$wgDBtransactions gets set to true if using InnoDB tables. Is there
an advantage to using InnoDB tables?
The disadvantage is that with MySQL there is a file, ibdata1, that
seems to grow endlessly if InnoDB tables are used. See
We're wondering if we should just convert everything to MyISAM. Any
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Texas A&M Univ.
College Station, TX 77843-2128
Is there a way to ensure that a template is included in all pages of a
particular namespace? I'd like to use our mediawiki to allow people to
annotate some things in a biology project, and the wiki URLs will be
generated automatically by an external program.
Matthew Betts, Russell Group
CellNetworks, BioQuant, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 267, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
I'm starting to get less time for doing list administrator stuff but there
is getting more work every week. The queue with this that needed to be done
was one a week when I started but its grown to 10 a week. With the holidays
coming up and that means lots of out of office replays I guess its time to
find a list moderator to help out.
Currently I guess its best to look someone that's active in the community,
and is active on this list in good standing..
When you want to help out please e-mail me at
Huib "Abigor" Laurens
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We have a wikifarm with a number of wikis and central media
repositories. We are missing a single sign-on - presently, if someone
is signed into a wiki and uploads a file, this one has to sign in a
The "obvious" solution is to do the same as wikimedia, i.e.
However, the page above warns in no unclear words to rather use
$wgSharedDB (which we already do). But while this offers
single-authorization ("password storage"), it provides no single-sign
Advice? What are our options?
Basically I have content that I want other websites (blogs, facebook, other websites) to use and display. For example a list of our new articles, or excerpts of news stories that are randomly picked from a pool of content. I'm guessing exporting stuff into RSS is the best way to provide content to other websites. Although I-Frame could also be one, or maybe not, I'm not sure.
I've looked at these RSS feed generating extensions:
But I havent found anything that can work. One does only bulleted lists (Bullet Feed) and another (WikiArticleFeeds) only works with 2nd level headings and they're both very restricted.
Does anyone have any advice about this or any experience to share?
I have installed on my NAS Mediawiki. With PHP 5 and Mediawiki 1.16.2.
The database is Mysql 4.0 with unicode support.
After I converted the XML file into a SQL dump with mwdumper and all
Then I called on the Mediawiki directory in my web browser. The browser
then redirects me to the page on en.wikipedia.org. I think that's stored
somewhere en.wikipedia.org home page.
Now my question how I could change that, that I when I load the
mediawiki directory to get the data stored in the page.
Please help me
I'm using the CustomNavBlocks extension to control my sidebar. Not
surprisingly, when I add the GoogleTranslator extension, the sidebar
translate box doesn't show up. I've verified that the latter is installed
correctly by blocking CustomNavBlocks and seeing the translator box. Does
anyone know how show the box on a mediawiki page on-demand?
Hi, referring to symlinks for multiple websites using a single set of
software.... when we upgrade our Mediawiki software to the latest version,
do we need to redo all the symlinks again or will it point to the same file
and folder names, if the file and folder names remain the same?