On 4/20/05, Matthew England <mengland(a)mengland.net> wrote:
How can I drive
these Language.php changes into my Wiki (running 1.4.0)?
These are not showing up immediate in my Wiki like the rest of the
LocalSettings/DefaultSettings.php changes I've made. (I tried an Apache
reload, too, and that didn't do anything...not that I expected it
to.) Maybe this stuff is loaded in at database-initialization time? If
so, what are my options?
You've hit the nail on the head there. In order to make things
*easier* to customise, all the interface strings are loaded into pages
in the wiki at install time, so that anyone with sysop rights can edit
them through the wiki itself. See
Basically, just add "MediaWiki:" to the name of the string you're
trying to edit, and edit that page on your wiki - so, you need to edit
the pages MediaWiki:Loginprompt and MediaWiki:Whitelistedittext Don't
forget to do a hard-refresh if you think things aren't updating
The best idea is to pretend that the LanguageXX.php files don't exist,
and just use Special:Allmessages to find the string you want.
Rowan Collins BSc