[MediaWiki-l] Linking to Wikipedia and Commons

Martin Urbanec martin.urbanec at wikimedia.cz
Mon Feb 6 10:33:45 UTC 2017


See the text.

Best,
Martin

Dne po 6. úno 2017 11:00 uživatel Markus <liste12A45q7 at gmx.de> napsal:

> Thanks John for answering my question 1.2:
>
> > If you're only looking to use images from Wikimedia Commons
> > and no other wikis,
>
> What means "no other wikis"?
> (I would like to get this:
> show pictures, scaled pictures, the Commons-metadata page by click, if
> the file is in Commons,
> and if the file is not in Commons but in the local Wiki,
> show the picture from the local Wiki)
>

If you wish to use Commons and local wiki as your only one image source.

>
> > you can use the shortcut setting $wgUseInstantCommons to true.
>
> This I find in LocalSettings.php ?
>

You find the variable probably. If it isn't here just add it there.

>
> So it would be fine to get $wgUseInstantCommons=true
> as default in all new Mediawikis.
> Which is the right place to ask for?
>

The installation guide asks if you wish to add it. In general feature
requests like this one goes to phabricator.wikimedis.org.

>
> How is the solution for question 1.1 ?
>

Sorry but i didnt catch the question.

Best regards,
> Markus
>
> >> _Question 1.1_
> >> how do you implement/enable this in a Mediawiki:
> >> - internal links to Wikipedia
> >>   like: [[wikipedia:de:Berlin|Berlin]]
> >> _Question 1.2_
> >> - internal links to Commons
> >>   like: [[file:Berlin_night.jpg|miniature|Berlin]]
> >>
> >> _Question 2_
> >> This is requested in most Mediawiki installations.
> >> But in many Mediawiki installations it does not work.
> >> So I fear that a lot of Wiki maintainers do not knew,
> >> how to implement/enable this...
> >>
> >> Maybe it is possible to implement/enable it *as default*
> >> in all Mediawiki in the delivery state?
>
>
>
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