Importing content into your wiki / Moving to MyWikis

Do you already have a MediaWiki wiki, or do you want to import some pages from a previous wiki? If so, we can import your content from your MySQL/SQLite database or a MediaWiki XML dump.

Don't have a MediaWiki wiki, but something else? We support migration from most wiki software, including:

  • MediaWiki
  • Wikispaces
  • Apple Wiki Server
  • DokuWiki
  • TikiWiki
  • TWiki
  • Vimwiki
  • Jira

Standard imports are always free. As long as you have a subscription to MyWikis, we'll be happy to import your wiki for you.

We also offer fully assisted migrations, where we'll migrate your wiki for you, starting at a one-time fee of $50. The price will increase depending on the complexity. Contact our sales team for more details if you would like an estimate—please provide as much of the following info as you can on: the number of users and pages on your wiki, the amount of images, the size of the database, the MediaWiki version (or if not MediaWiki, which wiki software you're currently using), and which extensions you use.

If your wiki dump contains over 1 GB of files, please let us know. Wikis with large amounts of files are best suited for our MyWikis VPS plan.

Due to the varying level of complexity of each and every previous MediaWiki import, we are not able to guarantee the success of your import into MyWikis. In those cases, we will inform you of the failure of your import and offer a refund.

If you need further assistance with migrating from another wiki host, we'd be more than happy to answer your questions. Please open a support ticket and we'll be happy to help you.

Importing a MediaWiki wiki

To get started, please purchase a plan and open a support ticket. (After purchasing a plan, a wiki will be created for you—DO NOT use this wiki, as it will be deleted once we import your wiki.)

Then, please fill out this form:

The form does require a Google account—this is because uploading files to a Google Form must always be from a registered Google account. We're working on better alternatives to fix this.

If the form is unable to support your use case

Please contact the support team about that. They may instruct you to upload the following files to a cloud provider such as Dropbox (recommended), Google Drive, or OneDrive:

  • LocalSettings.php
  • extensions directory (only if you have added non-bundled extensions; please remove all bundled extensions before sending it to us)
  • images directory
  • composer.json and composer.local.json file (only if they exist)
  • SQL dump of your wiki's database

If you do not have a SQL dump or LocalSettings.php, an XML dump of your wiki will suffice as well, but keep in mind this won't include other data in your wiki, such as user accounts.

Then, send us the link to your export dump.

Importing a non-MediaWiki wiki

Please open a support ticket and let us know what kind of wiki software you have. We will let you know how to proceed based on your unique situation.

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