In my preferences section the Gadgets Tab is not showing up. I want to
use Twinkle extension/gadget.
My mediawiki version is 1.37.0. Under
https://mywiki.tld/MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition an empty page is
displayed. So I do not seem to have any default gadget installed.
Gadgets are displayed under Special:Version Other Extensions: Gadgets
Version: – (6df6b80) 15:59, 10. Okt. 2021)
I found a hint that the reason for not showing up the gadget tab could
be that one does not have a default gadget installed. It is not clear to
me how to set up a default gadget. Also I do not know which gadgets I
have installed per default in my standard installation. So far I do not
use any gadget at all.
My skin is Timeless.
Any help is very welcome.
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I'd like to announce my new extension QuickInstantCommons . Basically it
is a version of InstantCommons, except fast.
I used [[List_of_governors_general_of_Canada]] as a test page (85 images)
with caching disabled. Initial results were very promising:
* Vanilla MediaWiki: 1038.2 seconds (17 minutes)
* This extension (when it isn't able to prefetch): 18.5 seconds (56 times
* This extension (when it is able to prefetch): 1.1 seconds (943 times as
Also it supports thumbnailing files even if you're missing the media
handler extension for the format in question (but only in a limited way).
So for example, you can still see SLA files, even if you don't have
Extension:3D installed (but the interactive features don't work).
It does a bunch of things to speed things up - but the primary things are:
* Use HTTP/2
* Avoid unnecessary HTTP requests
* Attempt to guess what images will be used on the page based on the
previous version of the page, and prefetch those images.
If you're currently using InstantCommons/ForeignAPIRepo, consider trying
the new extension out and let me know what you think!
p.s. I hope extension announcements are on topic here. I've seen other
people do them from time to time, but not in a while.
I wonder if someone can help with this question that stumps me every
The manual page for upgrading lists the MySQL requirement as MySQL
version 'or equivalent MariaDB' (e.g. MySQL 5.5.8+ (or equivalent
MariaDB) for 1.36.2).
From our wiki's version page, I can see that our hosting provider has
10.2.36-MariaDB installed, and I assume this is sufficient for meeting
the requirement for upgrading to 1.36.2.
However, is there anywhere where I can check which MariaDB version is
equivalent to which MySQL version (apologies if this a daft question
coming from a non-tech person)?
I'm looking to do something that seems like it should be very simple. I
want to generate a listing of new pages created on our wiki during a
specific time range. For simplicity's sake, let's say the calendar year
2020. Is there a way?
All I've found so far is Special:NewPages, which is very limited:
It seems to only go back 90 days.
I thought Special:AncientPages might do the trick, but it actually looks at
last edits, not creation dates.
And of course there is Special:RecentChanges, which has a number of
options. I thought I could just look for N in the listing, but it also
seems to cut off after 90 days, even if you hack the URL:
So at this point I'm out of ideas. Any thoughts?
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I am working on a fresh multilingual instalment of Mediawiki. I want to use one database containing 2 languages and some shared tables containing user data. Here is the LocalSettings.php which is used for one of the aforementioned installations:
## Database settings
$wgDBtype = "mysql";
$wgDBserver = "localhost";
$wgDBname = "wiki_db";
$wgDBuser = "wiki_user";
$wgDBpassword = "_OMITTED_";
# MySQL specific settings
$wgDBprefix = "en_";
# MySQL table options to use during installation or update
$wgDBTableOptions = "ENGINE=InnoDB, DEFAULT CHARSET=binary";
# Shared database table
$wgSharedDB = 'wiki_db';
$wgSharedTables = 'actor';
$wgSharedPrefix = 'shared_';
The problem is that no shared table is created. What am I doing wrong?
Dear Semantic MediaWiki community member,
We are writing to provide an update on the current situation of the Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) extension as well as to ask you to fill out a survey that will help to define the path forward for this extension.
Over time, SMW has grown to incorporate many features and sophisticated functionality. It is also accompanied by many additional semantic extensions that add further capabilities. SMW is built on top of MediaWiki, which itself is evolving to a more modern code base. SMW does not currently have a thriving developer community, so some decisions must be made on how to maintain and/or evolve its code base going forward. This could involve refactoring or rebuilding SMW. The decision on how to proceed requires a plan with an analysis on the current and anticipated use of SMW and related semantic extensions.
To get a clear picture on the use of SMW we kindly ask you to respond to this survey :
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