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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 do I use a template from outside the Template namespace on MediaWiki?

I am testing a new Navbox template I want to use on a Fandom Wiki. I created this template under User:Stevoisiak/Template:MyNavbox so I could test it before making it a part of the site-wide Template: ...
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Why are my Wikimedia pages are showing a LUA error?

I downloaded and installed media wiki and imported some xml files from wikipedia's special:export. I enabled scribunto and parserfunctions and enabled all other necessary extensions. But all the pages ...
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Why is MediaWiki giving me an internal error?

When I try to access my MediaWiki install, I get this: [126acc5486e3f05c51e0c77b] /taerelwiki/index.php/Taerel_Worldbuilding_Wiki Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError: A database query error has occurred. Did ...
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Error while trying to create module page on MediaWiki

I tried to create a Module page on my MediaWiki but I've been getting the following error: Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/dev/null): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted I'm ...
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How to secure MediaWiki instance once containing passwords?

I have a mediawiki site, in which during years many password and credentials have been stored clear text inside pages. I have removed all of this dangerous content from the current version of each ...
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MediaWiki how to declare the logo in LocalSettings 1.40

I have used the 1.23 MediaWiki version for many years. I now have to change my hosting provider and I have a problem to declare the site logo in LocalSettings 1.40. My logos images are in /home/perso-...
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Restarting Apache after installing RSA Web Agent

Good afternoon, We are currently attempting to install the RSA Web agent on our Apache web server, but run into problems after installation, when restarting the web server. The error we get is the ...
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Peer review on a Mediawiki wiki?

Is it possible to somehow implement peer review on a Mediawiki wiki, like developers do with pull requests on GitHub? That way before an edit goes live, peers can review, discuss if necessary, ask for ...
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Strip all HTML from text in GUI in Ubuntu

I work with Ubuntu 22.08. I am migrating my website from one content management system to another (from MediaWiki to Drupal). If I copy a MediaWiki article to Drupal, it won't be copied as plain text ...
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PHP-Error on Mediawiki1.7 Startup-Error

I'm trying to set up mediawiki 1.7 on an Ubuntu 20.04 system with php 7.4 apache2 & mariadb (while strictly following this tutorial), but when I try to access the site through localhost, I get the ...
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SyntaxHighlight - MediaWiki - Centos 8

So I am using Centos 8 Stream starting from minimal install and I have built a functioning MediaWiki v1.35.4 accessible within my local network with httpd(apache). I am trying to utilize ...
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Why do we need the <Directory> section in the following virtual host's config file?

Here is the article explaining how to install MediaWiki on Ubuntu Server. And here's how they tell us to configure the virtual host: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin [email protected] ...
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Mediawiki file cache update after page edit

I have implemented Mediawiki 1.35 on a dedicated server (24 core, 32GB RAM, RAID 1) to which I have root access. The instance contains 21m+ articles, some of which are large and contain multiple ...
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mediawiki version 1.35.2 does not support Unicode

Dears I have a problem with the mediawiki version 1.35.2. Its installed on CENTOS 7 with mysql server. The Startup work fine, but when an user create a new post, the system report a bellow error: “It ...
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wget ignores files despite *? wildcard search

i run the following command: wget -np -c -r -v -l1 -nd -A "*,*multistream-index*,*pages-articles.xml.bz2,*pages-meta-current.xml.bz2,*abstract.xml.gz,*pages-logging.xml.gz,*stub-articles.xml.gz,*...
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How do I add PHP-LDAP to a Docker Container

I installed a MediaWiki on a Docker in CentOS 8. I want to integrate LDAP. I installed the LDAP extensions and activated it in the LocalSettings.php file. Now, when I try to login in my wiki I get ...
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How to fix wrong parenthesis direction in Hebrew text in Google Chrome?

A few months ago, a weird behavior emerged whenever I open the Hebrew Wikipedia page on my Mac using Chrome. The parenthesis and brackets are reversed. Here's an example from https://he.wikipedia.org/...
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Is it even possible to replace the Wikipedia citation from it using Microsoft word?

Is it even possible to replace the Wikipedia citation from it using Microsoft word ? I tried the following regex which I verified on regex101.com(And It is a valid regex for citations) Regex \[[0-9]+...
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Mediawiki: Safe way to prevent template edits from overloading the job queue?

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:Job_queue#Updating_links_tables_when_a_template_changes How do I mitigate the flood of job queue entries when a major template is updated? Is ...
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Internal MediaWiki sends emails to old users who were watching articles

We run an internal MediaWiki Wiki for knowledge share and documentation. We have noticed some pages that are Watched by some users include old users that have left our employ but are still getting the ...
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Mediawiki + Babel.js = Possible?

The MediaWiki software let's you edit a Javascript file on its wiki by going to a URL, such as wiki.example.com/MediaWiki:Common.js. (With sufficient privileges) you can "edit" that file the same way ...
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why the list of pages does not appear in my categories pages (mediawiki)?

This page : https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Categories State that : Each of the pages in the Category namespace represents a so-called category, a grouping of related pages, and contains an index ...
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Adding tabulation characters to MediaWiki

If one wants to nest any HTML tag inside another HTML tag in MediaWiki, space-indentation isn't useful for that because it causes the nested tags to be wrapped in a <pre> tag in execution. A ...
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MediaWiki 404 error for search results page

I just upgraded Mediawiki from 1.24 to 1.32 It's running PHP 7.0.33, MySQL 5.6.40 on a shared server from SiteGround. When I use the built-in search box, most of the time it works fine. For example, ...
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Call MediaWiki script from Wikipedia

I created a new MediaWiki project and it's likely I'll need to call some MediaWiki JS scripts from English Wikipedia (I'd prefer to call them instead copy-paste them in MedaiWiki:Common.js). Is it ...
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MediaWiki non-theme-dependent CSS

I use MediaWiki and I want to add some non-theme-dependent or "global" CSS; basically some display:nones, It's a quick way to customize CSS without creating sub-themes (what I'd like to avoid due to ...
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MediaWiki: What are parameters in widgets?

I'd like to add some HTML code to all pages of a MediaWiki website, for that I've installed the Widgets extension by documentation, I understand that I should create the widget code as a wiki page ...
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MediaWiki: How to totally prevent anonymous users from register?

I've installed MediaWiki aiming to create some one-man-editing Wiki; Anyone can read in that wiki (no one has to register to read and can read anonymously) but editing is only by me; a website where I ...
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MediaWiki: skin and extentions files missing

I have an Arch Mediawiki installation that refers to several extensions and skins like this in a file called LocalSettings.php: require_once( "$IP/extensions/WikiEditor/WikiEditor.php" ); ...
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How to change a username in MediaWiki? [closed]

I started a website which is MediaWiki based. For some reason, the username had its first letter capitalized but I don't want it capitalized (I clearly remember how I wrote it lowercased). The ...
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mwoffliner ZIM file creation issue with local MediaWiki

I installed mwoffliner 1.6.0 as per these instructions in a Ubuntu 18.10 (cosmic, desktop edition). Some programs were missing and I apparently managed to install all of them. I succeeded running the ...
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MediaWiki - Mirror domain

I’ve manually installed Mediawiki at example.com/wiki with two separate databases (one in english and one in portuguese) and created two subdomains at pt.example.com and en.example.com mirroring the ...
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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:No globals' not found

I have installed MediaWiki and am now finally getting to import/export templates from wikipedia to make it shinny like a door knob. However I am running into this road block: Lua error in package.lua ...
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Updating Ubuntu server (14.04.5 lts) and Mediawiki (1.25.3)

My company uses Mediawiki... a lot... unfortunately it hasn't been kept up to date. Its now my job to update it. I would really like any insights into this task. Ubuntu 14.04.5 update to 18.04.1 ...
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MediaWiki, display data aggregate from a template

I'm running MediaWiki version 1.27.4. With a template I have added informations in a bounch of pages. I would like to automatically obtain a table that aggregates all this data. I found this ...
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Mediawiki automatic "list of __" with descriptions?

list of foo pages on Wikipedia are manually updated. Can I automate that on my own mediawiki? I want a automatically generated list of foo page with a table that contains a name and description of ...
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Mediawiki doesn't use wikiEditor

I've added the following line in my LocalSettings.php: wfLoadExtension( 'WikiEditor' ); $wgHiddenPrefs[] = 'usebetatoolbar'; And yet, when I try to edit a page, I get an ugly editor like: Why is ...
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After installing mediawiki plugin on Tuleap it shows 404 Not Found

I have installed MediaWiki and Bugzilla Reference plugins on our Tuleap installation but when I click in the administration page it gives me 404 Bot Found error message. Other plugins e.g. Trackers, ...
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Local MediaWiki installation slow despite enabling Squid, parser, file, and sidebar caching

I have a local MediaWiki installation on a flash drive using XAMPP. I have enabled every possible form of caching as far as I know except for Varnish, since it's unavailable on Windows. Additionally, ...
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can't make Wikibase work

i installed the Wikibase client extension without repository as per these instructions, but now the whole wiki isn't working. every page says there are problems on the web site because it can't access ...
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Setup HTTPS on mediawiki on docker

I learn docker (Yes I am a noobie) and I want to setup HTTPS on my mediawiki container. I don't find any documentations or sample. When I try to set up by changing the 000-default.conf <...
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How to copy a debian mediawiki installation

The MediaWiki installation on Debian uses a file structure all over the system and symbolic links to enable/disable extensions/configs etc. I understand this is because Debian has preferred locations ...
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MediaWiki with MariaDB on Docker

I have 2 containers with 2 different MediaWiki running and I want to know. Do I need to create 2 containers with 2 MariaDB or just 1 container with MariaDB and two different DB inside? What is the ...
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How do I convert the entire Intranet- Mediawiki site to Wordpress? [closed]

I have installed Mediawiki on NAS and Wordpress on Ubuntu-sever. I need to convert the entire mediawiki site to wordpress format and run on Ubuntu. Thanks.
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Mediawiki: is it possible to block an user by IP when the block page only suggests its username?

We are experiencing a wave of spam on a wikimedia-powered website. I've always been able to block false user accounts because the block page was blocking its IP. But since yesterday with this spam ...
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Cannot create process: proc_open: failed to open stream: Permission denied

I've seen this question posted around with no solution. And I've seen other posts that are related (one two) but don't help. Permissions are set, executable, ownership is set, no SELinux, PHP can ...
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How do I restore MediaWiki images withut command line access?

I got the same question than How do I restore the images from a MediaWiki backup?, but without command line access ! Practically, I got a 1.18.? MW install totally crashed, outputting PHP errors. I ...
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mediawiki how to display information on the login page on a otherwise private wiki

I have setup a private wiki with mediawiki and i'm using a Logo under the CC license so I have to cite the source and the license. Since my wiki is private and requires a login I need to find a way ...
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Editing “MediaWiki:Vector.css” of my MediaWiki

I want to install Skin:Vector-DarkCSS on my MediaWiki. It must be simple, but second step of installation instructions syas I have to edit MediaWiki:Vector.css on my wiki. I searched for file with ...
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how do i program abyss web server X2 URL Rewriting to produce a Mediawiki short url

All of the refernces i find expplaining how to complete this are incorrect for this web server. i have the tools to do this URL rewriting what i need is a real how to complete this. i have abyss web ...
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