I have a wiki with a high volume of edits that need to be made (via API),
about 2-3 per second. The wiki can't keep up with them; there ends up being
a backlog of edits that need to be made as, e.g., attempts are being made
by 10 different bots to make 10 edits simultaneously (all to different
pages) and it takes a long time for them to save so that the bots can move
on to their next edits.
What's the best way to boost performance in the ways needed to reduce the
time needed to save edits, or to be able to save more edits per second by
concurrently running bots? Thanks, -- Starstruck
Episode #22 of the MediaWiki podcast Between the Brackets has been
released; this one is an interview with Corey Floyd, who is Director of
Engineering of the Core Platform team of the Wikimedia Foundation. We
talked about the recent Wikimedia Technical Conference, plans for the
future, and other topics. You can listen to the episode here:
With MW 1.30 and up, is it yet possible to view video (mp4) files in standard mediawiki gallery  tags?
There seems to be quite a few extensions that address a variety of embedded video needs, but only TimedMediaHandler  and EmbedVideo  seem to claim to do what I'm hoping is possible; which is ... to allow wiki text like:
<gallery widths=300px heights=300px>
File:MyVideo001.mp4 <--- note the mp4 video file here.
to produce a combination of image thumbnails and video playback thumbnails per the supplied file extensions?
EmbedVideo seems to be the easiest way to go, but I'd like to choose the one that a) works with the gallery tag as described, and b) is better supported by MWF and the media wiki community.
Can anyone comment on the right/best way to do this?
in the context of our neighborhood's MediaWiki installation (about 100
users) I'm dealing with a problem that probably many MW administrators have
faced before: for technical reasons (and my own limitations) I'm not in a
position to easily install the Visual Editor and I need to help a very
etherogenous group of people understand the philosophy and the advantages
of WikiText compared to what they are used to: Microsoft Word or similar.
I feel I might have to install Bluespice, as it seems to have a WYSIWYG
editor, but I also feel that would be giving up on the WYSIWYM editor,
which is a feature, not a bug.
I found a few texts on the matter, but they all seem to be a bit outdated.
They also tend to make no mention about the accessibility concerns that
somehow wikitext, among other things, tries to ameliorate.
Can anybody recommend some resources in this context?
Kind regards, Manu
in the context of a small, private wiki installation for my neighborhood
(about 100 users), after strong requests to simplify the upload process, I
have installed MsUpload, an extension that seems to provide the right level
of simplicity for our users.
However, the sidebar still has an "Upload File" link pointing to the
default upload page, which is confusing for our average user.
Does anybody knows how to permanently remove that link? Or perhaps how to
redirect it to an arbitrary page on the wiki?
*WikiFundi is a software that provides an off-line editing environment
that mimics the Wikipedia environment. WikiFundi allows for training and
contribution when technology, access and electricity outages fail or are
not available at all. It enables individuals, groups and communities to
learn how to edit Wikipedia or Vikidia, and to work on articles
collaboratively. Once connected to the internet, the articles can be
uploaded online on Wikipedia or Vikidia (manually, no automatic syncing).*
The plateform has been developed by Florence Devouard (Anthere),
Emmanuel Engelhard (Kelson), Florent Kaisser, Renaud Gaudin, and other
members of the community, in collaboration with Kiwix and Wikimedia CH.
The development of this software is made possible thanks to the
Wikimedia Foundation and the Orange Foundation. The WikiFundi software
and its documentation are licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.
The WikiFundi software is intended to support the WikiAfrica
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiAfrica>movement and Wikimedia
volunteers across Africa. It is published by the South-Africa based
association Wiki in Africa <http://www.wikiinafrica.org/>. It has
already been used by wikimedia usergroups accross Africa for outreach,
as well as by several education projects, such as the WikiChallenge
The best way to get information about the tool is : * on meta:
* website : http://www.wikifundi.org<http://www.wikifundi.org/>*
Wikimedia Foundation blog: https://tinyurl.com/y8ue28o5
For additional information or questions, please contact Florence (for
non tech) or Emmanuel (for tech)
#africa #wikifundi #wikipedia #vikidia #offline #education #digitalskills
Is there a way to use a wildcard domain on a Parsoid service
configuration? What I want to is to do is use:
for the domain, instead of having to list every subdomain, for an
install with a lot of subdomains.
Simply the best in shared hosting
when I use Mobile Frontend under Android then all headers are collapsed.
If I use a desktop browser and switch to "mobile view" no header is
collapsed. I tried to set '$wgMFCollapseSectionsByDefault = true;' in my
LocalSettings.php, but it does not work.
Exist a possibility to make all header collapsed in the mobile view on a
desktop browser? Or even better: everything collapsed except the first