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How can I get my own wiki?

May First/People Link runs a shared mediawiki installation, using the same wiki software used by

If you would like your own wiki with a URL like then please open a ticket with the name you would like to use.

Admin directions

These directions are for MFPL admins.

To setup a new wiki:

  • Create a DNS A record for the member under the MFPL hosting order with a domain like that points to the IP address:
  • Login to as root and run the following commands:
    cd /etc/mediawiki/members-configs
    # create and edit to meet needs of new wiki
    # create new tables for the installation. PREFIX should be a short prefix
    # for the tables, e.g. mfpl_ or ussf2010_
    create-new-tables PREFIX
    # create an image directory (should match settings in
    mkdir /srv/www/
    chown mediawiki:nogroup /srv/www/
  • Grant the requester sysop privileges. The requester will need special privileges in the wiki.
    • Ask the requester to create an account by using the OpenID login.
    • Once they have created the account, Login to peltier as root and:
      su mediawiki
      # replace <prefix> with whatever table prefix you used above
      SELECT user_id,user_nam FROM <prefix>_user;
      # replace ID with whatever ID the user you want to give sysop privs has
      INSERT INTO <prefix>_user_groups SET ug_user = ID, ug_group = 'sysop';