Editing Mediawiki documents with Vim
written on Thursday, December 6, 2012
At work, we use Mediawiki to document stuff. It is nice to have up to date wiki articles, but the process of writing them can be painful sometimes. When it comes to editing text, I want to have a nice editing environment and not the crappy online text editors provided by all kinds of CMS and Wikis. Simply put, I want to have the same editing environment as for every other document I touch. For me, this editing environment happens to be Vim with a few useful plugins. So, this short blog post shows some of the things I use for editing Mediawiki documents with Vim. Take a look at my vimrc if you are interested in my other Vim settings.
One of the most important things when editing files is to have some visual support by using syntax highlighting. For Mediawiki, there are a few syntax highlighting plugins available. I use mediwiki.vim.