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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 However, I want to ensure that I am the only one who can read and write to this wiki. In ...
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Do short URLs obligate 301 redirects?

Some content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal have Short URLs by default (if the webserver allows it), but at least one other --- MediaWiki, doesn't. Before I continue with the process ...
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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 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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Clone an abandoned MediaWiki site

Is there any way to clone a MediaWiki site that's been abandoned by the owner and all admins? None of the admins have been seen in 6 months and all attempts to contact any of them over the past 3-4 ...
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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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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 Special:...
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File system permission for MediaWiki?

We are an open source project and we have an Apache web server with a MediaWiki 1.25. Its a stand alone installation, so we don't have the complications of shared hosting a varying userids. After 20 ...
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Is it possible to find broken link anchors in MediaWiki?

Probably a simple question answered million times, but I can't find an answer. MediaWiki can track missing pages and report those with Special:WantedPages. I'm not sure if it's possible, but can ...
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Internal Server Error; enable debugging provides no additional information

I'm working with Mediawiki 1.25.1 on CentOS 7.2 running Apache 2.4.3. I'm working with Mediawiki 1.26.4 on CentOS 7.2 running Apache 2.4.6. I am experiencing an Internal Server Error after editing a ...
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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 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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