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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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How to get a list of all users having contributed to the current page shown on page?

Is there syntax in MediaWiki based Wikis to show the list of all users having contributed to the (current) page? Just a flat list of unique users (clickable, ideally), NOT a link to the pages's full ...
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Mediawiki user group for .edu email address?

I'm wondering if there's a way to create two different user groups based on their email address: one group for users with .edu email addresses, and another group for non .edu email addresses. I want ...
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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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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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\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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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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How to migrate from TiddlyWiki to MediaWiki

How do I take my TiddlyWiki pages and add them to a MediaWiki? Other than manually copying and pasting, of course.
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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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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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Can I remove a template from a category in MediaWiki?

We use a MediaWiki at our company to host internal documentation. I created a bunch of templates that is supposed to help with organisation and identification of all the pages within the wiki. So, ...
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How do I write an asterisk at the beginning of a line in wiki syntax without transforming into a list item?

When using wiki syntax, if I put an asterisk (*) at the beginning of a line, it gets transformed into a unordered list. How is it possible to have the asterisk to remain as it is when at the beginning ...
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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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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 list all templates available on a MediaWiki Wiki?

I'm editing this MediaWiki Wiki (not Wikipedia etc.) , and I want to have some fancy effect. On Wikipedia there are templates which sorta-kinda-do what I want - but this Wiki doesn't seem to have ...
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How to compare popularity of MediaWiki (eg. Wikipedia) pages?

Given two or more MediaWiki pages (eg. Wikipedia), what is a meaningful and publicly accessible measure of their relative popularity?
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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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Preventing hackers from ruining my MediaWiki site

Hackers have removed all the content on my MediaWiki and posted ads and junk. Is there a way to roll back to my previous site version and stop unauthorized edits? I am running on Bitnami and AWS.
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How to get the real filelocations of all real svg-files on commons.wikimedia?

On 7.April I asked here and on the wikipedia help-desk how to get such a list: link I now downloaded the file "commonswiki-20150417-all-titles". Then I get all entries that end with ".svg". So far, ...
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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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How to mention someone in a Wikipedia/Mediawiki conversation?

In Wikipedia talk pages discussions, I see people often mention each other. Mentioned people receive a notification. How to mention people? For instance let's say I want to mention the user called ...
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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? The edits are spread across multiple articles.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...