You can obtain a copy 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.
- Make sure the box "Include only the current revision, not the full history" is checked.
- 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.
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Help:Assigning permissions Help:Blocking users 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:Magic words Help:Managing files Help:Moving a page mw:Help:Namespaces Help:Navigation Help:Patrolled edits Help:Preferences Help:Protected pages Help:Protecting and unprotecting pages Help:Range blocks Help:Redirects Help:Searching Help:Signatures Help:Skins Help:Special pages Help:Starting a new page Help:Subpages Help:Sysop deleting and undeleting Help:Sysops and permissions Help:Tables Help:Talk pages Help:Templates Help:Tracking changes Help:User page Help:Variables Help:Watchlist Category:Help Template:Admin tip Template:Hl2 Template:Hl3 Template:Languages Template:Languages/Lang Template:Mediawiki Template:Note Template:PD Template:PD Help Page Template:Prettytable Template:Thankyou Image:Bulbgraph.png Image:Example.jpg Image:Example-white-bg.jpg Image:Geographylogo.png Image:M-en-interwiki lang.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
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Move to the above list when these non-orphan help pages get written:
Automated copying[edit | edit source]
If you use pywikipedia, there is a script to automate the copying at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Sanbeg/mirrorhelp.py , which copies all pages in the help namespace along with templates and images directly referenced by those.