My Big TOE Wiki:PD help/Copying
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You can obtain copies of the help system in this wiki for local use in your own wiki following these steps:
- In a separate browser window, navigate to Special:Export (on this wiki). You will see an open textbox asking you for a list of pages to export.
- Copy the list below and paste it into that textbox. This is a generally useful set, making the resulting help structure in your wiki look almost identical to the one here.
- Check the following boxes:
- "Include only the current revision, not the full history" (Important!)
- "Include templates"
- "Save as file"
- Click the 'Export' button.
- Save the file to your desktop or other convenient location you'll remember.
- Navigate to Special:Import on your wiki. Note that you must be logged in as an Admin/Sysop (or another user with the import right) to do this.
- Browse for the file you saved, and click 'Upload file'.
- Navigate to Special:Imagelist (on this wiki).
- For each image referenced below, click on the (file) link and save the image to the same location as before.
- Navigate to Special:Upload in your wiki and upload each of the images.
You will probably have to edit some of the pages to fix links, but at least this will provide a starting point.
You will also probably need Extension:ParserFunctions so that the Languages bar at the bottom of the pages functions properly.
Also keep in mind that most default wiki installations do not support SVG images. Information about SVG support can be found in the Manual:Image_Administration#SVG page.
Help:Assigning permissions Help:Blocking users Help:Bots Help:Categories Help:Contents Help:Deleting a page Help:Editing Help:Editing pages Help:External searches Help:Formatting Help:Images Help:Linked images Help:Links Help:Links/example Help:Magic words Help:Managing files Help:Moving a page Help:Namespaces Help:Navigation Help:New images Help:New pages Help:Patrolled edits Help:Preferences Help:Protected pages Help:Protecting and unprotecting pages Help:Random page Help:Range blocks Help:Recent changes Help:Redirects Help:Searching Help:Signatures Help:Skins Help:Special pages Help:Starting a new page Help:Subpages Help:Subpages/subpage Help:Subpages/subpage/sub-subpage Help:Sysop deleting and undeleting Help:Sysops and permissions Help:Tables Help:Talk pages Help:Templates Help:Tracking changes Help:Transclusion Help:User page Help:Variables Help:Watchlist Category:Help Image:Arr_r.png Image:Attention_niels_epting.svg Image:Bulbgraph.png Image:Example.jpg Image:Example-white-bg.jpg Image:Geographylogo.png Image:Heckert_GNU_white.svg Image:MediaWiki_Skin_Vector.png Image:M-en-pagetabs.png Image:M-en-recentchanges.png Image:M-en-sidebar.png Image:M-en-userlinks.png Image:PD-Help icon.png Image:PD-icon.svg Image:Tools.svg Image:Wiki.png
Move to the above list when these non-orphan help pages get written:
Missing files in distribution
Not including Help namespace pages yet.
- File:Button sig.png
- Template:Help/En pagename
- Template:Main other
- Template:En pagename
- Template:Categories categories
- Template:PD Help Page/Deleting a page
- Template:PD Help Page/Help/Categories
- Template:PD Help Page/Help/Category
- Template:PD Help Page/Help/If en
Last Updated: December 7, 2010
If you use pywikipediabot, there is a script to automate the copying at User:Sanbeg/mirrorhelp.py, which copies all pages in the help namespace along with templates and images directly referenced by those.