I'm an ancient UNIX hand and I've been wrangling DBs for even
longer, but am new to MediaWiki. So I know how to accomplish
what I want to do, but not what ways go with the flow.
I have content in other formats that I'm importing as articles and
sections. The original authors of that content will be users in the
wiki. I want the author in the MW database for an edit I'm importing
to be the original author, not the sysop, a bot, or 0.
Occasionally, I may need to edit as someone else, e.g., so that
~~~~ expands to them, not me.
I know I can do the first by going into the DB and changing
revision.rev_user and rev_user_text. This has the advantage that
I could also jigger rev_timestamp to match the original time of
And I can do the second by su-ing to the user before editing.
But are there ways to do either that fit the MW way of doing
things? And, if not, are these common enough scenarios that I
should build solutions that could be released to the community?
-- David Lubkin.
I have set the web server to the owner and also just for trial purposes
set the folder to 777 neither makes any difference.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Henry
Sent: 12 January 2009 22:08
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Getting Image Upload Working
Charlie Markwick wrote:
>>> -----Original Message----- Henry Hartley
>>> Charlie Markwick wrote:
>>>>> www.mydomain.com/wiki/images is set to 755
>>> You don't say who the owner is. If it's not apache (or whatever web
>>> server you're using, make it so and see what difference that makes.
> Safe mode is off should this be an issue?
I wouldn't think so. Whether safe_mode is on or off, you'll still need
the proper permissions to write to the drive. So, if the owner of the
images directory is you, then 755 won't be good enough, since "you" are
not the one doing the writing, the web server is. By making the web
server the owner of the directory, 755 will be enough. Or, of course,
you could make the permissions 777 but I wouldn't think that's
recommended. So, I'll ask my question again. Who is the owner of the
images directory? If it isn't the web server, make it so and let me know
if that helps.
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 1:23 AM, Ekompute .info <ekompute(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, can you help me take a look at this page<http://www.topwebseotools.info/result.php>for
> dummipedia.org and help me see why my site is listed as both:
> Indexed PagesAmount of pages that are listed in each search engine.
> *Domain**Yahoo Links**Google Links**AltaVista Links**AllTheWeb Links**
> dummipedia.org* 13,8952,04013,70013,700*www.dummipedia.org*8,1735557,980
> What code should I put into my .htacess to prevent making my website look
> like having two different url?
> PM Poon
Hi, can you help me take a look at this
dummipedia.org and help me see why my site is listed as both:
Indexed PagesAmount of pages that are listed in each search engine.
*Domain**Yahoo Links**Google Links**AltaVista Links**AllTheWeb Links**
What code should I put into my .htacess to prevent making my website look
like having two different url?
If this isn't the right newsgroup for this request, please let me
know. It seemed the most appropriate of the (numerous!) choices :-)
We're using MW to set up a site that will be read-only to outside
users, and would like to hide the "action bar" (the one that includes
"history") as those actions are not necessary for what we want. I
can't do this with CSS without also hiding the same buttons when a
user is logged in, which is obviously not desirable. Can anyone offer
advice on this?
Hi, my main page url currently reads: http://www.dummipedia.org/Main_Page
My SEO advisor has advised me to changed "Main Page" to "free online
encyclopedia". Is there any way to do that?
The description of this list I get in my mail program makes it seem
this is not the right list to be asking MW markup questions, though it
was the best match I could see when I looked at the various lists.
Could someone suggest an alternative.