## Setting up a Wikipedia clone (part 2)

By admin | September 28, 2008

This is the second part to creating your own Wikipedia clone. If you haven’t already read done part 1, then you must do part 1 before continuing. This part deals with making your MediaWiki more Wikipedia-ish.

1. Install the Cite extension to enable <ref> and <references />.
2. Create a template with text that states that the page contains text from Wikipedia. Here, it will be assumed {{wikipedia}}. Note that to comply with the GFDL, you need to include a list of contributors (available through history) and a link to the original Wikipedia page.
3. Copy the following basic templates from Wikipedia, acknowledging it with (replace {{wikipedia}} with your template name above) <noinclude>{{wikipedia|Template:templatename}}</noinclude>:

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