Questions tagged [mediawiki]

A popular wiki software that powers Wikipedia. See https://www.mediawiki.org for more info.

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Block certain namespace webpages for anonymous users (non registered users)

For each general audience webpage (i.e. any main-namespace page such as an article page or Category: page), the MediaWiki content management system creates about 10 or 100 or 1,000 if not more ...
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sub_filter doesn't work when used with MediaWiki?

I'm working on a site, https://factinfiction.meulie.net/ . This site runs the latest stable version of MediaWiki (1.26.2). In the server-config I have the following location-block: location / { ...
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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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Mediawiki - Method for $wgActionPaths on nginx

I'm trying to set up action path rewriting on my mediawiki 1.33 install with nginx 1.14.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 with php 7.2fpm. All the documentation I've been able to find on mediawiki.org and via ...
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I can't seem to be able to access my articles through my Mediawiki wiki anymore

Recently I decided to create a wiki using Mediawiki for my personal project. Everything was working beautifully, so I tried to set up file uploads. I eventually found that I have to edit the ...
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Is there a problem in adding Adsense verification code via JavaScript?

I work with a certain CMS (MediaWiki) in which there is no direct control over HTML (as there is in Drupal Twig files for example); Hence, in this case, I have to load my Adsense verification code via ...
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MediaWiki: Remove debug query strings (/load.php?debug=" )

When I run a Google PageSpeed insights test I get problem reports for various long URLs with query strings for /load.php?debug=. These problem reports appear for the loading of any webpage whatsoever....
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500 error from Mediawiki for first request after an idle period: Premature end of script headers

So I've got a Mediawiki on a subdomain, and until fairly recently everything was fine (if occasionally a little slow). A few weeks ago we started occasionally getting 500 Internal Server errors. ...
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Mediawiki : Issues when installing Visual Editor Extension with Parsoid

I'm working on Ubuntu 16.04 with mediawiki 1.27.0. I'm trying to install Parsoid and Visual Editor. I followed the documentation to the letter. However, after finishing the installation, I have the ...
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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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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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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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"wiki is currently unable to handle this request" after installing SimpleMathJax on MediaWiki

I need to show mathematical terms in mediawiki-1.26.2 so I tried to install SimpleMathJax on mediawiki. I followed the described in extension page: I downloaded SimpleMathJax-master.zip then extract, ...
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I consider if I should delete a /load.php?lang= URL resource and I don't know if it would cause a problem

I have an Hebrew 1.35.1 all-core MediaWiki website; generally I have no significant performance problems reported in Google Page Speed insights with that website besides one problem which occurs in ...
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How to determine if APCu is overall lighter than Memcached in a usecase?

I would say that my personal website is at least currently a "small" website. It is a MediaWiki-based all-core website without images at all and of about 750 webpages of generally no more ...
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Cleanup after deleteArchivedFiles.php?

Running deleteArchivedFiles.php --delete produces hundreds of these: Searching for and deleting archived files... Notice - file '2oh3r45yhkkolh6rkar4vva7d31e1at.zip' not found in group 'deleted' ...
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How to automate a tag for generating print-only and no-print Images in a specific Mediawiki skin?

I have multiple images in my wiki page that have to be set to 728px for the online version. I want these images to be printed with full resolution. I have long searched for a solution and in the end ...
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Restrict anonymous access to a Mediawiki site while putting a few pages on a white list of publicly accessible pages?

I have set up a Mediawiki using Bitnami through AWS, I have used the following in an attempt to restrict access unless a user logs in to the wiki. # Disable reading by anonymous users $...
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How to provide users with a private copy of a pre-populated mediawiki site?

What are some reasonably good ways to offer users their own private version of a pre-populated mediawiki site? By "good way", I mean the most common way or the technically easiest way to give them a ...
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How to create sitemaps with only non-www URLs in MediaWiki website?

I usually prefer the non-www URL for my website (http://example.com, not http://www.example.com). While submitting the site to Google one needs to set a preferred domain by choosing either the www or ...
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Use remote Tomcat/Solr for BlueSpice ExtendedSearch

Is it possible to configure the BlueSpice ExtendedSearch extension to connect to a remote Apache Tomcat/Solr instance instead of installing all of that on the same machine that runs BlueSpice? I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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MediaWiki {{Special:PrefixIndex}} outputs "$1 - Wiki Title"

I've set up some sub-pages, and trying to use the Special::PrefixIndex template to create a listing of these sub-pages as per http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Subpages#Displaying_subpages So, for ...
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MediaWiki Session lockout

After restarting my computer and trying to log in to my wiki, I got the following message: There appears to be a problem with your login session. Your operation has been stopped as a precaution ...
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"Cannot Modify Header" error when moving MediaWiki to a subfolder on localhost

I installed, configured, and populated MediaWiki on localhost and have been maintaining my wiki locally for 4 years. Today I simply dragged the mediawiki folder into a subfolder I created for better ...
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How to use mathscr font in Mediawiki

I set up MediaWiki in Ubuntu under Windows 10 WSL2 environment with the math extension up and running. Everything seems fine but I cannot get the latex format \mathscr working. Software setup Ubuntu (...
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Is it SEO problematic to create footnotes with frontend JavaScript?

I have an RTL (Hebrew) MediaWiki 1.34.0 website in which I am having a serious problem creating footnotes for articles with the core Extension:Cite because its de facto lack of support in Hebrew, as ...
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Transferring contact form inquiries to an email account without an email server or an email forwarding service

I have a WordPress/Drupal/MediaWiki website with some all-default contact form. I desire to transfer contact form inquiries to my email account (Gmail) without using an email server or an email ...
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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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