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Align a external image[edit | edit source]

How can I do to align a external image ? If I put the URL the pics display where the text is. I can't align the image to the right for example :( Somebody can help me ?

No link to the upload page?[edit | edit source]

If the image referenced does not exist, the gallery displays the filename as text rather than a link to the upload page (as it did in previous versions). I have tried the File, Image and Media prefixes. Is this a bug?

FIX: Most likely cause is upload permissions have not been set. In LocalSettings.php set $wgEnableUploads = true;

Syntax section lacking. "Link" option not operational.[edit | edit source]

I was just trying to determine how to wrap an image in a link to another article. After reading the (limited) syntax section, I attempted to use the "link=" option to gain this functionality. After many test efforts, on this page, and using the Preview function (so as not to flood the history), I am still yet to achieve this goal. Is this article still current? Are the instructions clear and accurate? Or it is a problem at my end causing this issue? --203.13.128.101 06:48, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

See Help:Linked images. Note that the link= parameter is very new. Check Special:Version, if the revision is not at least r41727 then this syntax is not yet available. Splarka 11:29, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
I am also having the same issue that was mentioned, regarding the link functionality not working. I have a fully updated install, version 1.13.3. I'm using the provided syntax, as far as I can tell, but the image will only link to the standard image details page. Caseyparsons 17:45, 9 February 2009 (UTC).
r41727 means 1.14. —Emufarmers(T|C) 01:05, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Text wrap?[edit | edit source]

How do one make tex wrap arround an image? --Asset 11:27, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

That's what I came here to read about too. I can scarcely believe that two years later this still isn't addressed in the article. Magnoliasouth 03:52, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
I don't know if it is possible to do so. Do you have an example of what you want to do? Bud0011 04:08, 26 October 2010 (UTC).
It's possible. Embed your image the usual way and add an alignment value. Example: [[Image:example_image.jpg|left]] The text following the image will now flow around it . Echolalian (talk) 16:45, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

new File: NS[edit | edit source]

Should be noted that if you're using SVN, or editing on the wikimedia projects, that the namespace for "images" is File: now, not Image: . TBH, this makes more sense to me for what's now available on the projects ;).

Kjikaqawej 06:41, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

It also looks like the File NS is case sensitive for the "F". On my MW 1.15.1 lower case f doesn't link correctly, but the depreciated Image NS used to work with "image". DdDave 20:15, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Large Images[edit | edit source]

I can upload small images but when I upload images, files over 2mb; it just goes blank. When I resize it won't resize. Can someone help me. 86.136.108.50 17:39, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Is it possible that your PHP configuration is limiting uploads of this size? I have this vague memory of getting "blank" pages when PHP didn't allow large enough uploads. That's all I can think of without more specific information about your problem. --Vjg 00:15, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
That's why I can't upload large files because the PHP configuration is limiting it. What do I have to do? 86.136.108.50 09:54, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
That would depend upon how your PHP is configured and the requirements might change depending upon who is hosting your PHP-enabled site. See http://us3.php.net/manual/en/ini.core.php#ini.upload-max-filesize --Vjg 13:46, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for the info. I have another query, basically on my main page i have a picture as a title. I don't want it to link anywhere, can I stop that? is it possible. 86.136.108.50 16:03, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Use Media instead of Image or File; otherwise see the new 'link=' syntax for "File". Also, these types of questions should be asked on the helpdesk as indicated at the top of this page. --Vjg 03:29, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Help:Images/frame and Help:Images/size[edit | edit source]

When importing this help page on my wiki, the {{/frame|frame [...] were interpreted as Template:/frame. I had to add change them to {{Help:Images/frame|frame [...] to make it work. Any idea why ?--Alagache 15:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Subpaging is enabled on the Help: namespace here. This can change the behavior of relative transclusions. See Manual:$wgNamespacesWithSubpages. Splarka 16:18, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Page breaking[edit | edit source]

I'm just setting up a wiki, I turned on subpages for the help namespace as said above, is there anything else I need to turn on to stop it looking like this? http://www.suitableforvegetarians.info/wiki/index.php?title=Help:Images

Just glancing at your site, it appears you are missing the Extension:ParserFunctions extension and the Template:! template on your installation. --Vjg 21:27, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Problem with: Gallery of images[edit | edit source]

I am trying to use the gallery function.

I've upload the pretty flower pic to my mediawiki and I've kept it named Example.jpg, but I can't get image to appear when I copy the code from: Help:Images#Gallery of images

This code:

<gallery>
File:Example.jpg|Item 1
File:Example.jpg|a link to [[Help:Contents]]
File:Example.jpg
File:Example.jpg
File:Example.jpg| ''italic caption''
File:Example.jpg|on page "{{PAGENAME}}"
</gallery>

Gives me text in all of the right places, but no images.

When I change the text from “File:Example.jpg” to “Image:Example.jpg” images appear.

am I not supposed to use “File” or is there a parameter that I need to set? --TheMightyHercules 02:10, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Image: was only recently changed to File:, if it doesn't work for you, you just have to use Image:. Splarka 07:30, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Faking a "thumb" with alt "link"[edit | edit source]

Real "thumb" syntax.
foo
Fake "thumb" syntax.

This often gets asked for a lot. A way to use the link= parameter with thumb. permalink

[[Image:Wiki.png|thumb|100px|Real "thumb" syntax.]]
<div class="thumb tright"><div class="thumbinner" style="width:102px;">
[[Image:Wiki.png|border|100px|link=MediaWiki|foo]]<div class="thumbcaption">Fake "thumb" syntax.</div></div></div>

Splarka 03:24, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Also good for aligning objects, like videos.[edit | edit source]

  • This example assumes you have the VideoFlash extension installed:
<div class="thumb tright"><div class="thumbinner" style="">
<videoflash>nGeXdv-uPaw</videoflash><br />
<div class="thumbcaption">[http://youtu.be/nGeXdv-uPaw She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... Worth Dying for.]</div></div></div>

- Davydog 19:55, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Wording question[edit | edit source]

Can we add the word "scale" somewhere in addition to "resize?" That would help more searches find the resize examples. Thanks.

129.93.159.31 21:23, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

External Image Size[edit | edit source]

Is it possible to resize an external image? E.g. [[http://www.url.com/example.image|20px]] --Robinson Weijman 07:58, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

yes with the extension:EmbedImg Bigbull 01:52, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

links and images ?[edit | edit source]

can i ask here if ther is a way of showing a small image as the alternate way of rolling over text links

w:en:User_talk:Teapotgeorge#hello

Image Strangeness[edit | edit source]

The stable page shows red links to "File:MediaWiki:Image sample" (deleted) instead of the inlined "File:Example.jpg" for me, and I don't really know why. Draft works for me again. --130.83.160.141 14:41, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Frame transparancy[edit | edit source]

Wiki.png

How do I make the frame transparent to a background image. For instance, on this page the preformatted text and the TOC (yes, I know they are not images, but the problem is the same) are not transparent to the background, yet the MediaWiki logo image is. The Template on Help:Images likewise is not transparent to the background image. Any advice on how I can make the background image bleed through? RedJ 17 18:07, 22 August 2009 (UTC)


TOCs, tables, and image frames are intentionally given background colors to prevent header lines bleeding through. You can remove them with site/skin CSS, or just give images your own frame with whitelisted html (<div>s), or just don't use a frame (per example). Splarka 07:34, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
The problem with not using a frame is that it also won't show the caption. My wiki has a gradient background in the text space, so it's not like putting the same color as as the image frame backgound (at least I don't think so). The text space background gradient has to show. RedJ 17 17:17, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
In your MediaWiki:Common.css:
div.thumbinner {background-color:transparent;}
div.thumb {border-color: transparent;}
But it will look bad in some browsers, probably. Splarka 07:23, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll try it. I also found a work around using templates which essentially rewrites the Image functionality. But CSS would be more elegant.

Link + magic word[edit | edit source]

Hi, without magic is ok and you can use un magic word in the caption but not in the link.

  • Example : [[File:truc.png | link = http://www.truc.com/‎{{PAGENAME}} | {{PAGENAME}}]] -> the link is truc.png :(
Works for me:
Images
But you have a U+200E LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK in your pasted example between the URL and the magic word. Also, are you sure you're using a new enough version of mediawiki? Splarka 07:33, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Ok without space link is working.

Link + parameter[edit | edit source]

With [[File:truc.png||link=‎{{1|}}]] link doesnt work(parameter is not empty and there are no spaces)...How I can debug that ? thanks

[[File:Wiki.png|20px|link={{{1|}}}]] -> Wiki.png
Template parameters take 3 braces, and the syntax you use there means null fallback, and all a null link= does is prevent the image linking anywhere at all. And you are still inserting a U+200E LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK in just before the first brace. Splarka 06:57, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
yes my paste is bad it was [[File:Wiki.png|20px|link={{{1|}}}]] . But I cannot see the U+200E LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK and the version of my mediawiki is 1.15.1. Can I remove myself this invisible mark and how ? Thanks.
Ok I saw with notepad++ but again it doesnt work the link=http is now tn the caption of the picture.
Ok I found; it's my fault ;) Thanks!

Problems with image+link+caption[edit | edit source]

Hi there , i have a big problem with the imagelink and captions for image link on version 1.15.1. in your help it means

[[File:test.png|link=www.wiki.org|Caption]] 

for an Imagelink with caption, i look in to the html source and see no title parameter in the a href of the image link.
The expample on this page has in the html source an title paramter but i dont know how it makes. Its a little bit tricky here to come to the orginal source of the example. mean it is framed and framed. Why ?
Anyone can help thats i become a title tag in an imagelink?
testCaption Look here it works on this version of mediawiki but on my version it gives no title paarameter on a href.

I've the same problem; I guess it's a bug in MW 1.15.1. Hajo

I also have the problem in 1.15.3 that no "title" is in HTML code when use "link=http://...". I'm trying to work it out but with no confidence. I also want the link to be "target=_blank" when the url does not belong to my domain name. --Zayoo 12:05, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

I've made it!

in file include/MediaTransformOutput.php line 160 of function toHtml

159             if ( !empty( $options['custom-url-link'] ) ) {
160                     $linkAttribs = array( 'href' => $options['custom-url-link'] );

change line 160 to

                        $linkAttribs = array( 'href' => $options['custom-url-link'], 'title' => $title );

then title appear. To make "target=_blank" for url that not belongs to site's domain name, change to this

                        if (!strpos($options['custom-url-link'], $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'])) {
                                $linkAttribs = array( 'href' => $options['custom-url-link'], 'title' => $title, 'target' => '_blank' );
                        } else {
                                $linkAttribs = array( 'href' => $options['custom-url-link'], 'title' => $title );
                        }

Warning: I don't know whether title should be encoded or not for security. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. --Zayoo 14:15, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

This bug seems to be fixed in 1.16.0. To make external link open in new window in 1.16.0, the code above is also valid by removing 'title' => $title . -Zayoo 08:46, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Black Images after Update[edit | edit source]

Hey - I have recently updated to 1.15.x. Now I have black images on all pages, see here: http://freecoffee.de/Eduroam_mit_Windows_Mobile I found out, that I have to user ?action=purge to clear the cache. I also truncated the objectcache table. The first solution works for a single page. But I have a lot of images uploaded to the wiki. So, is there a faster way to clear the image cache? Thanks in advance, kind regards --Nickaat 17:43, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Adding alt text to gallery images[edit | edit source]

Can it be done? I've got my gallery set up like the example:

<gallery>
File:Example.jpg|Item 1
File:Example.jpg|a link to [[Help:Contents]]
File:Example.jpg
File:Example.jpg
File:Example.jpg| ''italic caption''
File:Example.jpg|on page "{{PAGENAME}}"
</gallery>

but in addition to the text underneath each image, I would like to have a second set of text when each image is moused over. (null).exe 14:21, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Thumbnail link bypass the description page[edit | edit source]

[[Media:image.jpg]]

creates a text link directly to the image bypassing the file description page but I would like to create a thumbnail link that bypasses the description page and goes directly to the image. I've tried every conceivable combination of options but nothing seems to work.

Use: [[Image:Wiki.png|link={{filepath:Wiki.png}}]]
Wiki.png
Hamilton Abreu 23:19, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Is it possible to make this as a default link type for all images? Or at least is there a way to avoid entering same filename in filepath?

I strongly agree, we need the option of changing the default behaviour of image thumbnails so they conform to more general internet behaviour. Normally on a webpage, if you click a thumbnail preview, you expect to go to the full-size version of an image, not a description page. I understand the need to be able to access the description page somehow, but users can do this by clicking the little special icon that appears under the thumbnail that sends them to the special page.
Wikimedia's "rogue" behaviour screws up external search engine search results - since MediaWiki's description page for a .jpg file also ends in .jpg, Google et al tend to see the thumbnail, see that it points to an address that seems to be a .jpg file, and don't bother loading or analysing the "fake" jpg file on the offchance that it's actually another webpage ... so they don't realise that it's not actually a .jpg .
Worst-case scenario, the description page doesn't get indexed by standard search engines (because it's named like an image file), the image-indexing databases that get passed the URL of the description page realise as soon as they load it that it's not an image, so they don't analyse it either, the mid-sized preview on the description page also doesn't get indexed (because the page that contains it isn't being read, by anyone), the full-size image doesn't get indexed either (because there's no direct link to it from any "proper" page), and although the thumbnail does get indexed, it gets flagged as pointing to a broken image link. So you spend time loading lovely big high-res images onto your wiki, stuffed with lovely search-engine-friendly metadata, and the search engines simply don't get to see the files to list them (or they only see the tiny low-res thumbnails, which don't inherit the metadata). Sigh.
For individual thumbnails you can override this on a thumb-by-thumb basis by manually putting in a link= property, or you can create your own template that replaces the "File:" syntax with your own, and make the resulting thumbnail link point directly to the original file (and suddenly see your big images appearing on Google :) ), but this doesn't help with the Gallery (unless you write your own replacement from scratch), and it's no use at all for MediaWiki's auto-generated thumnbnail galleries for media assigned to particular categories, which there seems to be no way to override. If I have a wiki on Medieval Art, I want the option of allowing Google to read all the images at high res (along with their metadata), and registering all those images for each category page that they appear in.
Currently, in order to guarantee that Google can see all our files in their original resolution, with all their embedded metadata, it seems that we have to write a special additional html page with a special bit of code to automatically index the files, and link to that external page from our wiki, and hope that Google then associates the thumbnails on the wiki pages with the full files in the separate index, by visual similarity. This is hardly ideal. Yes, MediaWiki does generate special thumbnail index pages that do link directly to the original files, but MW also helpfully generates a NOINDEX tag in those pages' headers that tells Google specifically NOT to index the contents, so the "Recent files" and "All files" paes can't be read by search engines as a global site image list, either. Aaargh!
The three main methods by which a search engine would index the image contents of a wiki all seem to have been "broken" by MediaWiki - if they'd only broken two out of the three, we'd be okay, but they broke all three of them! Being able to globally override the default thumbnail behaviour (to provide a "clean" path that Google can follow to find the original images, and associate them with the appropriate article and category pages) would go a long way to fixing the problem. ErkDemon (talk) 22:29, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
If you're really concerned about this, you should report a bug in bugzilla (if none already exists) --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:28, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
That's a useful suggestion - thanks. I've just added it as https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52647 ErkDemon (talk) 12:29, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Captions not displaying[edit | edit source]

The Help page says that adding text in an image link that's not in any of the other formats will be interpreted as a caption. It implies but does not explicitly say that the caption will show on the page. And, in fact, the caption does display in the "thumb" and "frame" options. However, in "frameless", "border" or omitted, the caption is apparently not presented. It doesn't even show up in the HTML pagesource.

I've submitted a Support desk request in case it's a technical issue but given that I am seeing this problem even on the example images here, I suspect that it's something more. If I am misunderstanding the intent of the comments about captions, could someone please correct them?

Or if it's a known bug based on something like browser versions, could someone please add a compatibility comment? Anything to clear up the confusion would be appreciated. Rossami 23:52, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

This might be simply a terminology issue. With "thumb" and "frame", you do get an actual image caption on the page, just below the image. With omitted, "frameless" and "border" there is no actual image caption on the page, below the image, but it shows up when you place the pointer over the image:
[[Image:Wiki.png|caption text here]]caption text here
[[Image:Wiki.png|frameless|caption text here]]caption text here
[[Image:Wiki.png|border|caption text here]]caption text here
You might know this form of caption as "alt" or "title" or something else. Would this be the case? Hamilton Abreu 00:28, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmmm. If that's how it's actually supposed to behave then I would agree that it's a terminology problem that the text on the Help page doesn't help. I've seen the HTML title attribute used in several ways but never automatically tied to the mouseover. "Alt" is, I believe, different in that alt text is supposed to display when the image is not available (such as when the image is suppressed or still loading). Either way, calling those "captions" is counter-intuitive. The only ones that are behaving here the way that we think of captions in other media are the ones with thumb and frame.
My confusion was made worse by the section of the Help page which 1) describes alt and caption differently, 2) never uses the word "title" but if it had, my natural assumption would have been that title referred to "page title", that is, "filename" and 3) explicitly says that caption can accommodate wiki-markup (which it can with thumb and frame but not in the mouseover of border, frameless or omitted).
Then just to increase my confusion, the mouseover does not display on my work computer (IE 7.0), though it does at home (Firefox 3.6 and IE 8.0). And even in Firefox, the mouseover never displays in the last example ([[File:example.jpg|link=|caption]].
Assuming the last is a glitch rather than another Microsoft "feature", I recommend expanding the paragraph on captions to explicitly describe their behavior in the different contexts - visible beneath for thumb and frames and thus able to accommodate links and formatting but functioning as a mouseover (and thus text-only) on the others. And maybe even a footnote about IE compatibility if that can be verified as a global issue rather than just me? Thanks. Rossami 06:09, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Regarding terminology, distinguishing the two as "visible caption" and "mouseover caption" would be much clearer, yes. I am using IE7 (7.0.5730.13) and the mouseover caption works fine, so it must be a glitch on your machine. Regarding wiki-markup on mouseover captions, some is possible: for example, you can transclude other pages:
[[Image:Wiki.png|border|{{MediaWiki:Tog-hideminor}}]]Hide minor edits in recent changes
but it's necessarily limited by the format, so no linking, text formatting, etc. Finally, it would be great if you could update the page as you see fit, to perform these and any other corrections and improvements you see fit: coming from your stand-point, I'm sure the end result will be much clearer. Hamilton Abreu 14:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Problem trying to use images in a template[edit | edit source]

Hi. I'm using MW 1.15.3. I have the following in a template:

[[File:{{{1}}}|300x300px]]

If I call the template using

{{My File Template|Image1.png}}

this results in a redlink of the filename wrapped in the [[File: |300x300px]] text. For example:

[[File:Image1.png|300x300px]]

The image definitely exists and show up in the list of uploaded files. Can template parameters not handle this?

Thanks User:mitchelln 14:34, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Template parameters can handle that. It's odd that only the filename is red linked. To be redlinked, it must end up in the form of a link, i.e. [[Image1.png]]. It also seems that somehow the text [[File: |300x300px]] is not being interpreted as a link at all, which might result from a syntax error before that text, in the template. Hamilton Abreu 23:00, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

This is happening to me too, and there's nothing at all in the template before the image. 108.7.193.11 00:50, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Chances are that you're passing in the parameter a filename enclosed in square brackets, ie [[Filename.ext]]. That results in [[File:[[Filename.ext]]|300x300px]] which is wrong, and results in: [[File:Filename.ext|300x300px]]. Remove the square brackets. -- Hamilton Abreu 13:05, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Change in the gallery coding?[edit | edit source]

Umm yeah, I'm an admin at the One Piece Wiki and I was wondering if there was a change in the <gallery></gallery> code used throughout the various wikis. The change anyway is more messier and is a bit of a bother to some of us here in our wikia. You can see the problem here and in other galleries of the wikia. I was wondering if somebody could possibly revert the gallery coding back to the way it was as before the change as presented here in this Help Page.

Problem with link= in a template[edit | edit source]

Hi. I'm using MW 1.15.3. I have in my template:

[[Image:Open.png|link={{{1|}}}]]

The template parameter contains a valid page link.
When I hover over the image the correct link is displayed, but when I click on the image it takes me to the Open.png page instead.
Any ideas?
Thanks
User:mitchelln 17:04, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

What is the exact value being sent in the parameter, and the exact correct link displayed when hovering the image? For example, when you say that the parameter is a "valid page link", if that means you're enclosing it in square brackets that could be a problem:
[[File:Wiki.png|link=File:Example-pt.png]] → Wiki.png (Ok)
[[File:Wiki.png|link=[[File:Example-pt.png]]]] → link= (Not Ok)
Hamilton Abreu 21:03, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
By the way, this problem looks similar to the one you placed above a couple of weeks ago, where probably a link was being passed instead of a pagename:
[[File:[[Image1.png]]|300x300px]] → [[File:Image1.png|300x300px]]
Hamilton Abreu 21:17, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

link+Header Tabs [solved][edit | edit source]

Using Extension:Header Tabs I have the tab "Vídeo" in a page. I want to target an image link to this tab but don't works. I wrote:

[[File:image-name.png|25px|link=page-name#tab=Vídeo]]

But when the user click the image the URL in the browser is:

http://mysite/index.php/page-name#tab.3DV.C3.ADdeo

and goes to the page, not the tab.

Solutions? Any idea to solve? Thanks

See the case in (nuvola video icon): http://enlloc.net/hkp/w/index.php?title=Hacks --Dvdgmz 18:35, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

I don't know the extension, but there seem to be a couple of issues: 1) the = sign after tab; 2) tab names that contain accented characters (the extension might not be handling those properly). Try this: instead of letting link= build the URL, give the correct URL to link=. In other words, go to the target page and click the tab you want. This places the correct URL for that tab in the browser navigation field. Give this URL to link=, replacing the pagename by {{urlencode:{{{page-name}}}}}. For example, to link to the Vídeo tab, you'd use:
[[File:image-name.png|25px|link=http://enlloc.net/hkp/w/index.php/{{urlencode:{{{page-name}}}}}#tab=V.C3.ADdeo]]
Hamilton Abreu 02:48, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi Hamilton Abreu, thanks for the answer. But with 'urlencode' don't works the "link=" parameter. It does not work either here:
link=Help%3AImages%2Fes#Galería de imágenes
I think that the problem it's with the '=' sign, as you said. I don't need to encode it, it is encoded automatically and this is the problem. The sign should not be encoded. But I do not know how to avoid it.
I've done lots of testing without success. :-(
--Dvdgmz 16:54, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Sure it works:
[[File:wiki.png|25px|link=http://enlloc.net/hkp/w/index.php/{{anchorencode:Un esquellot a la bateria}}#tab=V.C3.ADdeo]]
gives Wiki.png. Hamilton Abreu 02:19, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
OH! Great! Thanks a lot!! Now it works fine!
Then... works with {{anchorencode}} like in Wiki.png, but not with {{urlencode}} like in Wiki.png. That's the solution, finally.
--Dvdgmz 09:46, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Style options for galleries[edit | edit source]

Hey, is there a way to add style options (through style or class attribute) to a gallery? Bud0011 16:09, 24 September 2010 (UTC).

PDF rendering doesn't work[edit | edit source]

This page says MediaWiki supports rendering PDF pages, but I have a fresh install of MediaWiki 1.16.0 and it doesn't work. Any ideas?

I don't know about native support, but there are a few extensions that help provide that support. Bud0011 22:00, 20 October 2010 (UTC).
Thanks but I tried them and couldn't get any of them to work. It would be useful to know if MediaWiki is meant to support this by default or not, if anybody knows.
no, mediawiki doesn't support that out of the box (Well you can upload them, but they won't be rendered). Wikimedia (wikipedia, et al) uses extension:PdfHandler to deal with pdfs. Bawolff 22:39, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

SVG[edit | edit source]

When SVGs is used with "thumb" or "frameless" and the SVG is smaller than the width default, the width of the SVG is used: Robot icon.svg This goes against what SVG is designed to do, which is to scale, the image size checks should not be done on SVGs. -- d'oh! [talk] 07:14, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Images and templates?[edit | edit source]

Hello. I have a form that users fill out. One is an up loadable file. What I want to be able to do is display several of the images in a gallery. It would look like this:


<gallery> File:{{{Image1|}}} File:{{{Image2|}}} etc </gallery> It does not seem to be working. Why?

Check Help talk:Templates#Gallery In a Template. -- Hamilton Abreu 23:36, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Tooltip/Caption does not work with link[edit | edit source]

It seems that when you use link in conjunction with caption, the caption will not be shown. But reading the doc around link does not say that (though it does say other things wont work)

  • Image with caption (no link)
[[Image:tst.png|25px|alt=tiny globe|This is a globe.]]

tiny globe

  • Image with link and caption (not being shown)
[[Image:tst.png|25px|link=|alt=tiny globe|This is a globe.]]

tiny globe

--Boy.pockets 05:56, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

That only seems to happen if the link parameter is supplied but empty. When supplying an actual link the caption is shown:
[[Image:tst.png|25px|link=Help:Edit|alt=tiny globe|This is a globe.]]
tiny globe
Hamilton Abreu 21:04, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

gallery need page parameter[edit | edit source]

<gallery> needs a page parameter (either "|page=X" or "/X") to accommodate DjVu and Pdf multi-page files.--Doug 20:37, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Uploading images with filename from URL[edit | edit source]

Okay, today i primitive edited SpecialUpload.php file for this:

I have template where it's two images (TOP and BOTTOM of product). I am not happy with "red-link" system about uploading files, and i am wanted to replace non-existent image with alternative (error) image. Aaaaand, whoala, down of the thumb it's writed: "No top(or bottom) image. You can [link:now upload the file]."

What i edited?

From my template, top image engine:


{{#ifexist: Image:{{{FileNameTop}}} | [[Image:{{{FileNameTop}}}|thumb|right|{{{ManufacturerName|Unknown}}} {{{ModelName|Unknown}}}, top]] | [[File:NO.JPG|thumb|right|No top image. {{#if: {{{FileNameTop}}}|You can [{{SERVER}}{{SCRIPTPATH}}/index.php/Special:Upload?FileName={{{FileNameTop|NO.JPG}}} now upload the file.]|You cannot upload file for top image because filename of this it's not defined.}}]] }}


NO.JPG it's my error (alt) image. If it's not defined FileNameTop variable, say: "You cannot upload file for top image because filename of this it's not defined."


SpecialUpload.php, changes:

Line 0072, added: if($request -> getText('FileName') === "NO.JPG"){unset($_GET['FileName']);} #ADDED FOR UPLOAD FROM LINKS

Line 0073, added: if(isset($_GET['FileName'])){$this->mDesiredDestName = $request->getText('FileName');} #ADDED FOR UPLOAD FROM LINKS

Line 1015, added: if(isset($_GET['FileName'])){$scriptVars['wgUploadAutoFill'] = 0;} #ADDED FOR UPLOAD FROM LINKS, DISABLING AUTOFILL FILENAME

And that's all... . So, i know this may have some potencial security risks or other, but i am novice... . And, work's me fine ;) The upload link must have be an external, internal link having problem with "?" and "=", or i not know how to set it right. The link is calling "Special:Upload?FileName=<MISSING_FILE>", <MISSING_FILE> it's automatically prefilled on upload form, on select file to upload it's not changed with filename of local/remote uploaded file.

To end: this edit help everybody who building database of products, etc. Allow fast upload files without manual writing filename for writted page/category page. If it's not uploaded right file, send to client alternative image (in my case "NO.JPG", it's similiar to this: No sign).

Tom

PS: Sorry for bad english

File feature request - Defaulting to image description in Commons[edit | edit source]

It would be very cool and helpful if the File syntax could default the caption (using some parameters/flags) to the image descriptions as defined in commons:Template:Information description field (optionally selecting English description automatically or allowing the user to chose the language). Without this feature, I find adding image descriptions/captions via pipes tedious and in some cases very redundant. Of course, this is for the case where the images are in Commons and use that template, which in the case of Wikipedia are a lot --Codrinb 22:13, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

I second you on this request, one may perfectly give a sane description to its images then wanting this description to be the default caption.
Drzraf2 13:33, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Found a workaround here: [[Image:img.jpg|{{:Image:img.jpg}}]]
Drzraf2 13:41, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
  • This will be very helpful. The above workaround only gives the link to the file name and is not very helpful, as file names tend to be short. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 05:55, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

what happened to lorem ipsum etc etc?[edit | edit source]

and the weird duck looking thing? oh how i miss it. Decora 14:38, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Alt not generating in thumbs[edit | edit source]

Crystal Clear app display.png
My caption.

This is very strange.

The next code generates the first image, which generates an "alt attribute automatically with the file name:

[[File:Crystal_Clear_app_display.png|thumb|left]]

However, if I add a caption, no "alt" is generated, not with the caption nor with the file name, as could be expected (second image):

[[File:Crystal_Clear_app_display.png|thumb|left|My caption.]]

Do you have an explanation or a fix? Thank you very much!

--Wikypedista 00:11, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

If you set the caption, you need to set the alt text explicitly if you want it:
[[File:Crystal_Clear_app_display.png|thumb|left|My caption.|My alt text.]]
Emufarmers(T|C) 15:26, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Really? I had deducted that... my question is how to fix that automatically, not having to write the "alt" attributes for the thousans of pictures in the wiki. --Wikypedista 23:59, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Whenever I use the "thumb" attribute, the "alt text" doesn't show up whether I set it explicitly or not; only the description of the actual full-size file is used as the alt text. Of course, if I don't use the "thumb" attribute, the caption doesn't display below the image as a true caption anyway (it only shows up as the "alt text"). Perspectoff 00:35, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

link={{{link_with_brackets|}}} in the Image:[edit | edit source]

Is it any way to link to the article using the syntax:

[[Image:Wiki.png|30px|link={{{link_with_brackets|}}}]]

where {{{link_with_brackets|}}}=[[Boston]], or how to skip square brackets.--WlaKom 18:30, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

[[Image:Wiki.png|30px|link=Boston]]
No brackets there; try it. --Rogerhc (talk) 06:15, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Linking to an article or external website by clicking a gallery image[edit | edit source]

Can it be done? I would like to use the gallery format to display a variety of projects on my site, with each image leading directly to the project page (or an external website), however the best I can manage is having a link in the caption, and even I mistakenly click the image to be disappointed it doesn't take me to the page I expect it. I know images leading to a hyperlink are possible outside the gallery format, but it's a pain getting images to line up (or maybe it's not even possible) like they do in the gallery format. Website in question: http://rev0proto.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Blank pages[edit | edit source]

In my wiki. i got blank pages in file wiewing pages and also in wikitext and lists that contain theese broken files. like the filelist!

The following files are broken: Broken file 1 of 3the 4th working linkThe blank filelist

How do i delete the pages correctly?

Image ratio[edit | edit source]

Is it possible to ignore the image's aspect ratio when changing its size?

Sorry[edit | edit source]

Deleted some stuff by accident. I hope I restored the content.--Frode Inge Helland (talk) 18:24, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

How do I use an external image and have it click-able with an internal link?[edit | edit source]

I have a dynamic image... http://ddosigs.level3.turbine.com/0621900000009035d/010040200003000/condensed.png It is a signature for the forums for an MMO that I play, and I want to use it on my wiki as well. Only I want people to be able to click on it and have it dump them on my User page. "If it is enabled on your wiki (see Manual:$wgAllowExternalImages), you can also embed external images." is enabled on my wiki. How can I do this? Thanks -- Technical 13 (talk) 05:10, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Bug 35909 created -- Technical 13 (talk) 12:38, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
And the winner is "<span class="plainlinks">[http://my.wiki.com/wiki/User:Me http://ddosigs.level3.turbine.com/0621900000009035d/010040200003000/condensed.png]</span>" -- Technical 13 (talk) 23:51, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

How to change the default size of thumb?[edit | edit source]

I see Wikipedia has much larger images comapred to default Mediawiki when there is no size specified but just "thumb" argument. Where I can enlarge the default size to avoid setting fixed size to all images?

A user can set his own default image and thumb size preferences in (at the top of any page while logged in) Preferences > Appearance. On the server side, a server admin can change the defaults used when the user has not specified any, by setting $wgDefaultUserOptions in LocalSettings.php. The $wgImageLimits page shows an example of what that looks like for image size. $wgThumbLimits is for thumbs. The idea is that $wgImageLimits and $wgThumbLimits define available user preferences choices and $wgDefaultUserOptions is where an admin can set which of those choices is the default used if a user does not specify a choice. --Rogerhc (talk) 06:50, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Linked images in gallery[edit | edit source]

How do I go about assigning a link to an image in a gallery? Is there a CSS snippet I can use to fake galleryness, and put that in a variadic template so I can do something like {{fakegallery|Image:Alice.jpg|Alice|Image:Bob.jpg|Bob|Image:Carol.jpg|Carol}} ? Thanks! Crazytales (talk) 18:43, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Look at Extension:Gallery, I'm sure there is an extension there that can help you. -- ShoeMaker   ( Contributions Message )   19:22, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
It has been almost a week, with no response. Did that solve your issue? If not, I could come up with a basic template for you to "fake" a gallery; however, it would be extremely complicated and require Extension:Loops in order to properly define the rows and columns of the table you would have to create... -- ShoeMaker   ( Contributions Message )   02:04, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
I would also like to be able to control links for images being displayed in a gallery. If I insert a single image, I can direct the link wherever I want using [[File.example.jpg|link=custom]]
However, if I input an image using <gallery></gallery>, I lose the ability to control the link; only captions can be added (see below).
<gallery>
File:example.jpg|everything after pipe symbol is considered to be a caption
</gallery>
It would be nice if the <gallery></gallery> syntax still allowed you to add the link argument, |link=custom
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.2.206.65 (talkcontribs)
The link= parameter also works for galleries. See for example:
--Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:50, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Here is an attempt to link to a specific section on a page. Clicking on the caption link takes you to the section, whereas clicking on the picture only takes you to the top of the desired page:
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.2.206.65 (talkcontribs)
Feel free to open a bug request if none already exist about this, --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 10:31, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

File: -- Image: -- Media:[edit | edit source]

Hello, I know that File: and Image: were consolidated into ns:6, was Media: also wrapped up into that, or does that have a separate use? -- ShoeMaker   ( Contributions Message )   01:59, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Image Gallery Using Template?[edit | edit source]

When i use a template to try and display an image gallery i can't get the images to display, but only in the gallery. So my template is as follows...

<gallery>
Image:{{{Image1|}}}
Image:{{{Image2|}}}
</gallery>

and my page using the template... {{ImageGalleryTemplate |Image1=Image1.jpg |Image2=Image2.jpg }} The parameter is being passed correctly (if i add {{{Image1}}} to the template it correctly outputs "Image1.jpg") however, when inserted into the <gallery> tag as a parameter {{{Image1}}} i don't see anything. If i add the images in raw format (e.g. <gallery>Image:Image1.jpg</gallery> it works.

So is there a problem with the gallery taking parameters? I was thinking the gallery was getting parsed before the parameters are passed.

Thanks! -- 20:22, May 8, 2012‎ 166.122.75.57

Why are you trying to pass this through a template? I mean, unless you are using Extension:Loops and using some specific formatting, this is more work than just manually setting up the <gallery> directly on the page and doesn't add extra transclusion. -- ShoeMaker   ( Contributions Message )   01:02, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm using Semantic Forms so every page is only publicly editable by using the appropriate form. I am trying to eliminate all wikicode on the user side. So by filling out a form where they can upload images i can then pass the filenames to the page template and display them correctly.
Semantic Forms is out of my scope of knowledge at the moment... If I had to guess, I would say that you would have to create your own extension that would allow for bulk uploads, count the number of files in the upload and build the gallery based of it's own information... I, unfortunately, do not yet know much about php or creating extensions. -- ShoeMaker   ( Contributions Message )   23:31, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

DELETED sub-section from "Link behavior" section of article, placed here in case someone cares[edit | edit source]

I deleted the below "Advanced special link" sub-suction of the "Link behavior" section of the article, after organizing said "Link behavior" section, because I feel this advanced material is not useful. If you feel this deleted section is useful, please explain how before replacing it into the article. --Rogerhc (talk) 06:04, 10 October 2012 (UTC)


Advanced special link[edit | edit source]

Use Special:FilePath to link to a potential file, even if it doesn't exist:

Special:FilePath/Example.jpg

[[Special:FilePath/Example.jpg]]

Sunflowers

[[Special:FilePath/Example.jpg|Sunflowers]]

Use {{FILEPATH}} Magic Word for a long form URL to the file:

//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/mediawiki/a/a9/Example.jpg

{{FILEPATH:Example.jpg}}

Dynamic resizing as the browser is resized[edit | edit source]

To have large images automatically resized to your window size, add the following code in your common.css-file, or, if you are sysop of your own wiki, your Mediawiki:common.css-file:
img { max-width: 100%; height: auto; width: auto\9; /* ie8 */ }

Then all you need to do to have a image resize to the size of your browser window, is to encompass your image in a div-tag.

<div>[[File:LynxInNumedal.jpg]]</div>

LynxInNumedal.jpg

--Koppa Dasao ƒłелањі каселањін на 14:55, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Mouseover text[edit | edit source]

I've removed the phrase [caption text shows...] as mouseover text in border, frameless formats or when the format is omitted. after testing it in four major browsers. But it is possible that this may depend on HTML5 being enabled or even other factors (older browsers). Some expert insight is welcome. Edokter (talk) — 11:29, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Add anchor to a gallery?[edit | edit source]

Is it possible to have anchors within a gallery? If so, how can I add them? If not, how can I simulate it? Here is what I tried, but it didn't work.

<gallery perrow=6>
<div id="fig1"></div>
File:example.jpg|caption  
<div id="fig2"></div>
File:example2.jpg|caption 
<div id="fig3"></div>
File:example3.jpg|caption 
</gallery>

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.54.49.230 (talkcontribs)

No, you can't add an anchor before a file. But you can add it inside the caption.
<gallery perrow=6>
File:example.jpg|<div id="fig1"></div>caption  
File:example2.jpg|<div id="fig2"></div>caption 
File:example3.jpg|<div id="fig3"></div>caption 
</gallery>

Mode parameter for galleries not working.[edit | edit source]

The mode parameter doesn't seem to be working for the galleries on my wiki. 24.37.64.174 15:24, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Accidental upload of images[edit | edit source]

I don't know where to place this, but a bot I used accidentally uploaded a number of images here that were meant for the commons. If someone could help me fix this I would be more than glad. CFCF (talk) 10:05, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

I deleted them. In future, all stuff related to mediawiki.org you can post on Project:Current issues --wargo (talk) 17:01, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Problem with colours in pages vs in logo at top left[edit | edit source]

I'm using a .jpg file. When I have the file as the image as the logo at the top left the colours are correct.

When I have the same file in a wiki page, the colours are wrong.

What happens, particularly, is that, when it is set as an icon, main letters are dark green. You can see how it should be here:

logo the correct colour

When it is in a wiki page, the image becomes light- green - as it is here:

logo the wrong colour

Why the difference and how can I adjust it?

Fustbariclation (talk) 10:46, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

The image inserted in the page is a thumbnail, so basically, MediaWiki is using ImageMagick, GD libraries of PHP or any other software (that depends on how you or your wiki administrator have configured it) to create a resized image from the original one. If the original image uploaded at File:TSF_Logo_medium_size.jpg on your wiki has the correct colours, then the problem is the thumbnailer program that generates such images. Maybe you need to use a different one. Also, JPG files are "lossy", they lose quality in favor of a reduced size, so maybe depending on your thumbnailer program, there's any option to increase the quality of resulting images. Anyway, since that image is very simple and has few different colors, I'd convert it to PNG and use it in that format instead, since it produces files with smaller size and without any quality loss. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 11:44, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
PS: Also, as noted at the top of this page, this is not the place to ask such questions. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 11:46, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Problem with Template not appearing in Gallery[edit | edit source]

Our wiki has a few galleries that don't quite yet have all the pictures. My thinking was to create a template, call it {{ICS}} for "Image Coming Soon", create a placeholder image and refer within the template and include a catagory link in there that places it in a 'page to be updated with missing images' category, so that follow up later is easy.

So my template is created as follows

<noinclude>Put this template in a gallery or where an image will appear in the future {{ICS}} to fill the space and provide a visual reference.

It will show up as follows and be added to the 
[[Category:Tools]] [[:Category:Missing Image]]:<br/>[[File:IMG-Soon.jpg|150px]]</noinclude>
<includeonly>[[File:IMG-Soon.jpg|150px]] [[Category:Missing Image]]</includeonly>

When I type {{ICS}} anywhere on a wiki page, even in other template areas, it works a treat, as soon as it is within a <gallery>, it does not display anymore.

What am I doing wrong, and if this is the wrong way to go about it, is there another way that achieves my aim to add the page to a category by simply inserting an image placeholder? Captainreiss (talk) 01:48, 8 February 2014 (UTC)


EDIT: Fixed! replace [[File:IMG-Soon.jpg|150px]] with File:IMG-Soon.jpg and all works. --217.155.36.226 23:20, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

How to use version other of an image (file)?[edit | edit source]

AlexandreMBM (talk) 19:04, 27 February 2014 (UTC)