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{{Help navigation|hc|header=Welcome to the Help center!|description=Get help, learn how to tweak your wiki and more on the Help center, only on Miraheze Meta.|keywords=miraheze help, miraheze help center, miraheze support, miraheze contact}}
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| style="border-top: 4px solid #6F6F6F; background-color: #F6F6F6; padding: 10px 15px;" | <div style="font-size:180%;">'''''Welcome''''' '''to the Help Center!'''</div>
 
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Miraheze is here to help you at every step of the way, from requesting a wiki to managing it, we can help!</translate></div>
 
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<h3><span class="header_icon" aria-hidden="true" role="presentation">[[File:Miraheze Logo.svg|20px|middle|link=]]</span><span><translate><!--T:2--> What is Miraheze?</translate></span></h3>
<div style="padding-top:0.3em; padding-bottom:0.1em; font-size:100%;">Scroll down and see if anything here can help you.</div>
 
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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 is a non-profit wiki farm with the goal of providing everyone high quality wiki hosting with flexibility. We are [[<tvar name="vol">Miraheze Volunteers</tvar>|a group of volunteers]] with a lot of experience in managing wiki farms.</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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We don't display ads and we run completely on [[<tvar name="donate">Special:MyLanguage/Donate</tvar>|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. For more info on us, see [[<tvar name="faqgen">Special:MyLanguage/FAQ#General</tvar>|FAQ#General]].</translate>
   
<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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<translate><!--T:25--> Hop right in! These links will allow you to create an account or request a wiki easily.</translate>
<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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<div style="text-align:center;">[[Special:CreateAccount|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small"><translate><!--T:45--> Create an account</translate></span>]] [[Special:RequestWiki|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small"><translate><!--T:46--> Request a wiki</translate></span>]]</div>
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Help for your wiki</translate></h3></center>
 
   
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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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Miraheze runs on [[<tvar name="mw">Special:MyLanguage/MediaWiki</tvar>|MediaWiki]], the same software that powers [[<tvar name="wikipedia">w:Wikipedia</tvar>|Wikipedia]], and offers a great collection of dozens of [[<tvar name="ext">Special:MyLanguage/Extensions</tvar>|extensions]] and [[<tvar name="skins">Special:MyLanguage/Skins</tvar>|skins]]. [[<tvar name="managewiki">Special:MyLanguage/ManageWiki</tvar>|ManageWiki]] (unique to Miraheze) lets you enable extensions and skins instantly along with changing your wiki's settings 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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Want an extension enabled that's not on our list? '''See at [[<tvar name="rf">Special:MyLanguage/Request features</tvar>|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,''' 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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If you have '''any other problems with your wiki or questions about managing your wiki in general,''' you can ask at the [[<tvar name="cn">Community noticeboard</tvar>]], on our [[<tvar name="discord">Special:MyLanguage/Discord</tvar>|Discord]] server, or at {{Libera|miraheze}} <br /> <small>([[<tvar name="irc">Special:MyLanguage/IRC#Logging</tvar>|IRC help disclaimer]])</small></translate>
   
<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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<div style="text-align:center;">[[Special:MyLanguage/FAQ|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small"><translate><!--T:47--> View FAQ</translate></span>]] [[mw:Special:MyLanguage/Help:Contents|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small"><translate><!--T:48--> Read MediaWiki manual</translate></span>]]</div>
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'''[[<tvar name="phab">Special:MyLanguage/Phabricator</tvar>|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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To use Phabricator, you will need to login with your Miraheze account. Issues on Phabricator are called '''tasks'''.
[[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>
 
   
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Phabricator tasks will be 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 [[<tvar name="discord">Special:MyLanguage/Discord</tvar>|Discord]] or [[<tvar name="irc">Special:MyLanguage/IRC</tvar>|IRC]] for a status update.</translate>
'''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>
 
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<div style="text-align:center;">[[phab:|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small"><translate><!--T:49--> Go to Phabricator</translate></span>]] [[phab:maniphest/task/edit/form/1/|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small"><translate><!--T:50--> Make a normal task</translate></span>]] [[phab:maniphest/task/edit/form/2/|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small"><translate><!--T:51--> Report a security issue</translate></span>]] [[phab:maniphest/task/edit/form/7/|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small"><translate><!--T:52--> Request a configuration change</translate></span>]]</div>
 
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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</translate></h3></center>
 
 
'''[[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.
 
<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.
 
 
'''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.
 
 
<div style="text-align:center;">[[commons:|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Go to Miraheze Commons</span>]] [[mh:template:|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Go to Template Wiki</span>]]</div>
 
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Want to test out how MediaWiki works? Look no further than the '''[[mh:test:|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 [[mh:test:TestWiki:Community portal|Community portal]].
 
<div style="text-align:center;">[[mh:test:|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Go to Test Wiki</span>]] [[mh:test:TestWiki:Testing pages|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">View testing pages</span>]]</div>
 
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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.
 
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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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!
 
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!
   
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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!
 
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!
   
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'''Can't contribute on-wiki but love Miraheze?''' Donating is another way of contributing which is also very appreciated!
 
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<div style="text-align:center;">[[Special:MyLanguage/Donate|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Donate to Miraheze</span>]] [[Special:MyLanguage/Contributing|<span class="mw-ui-button mw-ui-progressive mw-ui-small">Volunteer at Miraheze</span>]]</div>
 
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Contacting Miraheze</translate></h3></center>
 
   
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Have a question that wasn't answered on this page? Want to know us better? Feel free to contact us! We don't bite :)</translate>
 
Have a question that wasn't answered on this page? Want to know us better? Feel free to contact us! We don't bite :)</translate>
   
 
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IRC: [[<tvar|irc>Special:MyLanguage/IRC</>|#miraheze]] (recommended)</translate>
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Revision as of 22:25, 24 June 2022

OOjs UI icon articleSearch-ltr-invert.svgWelcome to the Help center!

What is Miraheze?

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 we 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. For more info on us, see FAQ#General.

Getting started...

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

Help for your wiki

Miraheze runs 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 changing your wiki's settings 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 in general, you can ask at the Community noticeboard, on our Discord server, or at #miraheze connect
(IRC help disclaimer)

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.

Phabricator tasks will be 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.

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!

Contacting 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: sre(at)miraheze.org

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