Questions tagged [mediawiki]

Web-based wiki software, primarily developed for use on Wikimedia properties. (Please note that questions on how to host/configure MediaWiki are off-topic for Web Applications.)

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Configuring mediawiki with math plugin and local mathoid and restbase

Because of firewall restrictions, I have to install a local method and RESTBase server for our mediawiki installation. However RESTBase is giving me this error when accessing a mediawiki page with a ...
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MediaWiki: Sidebar displays twice “navigation” content only if profile is both administrator and bureaucrat

MediaWiki displays twice the standard content of navigation in the sidebar but only when profile is both administrator and bureaucrat. Below the source that appears when issuing a domaine_name/wiki/...
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Mediawiki: Custom Namespaces How To

I understand that MediaWiki cannot have subwikis, rather custom Namespaces would be the closest one could get (source). In order to test this I created a Namespace as per Manual:Using custom ...
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MinervaNeue style in Wikipedia stopped showing image overlay

tl;dr: Recently MinervaNeue style in Wikipedia stopped showing an overlay with Media Viewer. In addition, my setting to not use Media Viewer at all is ignored. I'd like to know, if this is only me (...
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Home directory showing-up twice in Mediawiki links

I recently installed Wikimedia for a tiny non-profit organization, as I am the technical person on the board. With this fresh installation links are showing the home directory twice. Example: (our ...
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Does MediaWiki support multiple levels of auto-confirmed users?

I want to enable a „low auto-confirmed“ level (leaving common auto-confirmed users intact). Those users (and IPs) must comply with the following criteria. 3 or more edits (in different articles) ...
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DPL3 RegEx: How to suppress display of matched parameters?

I'm trying to match {{Tag|Anteater}} Regarding https://help.gamepedia.com/DPL:Parameters:_Criteria_for_Page_Selection#includematch, and https://help.gamepedia.com/DPL:Parameters:...
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How do I create a simple template that adds a category in a Mediawiki template?

I am trying to create a template that adds the page to a category (in a second step also a short header text) but I fail succeeding. Right now I have the following: <noinclude>This is a ...
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How to automatically show an outdated warning message after “n” days in MediaWiki?

We are using a MediaWiki 1.23.3 at work, and most of our pages need to be updated with fresh new data very often. I'm wondering if there is a way to automatically show a text/template in the header ...
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Mediawiki extension: moderation

I have added the extension and installed it according to the instructions given on the page but cannot find the Moderation page on Special Pages.
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MediaWiki plural links

I have quite a lot of pages with plural named titles, eg widgets. If a mention a widget and want to make it a link I have to put [[widgets|widget]]. I know there is a pipe trick to give a singular ...
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About installing SimpleMathJax extension for Mediawiki

I am trying to display LateX equations on a locally installed Mediawiki. I am trying to use SimpleMathJax extension instead of Math extension, since the former is used by sites like shoutwiki and ...
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How to upload a “fair use” image to Wikipedia - Wikimedia does not allow it

I gave up trying to find how to upload an image allowed by the press dept. I read in one place in Wikipedia that I could use {{Non-free promotional}} {{Fairuse}} but it is probably not what they ...
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Show a Google Map of locations stored in MediaWiki

I'm a contributor to a wiki on the MediaWiki platform. We have a large set of articles representing people/businesses. We are looking for a way to add latitude/longitude data to the articles, and then ...
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Mediawiki shut down old passwords. Can it be bypassed?

As submitted in multiple bug reports, Mediawiki has a recent bug that prevents users with old passwords (such that weren't changed in years) from staying logged in. If such users try logging in, they ...
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Multiple uses of the same footnote

MediaWiki documentation: To give a footnote a unique identifier, use <ref name="name">. You can then refer to the same footnote again by using a ref tag with the same name. The text ...
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How can I embed the contents of the “What links here” link in a Mediawiki theme?

I want to be able to see the list of pages which link to the page I'm currently viewing. Is there an extension or snippet which allows this? Searched but only found old links.
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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 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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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 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 them....
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Preventing hackers from ruining my MediaWiki site

I am running on Bitnami and AWS. Hackers have removed all the content on my MediaWiki and posted advertisements and junk. Is there a way to roll back to my previous site version and stop unauthorized ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a ...
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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, \newenvironment, ...
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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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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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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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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: https://www.google.com/search?q=site:en....
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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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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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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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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 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, ...