#129262 Hosted App: MediaWiki as project home page


Is is possible to enable MediaWiki as our project home page, without us using http redirects etc?

I.e. an option for mediawiki to be in this url:
(it would be even better with url rewritting, http://myproject.sourceforge.net/Main_Page\)

It'll be much easier for users to remember than

Also, if it's possible, please remove the sourceforge banner and put something smaller that doesn't cover 1/4 of the screen, and better put it an the bottom... The sourceforge name is in the url, no need for such a big banner!

Thanks for your services,


  • Anonymous - 2008-09-15
    • assigned_to: nobody --> sog
  • Jacob Moorman

    Jacob Moorman - 2008-10-06

    We've reviewed your feedback. At present we don't have any plans to modify the SourceForge.net banner.

    It is possible for you to put a redirector in project web space which would send users to your Hosted Apps-housed MediaWiki install. Since there are a variety of approaches you could take, however, we leave this as an exercise for you. A very basic PHP redirector should be very little effort

    Such as:


    header("Location: https://apps.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/myproject/index.php?title=Main_Page");


    I would recommend against deeper rewriting, since it adds complexity.

    Thank you,

    Jacob Moorman
    Director of Operations, SourceForge.net

  • Jacob Moorman

    Jacob Moorman - 2008-10-06
    • status: open --> closed
  • Alkis Georgopoulos

    Thank you for your feedback.

    > I would recommend against deeper rewriting, since it adds complexity.
    I meant URL rewriting with Apache mod_rewrite: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_rewrite.html
    This allows for simpler and more permanent URLs (e.g. http://myproject.sourceforge.net/Help\), something not possible with http redirections.
    Mod_rewrite would have to be enabled at /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/ on the sourceforge server farm.

    Are we allowed to install our own version of MediaWiki in the web space you provide us?
    (I mean at http://myproject.sourceforge.net\).

    Kind regards,
    Alkis Georgopoulos

  • Alkis Georgopoulos

    • status: closed --> open
  • Jacob Moorman

    Jacob Moorman - 2008-10-07
    • status: open --> closed
  • Jacob Moorman

    Jacob Moorman - 2008-10-07

    We encourage you to make use of our Hosted Apps offering, but nothing precludes you from running MediaWiki in project web space.



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