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Build This Site - a MakeOver 2

Note: After a failed upgrade I needed to reinstall in Sep 2021.

I've using DokuWiki for a very long time now, and have upgraded, moved, reconfigured and upgraded again for a while now. It's simple, fast and reliable. Because I moved my main site(s) to static sites in the public cloud and have not found a good replacement yet for dokuwiki I decided my wiki deserves a site of it's own, and also decided it's time for some rebranding and configuration.

Previous Sites

For history sake, these are the old Building This Site tutorials:


Installation and Configuration

  • Download
    • Unpack the distribution tarball and upload/copy the files to the httpdocs folder
    • Open the install.php in your browser and follow the instructions
      • Wiki name: SHIFT
      • Initial ACL policy: Public, read for everyone, write and edit for registered users only
      • License: GNU Free Documentation License
      • Deleted the install.php
  • Configure webserver and dokuwiki
    • Use nice URLs through rewriting
      • Enable in Configuration Settings → Advanced Settings → Use Nice URLs: .htaccess
      • Modify htaccess.dist to htaccess and uncomment rewrite rules
    • Adjusted license to GNU Free Documentation License

Restore all Media and Page Files

  • Downloaded all data/media and data/pages files and uploaded them to the new wiki

Change the Logo and FavIcon

Dokuwiki checks a few places for the favicon and logo, and one of them is the root of the wiki namespace:

  • Open the media manager
  • Select the wiki namespace
  • Select the logo.png, apple-touch-icon.png and favicon.ico and upload the files

Change the Width of the Template

Create the following file conf/tpl/dokuwiki/style.ini

and add:

__site_width__  = "90%"
__sidebar_width__ = "22%"

Additional Configuration

  • Basic Settings
    • Tagline: — Sjoerd Hooft's InFormation Technology —
  • Display Setting
    • Use first heading for pagenames = Always
  • Authentication Settings
    • Disable DokuWiki Actions: Register & Old Revisions
  • Editing Settings
    • Automatically save a draft while editing: no
    • Allow embedded HTML: yes
  • Link Settings
    • Target window for external links: _blank
  • Media Settings
    • JPG compression quality (0-100): 100
  • Syndication RSS
    • XML Feed type: 2.0
    • XML feed links to: The current page
    • What kind of changes should be listed in the XML feed: Feed

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redothissite.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/13 18:51 by sjoerd