I know how to resize the logo in Mediawiki. I put it directly into the
So here is my problem: The main standard logo is invisible and overwrites
my logo which is smaller. In Consequence, the Main Menu was set a bit
higher. But now I cant click the 1st entry in the main menu anymore because
It is overlayed by the invisible 135 link from the standard logo.
So here is my question:
how can I reduce the standard overlayed invisible linkfield in the upper
left corner of my wiki?
I am looking to setup a multi-node Mediawiki instance that will be
leveraging the $wgDBservers to do the database Load Balancing. How do I
execute the same style of action for Image uploads? is there a preferred
method that I have missed or is the use of rsync/drbd/etc the common place
for this action.
I try to avoid disturbing any of the wikimedia illuminati without doing my
*Template Tolerant Tags*
I have a tag (<chem>) that changes raw text into html-marked-up text. I
want to be able to use it in a template:
- My first implementation of this project was in a *template*, but that
turned out to be "the wrong thing" because I want to mark up raw text, not
a series of prepartitioned parameters.
- I can see that implementing a *magic word* might get me to where I
want to go, but that seems both a little awkward and a little overkill,
since that's for logical-flow/semantic stuff, and this is just syntax
- Therefore I assumed (bad!) that *tags* would be the way to go.
Ostensibly being markup, I thought that tags would be among the very last
phases of the parser. Unfortunately for my project, it looks like they are
among the first. After wrestling with the problem for a while, and
including a call like this in my code:
I still don't have a template-tolerant tag.
Tags operating on template parameters seems to be a common desire. Before
mailed this list directly I read:
- Manual:Tag extensions<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Tag_extensions>
- Manual talk:Parser
- Erik's blog <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Eloquence>
and I have Googled all the variations of the below I can think of
[mediawiki custom tag parameter substitution]
[mediawiki extension template parameter]
I cannot find any discussion on this topic *since 2011*. This indicates to
me that this problem is long solved, but I can't seem to track it down.
I am a compiler geek, so I understand phases of parsing, and the idea that
simply dropping my tag into this stream won't result in it getting properly
parsed by the browser - it has to be performed before the it's sent to the
Wow, long preamble.
I have two and a half questions:
1. How can I get simple parameter substitution done?
2. Is there a "strategy" document somewhere that says: "Put
*these*things in tags, put
*these* things in templates, and *these* things in magic words"?
2a) If there isn't, why?
Thank you kindly for your time
-Jeff Evarts, a financial supporter of Wikipedia
Dear semantic wiki users and developers,
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Ive built a new mediawiki site at godaddy using their preinstalled
mediawiki. seemed to work fine untill I started to try to import the
exported files from my existing mediawiki. I did imort a backupDump file
to the new site but it took several efforts & seemed very incomplete.
Others here have said that the file I imported using
the /maintainence/importDump.php script was not a complete backup, so
I'm trying to fill in the gaps. The new site will import .xml files of
about 100kbs, but not any of the larger files. I need it to import files
of up to 20mbs. Godadddy says that I should be able to import up to
128mbs. What happens is that I get this error message.
Error code: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE
I see also that when I try to import a large file to my in house server
that I've tried to rebuild using mediawiki 1.20.xx that I get the same
Also I recently upgraded my distro on my system here. However, I tried
to upload a exported file from wikipedia to my GoDaddy based site using
a working pristine version of Windows7pro, with exactly the same result.
I think the issue is with the godaddy site but I do not know.
At this point I am not sure where the issue is, so anyone PLEASE help.
I would like to know if we can create sub-namespaces in a specific
If I add a NS_FOO namespace, is it possible to have other namespaces in it ?
And more, sub-sub namespace ?
Kind of directories structure via the namespaces ?
Why all this ? To manage EDIT right at a (sub-)sub-namespace level (if
Kindly note.. we found that kaltura has partnership with wikimedia. Kindly
let us know how much kaltura video editors are using in mediawiki as a
extension and how the kaltura is supporting in mobiles with mediawiki?
Help really appreciated.
(sorry for my poor English.)
This is probably a recurring question.
I work for an IT company of around 80 000 employees and we would like to
build an enterprise wiki, where we will put all our technical documentation
(how to, troubleshooting, scripting, etc.).
80 000 employees, but this wiki will be for 1000 of them. It may generate a
minimum of 200 000/300 000 pages + images + etc.
You have to know that in some of our documentation, we have usernames and
passwords, or maybe firewall configuration, etc. for different customers.
Of course, I know that Mediawiki cannot provide a per page/category security
(at a read level): my understanding is that Mediawiki is "Read all pages" or
"Access denied to all pages". nothing in between. So we cannot restrict view
of some documents to a specific group.
So let's say that it's not a problem and that all our technicians will be
able to read all the technical documents, of all our customers.
Someone told me that we just don't have to put some confidential
informations in our wiki documents (no user/password/confidential
Fine. But where ? If we don't put them in the wiki pages, it means that the
users will have to go in the wiki for the basic informations, then go on
another tool to have the confidential info.
Now, my question: how do you manage this ?
I really love Mediawiki and would like to implement it in our business, but
I haven't enough information on how this can be implemented in the reality
of a business.
And no: no budget to buy something like Confluence.
I have try Dokuwiki, XWiki, Tiki, MoinMoin, many others. I love Dokuwiki
too, but wasn't sure enough it was a strong tool to be able to manage that
amount of pages/images/. Anyway, I always come back to MediaWiki. I don't
I have the following problem:
*www.domain.com* is a blog (wordpress)
*www.domain.com/w/* is the Mediawiki installation
I know the specifications concerning the .htaccess and the index to make
the *www.domain.com/w/ *into a nice
*Caused by the Wordpress Installation, which should be on top of the Domain
hierarchy, I have several problems concerning the nice URL in the
Mediawiki-Installation. So the Domain is pointing directly to the Wiki
instead to the Wordpress Blog.
Can someone help? I would be highly appreciate that!