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MediaWiki configuration - strange redirect behaviour after form POST

I've recently setup a wiki using MediaWiki but am having the toughest time getting the ShortURL configuration working properly (for example, so that pages appear as Main_Page instead of index.php?...
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Mediawiki strange string on pages

I upgraded from MediaWiki 1.23 to 1.24.2, but at the end of the upgrade, the pages started to show a strange string, by instance - "COS" at the top of the pages. I tried to inspect the page code to ...
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Mediawiki: internal link with parameters?

How do you write an internal link with parameters? I have a stored query from external data and would like to link readers to the semantic internal object that stores the query. However the query is ...
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Where is the mediawiki Login page defined?

I would like to change one of the labels on the mediawiki login page from "Keep me logged in" to "Keep me logged in (recommended)" with a link to http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Logging_in#...
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How to set the keep me logged in box to true in Mediawiki Special:UserLogin

Can you force (or at least prompt) new users to keep themselves logged in? In order to reduce the likelihood of losing work, I would like the Special:UserLogin page to appear as
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What is the function of a self-closing <nowiki/> tag in Mediawiki?

The #loop parser function from the Loops extension contains a <nowiki/> tag in a code example: {{#loop: varname | 4 | 4 | <nowiki/> * This is round {{#var:varname}} and we have {{#...
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Mediawiki: how to allow users to edit their User pages (but not other pages)

Is there a permission in Mediawiki that allows a user with username A-User to create and edit pages A-User, A-User/A-new-page etc but not to edit other pages?
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How to find out if a magic word for Mediawiki already exists?

I want to have a magic word IS_APPROVED which returns "is-approved" if a Mediawiki page version is approved and returns "" if the page version is not approved. The page is approved via the ...
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How to store daily snapshot of site statistics in MediaWiki?

I'd like to chart daily page views/edits/numbers of pages in existence on a site with MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki installed. I have shell access to the site. How can you automate the storage of ...
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Configure MediaWiki responses with and without domain part?

We are running an internal MediaWiki server. The wiki server has a PKIX certificate with the following names (the certificate is well formed per RFC 5280 and CA/B Baseline Requirements): IP Address ...
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MediaWiki: How do I force MediaWiki to update a certain Category:XXX page?

Is it possible to force MediaWiki update a certain Category:XXX page? For example, a lot of pages used templates that referred a category "Templates" causing every such page to be included to the "...
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MediaWiki spam, deleting last days

2 days ago I did the mistake of updating my MediaWiki site, without transfering my old user management plugin. My site was shut down from my host for mail spam and there are now over 14 million new ...
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VisualEditor for MediaWiki wiki via node.js on Heroku

For small non-WMF wikis on economical shared hosting it might be possible to get Extension:VisualEditor running without having to upgrade to VPS hosting. That is by installing Parsoid to run on Heroku'...
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In MediaWiki how to display external data inline?

In a MediaWiki wiki how to display external data inline? For example in a table of comparisons to include prices, where the prices are fetched from other sites which are independent of the wiki.
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How to use a user preference in a Mediawiki template

In a mediawiki page, I would like to have a checkbox that applies to all pages so that templates on the page can use the value of the checkbox when the checkbox is changed, the page refreshes. ...
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Easy way to SELECT * with ExternalData in Mediawiki?

The ExternalData extension works fine when you I the column names I am looking for, but if I don't know them in advance I look them up from information_schema and then try and fail to hack them into a ...
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How to install SemanticBreadcrumbLinks without composer?

I have restricted shell access to a site that does not have composer. How can I install https://github.com/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticBreadcrumbLinks/ ? (The readme says use composer).
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Install VisualEditor extension on MediaWiki

I have migrated my website from a shared hosting to VPS in order to enable the VisualEditor extension on my MediaWiki website but I am not able to make it work. Firstly, I have installed the Parsoid ...
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In MediaWiki can external data be rendered into a chart?

I've got the extensions ExternalData and GoogleCharts installed. Can External data (e.g., the result of a SQL query from a database) become the numbers for a chart (via any extension e.g. for ...
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How to require approval to signup new Bluespice MediaWiki accounts?

On a MediaWiki site running BlueSpice, how can I require that all new account sign ups be approved before the account is created? I tried adding the ConfirmAccount extension described here, but now ...
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How to allow MediaWiki non-users to only read some wiki pages related login and account creation?

I've created a BlueSpice MediaWiki site that I only want visible to users that are logged in. This works fine by creating Read permission only for Users as described here. All this works fine until ...
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How to link to Avatar image in BlueSpice MediaWiki of fixed size?

The BlueSpice MediaWiki adds a profile picture that a user can set for themselves or take an automatically generated one. These images are visible on pages to see who has edited or viewed a page ...
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How to change default skin from BlueSpiceSkin in MediaWiki with BlueSpice?

In a BlueSpice installation of MediaWiki, the default skin is BlueSpiceSkin and the only other choice offered is Vector. I would like Vector to be the default for all users, but do not see how to do ...
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Why is MediaWiki BlueSpice logo clipped in BlueSpiceSkin?

I supplied a custom logo to the BlueSpice preference in a MediaWiki installation. The logo I supplied is 150x150 pixels square, however, when shown, it is truncated to a rectangle of size 150x60, ...
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How to change logo for BlueSpice MediaWiki?

In a vanilla MediaWiki, I would edit the LocalSettings.php to change the line: ## The relative URL path to the logo. Make sure you change this from the default, ## or else you'll overwrite your logo ...
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How to create private BlueSpice for MediaWiki website?

I am creating a private wiki that should only be visible to users that sign in. We are using MediaWiki with the BlueSpice extension. Thus far, I found that by default "read" access is provided to ...
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How to transclude <onlyinclude> in MediaWiki template?

I have a MediaWiki template that I want to use in other templates, but I want the first template to add <onlyinclude> tags to the other templates it gets used in. Unfortunately these tags get ...
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Hiding redirect pages from MediaWiki search

I'm running a wiki using MediaWiki, and when I search for a page the results are clogged with redirects from various capitalization redirects to a page when I only want the result page to appear in ...
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How to configure Mathjax in Mediawiki?

I want to render latex on a mediawiki installation that I don't have shell access to. I've tried and failed to use the Math installation, so I'd like to include the equivalent of these two scripts in ...
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Can I use ImageMap and require editors to login in mediawiki?

I can't edit a page using the imagemap tag when logged in. This is for a mediawiki installation where all editors must be logged in. Page is at http://mediawiki.owenks.uk/wiki/index.php?title=...
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How to enforce MediaWiki table cell width and wrap?

I have a table like this and my problem is that Col 0-5 collapse to give space to Col 6 which has very long texts in some cells: {| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" border="1" class="prettytable ...
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How do I upgrade a seven year old version of MediaWiki to the current version and migrate from MySql to SQlite?

currently I have this: Old Mediawiki 1.11.0 (from 2007!) on shared webhosting (so no shell access) with about 200 articles and many thousand spam articles I deleted via the Webinterface (but they are ...
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In MediaWiki, how to see a list of recent revisions if there's no edit in the last thirty days?

In MediaWiki, how to see a list of recent revisions if there's no edit in the last thirty days? The Special:RecentChanges page can at the most show the recent 500 changes in the last 30 days which is ...
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How to get a notification whenever a user creates a MediaWiki account?

I'm an administrator and bureaucrat on a few wikis. One wiki allows users to create their own account without approval. Spammers are taking advantage of it and spamming in their profiles. I checked ...
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Can Mediawiki show different users different versions of a page?

Is there a mediawiki extension that can distinguish between page versions? I would like to run mediawiki for 3 kinds of user-rights: editors (who can edit a page and see its latest version) ...
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How do you hot link an external image from a Media Wiki site?

What is the syntax for showing an externally hosted image in a media wiki page? The media wiki help page doesn't seem to cover that scenario. I've tried several things that don't work: [http://...
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Ask for more custom fields when uploading a file in MediaWiki?

Is there any way that I can ask users for more details about the file they upload into the wiki and show it in a page where the file is used? My wiki allows users to upload photos and books of old ...
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Is there a permission in MediaWiki to allow a user to edit discussions but not pages?

Is there a permission in MediaWiki that allows a user to edit a discussion but not a page? That would enable anyone to, say, express a view, but only certain users (e.g. those with a confirmed email) ...
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How does mediawiki save the passwords?

I have mediawiki installed in my local machine. I had to use a form outside wiki which asks the user to upload files with the wiki username and password. In order to achieve this I went through the ...
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Is it possible to define and refer to constants in MediaWiki?

Is it it possible in MediaWiki to define a constant and then include the constant in other pages? E.g. could MY_HELP_MESSAGE be defined as If you want help, contact help@somedomain… and ...
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How to configure MediaWiki to allow uploading text/plain ".conf' files

I'm having a heck of a time getting our internal MediaWiki to allow CONF file uploads. A CONF file is just a plain text file with a *.conf extension. In ...\LocalSettings.php, I added txt and conf to ...
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Mediawiki: How to escape '=' in Template parameter values

I want to pass an URL to my Mediawiki template as a parameter, but if it contains =, it treats the URL as a named parameter. Therefore, the following does not find and replace the template parameter {{...
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MediaWiki links to new articles don't work even after the new article is created until the page with the link is edited

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 change the directory in which MediaWiki is installed after upgrading a temporary directory?

I have a section in my website which uses MediaWiki. eg. sitename.com/codewiki/ It has been 3 years since I installed MediaWiki. Now i am getting errors so i wanted to upgrade to the latest version. ...
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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 "$IP/extensions/...
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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 ...