I do IT for a nonprofit that runs a specialized MediaWiki wiki for people with chronic
pain. It's our main project, and we'd like to use CentralNotice on it because of
several features that make it superior to SiteNotice for our use.
I've installed it and set up a test banner and a campaign. Interestingly, the test
notice doesn't appear when you access a page via the short URL, but does appear when
you access it through the long URL.
For example, the SiteNotice currently is set to display the phrase, "For testing
purposes only: CentralNotice is working." You will only see that phrase if you
navigate to the first of the following two links:
Theoretically, the above two URLs refer to the same resource.
We used the "Recommended how-to guide (setup used on Wikipedia)" method for
setting up Short URLs. The key line, in httpd.conf, is Alias /ppd
Many thanks for any help you can offer. We're very eager to get this set up.
(v. 1.18. CentralNotice was installed from
1.18 version today)