I have discovered to my horror that I'm responsible for a MediaWiki
that's at 1.19.4. Obviously, I want to bring it up to 1.19.12.
Trouble is, not all the old patches are available. Is there an actual
reason for this, or were they just deleted as not useful? Would they
be available anywhere?
I'm sure this has been asked a number of times before. What is the easiest
thing that can be done so that when we click "edit" we see the Mediawiki
code highlighted in different colors and various other settings instead of
it being plain text?
This is not highlighting for a computer language. Its highlighting for the
default mediawiki code. For example: [[Hello|My link]]
Just an example: 'Hello' can be in red, and the other part can be in green
and brackets are bold and so on.
Is there an extension that can be installed?
This one, is for computer languages, so its not what I'm looking for:
I am happy to announce the 1.0 release of the Semantic Extra Special
This release fixes various issues and makes the extension compatible with
the latest MediaWiki, Semantic MediaWiki and PHP versions. It adds several
new special properties such as PAGEID and EXIFDATA, as well as providing
performance improvements. A more verbose, though also more technical,
overview of the changes can be found at .
For upgrading you will need to run update.php and it is recommended you
also run SMW_refreshData.php. Documentation on how to configure the
extension can now be found at .
As of this release is is also possible to install the extension via
Composer. (Manual installation is still supported.) The package name is
Many kudos go to MWJames for doing essentially all of the development work
in this new version. I'd also like to thank Karsten for helping with the
documentation and testing.
Jeroen De Dauw - http://www.bn2vs.com
Software craftsmanship advocate
Evil software architect at Wikimedia Germany