Questions tagged [mediawiki]

A popular content management system that powers many information websites . See http://www.mediawiki.org/ for more info.

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How can I allow sysops and specific users to hide spam articles in MediaWiki?

My website is powered by MediaWiki Version 1.29.1. Sometimes the Recent Changes results page becomes cluttered with spam articles that I wish to hide from the results page. How can I allow specific ...
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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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How do I promote a user automatically in Mediawiki and create a log of those promotions?

I control a Mediawiki site. Here you can see users being automatically updated and added into the extended confirmed user group. If I have a group called "util" where I just want to add relevant code ...
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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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How do you deal with mass spam on MediaWiki?

What would be the best way to find a users IP address on MediaWiki if all the connections were proxied through squid proxy server and you have access to all user rights? I am a steward on a ...
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How do I get my MediaWiki site to use templates? [closed]

My MediaWiki site is currently using v1.24.4. I don't seem to have many templates installed, and some very important ones seem to be missing. For example, I can't use the Reference List template. ...
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Using MediaWiki and external data, how can I show an image in a page, returned as a blob from a database?

I'm creating a wiki (using MediaWiki) which pulls data from a mySQL instance, and uses this alongside a template to generate the page dynamically. My mySQL instance contains images, stored in a field ...
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MediaWiki fails to show Ambox

I am writing you about the use of Template:Ambox in MediaWiki. I have a version 1.28 hosted MediWiki installation that works well apparently at everything, but I can't get the boxes explain here ...
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Legal considerations regarding hosting a MediaWiki site

What legal considerations are there when creating a wiki using MediaWiki for people to use worldwide? For example, I noticed there are privacy policies & terms and conditions; are these required ...
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Managing images on an open wiki platform

I'm developing a wiki page using MediaWiki and there are a few ways of inplementing images into wiki pages such as uploading them on the website and uploading them on external websites it potentially ...
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How can I keep mediawiki not-yet-created pages from cluttering my google webmaster console with 404s?

we have a mediawiki install as part of our site. As on all wikis people will add links for not yet created pages (red links). When followed these links return a 404 status (as there is no content) ...
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The localhost page isn’t working on MediaWiki

I want to use Widget PDF to embed PDF files on my MediaWiki pages. So at first installed Extension:Widgets on MediaWiki and it seems it is installed (I can see it in Installed extensions list in ...
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Importing pages breaks category feature

I just installed MediaWiki 1.27.1 and setup completes without issue on a server with Ubuntu 16.04, nginx, PHP 5.6, and MariaDB 10.1. I created an export file with a different wiki using the Special:...
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MediaWiki not creating a log file and cannot access the database

I'm trying to set up MediaWiki on an Apache2 server. Currently, when I navigate to the directory where the wiki is stored in my web browser, I see the contents of LocalSettings.php dumped on the ...
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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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Where is “MediaWiki:Vector.css” of my MediaWiki

I want to install Skin:Vector-DarkCSS on my MediaWiki. It must be simple, but second step of installation instructions syas I have to edit MediaWiki:Vector.css on my wiki. I searched for file with ...
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Firefox “The page isn’t redirecting properly” for a Wiki (all other Pages and UAs are OK) [closed]

We are having trouble with a website for a free and open source project. The website and its three components are as follows. Its running on a CenOS 7 VM hosted by someone else (PaaS). site: www....
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Manually insert text into existing MediaWiki table row?

I'm trying to update a page for a MediaWiki database running MW version 1.26.4. The MediaWiki is currenty suffering unexplained Internal Server Errors, so I am trying to perform an end-around by ...
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How to log-in with more rights than Admin or Bureaucrat?

I'm having a heck of a time with MediaWiki and an Internal Server Error. I'd like to log-in with more privileges than afforded by Admin and Bureaucrat in hopes of actually being able to save a page. ...
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Character set 'utf-8' is not a compiled character set and is not specified in the '/usr/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml' file

We are trying to upgrade our MediaWiki software. According to Manual:Upgrading -> UPGRADE -> Manual:Backing_up_a_wiki, we are supposed to backup the database with: mysqldump -h hostname -u userid -p -...
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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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GitHub service to deploy via git-mediawiki

I've been helping write documentation and manage the website for SuperTuxKart, an open-source racing game. The website uses MediaWiki, but we've discussed things and decided after our switch away from ...
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Delete non-existant pages from MediaWiki that are listed in Special:allPages

I'm trying to delete two pages: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Uk:%D0%93%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0_%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%96%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B0 http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Uk:%C3%83%C3%AE%C3%AB%C3%...
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Can preloaded text for edit pages use templates that change depending on page creator's wishes?

I'm making a collaborative fiction writing site with MediaWiki that will host stories by different authors. Some stories will allow any kind of editing, others just minor changes, others just typo ...
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Mediawiki custom temp directory = safe?

I ran unto an issue when upgrading from 1.24.0 to 1.27.0. Since I'm on a shared server and have multiple Mediawiki installations, the system temp folder is being shared across them all. This is ...
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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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Bad formatting of search result with MediaWiki 1.26.3

I just upgraded my company's internal wiki and now the search results appear badly formatted. The image below shows the H2 containing the text Page text matches on the right of the page, below the ...
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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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Best practice for temp directory used by MediaWiki?

This question appears to be related to File system permission for MediaWiki uploads? Tightening permissions has lead to "Error creating thumbnail" messages: MediaWiki has a page on the temp directory ...
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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 hide Mediawiki redirect pages from showing in Special:AllPages?

Is it possible to hide redirect pages from showing in Special:AllPages when linked to in the sidebar? They currently are displayed italicized, which is the default.
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RefToolbar 2.0 generates empty template in references section

I ported the RefToolbar 2.0 gadget from Wikipedia to my own MediaWiki installation (using Wikipedia's instructions) and the toolbar works fine. But when creating a reference using a template, it just ...
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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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How to render MediaWiki subpages' titles like the Spanish Wikibooks?

I'm helping to my job's internal wiki and I find subpages useful for writing pages of a tutorial related to a topic. I understand how subpages are configured, but when I was reviewing other wikis to ...
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Trimming the last N changes in MediaWiki in order to “rebase” history from a Git-powered backup?

Recently the wiki I administer in some sense has "crashed" due to a database that seems to be completely lost. Just the database, not the MediaWiki installation, extensions or media. Unfortunately, I ...
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`You don't have permission` to view `User:` on MediaWiki

Suddenly (AFAIK) I can't view any userspaces on my MediaWiki install (whether I'm logged in as Admin or not). Instead I'm getting this error: You don't have permission to access /wiki/User:...
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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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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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Why do MediaWiki'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 ServerAlias ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 MediaWiki installation ...
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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 that ...