I'm trying to find some good easy to read and understand documentation to
wiki, both from the user persepctive and the sysop perspective. I know some
PHP, but not a lot and that is mostly self taught so some of the discussions
here tend to go over my head. I need to know what wiki can do and what
tools it has. I saw at Memory Alpha some kind of template that's called
Encylopedia. Is this a standard one or something of their own?
I also wonder if anyone here is willing to proof some code I did for a
Special Page. According to the guy who runs our server, it caused some
really hosed up problems for the wiki.
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I am new to Mediawiki and I was pretty impressed with the features and ease of installation and use. However I need a bit of functionality & I can't find any kind of extension that even comes close. I need to be able to have my users send an Email to an mail address and have something parse that message and post it the wiki using the from, subject, body & it would be great to handle attachments. Is there an extension that would do this? If not any good ideas on how it might be done. I know a bit of python bu totally new to PHP. Any help would be appreciated.
> The installation went fine but when I edit a Wikipage with the
> FCKEditor and save it, the text won't show. When I hit "edit" again, I
> can edit the text but it just won't show after I save the page.
> When I set the FCKEditor as the default editor, the text of every
> Wikipage won't even show. Does anyone knows what I am doing wrong?
It would appear that the function wfFCKeditorBypassParserCut works pretty well
but that the function wfFCKeditorBypassParserPaste is not called at all.
Do you have any furhter extensions installed which uses the same hooks as
the FCKeditor extension? In this case check if all hook call back functions
return "true". You should also use the latest version of
For a quick check disable all extensions execpt FCKeditor and run a edit/save
cycle on a wiki page.
Kind regards, Markus
I am trying to convince my company to use MediaWiki for our public
knowledge base, and so far our test setup has been working well.
However, I'm running into two major stumbling blocks, both of which seem
to be inherent to how the Wiki works, and I'm hoping someone else has
found solutions for them, or can at least help us do so.
1. Creating articles is someone unintuitive, since there is no "Create A
New Article" page. So far everyone that's added articles has know how
to construct the proper URL, but we want to streamline the process a
bit. I'm pretty sure I can just write a new special page extension that
does this automatically, but if anyone else has a similar and/or better
solution, I'm all for it.
2. The bigger problem is with the search results. Our articles were
added to the wiki with their title being the knowledge base number.
However, we want the search results to show both this number, and a
"title" (which is usually the question or error the article is about).
Right now, when someone searches for articles they only see the few
lines of context around the search word, and this is often not enough to
differentiate between similar articles.
I have no problems writing code to make these things happen, and
submitting it back to the community. (I've already cleared this with my
employer.) But I also don't want to rush into mediawiki coding blind,
and what I want to do seems beyond the scope of most tutorials. I've
read up on creating extensions, and creating your own markup, but I
suspect I will need to make big changes to the existing pages, possibly
even the database schema, to achieve everything we need.
I'm hoping someone else has done something similar, and can either
direct us where to find and install it, or at least point me in the
right direction for writing it myself.
> From: elisa.cooper(a)breakingranks.net
> My wiki gets a ton of spam... after the last attack I discovered I
> roll back to a historical edit. When I went to "diff" it showed the
> historical version, but when I activated the "edit" tab, it went
> back to
> the current version.
That's what the "edit" tab is supposed to do -- edits the current
Press the "Compare selected versions" button, then press the
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I have a Linux account with IX WebHosting. And I would like to upgrade my
Mediawiki from 1.5.3 to the newest version.
The problem is that I need a step by step procedure. Specially considering that
IX WebHosting doesn't allow Security Shell Mode, so I can not use upgrade.php,
Any one familiar with IX WebHosting and willing to help me?
Thanks a lot,
I am testing my backup and restore procedure and to my surprise I discovered that the page titles that contain special characters (in my case special Romanian characters) are being corrupted.
I performed a backup of the database (using phpMyAdmin and also mysqldump) and then a restore and all the article titles that contained special Romanian characters were corrupted. Titles without special characters were not affected, and the body of all articles WITH or WITHOUT special characters were not affected. I'm running Wiki 1.6.3, source system is Linux with My SQL 4.1.19, destination system is Windows with My SQL 4.1.20. Other people have run into this issue before, and an OS change was not involved so honestly I don't believe the issues is caused by the different source and destination OS.
MySQL server collation is UTF-8, the database collation is latin1_swedish_ci, and columns are latin1_bin.
Using MySQLHotCopy is not an option because my wiki is hosted at an ISP provider so MySQLHotCopy doesn't work.
So far I unsuccessfully tried the following:
* downgraded one of MySQL installations (so that the machines have 4.1.19 and 4.1.20. Before, the Windows machine was running MySQL 5.*).
* mysqldump with --default-character-set=latin1
* update the generated SQL file and replaced 'corrupted sequences' with the correct characters, for instance Äƒ with ă, ÅŸ with ş, .... That didn't work either.
Here are some links where same or similar issues are being mentioned:
under READ THIS FIRST, TOO: MySQL 4.1 AND 5.0,
The mysqldump backup generator now applies an automatic conversion to
UTF-8, which may irretrivably corrupt your data. Pass the -charset option
with the original default charset (eg 'latin1') to skip the conversion.
Any ideas or suggestions are more than welcome!
I suppose you've only downloaded one file (SpecialRenameuser.php). Meanwhile you need three files at all. See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Renameuser again. I have changed the link (to http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/Renameuser/), now you see the other required files as well.
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> I am running MediaWiki 1.7.1 and recently tried to install RenameUser (acquired from the Wikimedia Meta site) which caused MediaWiki to stop running, and thus had to remove it from my LocalSettings. So I am wondering if I did something wrong, or if this version of Renameuser that is publicly available is not compatible with MediaWiki 1.7.1, or if I need another extension installed as well?
> To install, seeing as there were no instructions, I simply assumed that all I would have to do is add the extension to LocalSettings and place it in the extensions folder like any other.
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I am running MediaWiki 1.6.7 in an corporate environment. Because most
of the users do not have a technical background I installed the FCK
WYSIWYG Editor Version 2.2.
The installation went fine but when I edit a Wikipage with the
FCKEditor and save it, the text won't show. When I hit "edit" again, I
can edit the text but it just won't show after I save the page.
When I set the FCKEditor as the default editor, the text of every
Wikipage won't even show. Does anyone knows what I am doing wrong? Are
the versions of the Wiki and the FCKEditor compatible?
Thanks for your help. I'd appreciate it.