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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 ...
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MediaWiki sitemap generator

I'm using mediawiki for my site. I'm trying several ways to generate sitemap but it doesn't work. Anyone knows how to generate sitemap for MediaWiki and alert to Google automatically?
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MediaWiki plugin for dynamic content via forms

Are there any plugins for MediaWiki that would allow me to create a page that has a form at the top that when filled in populates tags further down in the document? Say someone would put a form with ...
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Rewrite in Mediawiki, remove index.php, .htaccess

I've just installed Mediawiki on Apache and I want the URL should be: localhost/Main_Page/ localhost/Special:Recent_Changes ... instead of: localhost/index.php/Main_Page/ ...
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Oracle EZConnect in Mediawiki

Mediawiki supports Oracle and I'm trying to configure it in the installer. The installers says you can use EZConnect...something like: user/pass@//server.example.com/dbname or since the installer ...
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Why is MediaWiki auto-linking the word “files”

Our MediaWiki installation is auto-linking the word "files". So Here are some files: a, b, c would result in the word "files" being linked to http://ourhost/mediawiki/files. Why is that happening ...
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Multiple TOC with MediaWiki using section headings in single page

I'm running my own installation of MediaWiki, which has been great! I haven't been able to find the answer to this small problem in any post, how to, etc. Here's the setup: Article TOC (limited to ...
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Separate Mediawiki Theme for Its Front Page

Is there any way to use a different theme file for a Mediawiki's front page, while the rest of the wiki uses the standard theme you set? For example, say I use Monobook.php for all of my regular ...
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Mediawiki much slower in Firefox

I've a couple of Mediawiki (1.19.1 with Vector Skin) sites on Dreamhost shared hosting and I've found that access trough Firefox is much slower than trough Chrome. For example at this moment, after ...
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Extension to add button “Report to Bugzilla”?

We have: internal MediaWiki installation for internal documents (we don't use it in completely wiki-like style—only maintainers should normally make changes) internal Bugzilla installation for ...
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Rendering citations and references in HTML using PHP/Perl/Python/

Is there a PHP/Perl/Python/... library for picking citations out of an HTML file and rendering a nice list of references at the bottom, like in Wikipedia? I'm developing a website with ...
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How to list pages in a category as bullet points in MediaWiki?

I'm using MediaWiki and I would like to list pages with a specific tag in alphabetical order. I.e. If the following 5 pages have the category "Backup" I would get a list similar to Printing ...
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pulp pedia article deletion [closed]

I hope this is the correct stackexchange subsite if not I apologise. I would like to delete an article from PULP PEDIA, a horrifically rude and not funny website to mimic original wikipedia posts and ...
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How to deploy a Wikipedia-like Mediawiki (with all extensions configured in the same way)

Is there a fast way to make my own Mediawiki looks the same as Wikipedia.org? I mean, adds all extensions wikipedia.org is using. and configure it with the same way wikipedia has. Is there a list?
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Problem upgrading Mediawiki 1.5.8 to Mediawiki 1.19 (libxml2 inadequate on server)

I have a wiki set up on my local development environment. The wiki runs on Mediawiki 1.5.8, but I'm trying to upgrade it to run on Mediawiki 1.19. When I run the update.php script I get the following ...
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PECL extension in Ubuntu 11.10

while setting up mediawiki on my local development machine, the installer told me that since i do not have PECL extension to php installed, i will have to do with slower page load speeds with ...
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How to dump a MediaWiki for offline use?

I would like to be able to make an offline version of a MediaWiki site on a weekly basis. The DumpHTML extension actually does what I want, as it dumps all articles and media files, but I can't see ...
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Possible to list categories on Main Page?

I would like to put all the categories at the bottom of the Main Page in a more compact way than what Special:Categories does. On this page are pages listed in a very nice way with bold letters. Can ...
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How to remove MediaWiki Sidebar with Vector skin?

Adding #p-navigation, #p-tb h5, #p-tb .pBody { display:none } to MediaWiki:Common.css removes the toolbox. I would also like to remove the Sidebar menu which contains What links here Related ...
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Does MediaWiki have a News extension?

Many CMS' have news on the front page, where e.g. the sysop/webmaster posts about down time and other important news. Often these can be scheduled, so that you e.g. write on Monday, and wants it to ...
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How to prevent users from editing home page in MediaWiki?

Wikipedia's front page can't be edited. Can such a front page also be made with MediaWiki, so the users can't edit it?
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How do I temporarily shut down my MediaWiki?

I have installed MediaWiki on my website. I want to shut it down temporarily, until I completely fill it with articles. Is this possible? Is there any maintenance shut down feature? (Version: ...
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Pre-defining tabular structures in MediaWiki

I have installed a fresh MediaWiki. I want to fill it with articles that will contain free text, and tabular information in the right hand column, like Wikipedia does: I want to pre-define ...
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Simple MediaWiki question

I'm thinking about making a mediawiki website. At first I'd like to try it at localhost. I'm running Kubuntu 11.10, so I did: sudo aptitude install apache2 mysql-server php5 php5-mysql php5-cli And ...
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Convert secured website to PDF

I need to convert my MediaWiki site to PDF. The whole website, not just a page. Its a wiki with lots of articles. Adobe Acrobat has function for this, but the problem is that the site is secured and ...
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MediaWiki Problem

I can't implement MediaWiki on my website. I made a database called soulz_wikipedia. When I configure my wiki, to install it, it asks me what languages etc to choose from, when I press Continue I ...
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Customize Mediawiki's monobook.css with some skins

I have installed MediaWiKi on Ubuntu server. I am trying to customize the wiki's appearance, so I tried different skins (fratman, GuMax, and mozillawiki) None of them satisfied me. I want a skin ...
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Add Protocol for MediaWiki Links Besides HTTP

Is there a way to add protocols to linking for MediaWiki? For example: Works: [http://www.google.com Google] Doesn't work: [ftp://www.someplace.com Some FTP place] Doesn't work: ...
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How to get this fancy editor Wikipedia uses into our own MediaWiki installation

Really, sorry, if this question seems as if I'd be too lazy to google, but I tried to find that out myself and failed: What's the name of the extension for MediaWiki or whatever would I have to use ...
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Any good alternatives to MediaWiki for creating an 'intranet' type system?

I would like to install some form of intranet system to allow multiple users to add documentation to - MediaWiki would suffice, I just wondered if anyone knew of any better alternatives (must be PHP). ...
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MediaWiki Simple Syntax for Cross Reference of Figures

I would like to reference Figures in my wiki, much like you can in LaTeX. For example, say: "As you can see in Figure 3, mediawiki is awesome". I found the CrossReference extension which does what I ...
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Mediawiki 1.16: Leaving timestamp in template

~~~~ is used to leave your timestamp with your name and date. I want to put this in a template so that whoever uses the template will have have the timestamp printed out as well. Is this possible?
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robots.txt and disallow

Which one is correct? User-agent: * Disallow: index.php or User-agent: * Disallow: /index.php inorder to block all pages like index.php?day=7 index.php?day=15 index.php?day=30
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Errors when creating thumbnails for large images in MediaWiki

I'm getting the following error in the log when MediaWiki tries to make a thumbnail of a large image in MediaWiki. I've tried increasing the limits of various things like upload size but that doesn't ...