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If you need help with your Miraheze wiki, or just want to know something more about the Miraheze project, then you have come to the right place! Below you find some boxes, with each of them providing information about a topic.</translate>
 
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Miraheze is here to help you at every step of the way, from requesting a wiki to maintaining it, we can help!</translate></div>
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What is Miraheze?</translate></h3>
 
   
 
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Miraheze is a project with the mission to provide everyone high quality wiki hosting. We are [[Miraheze Volunteers|a group of volunteers]], and we all have a lot of experience with managing wiki farms.</translate>
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Miraheze is a non-profit wiki farm with the goal of providing everyone high quality wiki hosting with flexibility. We are [[Miraheze Volunteers|a group of volunteers]] with a lot of experience in managing wiki farms.</translate>
   
 
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Miraheze was founded in July 2015, and depends on [[<tvar|donate>Special:MyLanguage/Donate</>|donations]], by people like you. None of us get paid for the work we do, but we love it, and we hope you do too.</translate>
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We don't display ads and run completely on [[<tvar|donate>Special:MyLanguage/Donate</>|donations]] made by people like you. None of us get paid for the work we do, but we love it, and we hope you do too.</translate>
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<h4>Getting started...</h3>
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Hop right in! These links will allow you to create an account or request a wiki easily.
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<div style="text-align:center;">[[Special:CreateAccount|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Create an account</span>]] [[Special:RequestWiki|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Request a wiki</span>]]</div>
 
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Help for your wiki</translate></h3>
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Help for your wiki</translate></h3></center>
   
 
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Miraheze has a great collection of [[<tvar|ext>Special:MyLanguage/extensions</>|extensions]]. Some of them are enabled by default, others (such as VisualEditor) can be enabled via Special:ManageWiki. You can also request an extension that is not in our collection yet; '''please look at [[<tvar|rf>Special:MyLanguage/Request features</>|Request features]] for more information'''. '''Please read this page too if you want to request a configuration change (logo, favicon, other features, etc).'''
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Miraheze run on [[mw:|MediaWiki]], the same software that powers [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], and offers a great collection of dozens of [[<tvar|ext>Special:MyLanguage/extensions</>|extensions]] and [[<tvar|ext>Special:MyLanguage/Skins</>|skins]]. [[<tvar|ext>Special:MyLanguage/ManageWiki</>|ManageWiki]] (unique to Miraheze) lets you enable extensions and skins instantly along with tweaking your wiki to your heart's content.
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Want an extension enabled that's not on our list? '''See at [[<tvar|rf>Special:MyLanguage/Request features</>|Request features]] for more information'''.
   
 
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If you have '''any other problems with your wiki or questions about managing your wiki general,''' feel free to ask <tvar|start>{{edit|Special:MyTalk|'''</> on your ''own'' talk page by adding the <tvar|template><nowiki>{{</nowiki>[[Template:Help me|help me]]<nowiki>}}</nowiki></> template in a new section <tvar|end>|section=new|preload=Help:Contents/preloadhelpme|preloadtitle=Help me!|venoscript=1}}'''</>, at [[community noticeboard]], on our [[<tvar|discord>Special:MyLanguage/Discord</>|Discord]] server, or at {{Libera|miraheze}} <br /> <small>([[<tvar|irc>Special:MyLanguage/IRC#Logging</>|IRC help disclaimer]])</small>
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If you have '''any other problems with your wiki or questions about managing your wiki general,''' you can ask at [[Community noticeboard]], on our [[<tvar|discord>Special:MyLanguage/Discord</>|Discord]] server, or at {{Libera|miraheze}} <br /> <small>([[<tvar|irc>Special:MyLanguage/IRC#Logging</>|IRC help disclaimer]])</small></translate>
   
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<div style="text-align:center;">[[Special:MyLanguage/FAQ|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">View FAQ</span>]] [[mw:Special:MyLanguage/Help:Contents|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Read MediaWiki manual</span>]]</div>
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If it’s templates you’re looking for, Miraheze has its own template library located on [[templatewiki:|template wiki]].
 
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You might also want to read our [[<tvar|faq>Special:MyLanguage/FAQ</>|FAQ]].</translate>
 
 
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[[ManageWiki]] is a tool used by wiki administrators to manage their local wiki. ManageWiki can change most aspects of your wiki, such as extensions, skins, logo, Discord webhooks, recent changes, Abuse Filter actions and much more!</translate>
MediaWiki is the wiki software we use to power the wikis. MediaWiki is open source software developed by the [[wikimedia:Home|Wikimedia Foundation]] and volunteers, and is used for thousands of wikis/projects, like [[wikipedia:|Wikipedia]].</translate>
 
   
 
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'''Can't edit ManageWiki?''' Make sure you're logged in to an account with the '''bureuacrat''' ''or'' '''managewiki''' right on your local wiki. Still can't access it? Ask in the [[Community noticeboard]] for more help.</translate>
MediaWiki offers a ton of features, and is highly extensible. On their wiki you can find a lot of information in their [[<tvar|contents>mw:Special:MyLanguage/Help:Contents</>|manual]]. You can use their [[<tvar|support>mw:Project:Support desk</>|helpdesk]] if you need help, or you can contact us if you experience a problem.</translate>
 
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'''Can't find a wiki setting in ManageWiki?''' Make a [[Phabricator]] task asking to change the value of the setting (link in next section).
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'''[[Phabricator]]''' is Miraheze's issue tracking system. If you ever have a technical issue or request, simply make a task here.
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Phabricator tasks will get responded to accordingly. Please be patient and know that we are aware of every new task made. If days pass without an update, you can try asking on [[Discord]] or [[IRC]] for a status update.
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<div style="text-align:center;">[[phab:|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Go to Phabricator</span>]] [[phab:maniphest/task/edit/form/1/|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Make a normal task</span>]] [[phab:maniphest/task/edit/form/2/|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Report a security issue</span>]] [[phab:maniphest/task/edit/form/7/|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Request a configuration change</span>]]</div>
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Miraheze offers a central image repository, [[commons:|Miraheze Commons]] and a [[template:|Template Wiki]] (which hosts many templates you can use). Anyone can use the resources on these wikis.
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Miraheze is sustained by contributions from people like you! Whether it's donations or volunteering, all types of contributions are appreciated.
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Revision as of 21:41, 2 August 2021

Welcome to the Help Center!
Miraheze is here to help you at every step of the way, from requesting a wiki to maintaining it, we can help!
Scroll down and see if anything here can help you.
This page has been translated: Scroll down to see additional languages.

Miraheze Logo.svg Basics

Miraheze is a non-profit wiki farm with the goal of providing everyone high quality wiki hosting with flexibility. We are a group of volunteers with a lot of experience in managing wiki farms.

We don't display ads and run completely on donations made by people like you. None of us get paid for the work we do, but we love it, and we hope you do too.

Getting started...

Hop right in! These links will allow you to create an account or request a wiki easily.

MediaWiki-2020-icon.svg Help for your wiki

Miraheze run on MediaWiki, the same software that powers Wikipedia, and offers a great collection of dozens of extensions and skins. ManageWiki (unique to Miraheze) lets you enable extensions and skins instantly along with tweaking your wiki to your heart's content.

Want an extension enabled that's not on our list? See at Request features for more information.

If you have any other problems with your wiki or questions about managing your wiki general, you can ask at Community noticeboard, on our Discord server, or at #miraheze connect
(IRC help disclaimer)

Wrench font awesome.svg ManageWiki

ManageWiki is a tool used by wiki administrators to manage their local wiki. ManageWiki can change most aspects of your wiki, such as extensions, skins, logo, Discord webhooks, recent changes, Abuse Filter actions and much more!

Can't edit ManageWiki? Make sure you're logged in to an account with the bureuacrat or managewiki right on your local wiki. Still can't access it? Ask in the Community noticeboard for more help.

Can't find a wiki setting in ManageWiki? Make a Phabricator task asking to change the value of the setting (link in next section).

Phacility phabricator logo.svg Phabricator

Phabricator is Miraheze's issue tracking system. If you ever have a technical issue or request, simply make a task here.

To use Phabricator, you will need to login with your Miraheze account. Issues on Phabricator are called tasks and are triaged as either Low, Normal, High, or Unbreak Now!.

Phabricator tasks will get responded to accordingly. Please be patient and know that we are aware of every new task made. If days pass without an update, you can try asking on Discord or IRC for a status update.

Miraheze Commons logo (proposal).svg Images and templates Miraheze Template Wiki logo.svg

Miraheze offers a central image repository, Miraheze Commons and a [[template:|Template Wiki]] (which hosts many templates you can use). Anyone can use the resources on these wikis.

Want to use an image from Miraheze Commons? Just insert it into a page like a normal image and it will automatically appear (if $wgMirahezeCommons is enabled in ManageWiki). You can also use Wikimedia Commons images.

Want to use a template from Template Wiki? You can copy it onto your wiki and it should work.

Public Test Wiki NewLogo.png Testing

Want to test out how MediaWiki works? Look no further than the Public Test Wiki! On the Public Test Wiki, you can use administrator tools to change aspects of the wiki and test out features on MediaWiki.

Anyone with a Miraheze account can gain administrator privileges and test out features, just remember to revert your edits when you're done!

Need help on the Test Wiki? Ask on the TestWiki Community portal.

Donate.svg Contributing

Miraheze is sustained by contributions from people like you! Whether it's donations or volunteering, all types of contributions are appreciated.

No one at Miraheze is paid, we're all just volunteers who love to help people. From Stewards to Wiki Creators, we're all volunteers!

Any little bit of help is appreciated. Getting started is not hard. Know the answer to a question? Don't be afraid to say it!

Can't contribute on-wiki but love Miraheze? Donating is another way of contributing which is also very appreciated!

Question mark (black).svgContacting Miraheze

Have a question that wasn't answered on this page? Want to know us better? Feel free to contact us! We don't bite :)

  • Email: tech(at)miraheze.org

If you want to make a request or a proposal, pages for various types of requests / proposals are listed here.