MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis.

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Expunge deleted version of uploaded file [migrated]

I'm a bureaucrat on Wiki site. The site has a number of deleted files, and I'd like to expunge them. For example, there are 27 files in the history of one particular file: There's no need for the ...
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How to add/update articles easily on Wikipedia?

To create files for Wikipedia, I use a combination of software (Vim, Markdown, Pandoc, Git ...). As a developer this is just how I'm comfortable. My problem is that to add or update (especially the ...
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Mediawiki: import, render and use correctly Infobox template [closed]

I'd like to have some info boxes in my pages. So that. I've installed Scribunto extension (downloaded, copied in the extension folder, changed local settings, added permission to lua standalone ...
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Mediawiki Releases RSS Feed?

Suppose I run a small wiki powered by MediaWiki. I want to keep mediawiki up to date, but in order to do this I need to remember to check the Mediawiki homepage. This can get quite tedious, so I have ...
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Is it possible to create subwikis with MediaWiki?

I wan't to create a Wiki for our company which has several product requiring their own Wiki. Is it possible to create subwikis with MediaWiki? If so, how?
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Apache won't display images from child directory

I am not especially experienced with Apache, but I have setup a number of simple sites using it and am a bit puzzled by this problem. I have installed MediaWiki and the Math extension, this creates a ...
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Short URLs not working with MediaWiki on nginx

I've been trying to configure Mediawiki Short URL's with nginx, but I keep getting 404 errors when trying to access the pages of my wiki. I followed this guide but changed location / to location ...
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How are wiki articles with slashes in their titles handled? [closed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nip/tuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POW/MIA_flag Simply put, how are pages like these processed by the server or the wiki? Is there a directory named POW or do ...
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how to install geoserver and mediawiki on the same machine?

on a w2k8 r2 machine, geoserver is installed --- mysql is used for geoserver. it works fine. now, mediawiki has to be installed. bitnami installer will be used. could this one affect the prior ...
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How do I work on a wiki draft with local save?

Editing a wiki article is usually done online but if I'd like to restart a browser then the draft is lost. How do I work on the draft with a local copy and ability to preview if I don't use web ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for faster formatting in mediawiki?

I'm starting to use a local Mediawiki installation to document my various notes, since browsing the Wiki afterwords is soooo much quicker than opening files in a folder structure. Unfortunately, I'm ...
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How to Move MS Word Footnotes Up Into Body Text

I have a MS Word document with 100+ footnotes. I want to bring them into the text (where the superscript number currently is) spanned by a <ref></ref> tag so I can place the document on a ...
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Mediawiki extension error

I'm running the latest version of mediawiki using MoWeS Portable II from my desktop. I just installed this extension on the wiki http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MsUpload It adds an option to ...
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How to set up a private mediawiki or wordpress site that can be accessed from my other laptop?

I bought a chromebook to use as a secondary computer, and once I save up money I'd like to buy a windows laptop as a primary computer (not because i dislike my chromebook, i've been very pleased so ...
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Can I Store MediaWiki Files on the cloud?

I recently got a chromebook, and I've been brainstorming different ways to put mediawiki on it (with localhost, not a server). One way I've read about online is to go into developer mode to download ...
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MediaWiki Namespace Protection (Read Access)

I have a question about my MediaWiki installation. First of all, I know about the security issues that's been stated in the main MediaWiki documentation. We want to have a corporate wiki. While it ...
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Can outside images be brought by link into MediaWiki?

On my personal MediaWiki site I am trying to display my StackExchange flair, but I cannot find a way to set the address to the flair on the SE itself. Just to be clear, I know I could download the ...
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Creating and using MediaWiki templates?

I am trying to create and use the Infobox person template in my own MediaWiki instance. Just copying the base template doesn't work, actually. There must be some underlying thing going on that I am ...
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Applying CSS to a MediaWiki site

I am a Wikipedia editor, and I find that I can adjust the appearance of what I see by applying CSS in Preferences / Appearance. For the fun of it I have set up a MediaWiki site on my shared hosted ...
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How to display a “historic” image file in a mediawiki article

in mediawiki you embed images in articles using the following notation: [[File:filename.extension|options|caption]] this notation always(!) displays the latest and greatest file on the article. ...
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How can I sort #ask results alphanumerically in MediaWiki?

I am using the Semantic MediaWiki and have this #ask query: {{#ask: [[Category:Journals]] | ?Has Rating }} The "Has Rating" has as allowed values: TOP25, TOP10, TOP5, and TOP1. How can I get the ...
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Using convert template from Wikipedia throwing Scribunto error

I imported the convert template (Template:convert) from Wikipedia to use on my Wiki; it throws the following error when used: Internal Eroror [18eba24f] 2013-07-09 15:00:33: Fatal exception of ...
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Can't access wiki site through any other computers on my LAN

I am trying to set up an internal wiki site for my company. Product info, specs that sort of thing. I have downloaded and installed WAMP Server 2.2 (Apache 2.2.22 MySQL 5.5.24 PHP 5.3.13) as well as ...
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MediaWiki most brute force backup?

I brought up MediaWiki using Bintami stack. Now am trying to figure out the most brute force way to back up the the wiki and have ability to bring it up on another server as well. I have looked over ...
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How to relatively link to a file

My max file upload size is 64MB on my host and I'd like to upload a larger file. I see it as I have to upload the file via FTP and then link to it. But it's important to be to use a relative link ...
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How do I delete all non-confirmed users in MediaWiki

I had an issue that bots/spammers have created hundreds of users on our mediawiki page. They are not harmful, since a user needs to be confirmed before it can edit, and neither have been. I have now ...
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MediaWiki - How to handle slash and backslash in title

I would like to use article names which contains "/" (slash) and/or "\" (backslash). example: http://www.example.com/wiki/Media/Wiki http://www.example.com/wiki/Media\Wiki how to do this?
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How to backup image files on mediawiki 1.20.4 using dumpUploads.php

I have run this same backup command on previous versions of mediawiki (on Centos 6.4) and it has worked successfully but now when running this command on mediawiki 1.20.4 - [root@wiki images]# php ...
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Upload .SQL Files to Wiki

Changes to my team's database are recorded in our internal wiki. Currently, in addition to a brief description, the .sql scripts are added as text. This is becoming bulky and making the page difficult ...
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Installing mediawiki on local xampp by computer name

I am trying to install mediawiki on my local installation of xampp. I am also trying to install it using my computer name rather than my IP address, since that might change quiet often. I managed to ...
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Linking to a Lotus Notes Document from MediaWiki

I've recently joined a company where groups maintain a lot of data in a lot of systems. The group that I'm in uses MediaWiki and there are some Lotus Notes documents that I want to link to there. ...
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“Error loading data from server: Server error.” - help on configuring VisualEditor and Parsoid extensions for MediaWiki on localhost?

I've been having issues with Parsoid and VisualEditor recently, getting this error everytime I try to edit the page: Error loading data from server: Server error.
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Mediawiki: cannot upload files

I need to upload a file on the mediawiki installation on my server. When I try to upload a text file I see the following error: Could not create directory "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/7/78" ...
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Installing MediaWiki on Linux

I'm am new to Linux and generally new to setting up a web dev environment. I need help with the basics right now. I'm trying to install a LAMP stack that I can then install MediaWiki on. Here's what ...
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How do I run php scripts on a host's server via command line?

I have a hosting provider with mediawiki installed, I am trying to install an extension and I have to navigate to a directory on their server and run an install.php script. How do i do this? I have ...
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How can I convert a whole XML dump from Wikia to Kindle?

I'd like to convert an XML dump of whole Deus Ex Wikia to my Kindle. How can I do that? Here's the compressed XML file if anyone wants to try their solutions before posting an answer: ...
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Setting up a (private) image library in MediaWiki

I'm very serious about automotive photography, so I figured it was a good idea to start a private wiki which can both serve as a knowledge base and an image library that contains interesting photos ...
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Line break within a wiki link?

In Mediawiki, how to insert a line break within a wikilink? Context: An otherwise nicely balanced table is distorded (one column is very wide while the other columns are narrow) because of a very ...
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Own mediawiki/wikipedia naming convention for pages

I recently installed a mediawiki at home and I'm looking for a way to name pages. Let's say I have the following structure : Main - Dev - C# - Tips Main - Cooking - Mexixan Cooking - Tips Main - ...
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Organizing files on my computer into Mediawiki-style categories

I'd like to organize the files on my computer into Wikimedia-style categories, where files can be added to categories and every file can belong to more than one category. Can this be done using a ...
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Mediawiki for personal use [closed]

I need to setup a mediawiki like wiki for some personal projects. Access control is absolutely essential. I should be able to approve when new users create an account on the system. Therefore, i ...
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How do I set up ZScreen to upload images to my mediawiki?

I've set up a mediawiki with all the correct settings and enabled image uploading. When I do this manually this all works OK. I want to be able to upload screenshots automatically into my mediawiki ...
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IE9 randomly blocks the cursor from moving up a row in text boxes on wikis

Ever since "upgrading" to IE9, I've been having a super-annoying and very inconsistent problem. While editing wikis, every now and then, I can't move the cursor to the previous row. Pressing the up ...
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What software can I use to scrape (download) a MediaWiki wiki?

I want to scrape an entire wiki that uses MediaWiki software. The amount of pages are pretty small, but they have plenty of revisions, and I'd like to preferably scrape revisions as well. The wiki ...
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MediaWiki: Branch an Article

Let me first state that I've tried searching MediaWiki's Website , Google, superuser, and stack overflow stackoverflow. In addition I've tried searching for a MediaWiki centric site, and the closest I ...
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MediaWiki like wiki, but with user management?

I really like the syntax of MediaWiki, and that it doesn't use a rich editor, but I would very much like if it had user management. As far as I can tell, the page is either locked or open for anyone ...
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Unable to get Mathjax extension to work in Mediawiki

I am trying to install Mathjax on a mediawiki installation. From the official page for the extension, I followed all the steps. Downloaded the latest zip distribution, uploaded and extracted it to ...
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Advice on platform for web-help? [closed]

We have a web-based software product that has a growing user-base of around 200+ people. We used to have our help sent out with the product as PDFs, and then last year we offer both the PDFs and also ...
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How do I restore the images from a MediaWiki backup?

I'm having trouble restoring the images folder from a backup of my MediaWiki. I made a backup of my MediaWiki (MediaWiki 1.15.1, PHP 5.3.2, and MySQL 5.1.41), reformatted my computer, and reinstalled ...
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How do I change the UI in MediaWiki v1.16.4?

I'm probably overlooking something obvious, but I cannot seem to find any information about changing from the default UI in MediaWiki. I want to use the newest 1st party UI (seen on ...