[Mediawiki-l] Mass uploading protected (read-only) "include-only" pages

Kelly Jones kelly.terry.jones at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 04:09:24 UTC 2007

I need to mass-upload and protect (so normal users have read-only
access) about 200 small pages to my MediaWiki. Is there an shortcut
way of doing this that doesn't involve uploading them one at a time?

These small pages will really only be included {{:PageName}} in other
pages. Is there a tag that tells users "if you reached this page, you
probably wanted page [[X]], which includes this page"?

I don't mind users seeing the small protected pages, but worry they'll
just be confused. For example, if the search for a phrase and hit the
small protected page, I'd like to tell them "this is really just a
piece of a much bigger page"-- perhaps some sort of redirect that
doesn't break {{:page}} style including?

Any thoughts?

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