I’m very pleased to announce the availability of the new MindTouch Mediawiki to Deki Wiki converter. Most of you reading this are likely excited by this. There have been a lot, and I mean a lot, of requests for this over the last year in the forum and in email. So, great news, we’ve got a beta release of this ready. I’ve also got some not so great news though, this is not free. However, we’re steeply discounting the conversion fee.
First the details. The converter is only compatible with Mediawiki 1.10 or later. In order to convert your Mediawiki install MindTouch must perform the conversion. This is due to the complexity of the converter. What we need from you to upgrade your Mediawiki instance to MindTouch Deki Wiki is:
- ZIP of your MySQLdump of your Mediawiki database
- ZIP of your Mediawiki attachments directory.
You will receive back from MindTouch:
- ZIP of your new Deki Wiki MySQLdump
- ZIP of your new Deki Wiki attachments directory
- Deki Wiki import script
We’ve implemented the converter in such a way that we’re running a highly modified version of Mediawiki. The converter works roughly like this:
- The converter reads your database contents from the MySQLdump you provide,
- uses a MindTouch modified Mediawiki parser to convert the page content to Deki Wiki compatible XML,
- maps the newly converted content to the Deki Wiki database schema,
- and migrates the Mediawiki attachments to the Deki Wiki file structure.
The MindTouch Mediawiki to Deki Wiki converter will migrate:
- Mediawiki users
- IP blocks
- pages with embedded images
- talk pages
- files attachements
- page revisions history
- page categories
- recent changes
- user watchlists
File attachments from Mediawiki are mapped to a single page in Deki Wiki titled: “Media Gallery”. Page categories are mapped to Deki Wiki page tags. Category definition pages are mapped to MindTouch’s “define:tag” pages. In short, everything is intelligently migrated to Deki Wiki. The converter works for all languages.
The converter has been tested, the largest site it’s converted is a 25,000 page Mediawiki site (Mozilla Developer Community); however, this is a beta. This is why we will be offering Mediawiki conversion at half price. Moreover, we will give you an additional half off if you purchase a Gold Support Plan at the same time.
Price of Conversion:
|Sites up to 10,000 pages (page revisions are not counted):
If your site exceeds 10,000 pages contact us directly
at [email protected] or at 619 795 8459 and we will
provide you with a custom quote.
|Half price during closed beta:||$2,499.50|
|Additional half off with the purchase of a Gold Product Support Plan:||$1,249.75|
In summary, if you’re interested just in a Mediawiki to Deki Wiki conversion (and your site is under 10,000 pages) we will convert you for half-price during the beta (this discounted price will last only about a month), or for: $2,499.50.
However, if you want to save even more, buy an annual support subscription, (Gold required) and receive an additional half off the price of conversion. Meaning, we will convert you for $4,995 (Gold Support price) + 1,249.75 (double discounted conversion fee) = $6,244.75. Clearly the greatest value is with the purchase of Gold Support. This also affords you a full year of phone support with priority queuing, and more.
One final pricing option, if you purchase Gold Support and Developer Support we will (only during the beta) give you the Mediawiki to Deki Wiki conversion for free. This is perfect for the power users who want help ramping up with DekiScript, customization, integration, or writing new extensions.
This is a beta? How can I trust that this *beta* converter will actually convert my Mediawiki site? MindTouch certifies every conversion. If we cannot successfully convert your Mediawiki site we will immediately refund your conversion fee.
Is it possible that my Mediawiki site will be corrupted by the conversion? No, absolutely not.
Please send questions to
[email protected]. This discounted price is only for a limited time; so act now. 🙂