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.
For some time I've been using the following syntax successfuly on
[[Image:document-xyz.pdf | My document XYZ]] which used to produce the
following output as a link to the "Image:" page:
My document XYZ
Now this doesn't work anymore, at least with mediawiki 1.5.6 and 1.5.7
and for the same syntax I just see this link as if no alias had been
given after the pipe:
Is there any reason why I should observe that ? I have noticed that the
following alternative syntax works as I want it to work but I wonder if
this is the right way to do it (I added a colon at the beginning):
[[:Image:document-xyz.pdf | My document XYZ]]
Thanks for your help,
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> 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.
:::: We may no longer have a free press, but it is reasonably priced.
-- John Cory
:::: Jan Steinman <http://www.Bytesmiths.com>
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.
Hi, my old host is so bad I decided to switch to another one, we higher
memory limit :-)
In earlier messages in this list, I talked about a diacritics problem when
switching from mysql 4.1 to 4.0.
Now my old host is mysql 5.0, and the new is 4.1.
I exported to SQL and imported it. All seems OK in PhpMyAdmin.
But in MediaWiki (using 1.6.3) as you can see at
http://tousauxbalkans.jexiste.fr (new host), the diacritics (à é... greek
and cyrillic letters) are OK but the title of pages are bad.
[[:Catégorie:Macédoine]] points to
link is red, this page doesn't exists.
On the old host, it pointed to a similar url :
with a correct link and the page exists.
How do you explain that ?
Which table(s) I must look better to compare in what they are different ?
Does the experimental new support of UTF8 should solve this ? (I kept the
Thanks in advance
I changed my logo by setting $wgLogo in LocalSettings.php. I believe
that's the right way.
It only shows up on some pages. It seems like it likes to show up on
editing pages, login pages--pages with forms. It doesn't show up on
content pages (when you're only reading them), the main page, etc.
When it doesn't show up, I don't see a broken image box or anything,
it's just not there.
It doesn't seem to matter what skin I use, and I've been sure to clear
cache and restart httpd, etc. It's actually happening the same way in
two different installations. In both cases the logos are nice and
small; one of them is a png with transparency and the other is a
non-transparent png. Any ideas?
Side note: I'm new to MediaWiki, but I'm having a really hard time
googling for help. If I include "MediaWiki" in the search string, the
results seem to return every third wiki out there, rather than help
about MediaWiki. Any tips there?
can monitor my website activity. There are many websites offer this kind of
service. I just want to copy and paste the code they generated to my page.
Does anyone know how to put such code in the main page?
Thanks a lot
Has anyone developed a mobile extension/skin that would intercept mobile/PDA
browsers and take them to a simplified version of a MediaWiki-based wiki?
My thought is that all the navigation stuff should be placed after the core
page content with infrequently used options either hidden in a pull-down
menu or simply on their own [More Options] page to reduce the KBs further.
Here is an example WordPress plug-in that does what I describe:
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Steven Clift - clift(a)publicus.net
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