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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How to use Pywikibot to download only a few selected pages?

How to use Pywikibot to extract only a single page or a few pages along with the revision histories from a MediaWiki wiki, instead of the whole wiki?
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How to setup turnkey-mediawiki on remote linux host inside vmplayer without highjacking ssh?

I have been trying to solve this problem but have found only partial information like "use bridged mode" or "turn off the windows firewall" (for windows hosts), so I wanted to ask for specific advice ...
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Is there a way to restrict read access to pages in MediaWiki?

I have a MediaWiki site which is available for public view, and I want to keep it that way, but I would like to make certain pages private -- and viewable only by me. I know this kind of goes against ...
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Freshly installed wiki still shows red links for pages that have been created?

I just set up MediaWiki for a test run on my laptop. Windows 7, PHP 5.4, SQL Server 2012 SP2, IIS 7, MediaWiki 1.23.6. The installation went smoothly once I got everything in order and I can create ...
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How I can made a reference to a document into mediawiki page in Tuleap

I would like made reference to a Tuleap document into a Tuleap-mediawiki page. I have test doc#ID but it doesn't create a link. It is possible to do that ?
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MediaWiki Availibility for Local and External

I'm currently hosting a MediaWiki site on my computer. I'm forwarding port 80 to my computer, and I'm able to access it from outside the network, as long as the $wgServer variable in ...
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How to install parsoid in CentOS?

I am trying to install VisualEditor extension http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:VisualEditor for MediaWiki. A pre-requisite is to install Parsoid service. The instructions for Parsoid ...
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Mediawiki: Uploading tables of extension via browser

How do I update the wiki database with the tables of the newly installed extensions? I read this and went to mywiki.com/mw-config/ and got a page for upgrading the entire wiki instead of updating the ...
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Meidawiki: Get user contribution word-count

Is there any extension or any other option available in mediawiki to get the word-count of the contribution/edit by a user?
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Mediawiki: File upload error

When tried to upload files of 12.7MB(djvu) and 7MB(mp4) mediawiki showed an error saying: Internal error [89512f99] 2014-10-21 06:29:26: Fatal exception of type UploadStashFileException ...
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MediaWiki with SQLite: Where are pages stored?

Where does mediawiki-1.20.2 with SQLite 3.7.13 store the content of pages? I want to dump the markdown code. I want to get all pages as shown when the "edit" button has been hit. The ...
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Chrome Refresh Problems

I'm having an occasional problem with Chrome not properly loading CSS files when I hard-reload (ie. clear the cache then reload). In other words, Chrome properly loads the page, but no style is ...
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MediaWiki: show bots in recent changes by default?

I am running some pywikibot code on a couple of wikis. I constantly find myself going to [[Special:Recentchanges]] and then clicking the "show bots" link (which adds &hidebots=0 as a parameter). ...
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mediawiki: LDAP Authentication error

am using, php5+mysql+ldap . i had configured php and mysql with mediawiki. its working fine. But iwant to provide LDAP users authentication login and aswellas general users login. i was installed ...
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Math extension in mediawiki on windows

I want to put some mathematical formulas in a mediawiki install on a local WAMP server. I'm currently trying to install the math extension but I can't get it to work. I've followed the instructions ...
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how to actually install mediawiki and run with docker?

I tried mediawiki docker it says: When first run, the container will not contain a LocalSettings.php But i don't understand how to get this contained LocalSettings.php what do I type to get ...
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is it possible to enable to serve mediawiki files with mediawiki content from any simple mediawiki server?

I understand that mediawiki server's its content from mysql. I would like to serve my content from local files maybe index.mediawiki etc. is that possible? any reference to such a solution? or any ...
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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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How long it takes to index a 9.7G zim file using kiwix-index?

I am trying to use kiwix to server an offline wikipedia. I have got a 9.7G zim file wikipedia_en_all_nopic_01_2012_db.zim. To make search possible, kiwix-index wikipedia_en_all_nopic_01_2012_db.zim ...
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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" ...