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MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now also used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis. You can find more information about MediaWiki here.


  • Name of Wiki:
    Your Wiki a descriptive name.

  • Email address:
    Your email address.
  • Directory:
    The installation directory. If it is left blank the Mediawiki files will be copied directly to the document root folder. If you provide a name, a subdirectoy will be created and your Mediawiki files will be placed in this directory.
  • Table prefix:
    Mediawiki can use a table prefix to manage multiple forums in a single database.

  • Database name:
    Set the name of your database schema which will be added to your local database.
    After installation you can view this database using phpMyAdmin, Sequel Pro, or MySQLWorkbench.

  • Username:
    Use this username to log into the admin area of your Mediawiki installation.
  • Password:
    Use this password to log into the admin area of your MediaWikin installation.


After your MediaWiki extra is installed you will see two links to your site. The MAMP button will open your Extra’s homepage. The MAMP button will open the admin page of your MediaWiki site. Your admin page is in your /user/login subdirectory of your document root. Your database name is indicated to the right of the MAMP icon, your database table prefix is in parenthesis.