Although Wiki’s can be a invaluable resource for a business, many are put off by the wiki code needed to contribute to the knowledge base system. Yeah its pretty easy to learn, but a hassle to use on daily basis. More expensive commercial products come with in built toolbars with live preview mode. But before you open your wallet why not try out FCKeditor for MediaWiki?
How much more inviting does the picture below look compared with the code above? Imagine telling your MD they need to contribute to the Wiki but you need to learn an other language.
Follow these relative simple steps below and if you run into any problems I’ll do my best to answer them.
Download the extension from:
This needs to be extracted into the wiki’s folder and should create a directory called ‘FCKeditor’ in the ‘extensions’ folder.
The local config file ‘LocalSettings.php’ needs to have the line below added somewhere in the file to initialise the plugin:
require_once $IP . “/extensions/FCKeditor/FCKeditor.php”;
The only file that needs to be changed is the ‘includes/EditPage.php’ file. For this one you can manually alter the file s/suing/using/ the instructions on the page:
Or they can just overwrite the file (if you are running the latest version of mediawiki) with a copy downloaded from here: http://svn.fckeditor.net/MediaWiki/trunk/includes/EditPage.php