I have my own copy of the MediaWiki software running my own website.
Do I *need* to upload images in order to have a jpg appear on a page in my wiki, or can I link to a remote image and have it appear? If I can link to a remote image, how do I do that? Does someone have an example syntax?
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Subject: MediaWiki Groups are official: start your own!
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:14:39 -0800
From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
Organization: Wikimedia Foundation
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
MediaWiki Groups are now official - and recognized by the Wikimedia
Who wants to start one?
I just created
as a real test of the process and a real example of a local group. Other
local groups are welcome. If you are in San Francisco and you want to be
part of this group add yourself to that page. Any ideas welcome!
Looking at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Events there are some local
groups especially welcomed:
* Buenos Aires
* Hong Kong
* Los Angeles
* San Diego
* Tel Aviv
* Washington DC
... and wherever you are sitting now. :)
The gates for topical groups are also open. I will start pushing one
about Testing / QA, also to test the process with a real example. More
Thank you to all the people that provided feedback about the MediaWiki
Groups proposal and especially to
* Federico Leva (alias Nemo), who was especially helpful with his close
marking and attention to detail -
* Bence Damokos was a perfect Affiliations Committee chair and helped
fine tuning the proposal to make it fit with the Wikimedia User Groups -
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
I have created a custom namespace for music pages and have the following
configurations in LocalSettings.php
$wgExtraNamespaces[NS_MUSIC_TALK] = "Music_talk";
$wgNamespaceProtection[NS_MUSIC] = array( 'editmusic'
$wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_MUSIC] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['editmusic'] = true;
$wgContentNamespaces = 200;
/* Namespace shortcuts */
$wgNamespaceAliases = array(
'MU' => NS_MUSIC,
'MUT' => NS_MUSIC_TALK,
Typing: "mu:Song" in the search box does not bring " *Create the page "
Music:Song" on this wiki! "* also "[[mu:Song|Song]]" in prose does not work.
Is there a special way to configure the namespace nicks for custom
namespaces ? or do I have something config'd wrong ?
Any insight would be appreciated
Everything Food & Drink.orgeverythingfoodanddrink.org<http://www.everythingfoodanddrink.org/w/index.php/Main_Page>
Is there a way to change the page title to something other than the default WITHOUT changing the URL to the page?
IOW, I want to make the page title editable and the link to the page before the edit to still work. Possible?
On Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:49:49 -0500, Benjamin Lees wrote in response to a
request re: DumpHTML for MediaWiki 1.5
Benjamin, thanks for the fast response! Still learning Subversion (:-).
I managed to get DumpHTML working on one of my own MediaWiki sites. Lots
of issues with PHP Safe Mode, still a few problems with incorrect
arguments to the copy() function, but the static copy looks very good,
including files protected by img_auth.php. So far, the only problem I
have seen is that publicly readable files linked off the home page were
copied into the correct folder under 'images' but the static link to the
file was incorrect (URL is of the form "../../../../images/" which works
for HTML in the 'articles' folder but not the 'index.html' in the root
I just upgradge my wiki to 1.20.1 and i would like to use FCK editor or
other WYSIWYG editor. I tried to install few editors but without success. My
last instalation was for:
(Verze 1.7.0_1 [B5], CKEditor 3.6 (revision 6902)) - this is showed in
special > version page but if i want to edit some other page i can see
default wiki editor (not WYSIWYG).
Is there please somebody who can help me with this?
I am discontinuing some MediaWiki sites that are currently running 1.15.4.
The client would like a static copy of the site for backup purposes. I
tried the current DumpHTML extension but it is looking for Class
RequestContext which I believe was introduced in MediaWiki 1.18. Is there
a 1.15 version of the extension? I would rather avoid having to upgrade
to 1.18. I tried using wget with additional code to handle MediaWiki
login but have so far not been successful.