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I need to convert my MediaWiki site to PDF. The whole website, not just a page. Its a wiki with lots of articles.

Adobe Acrobat has function for this, but the problem is that the site is secured and requiers login. Does anyone know a solution to this?

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How many is "lots of articles"? –  DisgruntledGoat Nov 9 '11 at 10:56
    
What is the wiki application behind the site? –  Su' Nov 9 '11 at 11:55
    
You can use this library: html2pdf.fr –  Aurelio De Rosa Nov 9 '11 at 12:19
    
It looks like other users have this problem, because it doesn't work with logins within web pages. acrobatusers.com/forum/pdf-creation/… –  paulmorriss Nov 9 '11 at 12:31
    
@DisgruntledGoat lets say about 100. –  Lautaro Nov 9 '11 at 15:09

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This Wikimedia extension exports to PDF. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Pdf_Export

It says

If you invoke the Pdf Export special page directly, it lets you select a group of wiki pages and output them as a single pdf document.

There's also a warning on that page

Warning: The author of this extension is no longer maintaining it, meaning any reports for additional features and/or bugfixes will more than likely be ignored. If you are interested in developing and maintaining it, please contact the author.

I've not tried it myself.

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You could mirror the site locally (and unsecured) then run the adobe acrobat function. Assuming you used a Wiki software just create a local install of the software without the password protection and connect it to the same database, then copy over any theme files you need.

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Haven't used these myself, but there are some extensions that should be worth looking at:

  • Collection lets users(or presumably just you) create a collection of pages to export, which can be manually sorted.
  • PDF Export allows individual pages to be exported as PDF. You might be able to combine this with a curl script, for example.
  • PDF Book can export entire categories(if you use them) as single PDFs.

If you look around the extensions more, you might find something that will just do a completely automated dump of the entire site, but I'd personally lean toward Collection, in case you do want something out of the automatic order.

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