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These instructions will help you to import wiki pages from another system into the UCL Wiki (MediaWiki among others).

Use the Universal Wiki Converter: https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/UWC/Universal+Wiki+Converter

Import Process

  1. Install
    Install the UWC and make sure any pre-requisites are installed or enabled. See UWC Installation.
  2. Export
    Before you can convert your data into Confluence pages, you'll need to get your data out of your old wiki. See UWC Exporting & connection settings for UCL WIki below
  3. Connection Settings
    Set up your connection settings to your Confluence, so that the UWC can upload the converted pages. See Conversion Settings
  4. Attachments Directory
    Find your attachments directory, and copy it to a locally accessible directory, if necessary. Your attachments directory setting will depend on your wiki. See UWC Supported Wikis for a link to your wiki-specific notes.
  5. Convert
    Run the UWC on your exported pages.

Settings to change to import into UCL Wiki

The following Universal Wiki Converter configuration files need to be changed:

conf/converter.mediawiki.properties:

No changes are necessary to this file

conf/exporter.mediawiki.properties:
  • databaseName  (the MySQL database name for the old Wiki)
  • login (the Mysql username for the old Wiki)
  • password (the MySQL password for the old Wiki)
conf/confluenceSettings.properties:

Replace everything in []

*These settings assume you are importing from mediawiki, if another wiki is used please change the last setting accordingly

current.tab.index=0
space=[InsertNameOfWikiSpace]
url=https://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/
trustpass=
pages=/home/jgu/wikiexported_mediawiki_pages/Pages/*
uploadOrphanAttachments=false
pageChooserDir=
attachments=/home/james/tampawiki/htdocs/images/
trustall=true
attachment.size.max=-1
sendToConfluence=true
pattern=
login=[InsertUCLLoginName]
truststore=
feedback.option=true
password=[InsertUCLLoginPassword]
wikitype=mediawiki

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