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Migrate from ScrewTurn to DokuWiki
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SCSAlex #1
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Subject: Migrate from ScrewTurn to DokuWiki
Hello, everyone!

My company has been using ScrewTurn wiki for about 9 years and I've noticed a strange trend recently: rather than use the wiki to document information, employees have been creating a wiki page that simply contains a link to a Google Doc! When I asked why, the general consensus was that it was far too difficult to format page content. There's no sense in maintaining a tool if no one will use it, so I found DokuWiki and I love it (very nice plugins that give me WYSIWYG page formatting).

Now, it all comes down to this: how do I get 9 years of content from my old ScrewTurn wiki to DokuWiki?
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turnermm (Moderator) #2
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There seems to be conflicting documentation as to whether SrewTurn uses a database or text files to store its  pages.  If the latter, it shouldn't be too difficult to write a script which does the syntax conversions for you.  Where you might run into issues is if your users make extensive use of plugins for HTML output.  Dokuwiki has a great many plugins and you might be able to find equivalents; your conversion script might be able to take these into consideration or be handled separately.  You'd need solutions for those instances where there are no equivalents.

As with most wikis there is syntactical overlap, so that should facilitate writing a conversion script.
Myron Turner
github: https://github.com/turnermm
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SCSAlex #3
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ScrewTurn was capable of both for storage. Our implementation is just using text files.

I agree that writing a script wouldn't be too difficult, but I'm hoping that someone might have already written such a script or tool.
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turnermm (Moderator) #4
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I've never seen a reference to this wiki on the forum.   I would suggest that you sign up for the mailing list and ask there:  https://www.dokuwiki.org/mailinglist#general_mailing_list
Myron Turner
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