Web-based wiki software, primarily developed for use on Wikimedia properties.

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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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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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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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MediaWiki Pagination [migrated]

Is there are way to paginate a set of mediawiki pages so that there is automatically a "next" and "previous" link at the top or bottom? This may be for a set of pages in a particular category, for ...
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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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Adding an image to an internal Wiki without uploading to MediaWiki

I am trying to create some training materials for an internal Wiki at my workplace. Some of the images we are using are pulled from old training brochures (and quite frankly I have no idea where they ...
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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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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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Create MediaWiki template to format source code [migrated]

I want to create a MediaWiki template like <syntaxhighlight lang="Java" style="background-color:lightgray; border:1px dashed gray;"> {{{code}}} </syntaxhighlight> and use it in normal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wikipedia 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 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.
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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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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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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 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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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 ...