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There should be a maintenance script to add sites to the sites table
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Currently, a wiki sysadmin would need to edit the database manually to do that, which isn't really cool. Import and export is already possible, and population from interwiki sites is possible with a a maintenance script from MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient

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Florian created this task.Apr 18 2016, 5:24 PM
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Change 284005 had a related patch set uploaded (by Florianschmidtwelzow):
Add special page to add sites to sites table

hoo added a subscriber: hoo.Oct 12 2016, 3:29 PM
thiemowmde closed this task as Resolved.Feb 26 2017, 4:39 PM
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Change 284005 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add maintenance script to add sites to sites table

Thanks @thiemowmde for merging! I updated the documentation on:

However, we probably should think about adding the functionality to update a site using this maintenance script, too :)