Import and export MediaWiki content

How to migrate MediaWiki to SharePoint Online?

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How to export from MediaWiki?

In the enterprise, Microsoft SharePoint Online is the biggest competitor for MediaWiki. SharePoint Online offers better functionality for document management, e.g. storing, organizing and editing Microsoft Office documents. For content management, however, the simplicity of MediaWiki offers a clear advantage.

Let's say you wish to migrate your MediaWiki site to SharePoint Online, because you want to enhance cooperation and need a well-established solution. There are several possibilities to export content from a MediaWiki site. MediaWiki offers a standard export option that uses a special XML format.

By using Xillio's migration software this method can be used as a starting point for migrating content to SharePoint Online, a new wiki system, or any other CMS. In addition, our software can also scrape all webpages to identify all content (including pages, revisions and content types). We are able to interpret the XML content and use this information to format content into any other format, by using our unified data model. Xillio support all versions of MediaWiki. 

How to import into SharePoint?

By using the unified data model, Xillio prepares the extracted content for import into another system. We have these extractions and transformation scripts readily available. Based on the extracted content, we are able to quickly analyze and transform the data in order to import it into SharePoint Online, or any other new content management system. 

Before we import the MediaWiki content into SharePoint Online, we analyze the data first. This analysis gives insights in the quality and quantity of your content and can be used to make migration decisions. 

We take out the technical side of things and let you focus on what is really important: managing the data and make business decisions on how to move the content to the new system.

This is how we do it!

In this video, we’ll demonstrate the process of migrating MediaWiki content to the Wiki library in SharePoint Online. We will show you how to extract data from the MediaWiki content server using our migration tool, store this data in our Unified Data Model. And how we transform the MediaWiki content so that it fits the SharePoint data model and finally import the data into SharePoint Online.

Migrating MediaWiki pages to SharePoint Online 

Successful Web Content Management Migration

Are you considering switching to new Web Content Management (WCMS or WCM) system to manage your website content? Or have you already implemented a new WCM? You will probably acknowledge that a website migration does not happen for no reason, there are always strong overarching reasons to start such a migration process, because it’s clear that it’s quite complex.

Using a detailed step-by-step plan, this white paper gives you guidance on how to successfully complete a migration of a web content management system.

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