatically saved in the same local HTML file that you can be easily moved across computer or you can send the full wiki to someone else via email. There are no databases or external files to worry about. When you run the portable Wiki for the first time, the browser will show a security warning – just remember to grant permission for local access and you are good to go. You may use Tiddly BackPack wiki for creating notes, managing TODO lists and even for GTD. Install MediaWiki on a USB thumbdrive. Run Your Personal Wikipedia from a USB Stick.

Can MediaWiki become portable? Pardon my ignorance on this issue, I'm a techie novice.

Can MediaWiki become portable?

I see on this page that MoWeS Portable includes MediaWiki which can be run from a stick. And I see that someone here at PortableApps installed Portable XAMPP Lite and MediaWiki, but it's not clear to me if this can integrate fully with PortableApps. Seems like if it were that simple, it would be listed on the page of portable apps. Could someone please let me know if it can be installed on the same external drive that I'm running my PortableApps from without causing a problem (even though it may not meet all the requirements of being "portable")? Are there any plans to fully integrate MediaWiki?

Thanks, Jennifer (in New Zealand)