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Mediawiki custom temp directory = safe?

I ran unto an issue when upgrading from 1.24.0 to 1.27.0. Since I'm on a shared server and have multiple Mediawiki installations, the system temp folder is being shared across them all. This is ...
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Mediawiki : Issues when installing Visual Editor Extension with Parsoid

I'm working on Ubuntu 16.04 with mediawiki 1.27.0. I'm trying to install Parsoid and Visual Editor. I followed the documentation to the letter. However, after finishing the installation, I have the ...
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Mediawiki: extensions files can't be loaded while filepath and permissions are correct

I'm migrating from mediawiki 1.21.3 to mediawiki 1.27.0 on a Ubuntu 16.04 with PHP 5.6. In my LocalSettings.php, I choose to keep the old method to call extensions, using include function. When I ...
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Bad formatting of search result with MediaWiki 1.26.3

I just upgraded my company's internal wiki and now the search results appear badly formatted. The image below shows the H2 containing the text Page text matches on the right of the page, below the ...
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Internal Server Error; enable debugging provides no additional information

I'm working with Mediawiki 1.25.1 on CentOS 7.2. I am experiencing an Internal Server Error after editing a page and submitting it: There is no additional information in /var/log/httpd/error_log. ...
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Best practice for temp directory used by MediaWiki?

This question appears to be related to File system permission for MediaWiki uploads? Tightening permissions has lead to "Error creating thumbnail" messages: MediaWiki has a page on the temp ...
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File system permission for MediaWiki?

We are an open source project and we have an Apache web server with a MediaWiki 1.25. Its a stand alone installation, so we don't have the complications of shared hosting a varying userids. After 20 ...
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Is it possible to hide Mediawiki redirect pages from showing in Special:AllPages?

Is it possible to hide redirect pages from showing in Special:AllPages when linked to in the sidebar? They currently are displayed italicized, which is the default.
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RefToolbar 2.0 generates empty template in references section

I ported the RefToolbar 2.0 gadget from Wikipedia to my own MediaWiki installation (using Wikipedia's instructions) and the toolbar works fine. But when creating a reference using a template, it just ...
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sub_filter doesn't work when used with MediaWiki?

I'm working on a site, https://factinfiction.meulie.net/ . This site runs the latest stable version of MediaWiki (1.26.2). In the server-config I have the following location-block: location / { ...
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How to render MediaWiki subpages' titles like the Spanish Wikibooks?

I'm helping to my job's internal wiki and I find subpages useful for writing pages of a tutorial related to a topic. I understand how subpages are configured, but when I was reviewing other wikis to ...
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Trimming the last N changes in MediaWiki in order to “rebase” history from a Git-powered backup?

Recently the wiki I administer in some sense has "crashed" due to a database that seems to be completely lost. Just the database, not the MediaWiki installation, extensions or media. Unfortunately, I ...
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`You don't have permission` to view `User:` on MediaWiki

Suddenly (AFAIK) I can't view any userspaces on my MediaWiki install (whether I'm logged in as Admin or not). Instead I'm getting this error: You don't have permission to access /wiki/User:...
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changing color of body text on MediaWiki's “common.css” has no effect

Over at the MediaWiki.org page Manual:CSS, it mentions: If you want to make all text on the wiki green you can add the code body { color: green; } to MediaWiki:Common.css. I've made a few ...
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URLs of created MediaWiki pages always include “index.php?title=”

I am an absolute beginner at MediaWiki, and just installed an instance through my hosting provider. When I create a new page on the wiki, its URL is always prefaced by index.php?title=. I wonder if ...
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Why do MediaWiki's Infoboxes use Lua?

I'm currently a newbie to MediaWiki administration, and I'm currently trying to wrap my head around Infoboxes. Why do they use Lua instead of wikitext?
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Can't load the MediaWiki Skin after setting up Short URL

Problem I set up the Short URL function for my MediaWiki installation. After I done this my wiki can't load the MediaWiki design. How can I set my MediaWiki settings correctly to load my skins ...
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Getting mediaWiki to work intranet on IIS

I am trying to get mediaWiki to work on windows server 2012r2 using active directory as an intranet only site. I was successfully able to access the webpage on the server however when I try to ...
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How to create Short URL in Mediawiki without getting an 403 Forbidden Error in Apache?

How to create Short URL in Mediawiki without getting an 403 Forbidden Error in Apache? My httpd.conf: #### Wikibase (BETA) <VirtualHost *> ServerName wikibase.isc ServerAlias ...
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MediaWiki: Is it possible to restrict view access to a certain page, an uploaded file or a namespace?

As my wiki is public and freely accessible worldwide, sometimes there is a need of not publishing some content before a certain event (let's say, a certain date). Let's say, I would like to upload a ...
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How to use the database table-prefix to create tables on LoadExtensionSchemaUpdates in Mediawiki?

This relates to a previous question. What is the proper way to include $wgDBprefix in the sql or hook function so that when tables are created or updated on LoadExtensionSchemaUpdates, the created ...
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MediaWiki: Show orphaned files

I would like to get a list of uploaded files which aren't linked at all. Is there an equivalent of Special:OrphanedPages for files? Or is there a filter for Special:ListFiles for orphans? Or is ...
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Using robots.txt to deny access to MediaWiki special pages using substring matching

I am running a Mediawiki at the domain someurl.com/wiki/. Unfortunally it generates a bunch of automatically generated Special pages which mainly are of low quality but nevertheless are massively ...
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Why does Apache need write access to MediaWiki's LocalSettings.php?

We are trying to harden an Apache/MediaWiki/MySQL installation. According to MediaWiki's Manual:Securing database passwords: ... many Unix/Linux users can simply secure LocalSettings.php just by ...
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how to create new tables in mediawki 1.25+?

How is the hook set up to create new database tables when an extension is registered in MediaWiki 1.25+? The manual says Possibly the Hooks section of extensions.json should be used... What I ...
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Can I create a MediaWiki without Wiki Syntax (only HTML)?

My company likes to use a MediaWiki. But they are using special WYSIWYG editors (CKeditor) with special parsing algorithm to transfer HTML to WikiSystax. Is there a way, to include other editors ...
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Render external page content via REST call

Does anyone know of any extensions or ways to be able to grab content from a REST call and render it in a MediaWiki page? Long story short I need to maintain access to a legacy MediaWiki installation ...
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VisualEditor not showing TemplateData from template

I am using VisualEditor to edit pages on my MediaWiki, and I have a couple of templates set up, which function fine using 'edit source' to insert them. I added TemplateData using the 'Manage ...
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How to add a page to a category in MediaWiki from a tag extension

I would like to put `<my-extension/>` onto a page and for the page's categories to be equivalent to if I put [[Category:Pages with the my-extension tag]] straight onto the page. How is ...
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In MediaWiki, how to make a template that will not display anything when variable is null?

I defined a template that should link to a page when the the variable is non-empty: [http://openlibrary.org/works/XXX/{{{ISBN}}} {{{ISBN|}}}] But what's not working as perfectly is that when the ...
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In MediaWiki, how to permanently delete old versions of deleted pages?

I have deleted tens of thousands of spam pages in a MediaWiki instance painstakingly. Now I realize the old versions of those pages still occupy database space and present a kind of garbage in the ...
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I want to relocate sub-pages from mediawiki from one page to another

My team has small wiki installation... few folks have added pages directly to home page and now we want to organize them in order... so I want to relocate those pages from home page to sub pages ...
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mediawiki user can't create his user page

I got a MediaWiki, and almost all is working fine, but when i try to edit a page with an user, the page `?title=User:{username}" I got this message There is currently no text in this page. You ...
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Cross-reference to a MediaWiki website's URL partially not working

In words: I developed a website with MediaWiki 1.22.5 (PHP 5.3.3 (apache2handler), SQLite 3.6.20 with full-text search support) and now it's public through, say, www.example1.com/~myname/mediawiki/...
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How can I block bots from creating MediaWiki accounts and articles? [duplicate]

I created a new MediaWiki website, Speedypedia. It's currently in alpha in two languages - English and Hebrew. I also submitted my website to MediaWiki's directory of websites using MediaWiki, but ...
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MediaWiki and EU cookie consent

I own a MediaWiki website that is showing Google AdSense. As of September 30th 2015 AdSense requires compliance with the EU cookie law. The Google Adsense Team is pointing to https://www.google.com/...
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Can a very large not-so-relevant sitemap hurt my site to Google’s eyes?

I have a Wiki site (running MediaWiki) which I am trying to optimize in terms of page speed and SEO. One of the many things in my to-do list is submit a sitemap on Google Webmaster tools, now here is ...
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Force password reset of all users

Our MediaWIki 1.25 server was running without $wgSecureLogin. The installer did not copy the setting from DefaultLogin.php, and the setting was not secure by default. (Related WikiMedia bug T111135: ...
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Clear and concise instructions for an account creation CAPTCHA with MediaWiki?

We get our share spam accounts on our MediaWiki, and we'd like to curb it. According to MediaWiki's Extension:ConfirmAccount: The ConfirmEdit extension can be used (in conjunction with the ...
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wgSecureLogin setting

According to MediaWiki's Extension:HttpsLogin: From MediaWiki 1.17, you can redirect all users to HTTPS on login by: setting $wgSecureLogin = true; and setting $wgServer as protocol-...
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Customize print footer on MediaWiki

When a page of my company internal wiki is printed I would like to add a brief confidentiality text on every page footer and a larger one at the end of the article. There are 3 links at the end of ...
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Disable or Change MediaWiki Domain Spam Filter

In our Wiki Installation (internal) we often post links. For the first time I have now this message: The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to ...
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Why GoDaddy custom domain redirects to Heroku's appid.herokuapp.com?

I am trying to setup a custom domain with Heroku. Here is the setup I did for my wikinames.org domain in my GoDaddy account: DNS zone: @ A 50.63.202.1 www CNAME myappid.herokuapp.com ...
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Can search permission be controlled with BlueSpice extension to MediaWiki?

The BlueSpice extension to MediaWiki introduces permissions control with the introduction of the Namespace manager administration tool. Each namespace can be set to be "Search by default" or not. ...
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Do MediaWiki extensions BlueSpice and Semantic play well together?

I'm currently running BlueSpice and came across Semantic MediaWiki that looks interesting such as its calendar capabilities. However, I'm wondering how well they work together. I found this 2012 ...
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How to expunge a page from BlueSpice MediaWiki

On a MediaWiki that is using BlueSpice, if a page gets created I can delete it, but what if I want to completely expunge its record, how can I remove all traces of a page I do not want so that it can ...
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Numbered MediaWiki List with pre,source or code tags inside

How can I create a numbered list containing multi line pre, source or code tags without breaking the list? That is what I have been trying: # First # Second <source lang="CSharp">Some Multi ...
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How to fix generated email from BlueSpice Media Wiki for new users to supply actual name?

I have a standard install of BlueSpice on top of Media Wiki. When a new user is created I get an email with the body: The user http://wiki.example.com/index.php/User:NameHere with real name $2 ...
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MediaWiki: How to put $wgSitename in the sidebar?

I'm working on a group of related wikis. I want $wgSitename to show up prominently in the left sidebar. What's a good way to do this? I could hack the skin but this is not a good way. I looked into ...
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MediaWiki VCS backend? (Preferrably DVCS like Git or Mercurial) [closed]

As a long-time MediaWiki user, I would like to start a new wiki project because I really appreciate MediaWiki maturity and very flexible and powerful capabilities. But I have doubts that I want to ...