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Numbered MediaWiki List with pre,source or code tags inside [migrated]

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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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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New toolbar for editing in Vector: How to get?

Using MediaWiki 1.16 with the Vector skin (fresh installation, no upgrades or imports), how do I get that new fancy Ajax-enabled editing toolbar? I've digged through all available settings in php, ...
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List of contributions by the users listed in a specific category in MediaWiki

With Wikiscan I can see stats of users whose userpage is listed in a specific category. How can I see all contributions by Wikipedia users in a specific category? The category only contains their ...
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Show latest wiki post as of a particular date

Is there a query string or some similar method of automatically viewing the latest version of a page on a wiki as of a particular date?
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Is there a way to filter Wikipedia tables?

I'm looking for a way to filter tables often found in Wikipedia articles, so I can compare only the rows (and columns) I'm interested in. Is there either a built-in feature in the Wikipedia engine ...
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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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How can I add a link on a MediaWiki message page?

At our company, we have an internal wiki, the access to which is restricted to a specific group. If someone from outside that group attempts access, they will be diverted to the special MediaWiki ...
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Automatic categorization or indexing of MediaWiki articles

I have a MediaWiki instance with thousands of articles in a certain scientific field. They're in a flat space with no categorization. I'd like to organize these automatically using data mining and ...
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Which regular expression flavour is used by the MediaWiki search and replace dialog?

I recently discovered this search and replace dialog in MediaWiki and have been using it more and more: But I can't seem to find the documentation on it. On the MediaWiki website I always find info ...
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Is it possible to include wiki markup in MediaWiki searches?

I tried to find improperly formatted URLs on Wikipedia by entering for a search query with wiki markup, but this doesn't return matches of this markup in Wikipedia. Does Wikipedia have any search ...
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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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Batch upload of images in Wikia

I want to upload a bunch of pictures (PNG, approx. one thousand) to Wikia (if I understand it correctly it runs MediaWiki under the hood). Is there a way to just select a directory on my PC, select a ...
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Wikimedia Commons: Special/New pages. I cannot see my uploads

I've tried to apply this recipe: Getting the RSS feed for Wikipedia articles I've created to see the files I've uploaded recently on commons (e.g: this file ). But I cannot see any log in: ...
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How to add language link to a Wikipedia page

I'm trying to add an interlanguage link to a Wikipedia page. I've read the instructions given in wikipedia:wikidata page, but couldn't get to add the language links. Here is what I'm trying to do: ...
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How to download the wikicode of a Wikipedia page?

I want to download the wikicode of this Wikipedia article with a single Web request. Is there any better way than getting https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paris&action=edit and ...
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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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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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Add image on mediawiki

I run my own mediawiki, with file uploads disabled, but I want to put an image in there. How do I do it? I've tried: [[File:image_filename.png]] But wherever I put image_filename.png, it doesn't ...
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How to prevent MediaWiki from redirecting the main domain to the “Main Page”?

I see a lot of questions about how to change the title of a MediaWiki Main Page or how to redirect it to another page, but I can't seem to find anything on how to 1) prevent MediaWiki from redirecting ...
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How can I list MediaWiki users added by date?

The Special:ListUsers page allows me to view all the users in MediaWiki. Is it possible to view them by date added? (I'm sure I've done this before, but maybe it was via an extension.)
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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 ...
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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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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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How do you reference a Wikimedia image if the file name is non-Latin?

I am trying to reference the wikipedia commons image in an english wikipedia info box. The image is a wikimedia commons picture with a Japanese name. Somehow it does not allow it to be placed there. ...
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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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Line by line display of author responsible for contribution on MediaWiki page

Is there a way to show "who contributed to this line" of each line of a page of Wikipedia or of a MediaWiki site? It would show per page and would be similar to the subversion blame tool.
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How can I always get to the image on commons instead of the local wiki page?

If you go to this article and click on the German flag, you get to https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Flag_of_Germany.svg and a link is presented that bascially says that the original page is in ...
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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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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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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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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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Search within a category on a MediaWiki site

I'm trying to search for a keyword within a specific category on Wikimedia Commons. For example, like to search for "red flowers" within "Category:Flowers" so that I can categorize the images ...
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How can I float the table of contents to the right with MediaWiki

According to the MediaWiki FAQ A TOC is added automatically as soon as you have more than three headers. which is fine and all, but I'd like it floated to the right, so that it does not take up ...
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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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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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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 can I create a two way link between test cases and requirements using Semantic MediaWiki?

I want to create a two way relationship between test cases and requirements in MediaWiki using Semantic MediaWiki. Specifically, I have test cases which include this property: This test covers ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MediaWiki <code> tag formatting

Where can I format <code> tag? Using default settings, letters are quite too small, and it doesn't look nice.