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I'm a little stuck on the Mediawiki integration.  This should be something easy, but I'm not sure what is meant by the Mediawiki Appearance page.  If installed correctly, should I be seeing something in the Wordpress dashboard?

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Hi,

 

I have just installed MediaWiki following the instructions here and ran into no such errors:

http://support.pagelines.me/docs/integration/mediawiki/

Did you follow the instructions on this page ?

Also, the documentation states you must have 1.18 or greater

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Hi,

 

First, I'm highly confident you must use an absolute path.

 

Next, the reference to a Mediawiki Appearance page is in older documentation.  Let's skip that, start from scratch and follow the current, most up-to-date instructions found here:  http://support.pagelines.me/docs/integration/mediawiki/

 

Please note: the docs page says that some developer skills are necessary.  If you don't feel comfortable with this installation (it can be a bit complex), it says to contact one of our Pros.

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Thank you, Ninja.  honestly, I think I followed too many conflicting instructions on too many pages.  There appears to be some legacy advice floating around out there which may have screwed things up for me.  I'll simply reinstall per the page you recommended and ignore the others.  Perhaps it will work. 

Thanks again.

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Hi,

 

Before we start, do you have Media Wiki itself installed?

 

Have you followed the instructions here? http://support.pagelines.me/docs/integration/mediawiki/

 

And the integration was successfully downloaded, installed and activated via the Store?

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The official current docs for PageLines Framework are located at http://support.pagelines.me/docs  Any other docs are for older versions or legacy products.

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Yes, I have Mediawiki installed, but I'm not sure if I properly added the code lines in the MediaWiki/LocalSettings.php file.  My site is hosted with GoDaddy and I added this code:

// pagelines-start
require_once( '/home/user/www/wp-load.php' );
// pagelines-end

 

I also tried using what I believe is the absolute path:

 

 

/home/content/08/9819408/html/wp-load.php

 

The next step in the instructions is to navigate your MediaWiki Appearance page to see the PagelinesWiki theme listed.  This is where I was confused.  Where do I find this MediaWiki Appearance page and am I not finding it because of a mistake made with the code lines in the LocalSetting.php file?

 

Thanks.

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I got stuck in a different spot.  Found my absolute path (I use GoDaddy, so it's quite similar to Jason's)

I checked all the online tutorials and forums I could find.  I was able, before I began with the integration portion, to access the mediawiki page, so I know it worked.  It wasn't until I logged in as Admin and changed the appearance to Pagelines that it tanked.

Now, while I can still log into wordpress, I can't access mydomain/mediawiki and I get the following message:


<snip>
It doesn't look like WordPress and PageLines are integrated correctly. Please integrate WP and activate the PageLines framework.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<endsnip>

 

I have my folder and 2 files added in skins and I added the line of code to localhost.

I've activated and deleted and reactivate the MediaWiki integration from within Pagelines.  It just doesn't seem to be recognizing it.

 

I'm certain it's pilot error, but sure could use some course correction.  

 

Thanks

PS- GoDaddy installed MediaWiki 1.20.2 on my site out of their software library.  The integration docs say "must have 1.18", not "must have 1.18 or newer".  Is it just that my version is too new?

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