How I made this site
To create this site, I used the wonderful software of mediawiki. Then, I got a cousin to draw the wonderful logo. My site has been on PhpNuke before. On 1st of july, 2006, I went over to mediawiki. I had to lock the system against users registering themselves, and I block anonymous page edits. How I did this, can be found at http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/mediawiki.
Comparing PhpNuke and MediaWiki
Advantages of Mediawiki
- easier to install
- no unexplainable errors so it does not change an article
- no more worrying what is a section and what a category
- no more author X supported by Y - version history instead
- "my patches for phpnuke" - can link it from "About this site" and from "Programming"
- no more untranslated stuff(don't know how this could happen)
- developed by a community
- answers to your questions,e.g.on irc.freenode.net #mediawiki
Advantages of PhpNuke
- statistics which browsers on which OS went onto the page
- easy rating of articles
- aims at being a homepage generator
- easy backup, "Backup button" is there
Yes, foo/bar now yields a navigation link to "foo". But then, the title names become very long. My_Tutorials/Programming_Tutorials/C_Programming_Tutorial/How_to_simulate_a_keypress is not what you want as a title! So, I should set http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgRestrictDisplayTitle to false, but my mediawiki version is too old for this. So I slightly modified $IP/includes/CoreParserFunctions.php and it works now. For the most impressive example, see http://www.staerk.de/thorsten/index.php/My_Tutorials/Programming_Tutorials/C_Programming_Tutorial/How_to_simulate_a_keypress.
I want my readers to be able to post facebook comments about my pages. I had to update the mediawiki software before, read how I did it.
Images did not scale with the screen size, so I developed and installed adaptivethumb.