Help:Copying

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Important note: When you edit this page, you agree to release your contribution into the public domain. If you don't want this or can't do this because of license restrictions, please don't edit. This page is one of the Public Domain Help Pages, which can be freely copied into fresh wiki installations and/or distributed with MediaWiki software; see Help:Contents for an overview of all pages.

You can obtain a copy of the help system in this wiki for local use in your own wiki following these steps:

  1. In a separate browser window, navigate to Special:Export. You will see an open textbox asking you for a list of pages to export.
  2. Copy the list below and paste it into that textbox. This is a generally useful set, making the resulting help structure in your wiki look almost identical to the one here.
  3. Make sure the box "Include only the current revision, not the full history" is checked.
  4. Click the 'Export' button.
  5. Save the file to your desktop or other convenient location you'll remember.
  6. Navigate to Special:Import on your wiki. Note that you must be logged in as an Admin/Sysop (or another user with the import right) to do this.
  7. Browse for the file you saved, and click 'Upload'.
  8. Navigate to Special:Imagelist
  9. For each image referenced below, click on the (file) link and save the image to the same location as before.
  10. Navigate to Special:Upload in your wiki and upload each of the images.

You will probably have to edit some of the pages to fix links, but at least this will provide a starting point.

Also keep in mind that most default wiki installations do not support SVG images. Information about SVG support can be found in the Manual:Image_Administration#SVG page.

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Help:Contents
Help:Navigation
Help:Searching
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Help:Editing
Help:Editing_pages
Help:Starting_a_new_page
Help:Formatting
Help:Links
Help:Talk_pages
Help:Categories
Help:Images
Help:Subpages
Help:Templates
Help:Tables
Help:Variables
Help:Managing_files
Help:Moving_a_page
Help:Redirects
Help:Deleting_a_page
Help:Preferences
Help:Skins
Help:Namespaces
Help:Range_blocks
Help:Interwiki_linking
Help:Special pages
Help:External searches
Help:Patrolled edits
Help:User_page
Category:Help
Template:PD_Help_Page
Template:PD
Template:Meta
Template:Mediawiki
Template:Note
Template:Admin_tip
Template:Prettytable
Template:Hl2
Template:Hl3
Template:Thankyou
Template:Click
Template:Languages
Template:Languages/Lang
Image:Example.jpg
Image:Geographylogo.png 
Image:PD-icon.svg
Image:PD-Help icon.png
Image:Wikimedia-logo.svg
Image:Tools.svg
Image:M-en-sidebar.png
Image:M-en-userlinks.png 
Image:M-en-pagetabs.png
Image:M-en-recentchanges.png
Image:M-en-interwiki lang.png

Automated copying

If you use pywikipedia, there is a script to automate the copying at http://mediawiki-tools.cvs.sourceforge.net/mediawiki-tools/pywikipedia/mirrorhelp.py, which copies all pages in the help namespace along with templates and images directly referenced by those.