MediaWiki Installation

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Install the required packages,

apt-get install imagemagick php7.0-intl php7.0-curl php7.0-gd php7.0-mbstring php7.0-mysql

Edit the media wiki apache file.

nano /etc/mediawiki/apache.conf

Uncomment to enable media wiki.

Alias /wiki /var/lib/mediawiki

Enable the apache rewrite module

a2enmod rewrite

Restart Apache

service apache2 restart

Download and install mediawiki

cd /opt/
wget VERSION/mediawiki-LATESTVERSION.tar.gz
tar -xvzf LATESTVERSION.tar.gz

mkdir /opt/mediawiki

mv /opt/mediawiki-1.27.1/ /opt/mediawiki

Setup mediawiki by using the now enabled configuration URL

After you have completed all the steps, edit the file

sudo nano /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php

Increase the PHP memomory limit from 20 to 40

# If PHP's memory limit is very low, some operations may fail.
ini_set( 'memory_limit', '40M' );

Copy the nice scottworld logo into


Modify the /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php and add the lines

$wgLogo = "{$wgScriptPath}/wikilogo.png
# Prevent Anonymous Editing
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['edit'] = true;