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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 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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How can I secure an installation of MediaWiki?

I want to run an installation of MediaWiki as a Internet-accessible personal wiki, running on wiki.mysite.com. However, I want to ensure that I am the only one who can read and write to this wiki. In ...
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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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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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How to get visits statistics from mediawiki page, without asking this from the admin?

I want to log / track unique page visits to a page in a mediawiki wiki, but I can't ask the this mediawiki admin to give me the data. If this was a page on my website I would just use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Best wiki engine to use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I'm looking to set up a wiki as a simple CMS for a resource page. Mostly just pdfs and word documents will be hosted, ...
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OpenID login buttons for related modules of a site (especially a MediaWiki)

I am putting up a site. Right now it will include a MediaWiki (the sort that powers Wikipedia). In the future it may contain a blog (Wordpress?) and forums (Vanilla Forums 2?). I want the site to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WikiMedia on a subdomain - creating a new page

If I have a WikiMedia installation in a subdomain, like wiki.example.com, how do I create a new page? I mean, they said that when I put a link in the wiki, it would appear red. If I clicked it, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What platform do I need? Wiki, Tiki, or something else [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS)/Wiki should I use? I need to set up a collaborative website, like a wiki but where the items have a predefined structure. For ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...