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This wiki is built upon MediaWiki that is used to run Wikipedia.

More information can be found at

Lots of help documentation is available through the help pages.


The PBT Wiki currently runs MediaWiki version 1.16. This is an old version but is necessary as the HEP www server only has PHP v5.1.6 installed: later versions need PHP v5.3 or higher.


Installation is relatively straightforward and follows the standard MediaWiki process. Essentially, it is as straightforward as downloading and unzipping the MediaWiki files, placing them in the appropriate place on the web server and navigating to the relevant URL. The remainder of the setup is then carried out by the PHP script.

More information can be found on the Installation help page.


The majority of the configuration is carried out by editing the LocalSettings.php file.

More information can be found on the Configuration help page.


Editing MediaWiki pages is very straightforward: just click the Edit tab at the top of the page!

More information is available on the Editing help page.

Uploading Files

To upload files — either images to be included in Wiki pages or associated files for downloading — use the Special:Upload page.


This Mediawiki makes use of the following extensions:

Instructions on installing extensions can be found on the Extensions help page.

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