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

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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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MediaWiki: Hiding drafts from Search engines without changing any file in the website directory

MediaWiki: Hiding drafts from Search engines without changing any file in the website directory, Is this possible or I must change robots.txt for drafts starting as draft:myDraft?
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MediaWiki: How to delete the about page?

in a MediaWiki project I don't need the automatically created About webpage because in this case the homepage already covers the about details of the project. I can delete any webpage but for some ...
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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 determine where a open_basedir restriction is coming from

We are trying to upgrade to Mediawiki 1.30 through Mediawiki's release tarball. upgrade.php is failing because the release tarball is missing components (for example, PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: ...
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Who is <admin> for install.php during Mediawiki install?

I'm installing Mediawiki 1.31 on CentOS 7. I'm following the instructions at Manual:Installing_MediaWiki. I'm having a trouble running install.php. An earlier step had me create the MySQL database ...
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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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How do I clean up Recent Changes on MediaWiki 1.31.1

My Question is about Cleaning up MediaWiki Recent Changes This question came from many MediaWiki website admins who have already asked this question all over the internet.
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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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ReCaptchaNoCaptcha support for VisualEditor in MediaWiki? [closed]

Need help with MediaWiki installation. I successfully installed MediaWiki. Added VisualEditor and Mobilefrontend. With this in place you can edit my site using visual editor but you cannot save it ...
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How to use Wikipedia templates on an outside MediaWiki?

I've set up a MediaWiki on a wiki farm, and want to have Wikipedia-style templates available, like {{reflist}}, {{merge from|article}}, {{cite book|...}}, etc. Following DRY principle, it would seem ...
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MediaWiki 1.31 and "Error: your composer.lock file is not up to date"

We are trying to upgrade from MediaWiki 1.30 to 1.31. We downloaded mediawiki-1.31.0.tar.gz from the MediaWiki site. The tarball was unpacked overtop of the old MediaWiki installation after backing up ...
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Restore a corrupted mediaWiki, to a newer verison of mediaWiki

A working installation of mediawiki was corrupted by a user "touching" all files under the dir structure, ending in all files having the same exact permissions, and modify dates. I'm not sure which of ...
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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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How to use toggleToc() in a MediaWiki installation

I admin a wiki site running MediaWiki 1.29 and I have a problem collapsing the TOC on pages. I would be interesting in keeping the Contents box, but loading the page with it collapsed by default. It ...
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How to use mw.site.siteName in Module:Asbox

Exporting Template:Stub from Wikipedia for use on non-WMF wiki, it transcludes Scribunto Module:Asbox which has on line 233: ' is a [[Wikipedia:stub|stub]]. You can help Wikipedia by [', ...
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Page-specific skins in MediaWiki?

Is there a way to force a particular skin to be applied while displaying specific MediaWiki articles? In my wiki many articles will have a "flip" version with alternative content (think "good" and "...
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How do i edit Login Required Page [closed]

On my private MediaWiki view & read is set to false. My website visitors would see Please Login to view other pages. What needed to do was edit the login link located in this error message.
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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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