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*
The advice in the subject line is correct. Users should never be
deleted from the table for another reason; you leave a lot of messy
references to them lurking about which really does confuse the hell
out of the software.
MediaWiki does not support the deletion of users, and likely never will.
> From: Billy Covington <wrcovington(a)gmail.com>
> I am attempting to create a template in which all anyone needs to do
> to put a Google Map on a page is use a template with 3 variables
> (longitude, latitude, and description) using Evan Miller's Google Maps
> extension (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Emiller/
> The only problem is, Mediawiki won't read the variables if they're
> inside the <googlemap></googlemap> extension tags.
You will have to modify the extension to feed the included text
through the wiki parser.
> I am definitely no expert or even novice at php...
This would seem to be beyond your scope, then. It sounds like an
interesting project, but I have no extra time to help you right now!
Perhaps someone else with an interest will want to craft a solution.
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I downloaded and installed Mediawiki 1.5.5 a few days ago, and have been
having a look. I have pretty good experience in PHP, but it's my first look
One of the biggest things I have noticed is:
a) echo, doesn't
b) if I try and create my own "test_wiki.php" file calling wiki
functions/methods, I get I think errors but all that is displayed on the
screen is a complete blank
I suppose these things are basically the same thing. Is "echo" disabled?
Is there some other global setting I haven't seen which is stopping output
to the screen? Is there some magic constant that I have to set to get debug
output (I have found $wgDebugLogFile, $wgDebugRedirects, $wgDebugRawPage,
$wgDebugComments, $wgReadOnly, $wgLogQueries, $wgDebugDumpSql but they don't
seem to help much).
Thanks for any help.
at the beginning, my english is not very well.
I've two different wikis (a German & an Italian WIki), they are connected
via interwiki links.
These Wikis have a CommonSettings.php.
How I can use images for the German and Italian Wiki at the same time?
At the moment the CommonSettings.php looks like:
## To enable image ads, make sure the 'images' directory
## is writable, then uncomment this:
$wgEnableUploads = true;
$wgUseImageResize = true;
$wgUseImageMagick = true;
$wgImageMagickConvertCommand = "/usr/local/bin/convert";
# If you operate multiple wikis, you can define a shared upload
# path here. Uploads to this wiki will NOT be put there - they
# will be put into $wgUploadDirectory.
# If $wgUseSharedUploads is set, the wiki will look in the
# shared repository if no file of the given name is found in
# the local repository (for [[Image:..]], [[Media:..]] links).
# Thumbnails will also be looked for and generated in this
$wgSharedUploadPath = 'http://www.xxx.ch/common/wiki/images';
# Path on the file system where shared uploads can be found
$wgSharedUploadDirectory = '/home/xxx/public_html/common/wiki/images';
# Set this to false especially if you have a set of files that need to be
# accessible by all wikis, and you do not want to use the hash (path/a/aa/)
# directory layout.
$wgHashedSharedUploadDirectory = true;
$wgSharedUploadDBname = 'The German(default) Wiki';
$wgUploadPath = "http://www.xxx.ch/common/wiki/images";
$wgUploadDirectory = "/home/xxx/public_html/common/wiki/images";
I have two new extensions to through into the mix:
1) Graphviz embedding extension. It generates Graphviz
(http://www.graphviz.org) images from embedded markup. Although one
already exists, I couldn't find the source code, so I wrote a new one.
2) Graph generating SpecialPage. This extension allows you to query
your wiki for both XML and Graphviz markup of subsets of your wiki. As
an added bonus, the content can be transparently included in pages so
dynamic graphs (images) of relations can be generated.
The extensions can be downloaded from
A live example of these extensions is the Case Western Reserve
University Wiki (http://wiki.case.edu). Some links of interest are:
As you can see, for all smaller category pages, a graph of the category
layout is automatically generated. (Yes, I know about the font issues).
This extension is a work in progress and is a little rough around the
edges. I welcome any input others should provide and am open to
suggestions for future possibilities.
Hi, I created about a dozen wikis to use as:
- draft websites
- info storage
After doing a big delete-the c drive-and-start-over, I've found it too
difficult atm to transfer the files to a new set of wikis.
But there's certain data I really need from the old files.
Does anyone know how i can read the raw data in my old wikis?
Really appreciate the help cos this data is quite important to me!
I am trying to create a google map of my site, but after trying the following
instructions, I got this error message listed bellow:
I've just follow those steps:
1) Copy the contents of http://wiki.case.edu/misc/googleSiteMap.phps to
a php file in the base MediaWiki directory.
2) Confirm it works
3) Submit a link to this php script to the Google Sitemaps service
But I get this error message:
XML Parsing Error: xml declaration not at start of external entity
Line Number 3, Column 1:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
any help would be must appreciated.
thanks a lot,
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I have installed mediawiki 1.5.5, but the database which gets created does
not seem to have a "profiling" table, nor can I see any such table in the
So, where is this table defined/created?
I'd like to add two features to my wiki. First, I'd like to have content
with a certain heading or on a certain page randomly displayed in a box on
the front page. I've tried to figure out how Wikipedia does this, but I am
still learning the wikimedia software so I haven't gotten it. Second I'd
like to add an "Invite" link so that users can invite others to the site via
email, but I'm not exactly sure where to start. As yo umay have guessed,
I'm not a professional programmer, just a hobbyist : )
Any help with either of these issues would be helpful.
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