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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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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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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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Schedule MediaWiki database maintenance job?

We run a MediaWiki installation for a single site on a VM. We find that we have to repair the mywiki_revision table weekly. It seems to be related to the Sunday backup that runs. We were OK with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do Wikipedia'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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Mass deletion of spam revisions in Mediawiki

Basically my 'private' mediawiki instance was about as secure as a toddlers piggybank. I've tightened it up now, but am left with about a hundred or so new pages and revisions generated by hundreds of ...
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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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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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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 wikiMedia 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...