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PD 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. See Project:PD help/Copying for instructions. PD


You can obtain copies 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 (on this wiki). 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. Check the following boxes:
    • "Include only the current revision, not the full history" (Important!)
    • "Include templates"
    • "Save as file"
  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 file'.
  8. Navigate to Special:Imagelist (on this wiki).
  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.

You will also probably need Extension:ParserFunctions so that the Languages bar at the bottom of the pages functions properly.

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.

File list

Help:Assigning permissions
Help:Blocking users
Help:Bots
Help:Categories
Help:Contents
Help:Deleting a page
Help:Editing
Help:Editing pages
Help:External searches
Help:Formatting
Help:Images
Help:Linked images
Help:Links
Help:Magic words
Help:Managing files
Help:Moving a page
Help:Namespaces
Help:Navigation
Help:Patrolled edits
Help:Preferences
Help:Protected pages
Help:Protecting and unprotecting pages
Help:Range blocks
Help:Redirects
Help:Searching
Help:Signatures
Help:Skins
Help:Special pages
Help:Starting a new page
Help:Subpages
Help:Sysop deleting and undeleting
Help:Sysops and permissions
Help:Tables
Help:Talk pages
Help:Templates
Help:Tracking changes
Help:User page
Help:Variables
Help:Watchlist
Category:Help
Template:Admin tip
Template:Hl2
Template:Hl3
Template:Languages
Template:Languages/Lang
Template:Mediawiki
Template:Note
Template:PD
Template:PD Help Page
Template:Prettytable
Template:Thankyou
Image:Bulbgraph.png
Image:Example.jpg
Image:Example-white-bg.jpg
Image:Geographylogo.png
Image:M-en-interwiki lang.png
Image:M-en-pagetabs.png
Image:M-en-recentchanges.png
Image:M-en-sidebar.png
Image:M-en-userlinks.png
Image:PD-Help icon.png
Image:PD-icon.svg
Image:Tools.svg

Currently red links

Move to the above list when these non-orphan help pages get written:

Automated copying

If you use pywikipedia, there is a script to automate the copying at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Sanbeg/mirrorhelp.py , which copies all pages in the help namespace along with templates and images directly referenced by those.

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