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

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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 ...
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In MediaWiki, how to make a template that will not display anything when variable is null?

I defined a template that should link to a page when the the variable is non-empty: [http://openlibrary.org/works/XXX/{{{ISBN}}} {{{ISBN|}}}] But what's not working as perfectly is that when the ...
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In MediaWiki, how to permanently delete old versions of deleted pages?

I have deleted tens of thousands of spam pages in a MediaWiki instance painstakingly. Now I realize the old versions of those pages still occupy database space and present a kind of garbage in the ...
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I want to relocate sub-pages from mediawiki from one page to another

My team has small wiki installation... few folks have added pages directly to home page and now we want to organize them in order... so I want to relocate those pages from home page to sub pages ...
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mediawiki user can't create his user page

I got a MediaWiki, and almost all is working fine, but when i try to edit a page with an user, the page `?title=User:{username}" I got this message There is currently no text in this page. You can ...
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Cross-reference to a MediaWiki website's URL partially not working

In words: I developed a website with MediaWiki 1.22.5 (PHP 5.3.3 (apache2handler), SQLite 3.6.20 with full-text search support) and now it's public through, say, www.example1.com/~myname/mediawiki/...
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How can I block bots from creating MediaWiki accounts and articles? [duplicate]

I created a new MediaWiki website, Speedypedia. It's currently in alpha in two languages - English and Hebrew. I also submitted my website to MediaWiki's directory of websites using MediaWiki, but ...
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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 https://www.google.com/...
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Can a very large not-so-relevant sitemap hurt my site to Google’s eyes?

I have a Wiki site (running MediaWiki) which I am trying to optimize in terms of page speed and SEO. One of the many things in my to-do list is submit a sitemap on Google Webmaster tools, now here is ...
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Force password reset of all users

Our MediaWIki 1.25 server was running without $wgSecureLogin. The installer did not copy the setting from DefaultLogin.php, and the setting was not secure by default. (Related WikiMedia bug T111135: ...
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Clear and concise instructions for an account creation CAPTCHA with MediaWiki?

We get our share spam accounts on our MediaWiki, and we'd like to curb it. According to MediaWiki's Extension:ConfirmAccount: The ConfirmEdit extension can be used (in conjunction with the ...
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wgSecureLogin setting

According to MediaWiki's Extension:HttpsLogin: From MediaWiki 1.17, you can redirect all users to HTTPS on login by: setting $wgSecureLogin = true; and setting $wgServer as protocol-...
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Customize print footer on MediaWiki

When a page of my company internal wiki is printed I would like to add a brief confidentiality text on every page footer and a larger one at the end of the article. There are 3 links at the end of ...
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Disable or Change MediaWiki Domain Spam Filter

In our Wiki Installation (internal) we often post links. For the first time I have now this message: The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to ...
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Why GoDaddy custom domain redirects to Heroku's appid.herokuapp.com?

I am trying to setup a custom domain with Heroku. Here is the setup I did for my wikinames.org domain in my GoDaddy account: DNS zone: @ A 50.63.202.1 www CNAME myappid.herokuapp.com ...
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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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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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How to expunge a page from BlueSpice MediaWiki

On a MediaWiki that is using BlueSpice, if a page gets created I can delete it, but what if I want to completely expunge its record, how can I remove all traces of a page I do not want so that it can ...
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Numbered MediaWiki list with pre, source or code tags inside

How can I create a numbered list containing multi line pre, source or code tags without breaking the list? That is what I have been trying: # First # Second <source lang="CSharp">Some Multi ...
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How to fix generated email from BlueSpice Media Wiki for new users to supply actual name?

I have a standard install of BlueSpice on top of Media Wiki. When a new user is created I get an email with the body: The user http://wiki.example.com/index.php/User:NameHere with real name $2 was ...
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MediaWiki: How to put $wgSitename in the sidebar?

I'm working on a group of related wikis. I want $wgSitename to show up prominently in the left sidebar. What's a good way to do this? I could hack the skin but this is not a good way. I looked into ...
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MediaWiki VCS backend? (Preferrably DVCS like Git or Mercurial) [closed]

As a long-time MediaWiki user, I would like to start a new wiki project because I really appreciate MediaWiki maturity and very flexible and powerful capabilities. But I have doubts that I want to ...
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MediaWiki configuration - strange redirect behaviour after form POST

I've recently setup a wiki using MediaWiki but am having the toughest time getting the ShortURL configuration working properly (for example, so that pages appear as Main_Page instead of index.php?...
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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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Mediawiki: internal link with parameters?

How do you write an internal link with parameters? I have a stored query from external data and would like to link readers to the semantic internal object that stores the query. However the query is ...
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Where is the mediawiki Login page defined?

I would like to change one of the labels on the mediawiki login page from "Keep me logged in" to "Keep me logged in (recommended)" with a link to http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Logging_in#...
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How to set the keep me logged in box to true in Mediawiki Special:UserLogin

Can you force (or at least prompt) new users to keep themselves logged in? In order to reduce the likelihood of losing work, I would like the Special:UserLogin page to appear as
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What is the function of a self-closing <nowiki/> tag in Mediawiki?

The #loop parser function from the Loops extension contains a <nowiki/> tag in a code example: {{#loop: varname | 4 | 4 | <nowiki/> * This is round {{#var:varname}} and we have {{#...
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Mediawiki: how to allow users to edit their User pages (but not other pages)

Is there a permission in Mediawiki that allows a user with username A-User to create and edit pages A-User, A-User/A-new-page etc but not to edit other pages?
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How to find out if a magic word for Mediawiki already exists?

I want to have a magic word IS_APPROVED which returns "is-approved" if a Mediawiki page version is approved and returns "" if the page version is not approved. The page is approved via the ...
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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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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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MediaWiki: How do I force MediaWiki to update a certain Category:XXX page?

Is it possible to force MediaWiki update a certain Category:XXX page? For example, a lot of pages used templates that referred a category "Templates" causing every such page to be included to the "...
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MediaWiki spam, deleting last days

2 days ago I did the mistake of updating my MediaWiki site, without transfering my old user management plugin. My site was shut down from my host for mail spam and there are now over 14 million new ...
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VisualEditor for MediaWiki wiki via node.js on Heroku

For small non-WMF wikis on economical shared hosting it might be possible to get Extension:VisualEditor running without having to upgrade to VPS hosting. That is by installing Parsoid to run on Heroku'...
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In MediaWiki how to display external data inline?

In a MediaWiki wiki how to display external data inline? For example in a table of comparisons to include prices, where the prices are fetched from other sites which are independent of the wiki.
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How to use a user preference in a Mediawiki template

In a mediawiki page, I would like to have a checkbox that applies to all pages so that templates on the page can use the value of the checkbox when the checkbox is changed, the page refreshes. The ...
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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 install SemanticBreadcrumbLinks without composer?

I have restricted shell access to a site that does not have composer. How can I install https://github.com/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticBreadcrumbLinks/ ? (The readme says use composer).
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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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In MediaWiki can external data be rendered into a chart?

I've got the extensions ExternalData and GoogleCharts installed. Can External data (e.g., the result of a SQL query from a database) become the numbers for a chart (via any extension e.g. for ...
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How to require approval to signup new Bluespice MediaWiki accounts?

On a MediaWiki site running BlueSpice, how can I require that all new account sign ups be approved before the account is created? I tried adding the ConfirmAccount extension described here, but now ...
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How to allow MediaWiki non-users to only read some wiki pages related login and account creation?

I've created a BlueSpice MediaWiki site that I only want visible to users that are logged in. This works fine by creating Read permission only for Users as described here. All this works fine until ...
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How to link to Avatar image in BlueSpice MediaWiki of fixed size?

The BlueSpice MediaWiki adds a profile picture that a user can set for themselves or take an automatically generated one. These images are visible on pages to see who has edited or viewed a page ...
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How to change default skin from BlueSpiceSkin in MediaWiki with BlueSpice?

In a BlueSpice installation of MediaWiki, the default skin is BlueSpiceSkin and the only other choice offered is Vector. I would like Vector to be the default for all users, but do not see how to do ...
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Why is MediaWiki BlueSpice logo clipped in BlueSpiceSkin?

I supplied a custom logo to the BlueSpice preference in a MediaWiki installation. The logo I supplied is 150x150 pixels square, however, when shown, it is truncated to a rectangle of size 150x60, ...
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How to change logo for BlueSpice MediaWiki?

In a vanilla MediaWiki, I would edit the LocalSettings.php to change the line: ## The relative URL path to the logo. Make sure you change this from the default, ## or else you'll overwrite your logo ...
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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 transclude <onlyinclude> in MediaWiki template?

I have a MediaWiki template that I want to use in other templates, but I want the first template to add <onlyinclude> tags to the other templates it gets used in. Unfortunately these tags get ...