Code Snippet Wiki

by on Jan.29, 2011, under Programming, Technology

I’ve started using MoWeS with MediaWiki for a code snippet repository.

It’s not an ideal solution, for instance I have to install an extension and enter duplicate text every time I create a new snippet entry.  It does have everything I was looking for in a solution however:

  1. Easily searchable.
  2. Allows tags or categories.
  3. Support versioning of snippets.

Here’s the initial setup I did:


Download the SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi extension.


Add the following under “[mysqld]”:


This allows full-text searching on words 3 characters or more.  The MySQL default is 4.


Add the following to the end of the file:

# Use "Vector" skin
$wgDefaultSkin = 'vector';

# Restrict anonymous editing
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;

# Use "suggest" feature in search box
$wgEnableMWSuggest = true;

# Extensions
# SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi

Here’s a screen shot of an entry:


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