Convert a dokuwiki to mediawiki

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This describes how to convert a dokuwiki installation to a mediawiki installation. All history, users and access control lists will not be taken over. This howto has been successfully tested with MediaWiki 1.16 and 1.19.1. For MediaWiki versions newer than 1.23.x, it will need an update; in these newer versions, importTextFile.php no longer is there and edit.php has to be used instead.

  • install mediawiki. In this example we assume you install to /srv/www/htdocs.
  • convert the syntax of every dokuwiki page to Mediawiki's syntax. MediaSyntax has a converter for this.
  • cd to the maintenance folder of your mediawiki, e.g.
cd /srv/www/htdocs/maintenance
  • import all text files from dokuwiki, e.g.:
for i in /srv/www/htdocs/dokuwiki/data/pages/*; do php importTextFile.php $i; done
  • now you will want to care about subdirectories, images and files in the dokuwiki as well

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