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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.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Folding/Rolling-up boxes in MediaWiki

In MediaWiki, if the Index at the top is large, it becomes show/hideable. Is there a way to do this with other sections in MediaWiki? I maintain technical documentation on an internal wiki, and I ...
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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 can I make the MediaWiki search field dynamically wider?

At Wikipedia, the search field (when located on the left, in the sidebar) gets dynamically wider if the suggested page name is too wide for the default search field. Does anyone know how to switch ...
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Is it possible to search Wikipedia including deleted text?

It is possible to perform search on Wikipedia, which includes history along with current page content. It would be especially good to search in deleted articles or deleted passages of articles. (If ...
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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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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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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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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 to export all pages from MediaWiki to hierarchy of HTML files

I'm in the process of starting my bachelor project and needs a documentation system. Currently it looks like MediaWiki fulfills my requirements. All pages of a particular MediaWiki-project is stored ...
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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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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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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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Why do articles with multiple sections not have a table of contents?

Why isn't there a table of contents (TOC) in the Wikipedia article "Scott Meyers"? There are three sections in that article. Has it something to do with the length? The article "Web application" has ...
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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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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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Embedding an Outlook Exchange Calendar in MediaWiki

Is there a way (ideally an easy one) to embed an Outlook Exchange Calendar in MediaWiki? The wiki is on an intraweb and I'd like to show the calendar on the main wiki page.
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Mediawiki: Template with reference (with a template)

I want to make it easier for myself to create references in my wiki. My current setup is that I have to do something like this: <ref name="120507">Reference for something that happened on the ...
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Internal wiki setup to create a book or export-to-PDF feature [closed]

Is there any tutorial to setup an internal intranet wiki to enable creation of a book or export-to-PDF as in wikipedia.org?
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Is there a wiki bot for deleting articles based on a regex? [closed]

My problem is that I have added many (about 200) images with a wiki bot to our company's wiki, a MediaWiki. Now I want to delete all the images I have uploaded. I gave them all a name with a ...
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Using multi-line formatted text in wiki syntax

Using multi-line formatted text (using the <pre> tags) inside of a list in Mediawiki is giving me problems. What I would love to do is something like this: # Text in a numbered entry ...
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Only one editor of my MediaWiki

How can I configure MediaWiki so that I am the only one that will be able to edit content of MediaWiki?
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Formatting C# code for wiki syntax

How can I format my C# code so it displays correctly in our internal Wiki? We are using MediaWiki although I assume most wiki syntax is the same.
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Does the German Wiktionary have a way to request words to be added?

I'm a long time contributor to the English Wiktionary but I'd like to request an entry for a word current not in the Germany Wiktionary for the first time. For those not aware, while all Wiktionaries ...
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Repeat table column headings in MediaWiki

Is it possible in MediaWiki markup to repeat table column headings automatically?
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How do I make certain pages invisible for all but some users in MediaWiki?

I do not want our wiki to be visible to the public. Only registered users should be able to view the wiki. There only seem to be options to block specific users or IP addresses. I want to block all ...
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How can I get mediawiki and wordpress to share login credentials in an intranet?

We have several products that our staff is required to use a login in order to use. Is there a way to get mediawiki and wordpress to utilize the same login information without manually setting each ...
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Getting the RSS feed for Wikipedia articles I've created

Is it possible to get a RSS feed for the new articles I've created on Wikipedia?
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Wiki software that looks good via browser, iPhone and iPad?

I'm looking into new wiki software that looks good on browsers and kind of native on iPad and iPhone. Any suggestions?
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How do I add a category to a MediaWiki Page?

I tried editing the page, but I couldn't see an option to edit the category.
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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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MediaWiki attempts to login after entering several wrong password

When request new password from MediaWiki but fail to enter correct password, the account will get locked for a day to request new password again. During this period, even administration account can't ...
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Is there such a thing as a Wordpress 'dashboard'-like MediaWiki GUI front-end/interface?

I've recently looked at installing a Wiki engine, in order to provide -as with most wikis- a user-editable repository of information. I've looked at three specific engines: DokuWiki TikiWiki ...