:) Hallo, maybe you could answer the questions, which regullary wikipedia couldn't answer?
(See writings, especially the points 1 plus 2 below!)
Gesendet: Freitag, 17 April 2015 um 10:00:25 Uhr
Von: EN-Copyvio <info-en-c(a)wikipedia.org>
Betreff: Re: [Ticket#2015041510011951] Special Rights question!
I'm not a technical expert and know little about the workings MediaWiki, so I'm wary of trying to answer your questions and inadvertently giving you the wrong information. I'd suggest instead that you resend your email to mediawiki-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org , which is staffed by MediaWiki developers. They will be in a much better position to give you advice and assistance. Sorry to fob you off, but I'd rather you got the right answers!
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16/04/2015 15:20 - aimlauer(a)gmx.at wrote:
> 2 final questions:
> 1. so (but) I just want to use the button-interface optimised for mobiles (aka
> mobile css-template or also called dropdown-menu, i'm allowed to do this?
> 2. I dont really understand, I don't want to make a database or dictionary,
> Im not sure, because of the appache-support, so allow me to ask the stupid direct
> question is mediawiki also able to create websites (at least to some degree like
> frontpage/joomla/wordpress/dreamweaver or alike, and so it would have to support
> css3 and html5, has templates or frame-like-tools inside and such things?...(of
> course I don't expect effects or layers...just need a css-like
> Please respond for this a last time.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 15 April 2015 um 14:01:58 Uhr
> Von: EN-Copyvio <info-en-c(a)wikipedia.org>
> An: aimlauer(a)gmx.at
> Betreff: Re: [Ticket#2015041510011951] Special Rights question!
> Dear Michael,
> You can download and use the MediaWiki software, which powers Wikipedia, for free
> - it is open source and can be used for any purpose, including commercially. The
> main MediaWiki site is located here <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki>,
> and there is information on the mobile version here
> For images, you may want to take a look at Wikimedia Commons
> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page>, which is the primary image
> repository for Wikipedia. It is searchable by topic or categorisation, and
> contains over 25 million free images.
> Yours sincerely,
> Yun Shui
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> 15/04/2015 10:12 - aimlauer(a)gmx.at wrote:
> > :) Hallo,
> > I have a not so daily special Copy & use-Rights! (terms) question,
> > because I am actually looking for a mobile optimised free webtemplate
> > and thought "can I use The/your mobile wikipedia webtemplate? for free? commercial
> > too?
> > and the most questionable question, even if You could give the rights to do so,
> > I need one without made by xy footer on the bottom, which the owners most times
> > dont want...
> > Maybe you have a little advice or link in that way for me? But please anyway
> > respond. Thanks.
> > Also I would be interested if there now or soon a way on wikipedia for a
> > search-fuction
> > (like in the google-pictures) to just find (free to use) pictures? (and with some
> > exceptions)
> > do I ever have to paste directly said when I would use them the gpl rules for open
> > source (in the footer),
> > because thats a very unpleasant tiny thing...
> > Kind Regards,
> > Michael from Austria
I've got a show/hide link that works fine on our intranet site (MW 1.23). But we have other websites, some mediawiki, some not, where I include certain mediawiki pages in iframes.
It would be great if I could hide the sidebar through the URL to optimize the content space in the iframe. If you've done this, it would be great to hear how you did it.
|git clone https://github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki-extensions-WikiEditor.git|
and removed the contents of the existing folder
//localhost/extensions/WikiEditor/ in my local Wiki installation
replacing it with the contents of the Github download. I noticed
WikiEditor quit working then so I ran the update script in the hope of
getting it to work again:
and now WikiEditor isn't working (i.e., it isn't showing in the edit
window). This (http://i.imgur.com/9nQvBry.png) is a screenshot showing
?action=edit in the address bar). Edittools isn't showing either (i.e.,
the box containing insertable symbols [enabled by the charinsert
extension below the edit box), if any further info is required for you
to help me with this problem, please ask. If you want a ngrok tunnel
opened please do ask and I'll open it as soon as I see the message (and
I will send a reply confirming this), it's just odds are it'll only be
possible for me to open it for a few hours at a time so if you ask me be
prepared to do all you need with it immediately after sending the
request for me to open it.
Thanks for your time,
Have you tried [[Media:xxxx]] (with double brackets)?
Il 15/04/2015 11:22, JFC Morfin ha scritto:
> I would like to link local .pdf files without having to use the
> [http://wiki./xxxx.pdf] format, so I can port a page and its related
> files to another wiki site. I read somewhere that a [media:xxxx]
> solution could exist but the information I can parse throughout the
> manuals is uncomplete and confuse. Is there an URL where this is
> explained or would someone be kind enough to explain it in simple
> working words?
> Deep, deep thanks.
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I would like to link local .pdf files without having to use the
[http://wiki./xxxx.pdf] format, so I can port a page and its related
files to another wiki site. I read somewhere that a [media:xxxx]
solution could exist but the information I can parse throughout the
manuals is uncomplete and confuse. Is there an URL where this is
explained or would someone be kind enough to explain it in simple
Deep, deep thanks.
I have been receiving the error:
Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination
For a PNG image I recently uploaded to my local Wiki, even after I
upload smaller versions of the file (out of concerns that the image's
size might be the problem). These are my current image-related lines of
> # Image Converter
> $wgSVGConverter = 'Inkscape';
> $wgSVGConverters = array(
> 'ImageMagick' => 'convert -resize $width $input $output',
> 'Inkscape' => '"/Program Files/Inkscape/inkscape.com" -z -w $width
> -f $input -e $output',
> # Image converter path
> $wgSVGConverterPath = '/Program Files/Inkscape';
> ## The following commands are required for ImageMap to work.
> $wgEnableUploads = true;
> $wgUseImageMagick = true;
> $wgImageMagickConvertCommand = '/Program Files/ImageMagick/convert.exe';
> $wgAllowCopyUploads = true;
> # Path to jpegtran utility
> $wgJpegTran = '/Bitnami/mediawiki-1.24.1-0/common/bin/';
> # Path to tidy utility binary
> $wgTidyBin = '/Bitnami/mediawiki-1.24.1-0/common/bin/';
Thanks for your time,
I took a risk and proceeded with my upgrade and all seems to've gone
well except my main page told me,
If you have just upgraded MediaWiki
MediaWiki 1.24 and newer no longer automatically enables installed skins
(see Manual: Skin autodiscovery). You can paste the following lines into
LocalSettings.php to enable all currently installed skins:
If you have just modified LocalSettings.php
Double-check the skin names for typos.
I did all of the above, and cleared my cache, but the error still appears.
Anyone know what obvious thing I am ignoring?
I don't see anything wrong with this syntax:
mysqldump --user=LoginName --password=MyPassword my_wiki --xml > file.xml
But I am getting a complaint, "#1064 - You have an error in your SQL
syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version
for the right syntax to use near 'mysqldump --user=LoginName
--password=MyPassword my_wiki' at line 1"
The example given was mysqldump --user=wikidb_user
--password=wikidb_userpassword wikidb --xml > file.xml
And I replaced wikidb_user with LoginName (which is the name as viewed
in phpmyadmin password with the password I use to log in to the wiki,
i.e. MyPassword) and wikidp with the database name as displayed by
phpmyadmint as the table name wright below the information_schema table.
( also tried using the Wiki's name, but received the same failure for
I'd like to get feedback on how different organizations employ usernames
and real names in MediaWiki. On the open internet, such as Wikipedia, we
just use usernames and we're used to it. At my job, our assigned usernames
can be confusing (and no fun since we don't get to pick them). No one at my
job calls me "lwelsh", but they could probably figure out that it's me
since I'm the only person with "Welsh" in my name. With a larger group,
this might not be so easy (e.g. multiple John Smiths).
Anyway, we have chosen to use auto-authentication tying our wiki login with
the primary network credentials. So our usernames are not necessarily easy
to remember. Aside from our standard user pages, we also have "Person
pages" where we put info about ourselves. So if someone wants to know about
Daren Welsh, they go to the "Daren Welsh" page (not the "User:lwelsh"
We want to use Echo and potentially build other extensions that would rely
on parsing usernames, but I think our users will have trouble with using
usernames instead of real names. For example, if a user wants to mention me
in a discussion post, they would want to say "Hey [[Daren Welsh]], what do
you think about this?" as opposed to "Hey [[User:Lwelsh]], what do you
think about this?" I believe this will be an issue because I doubt most
users will spend the time to go look up my username just for that instance
(and every other instance after that since they likely will forget).
I've seen a few different extensions trying to tie usernames together with
real names better, but I feel like I must be missing something. Has someone
already addressed this?