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My hosting service says that my MediaWIki site is sending high volumes of emails through one or more FormMail scripts and they suspended my website. [on hold]

Recently my MediaWiki website was suspended because they said my hosting account was sending a high volume of emails through one or more FormMail scripts on my account. Not only do I haven no idea how ...
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What limitations does latex markup in wikispaces.com have?

There're some informations about how to embed the outcome of latex markup in a wiki page in a wikispaces.com project, but I'm missing a statement on the limitation of this markup. I'd like to know: ...
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Changing the Aspect Ratio of an Image in Wikipedia

How can one change the aspect ratio of a Wikipedia image? For example, in the International Code of Signals, an example of the Whiskey Flag (referring to the Letter W) is saved with an aspect ratio ...
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Access Control to restrict view to pages

I don't find MediaWiki a user-friendly and easy-to-customise tool but probably just because I'm new to it. What I need to do is to have some pages visible to: anyone registered users only, and ...
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\newcommand in the MediaWiki Math extension

When using the MediaWiki MathJax extension, it's trivial to create new commands with \newcommand. From the MathJax documentation: You can use the \def, \newcommand, \renewcommand, ...
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Listing subpages in categories on mediawiki

I'm using subpages to group product functionality. Unfortunately all subpages participating in a category are displayed with their parent page making the alphabetic separation significantly less ...
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Wiki markup with templates

I have a template where I would like to include a variable {{{1}}}, but I also want the text that will be placed there to be in <code>{{{1}}}</code> tags. But in that case wiki just ...
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Can I get all contributions by users and export them in a csv file in MediaWiki?

From my MediaWiki site, I would like to get all the contributions by users in the last month in a csv file format. Is there any extension for this? Can I query the database and get this information?
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Opt-in or out for MediaWiki analytics?

Is the analytics feature of MediaWiki an opt-in feature, an opt-out feature, or neither? In other words: can a user decide whether she will be tracked while using any MediaWiki project?
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How to search wikicode? (source wikicode, not rendered HTML)

I am looking for the string lat=13.7436853 in Wikivoyage. PROBLEM: The string is in the wikicode, not in the visible resulting HTML. Google does not help: ...
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How to edit the “create new article” section of MediaWiki

How can I edit the edit section of MediaWiki? I want to change the instructions and provide options for preloads on the “create new article” page.
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Get wiki source of a specific page [closed]

Is there anyway to get the wiki of a specific wikiquote page programatically. For example http://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=The_Doctor is a wikiquote page. How do I find the wiki dump of this ...
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Uploading to MediaWiki

Are there any plugins for the latest version of mediawiki that allow you to upload PDFs and other files? I have one that does images and adds thumbnails but mediawiki does not seem to have something ...
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MediaWiki and page subscribing

Does MediaWiki offer a way to subscribe to pages and get noticed of changes? Does this require a plugin? So far all I have found is this: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Watchlist_subscriptions
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WikiMiniAtlas: Using parameters leads to “Coordinates: Extra unexpected parameters”

I want to add a "dim:" (Dimension) parameter to "coord" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakasu so that the mini-map (click the globe in the upper-right) shows just the island (2 kilometers diameter), ...
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In MediaWiki, why no caption in images if positioned left? As designed, or …?

In my wiki, if I set the image [[File:StackOverflowProvilePic.jpeg‎|left|Yes, this is me]] then the image displays on the left with text flow around it all right, but the caption is missing -- ...
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Is it possible to lower the ranking of search results in certain MediaWiki categories with SphinxSearch?

Our internal wiki has gathered a lot of dross over it's time. There is a lot of stuff that needs reviewing and updating/deleting which makes us hesitant pointing new starters at it lest they go down a ...
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How to create a template that links from one MediaWiki to another?

I am trying to create a linkage between two media wiki. Specifically, a template that links to an specific article on the other wiki. I would like to write See {{otherwiki|Some thing}} The ...
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How to make the 'All pages' as the Main Page in Mediawiki?

I have set up a media wiki on our dev server for our developers to use. I hope to see it as a repository of random nuggets of information and research that various people have done. The Main page of ...
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Can a MediaWiki moderator put a system message for each new user?

I am an admin on a MediaWiki instance where I can't edit the code, only act through the MediaWiki system itself. Can I setup a notification for every new user? The notification should be seen until ...
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MediaWiki editor with paste for graphics?

Editing and inserting graphics in Mediawiki is slow and cumbersome. The graphics have to be managed separately from the text. The complex workflow creates resistance for my team to update ...
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How do you end a subsection in MediaWiki?

When writing articles on the MediaWiki platform (e.g. Wikipedia), I have often found myself wanting to write content in a higher-level section after writing content in a subsection. For example, ...
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How to download a Wikia?

How can I download a Wikia for offline reading? Is there a specific service that I can use to download a Wikia? Once done, how can I read the downloaded file? I don't need images or other media ...
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How can I put the ToC at the top of the page, parallel to the first paragraph?

Similarly to this question, I'd like to tweak where the default ToC appears in my MediaWiki site. Currently it appears at the first header, but occasionally I have significant content in the first ...
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How to disable “Random page” in media wiki?

Surprisingly enough, I have a problem finding a solution to this—I want to disable / remove the Random page link from a Mediawiki wiki on the left bar. I think it is hard to find the answer on Google ...
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Automatically generating references in Wikipedia articles

Are there any tools that can automatically generate properly formatted citations (from bare URLs?) Bare links on Wikipedia are supposed to be replaced with properly citations. Are there any tools or ...
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Specify the starting and ending point for a Wikipedia reference

Is there anything the the "citation needed span" template for references on Wikipedia? Here, the text being verified by the reference is ambiguous: All trees are tall, and some are very ...
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Search within the contributions of a specific editor

On Wikipedia (and MediaWiki in general), is there any way to search for a phrase within the contributions of a specific user? As a proof-of-concept, I want to find a way to search for the word ...
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Find when a phrase was added to a Wikipedia page

Is there any way to find when a specific word or phrase was added to a Wikipedia page? I want to find a way to obtain the first page that contains a match of a specific phrase (for example, the first ...
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Get the version of a Wikipedia page from a specific date

I need to find a version of a Wikipedia page from a specific date (specifically, October 14, 2010). Is there any way to view the revision history from before a specific time/date?
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Using Wikipedia bots on other MediaWiki-based wikis

There are some Wikipedia bots that I consider to be absolutely indispensable: they perform tasks like fixing broken redirects, automatically reverting vandalism, etc. Is it possible to use these ...
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Is there any way of combining Wikipedia comparisons into a single table?

Take, for example, this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_comparison_tools It's typical of most Wikipedia comparison pages, with the information split across multiple individual ...
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Prevent section links from breaking when a section name is changed

On Wikipedia, is it possible to find all links to a specific section? I've noticed that changing the name of a section on a Wikipedia article will often break a large number of links and redirect ...
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How to change MediaWiki “Main Page” title? [duplicate]

I just installed Media Wiki on my web site for a club at my school. I can't figure out how to change the "Main Page" title though on the home page. Does any one know how I can do this?
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Reverting multiple edits at once on Wikipedia

If I make a series of edits on Wikipedia that I decide to revert, is it possible to revert multiple edits at once?
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Merging duplicate sections on Wikipedia

I've noticed that many paragraphs and article sections have been copied and pasted from one Wikipedia article to another, leading to excessive amounts of redundant text on Wikipedia. Do any tools, ...
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Improve mediawiki search by using Solr or similar?

Search on our internally hosted mediawiki installation is very poor. Has anyone found an easy way to get better search capabilities, like Solr integration or some internal spidering system?
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How can I see all pages that were created by a specific Wikipedia user?

For each user on Wikipedia, I'd like to find which pages were created by those users. How can I find all of the pages that were created by a specific Wikipedia or Mediawiki user?
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See all replies to my comments on Wikipedia talk pages

I'd like to see all the replies that have been made to the comments that I've posted on Wikipedia talk pages. Is it possible to do this (without manually adding each of the pages to my watchlist?)
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Is it possible to search MediaWiki sites using regular expressions?

I'd like to search for phrases using regular expressions on sites such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Is it possible to do this? Example regex search query: (facebook|google) (corporate ...
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Highlight the text that precedes a “citation needed” tag

On Wikipedia (and MediaWiki in general), is it possible to highlight the text that is preceded by a "citation needed" tag, in order to clarify what the tag specifically refers to?
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How do I change the title of the main page of a MediaWiki-powered website?

I tried to change the title of the main page of a MediaWiki-powered website from "Main Page" to "My Unique Title," via adding this snippet into Wiki-code for the main page. {{DISPLAYTITLE: My Unique ...
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How do I list out all the articles per category in MediaWiki?

I have a website powered by the MediaWiki CMS. I would like to create a page that lists out all the categories on the site with links to respective articles under those categories. What is the most ...
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See all ambiguous links on a specific Wikipedia page

Lately, I've been trying to fix ambiguous links on Wikipedia. On one specific Wikipedia page, I want to be able to see every link to a disambiguation page so that I can repair it. Is it possible to do ...
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Get notifications for pages on watchlist (MediaWiki sites)

I've noticed that MediaWiki websites such as Wikipedia display a "you have new messages" message whenever a change is made to the user's talk page. Is it possible to get the same type of notification ...
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Synchronize MediaWiki redirect pages [closed]

Is it possible to ensure that multiple redirect pages on a MediaWiki site redirect to the same page? There are some redirect pages that I want to synchronize so that they point to the same page, so ...
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Filter files by multiple categories on Wikipedia

How can I find files on Wikipedia (or the Wikimedia Commons) that are in two or more specific categories? For instance, if I was searching for files to put into the category "dogs and cats", I would ...
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Add multiple files to a category in Wikimedia Commons

There are some instances where I'd like to add multiple articles to a category on a MediaWiki site such as Wikimedia Commons (for example, adding multiple images of airplanes to the category ...
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How can I rename a category on Wikimedia Commons?

Is it possible to rename a category on Wikimedia Commons (or another Wikimedia-based wiki) so that all of the pages in that category are moved to the renamed category instead of being left in the old ...
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Finding and repairing broken section links on Wikipedia

I want to find broken section links on Wikipedia so that I can repair them. How can I find links to non-existent sections on Wikipedia (such as [[Google#fbffgfd]]) and replace them with working links ...