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MediaWiki doesn't detect new articles

I'm experiencing this issue with MediaWiki 1.23.6. First I update the Main Page with a link to a new article: [[New Article]] Then I click on that link (which is red because the article doesn't ...
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How to override LESS colour variables without creating a new skin in MediaWiki?

I have a default MediaWiki install using the Vector skin. I would like to change the colours, but I want to keep maintenance to a minimum so I don't want to duplicate the skin (because I will have to ...
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How do I add additional translated items via the MediaWiki Universal Language Selector extension?

I have added some contents to the MediaWiki sidebar (MediaWiki:Sidebar). When I changed the language from English to Malayalam using the Universal Language Selector, everything in the sidebar except ...
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Creating a new namespace in mediawiki

When I googled "create new namespace in mediawiki", I got this. I have created a new namespace using this technique and it worked perfectly. After that because of curiosity I searched in the mediawiki ...
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Does Mediawiki need to be installed twice to support a second website in another language?

I have a wiki which has English as the default language. Now I want the same wiki in "Malayalam". I already have the translated contents with me. How do I achieve this? Should I create a sub-domain? ...
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Mediawiki: BlogPage extension not showing up in Special:Version

I have installed the BlogPage extension & other required extensions like Comments, SocialProfile and Votes in mediawiki and changed Localsettings.php like this: require_once ...
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In a MediaWiki wiki, how to keep a navbar and list in sync?

On a page like Wikipedia's Animal Farm there is a list of characters. Some items in this list could link to their own articles. In the navbox which is another list, at the bottom of this and other ...
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Mediawiki MobileFrontEnd extension error

I have installed the MobleFrontEnd extension in my wiki. It was working perfectly. But after installing some other extension, I updated wiki for updating the new tables to the database. After that ...
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How to have sidebar links to other wikis with similar articles?

Sometimes Wikipedia or some other non-Wikimedia Foundation wiki will have an article with the same page title, about the same subject but from a different perspective. Like Wikipedia does for ...
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In MediaWiki templates how to show empty default value

In a MediaWiki template I'm making, I want to let it to become [[CODE-value]] when CODE=value is used and empty when CODE=value is not given in the actual page. The current version ...
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How can I put advertising on my MediaWiki site just like at Wikia.com?

I want to put some AdSense blocks on a wiki I'm running. I guess that Wikia has highly A/B tested their ad placements so I'm going to follow them a little bit there. Unfortunately the list of ...
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Completely backup MediaWiki

I'm trying to backup my MediaWiki instance. I'd like to do it completely, meaning that if the web server exploded suddenly, with the backup files, I can restore the MediaWiki instance completely to ...
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How do I find text rendered using templates in MediaWiki?

I'm currently reworking a MediaWiki template that has some semantic design issues: there are two almost exact key/value pairs and one of them may be completely removed: {{Template | foo1 = bar ... | ...
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MediaWiki pagination

Is there are way to paginate a set of MediaWiki pages so that there is automatically a "next" and "previous" link at the top or bottom? This may be for a set of pages in a particular category, for ...
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How to batch remove spamming users and pages they created on MediaWiki?

I'm trying to clean up a MediaWiki instance which has been subjected to spamming and vandalism for a period of time. The current status is that there are a large number of users which only created ...
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Create MediaWiki template to format source code

I want to create a MediaWiki template like <syntaxhighlight lang="Java" style="background-color:lightgray; border:1px dashed gray;"> {{{code}}} </syntaxhighlight> and use it in normal ...
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Thumbnail only showing link on mediawiki

When trying to add a thumbnail to my wiki page it only shows a link to the picture. I'm presuming it has something to do with a missing module. Does anyone know what module controls this or if it is ...
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How do I create templates for linking to PubMed Central ids and and DOI names in MediaWiki?

I want to build templates that would render {{PMC|PMC number}} as a PMC number. That is, hyperlinked to the respective PubMed Central entry for said number. For example, {{PMC|2824929}} would be ...
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How do you get MediaWiki to render URLs in the usual way?

I've noticed that whenever a URL is long and contains unusual characters MediaWiki renders it incorrectly, for instance this URL: http://chemapps.stolaf.edu/jmol/jmol.php?model=C[C@H](N)CC1=CC=CC=C1 ...
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How can I get my Wiki to have the same in-built referencing tools as Wikipedia?

My Wiki, is still very much in its infancy, and I would like to know how I could replicate the referencing tools (like the autofill options for PMIDs and DOIs) and import the referencing templates ...
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How do I get my Wiki to automatically link dois to their respective websites?

Yet again I must ask this brilliant website for advice, currently, on my Wiki PMIDs are automatically linked provided they're given in the form: PMID #, where # refers to the PMID number. Likewise ...
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How can I get the MediaWiki “Rp” template to work on my wiki? [closed]

I copy-pasted the contents of the English Wikipedia's code for creating the {{rp}} operator (that gives you the page number for a book) to this page. Then I followed all the errors that resulted, ...
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Expunge deleted version of uploaded file

I'm a bureaucrat on Wiki site. The site has a number of deleted files, and I'd like to expunge them. For example, there are 27 files in the history of one particular file: There's no need for the ...
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MediaWiki {{Special:PrefixIndex}} outputs “$1 - Wiki Title”

I've set up some sub-pages, and trying to use the Special::PrefixIndex template to create a listing of these sub-pages as per http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Subpages#Displaying_subpages So, for ...
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How to find excessively suppressed redirects in MediaWiki?

I'm a wiki editor and an adminstrator at a wiki shared to another people. Some of them use excessive suppressing for possible redirects for a reason that remains unknown to me. For instance, if there ...
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Using web.archive.org to recover website data

I had a mediawiki website and there were some images which were removed because of useless. Later all images were deleted but links to them were saved in the form like: http://web.com/images/*/*.jpg ...
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Google not indexing my Mediawiki's jpg files description pages

My website es.wikineos.com has been running for a few years with the MediaWiki Content Management System like the one they use at Wikipedia. Google seems to be indexing my site correctly at a quick ...
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Lock all usernames from imported XML dump

I’m forking a wiki, therefore I have imported an XML dump in a fresh MediaWiki installation. This dump also contains revisions and user pages (in the User: namespace), which I want to keep. So there ...
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How to get a list of all page names (with namespaces) of a MediaWiki installation?

I want to export all pages (in all namespaces, and with all revisions!) of a public MediaWiki installation. I’m just a visitor, so I have no admin access. The export is possible with the ...
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Invalid categories

I created a sub-category using an ampersand in its name. I somehow managed to successfully place this category into another category and now I'm unable to remove it. To further complicate this ...
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MediaWiki: Show newest Pages from an Category

We are organizing most of our work inside an self hosted MediaWiki Installation. Now we want to show an overview page for an category, where the visitor can see the newest pages/changes from this ...
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WordPress and MediaWiki sitemap

I'm planning to make a WordPress site and include, also, a wiki, using MediaWiki. I know how to generate WP and MW sitemaps. Anyway, I think I need to merge the two sitemaps in some way. Am I right? ...
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possibilites on uploading a file without login in mediawiki

In mediawiki, using api i can upload a file. its getting fine . But it will upload only logged in. i need to customize without login anybody can upload a file . I know without login cannot able to ...
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Adding direct advertisements to a mediawiki installation [closed]

I want to add sidebar ads to my mediawiki installation. I am planning on making direct advertisement deals, as opposed to using the built-in adsense/bidvertiser functionality. How do I put the ads in ...
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Custom page title in list of pages in a category

The display name of the page in Mediawiki can be changed using the magic word: {{DISPLAYTITLE:name_with_underscore}} But the list of pages on the category page displays the original name (without ...
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Same MediaWiki database/files on multiple subdomains

so I am currently setting up a MediaWiki server (I am still not sure whether I should go for MediaWiki or DokuWiki though), but if I go for MediaWiki - is it possible to setup some kind of multi ...
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Mediawiki: Page is in category without linking in code

Normally pages are assigned to categories if they have a link like [[Category:example]] but recently I noticed that we have a new category which is not listed on any pages that are in this category. ...
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How to keep and reference bilingual glossary in Mediawiki?

In a MediaWiki instance of mine, I found myself using many English terms' Chinese translation repeatedly. Is there a way to centralize a glossary of such English terms and their Chinese translation ...
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Why can't I connect to a local website remotely?

I set up a web server (for media wiki, specifically) on a computer with a few other functional web sites. I chose port 9191. It works correctly from localhost:9191. When I attempt to view the site ...
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MediaWiki Error: Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal “11”

I have a MediaWiki deployement at: http://wiki.tankpedia.org/ I have been importing templates from Wikipedia and am receiving a Lua error for the Convert template; the error is: Lua error: ...
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Possible to add code tag button in MediaWiki editor?

In the MediaWiki editor are there buttons for bold, italic and other styling, but not one for adding the <code> ... </code> tags around the selected text. Can such a button be added to ...
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How to add button on each MediaWiki article?

I would like a button to appear on each article on my MediaWiki site, to make it easy to flag articles that should be reviewed. When the button is clicked it should add the category "review", and if ...
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Getting the masked URL values in Mediawiki

I have successfully masked the URL in Mediawiki. By using the following scripts in .htaccess and localsettings.php files in Mediawiki, i.e.: .htaccess: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine on ...
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How to customise a MediaWiki Book sources page?

If an article includes an ISBN number, the Mediawiki software creates a link to page Book sources, giving a small list of sites that sell new and used books. Without editing the PHP, it should be ...
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How to add a link to the users sandbox as on Wikipedia?

The page MediaWiki:Sidebar allows you to change/add to the menu on the left. So how to add or change items in the menu at the top, (is there a MediaWiki:Topbar page)? Specifically, how to add a link ...
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How can I delete all Wiki pages created by spammers except mine in MediaWiki?

I Implemented a MediaWiki site but unfortunately somebody created thousands of pages through thousand of users. Which query could I run for deleting all pages created by these users except mine? ...
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What are my options when I want to restructure mediawiki content

I have a bunch of articles written on the mediawiki. Some of the articles are too long and complex, and are good candidates for splitting up so some chapters will form a distinct articles. OTOH some ...
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Better Image Hosting for MediaWiki

We're using MediaWiki and writing a lot of articles / tutorials that require images / screenshots. Image management in MediaWiki is painful. I was hoping I could use something like Dropbox to store ...
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How to move TOC at the top of article like Wikitravel in MediaWiki?

How to move TOC at the top of article like Wikitravel in MediaWiki, applying for all pages? Which extensions or settings need for this action?
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Using Extension:Maintenance to generate sitemap MediaWiki

I'm using MediaWiki 1.19.2. I want to generate a sitemap.xml. Here's the documentation. We have to use a maintenance script to generate the sitemap.xml. So I use the extension Maintenance but I ...