Uploading files to a wiki is a fairly straightforward process.
MediaWiki configuration may restrict your ability to upload files:
A warning about current settings are shown in Special:Upload – a standard MediaWiki interface for files uploading.
Both values can be adjusted to your particular wiki by administrators or developers in config files.
Uploaded files may have copyright implications and require an appropriate attribution. Each file has its own page that can be edited like any regular wiki page, so say your kudos to the file authors / creators there. The list of licenses can be adjusted to your needs on Mediawiki:Licenses by users belonging to the interface administrators group. If you are unfamiliar with MediaWiki User Groups, you can read more about them here.
The standard MediaWiki file uploading is done via the Special:Upload on the wiki. Its interface allows:
Once you click the Upload file button, a page with the preloaded text and the image preview will be created. The page also contains:
There are extensions that can modify upload process to match different use cases:
Uploading files to a wiki is a fairly straightforward process. Still, the process can get tricky if you are looking to install and configure extensions for bulk uploads or other customizations. WikiTeq has decades of experience working with MediaWiki and can help you with any of your MediaWiki needs. Feel free to reach out to us and check out the rest of our blog, which has useful tips and information about MediaWiki, Wikibase, skins, and more!
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