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

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How to remove MediaWiki Sidebar with Vector skin?

Adding #p-navigation, #p-tb h5, #p-tb .pBody { display:none } to MediaWiki:Common.css removes the toolbox. I would also like to remove the Sidebar menu which contains What links here Related ...
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Does MediaWiki have a News extension?

Many CMS' have news on the front page, where e.g. the sysop/webmaster posts about down time and other important news. Often these can be scheduled, so that you e.g. write on Monday, and wants it to ...
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How to prevent users from editing home page in MediaWiki?

Wikipedia's front page can't be edited. Can such a front page also be made with MediaWiki, so the users can't edit it?
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How do I temporarily shut down my MediaWiki?

I have installed MediaWiki on my website. I want to shut it down temporarily, until I completely fill it with articles. Is this possible? Is there any maintenance shut down feature? (Version: 1.18.1)...
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Pre-defining tabular structures in MediaWiki

I have installed a fresh MediaWiki. I want to fill it with articles that will contain free text, and tabular information in the right hand column, like Wikipedia does: I want to pre-define templates ...
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Simple MediaWiki question

I'm thinking about making a mediawiki website. At first I'd like to try it at localhost. I'm running Kubuntu 11.10, so I did: sudo aptitude install apache2 mysql-server php5 php5-mysql php5-cli And ...
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Convert secured website to PDF

I need to convert my MediaWiki site to PDF. The whole website, not just a page. Its a wiki with lots of articles. Adobe Acrobat has function for this, but the problem is that the site is secured and ...
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Wiki/Collaboration software: TWiki vs. XWiki vs. MediaWiki

As the title suggests, I'm interested in which of these Wikis is the best solution to use. I'm concerned with: Features the page editor provides (not all users will be keen on learning new syntax); ...
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MediaWiki Problem

I can't implement MediaWiki on my website. I made a database called soulz_wikipedia. When I configure my wiki, to install it, it asks me what languages etc to choose from, when I press Continue I can'...
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Customize Mediawiki's monobook.css with some skins

I have installed MediaWiKi on Ubuntu server. I am trying to customize the wiki's appearance, so I tried different skins (fratman, GuMax, and mozillawiki) None of them satisfied me. I want a skin ...
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Add Protocol for MediaWiki Links Besides HTTP

Is there a way to add protocols to linking for MediaWiki? For example: Works: [http://www.google.com Google] Doesn't work: [ftp://www.someplace.com Some FTP place] Doesn't work: [conisio://something?...
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How to get this fancy editor Wikipedia uses into our own MediaWiki installation

Really, sorry, if this question seems as if I'd be too lazy to google, but I tried to find that out myself and failed: What's the name of the extension for MediaWiki or whatever would I have to use ...
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Any good alternatives to MediaWiki for creating an 'intranet' type system?

I would like to install some form of intranet system to allow multiple users to add documentation to - MediaWiki would suffice, I just wondered if anyone knew of any better alternatives (must be PHP).
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MediaWiki Simple Syntax for Cross Reference of Figures

I would like to reference Figures in my wiki, much like you can in LaTeX. For example, say: "As you can see in Figure 3, mediawiki is awesome". I found the CrossReference extension which does what I ...
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Mediawiki 1.16: Leaving timestamp in template

~~~~ is used to leave your timestamp with your name and date. I want to put this in a template so that whoever uses the template will have have the timestamp printed out as well. Is this possible?
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robots.txt and disallow

Which one is correct? User-agent: * Disallow: index.php or User-agent: * Disallow: /index.php inorder to block all pages like index.php?day=7 index.php?day=15 index.php?day=30
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Errors when creating thumbnails for large images in MediaWiki

I'm getting the following error in the log when MediaWiki tries to make a thumbnail of a large image in MediaWiki. I've tried increasing the limits of various things like upload size but that doesn't ...
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Best wiki engine to use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I'm looking to set up a wiki as a simple CMS for a resource page. Mostly just pdfs and word documents will be hosted, but ...
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How to get visits statistics from mediawiki page, without asking this from the admin?

I want to log / track unique page visits to a page in a mediawiki wiki, but I can't ask the this mediawiki admin to give me the data. If this was a page on my website I would just use statcounter.com....
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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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Best Free software for hosting user guides

After having to clean up spam from a MediaWiki install for the umpteenth time, despite a recaptcha plugin "preventing" automated signups, I'm wondering if MediaWiki is the right choice as a CMS for ...
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WikiMedia on a subdomain - creating a new page

If I have a WikiMedia installation in a subdomain, like wiki.example.com, how do I create a new page? I mean, they said that when I put a link in the wiki, it would appear red. If I clicked it, it ...
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What Software Does Wikibooks Use?

I know they use MediaWiki but do they use any specific extensions that allow them to have hierarchies of pages/etc?
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How can I make my MediaWiki Table Sortable again?

Anyone able to help me with MediaWiki Tables? I've created a table in my companies Wiki (using mediawiki 1.13.4) which I can't for the life of me get to sort correctly. It will sort on the first two ...
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Google map in MediaWiki not showing

I have upgraded MediaWiki from 1.9.3 to 1.16.1 in a new server. However, the google map is not showing in the link. It's a blank in that page but in the old server with old version it is working fine. ...
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What platform do I need? Wiki, Tiki, or something else [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS)/Wiki should I use? I need to set up a collaborative website, like a wiki but where the items have a predefined structure. For example, a ...
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OpenID login buttons for related modules of a site (especially a MediaWiki)

I am putting up a site. Right now it will include a MediaWiki (the sort that powers Wikipedia). In the future it may contain a blog (Wordpress?) and forums (Vanilla Forums 2?). I want the site to ...
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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 wiki.mysite.com. However, I want to ensure that I am the only one who can read and write to this wiki. In ...
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Getting on mediawiki spammers list?

I am setting up a test site which I WANT to get spammed by WIKI spammers, ie those spambots that run rampant on a wiki site filling it up with junk data... How do i get on one of those lists?
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How are the sitemaps of big MediaWiki sites generated?

This question is related to my questions about things the filesystem of Wikipedia and generating sitemap for Wikipedia. It is more general. Problem: Suppose a site on MediaWiki with about 10,000 ...
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