[Mediawiki-l] Any ideas why $wgReadOnly doesn't work ?

Sullivan, James (NIH/CIT) [C] sullivan at mail.nih.gov
Mon Apr 4 13:06:15 UTC 2011

$wgReadOnly only needs a text string to enable it.  My experience is that editing is still allowed but when you go to save you will get the $wgReadOnly string above the editor telling you that the wiki is readonly.  I understand why that may be frustrating for some who spend time editing only to find the wiki is readonly for some period of time.  But you also must consider that some people may be in the middle of editing when $wgReadOnly is set.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve VanSlyck [mailto:s.vanslyck at spamcop.net] 
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 9:01 AM
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Any ideas why $wgReadOnly doesn't work ?

I'm not the most experienced here but I assume $wgReadOnly would require a 
TRUE/FALSE argument rather than a text string.

----- Original Message -----

> > I want to move my wiki to another server (and upgrade at the same time 
from 1.14 to 1.16.2).
> > I simply need to make the old wiki readonly, while I move, upgrade and 
change the redirect URL - so I placed $wgReadOnly = 'Upgrading to 
MediaWiki 1.16.2';
> > In the localsettings.php file.

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