I am building a web site for a family member who is in the process
of completing a PhD and MediaWiki looks like the ideal CMS to use
as they will be able to update their own web site (delegation is
always important :-)
1) There may be a need to have certain pages in multiple languages.
Is the best way to do this for a small site is to add a language
identifier to the page title eg:
here is the CV in [[CV.en|English]] or in [[CV.nl|Dutch]].
Is there a way to do this and still have a more readable title eg
"English CV" rathern than "CV.en"?
2) I see from the LocalSettings.php that it is possible to prevent
access to certain pages for users who are not logged in. Do I
need to list all the pages I want blocked or is it possible
to do wildcards eg internal*
Is there any RSS support for MediaWiki - i.e. generating a .rss stream for a site?
I am aware of an extension that parses/embeds rss files within MediaWiki pages with <rss>url</rss>
but I want the inverse: to allow others to use RSS to see what's new on my MediaWiki site.
David J. Biesack SAS Institute Inc.
(919) 531-7771 SAS Campus Drive
http://www.sas.com Cary, NC 27513
I have had another go with this today but the same message keeps coming back
I can't see what other permissions the maintenance scripts need
From: Arthur Guy [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 29 June 2005 19:48
To: 'MediaWiki announcements and site admin list'
Subject: RE: [Mediawiki-l] Database Corruption
Thanks for replying, I hadn't filled out the details in adminsettings.php.
I created a new database user and put the account details in that file and
re-ran the rebuild script, it came back with a message saying the user I had
created didn't have permission.
I gave the user the following privileges
Are there any other privileges it needs?
Make sure AdminSettings.php is present and contains correct username and
password settings as per AdminSettings.sample.
Note that rebuildIndex.php requires ALTER TABLE permission (iirc) to
drop and re-add the fulltext index.
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Apparently this is what I'm referring to - I just set the title via
editing Mediawiki:MySpecialPage - thankyou!
[mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces@Wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Jamie Bliss
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:14 PM
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Re: How to create a new Special page
Are you refering to SpecialPage::getDescription()? (Which, by default,
calls wfMsg() with the lowercase version of the page name. So if your
special page is called SomeSpecialPageIWrote, you would want to look
On 6/21/05, Bart Q. Simon <bqs(a)bluefang.com> wrote:
> Yeah I'm aware that special pages are php (I made one that's working
> I'm just trying to figure out a way to give a new special page a title
> without hard-coding it in PHP. I'm pretty sure there is a way to do it
> (I looked through my old custom-made special page, and there isn't a
> title in there - yet it still has the right title when I browse to
> I recollect it being something like this, but not quite like this:
That appears to be for the HTML <title> tags. I assume you're talking
about the title at the top of the page.
> Maybe I'm losing it :).
That's entirely possible. However, this is not an authoritative source
in the areas of mental stability. ;)
Thank you to JosephM for inviting me to Gmail!
Have lots of invites. Gmail now has 2GB.
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Hi Everyone -
I just installed the Mediawiki on my (Debian) server. The installation & configuration went perfectly, without a hitch. But, upon completion, when I went to the main page, I saw this error:
Security Alert! The PHP CGI cannot be accessed directly.
This PHP CGI binary was compiled with force-cgi-redirect enabled. This means that a page will only be served up if the REDIRECT_STATUS CGI variable is set, e.g. via an Apache Action directive.
For more information as to why this behaviour exists, see the manual page for CGI security.
For more information about changing this behaviour or re-enabling this webserver, consult the installation file that came with this distribution, or visit the manual page.
I know little about PHP (but lots about some other languages!) and I'm not quite sure how do go about fixing this. A Google search wasn't useful and I wasn't able to find a search function on the mailing list archive so I can see if someone has asked this before.
What do you recommend I do?
Thank you so much for your help!!!!
Regarding this question... In one day our wiki has crashed again due to
hitting the 80K connections/hour limit. If anyone has any suggestions
on how to debug this I would really appreciate it.
> Our ISP-served wiki (running MediaWiki 1.3.11) went down due to this
> SQL error: User 'our_wiki' has exceeded the 'max_questions' resource
> (current value: 50000)
> The ISP support assured me we did indeed exceed 50K
> questions/connections in one hour, and that this went on for over 12
> hours until they increased our limit to 80K questions/hour.
> Is this an expected level of database connections for a wiki with 1500
> articles and about 400 visitors/day?
> Would the number of connection requests be any lower using release
> The ISP suggested we create a second db user and change the code to
> switch between them for accesses so that we avoid hitting the limit.
> I guess this would mean changing Database.php but it seems very
> kludgy. Any thoughts on that would be appreciated.
Every time I login to my brand new MediaWiki 1.5 beta
1, with the mail notification enabled, I've got this
"Notice: Undefined variable: changed in
...\mediawiki\includes\User.php on line 1279"
Is it a bug?
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Hi all I'm new to this list so please point me in the right direction
should I have posted this here incorrectly.
I have a mediawiki instance running on a RHES8 server and I am trying to
migrate it to Debian Sarge. I have followed numerous docs to the T and
got quite far my problem however is this: when I dump my wikidb to a
.sql file and then recreate the new wikidb the standard main page:
http://somehost/index.php/Main_Page end is still the normal page and not
the one I have on my original wiki site on RHES8. However when clicking
the "Random page" link I get back all the original info that was on my
So my question is how, do I tell my wiki where to get the main page info