[Mediawiki-l] Editing special pages / Upload additional file types

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 11:09:30 UTC 2006

Which bit of them?

The text used in the interfaces can be edited in the same manner as
any other text; via the MediaWiki namespace. See the
Special:Allmessages page on your wiki for a list of customisable
interface text. If you've changed the LanguageXX.php (or
MessagesXX.php, in 1.6alpha) files, run the rebuildMessages.php
command-line maintenance script to repopulate the database.

The actual behaviour of the special pages is controlled by code in the
includes/SpecialXXX.php files. If you want to change this, you will
have to hack those.

Rob Church

On 16/02/06, zach bass <geek at bassten.net> wrote:
> Thanks, that answered a couple of my questions, not sure how I missed it.
> However, I didn't see any mention of editing special pages.  Am I missing
> something obvious? Again, my question was:
> 1.  Is it possible to edit special pages?  It looks like the text for
> special pages is stored in the database and is non-editable binary data,
> and that these database fields are populated from the file
> ./languages/Language.php, but changing the text in this file has no
> effect--is this data just imported to the database when the Wiki is first
> set up?  Is there any way to pull in new changes from this file?
> > zach bass wrote:
> >> Hi, I'm somewhat of a n00b to MediaWiki administration and have a couple
> >> questions.  Apologies if these have been answered before, but I checked
> >> the list archives and web and haven't been able to find clear answers.
> >
> > I believe your questions are answered in the FAQ:
> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_FAQ
> >
> > -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
> >
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