[Mediawiki-l] Changing page title and "About..." in footer

Emufarmers Sangly emufarmers at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 20:33:04 UTC 2008


On Jan 15, 2008 12:38 PM, Frank Fulchiero <fful at conncoll.edu> wrote:

> > From: "Thomas Dalton" <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Changing page title and "About..." in
> > footer
>
> I changed the $wgSiteName from Islamintheus to "Islam in the US" and
> this does change the Page name in the browser, and "About..." in the
> footer.
>
> But is this variable used anywhere else, and is it ok to have spaces
> in it?
> Thanks for the tip, but did not want to mess anything up elsewhere.
>
> Frank Fulchiero
> Digital Media Specialist
> Connecticut College
>
>
> >> Where could I change this? Thanking anyone for any info.
> > It's in LocalSettings.php, I think. $wgSiteName or something like
> > that.
>
$wgSitename is effectively the "master" variable that gets used in system
messages wherever the {{SITENAME}} magic word appears (so in the title for
every page, and the meta namespace, etc.).  Titles with spaces work fine,
but there can be some issues with the meta namespace (see <
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgMetaNamespace>); you could add
underscores for that, or even shorten it or do whatever works for you. (You
can do the same thing anywhere else, too, if it strikes your fancy.)


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