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Any better way to write this link: search for 民防… on my wiki these days?

Jidanni (talk)08:05, 27 May 2015

Most you can do is: [{{FULLURL:特殊:搜尋|search=民防&fulltext=1}} search for 民防…]

In case you don't require full text search: [[Special:Search/民防|search for 民防…]]

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)09:42, 28 May 2015

MW 1.23 Category pages not being linked if spaces in name but works with _

Edited by another user.
Last edit: 09:34, 28 May 2015

So I've upgraded to MW 1.23 with MariaDB on RHEL 7

Al is good except some of the pages belonging to categories are not being displayed.

e.g. if I add this category link at the bottom of a page, it will ink to the category from that page but the page will not be listed from the category [[Category:To Do - Something]]

However, if I use the following format for the category name, everything works - link to the category appears on the page & page is listed under the category page. [[Category:To _Do_-_Something]]

My problem is that most of the category links were created in the first format which worked in MW 1.18

Any suggestions on how to resolve?


bb220:20, 26 May 2015

Since it didn't display properly here is the formatting (obviously without the spacing between [[ )

[ [Category:To Do - Something] ]

[ [Category:To_Do_-_Something] ], 26 May 2015

Well, that's really weird, and I've never seen something like this.

Both forms should work the same. Check if that's not a cache problem. For example, try editing the category page and see if the pages are correctly listed there.

A link to your wiki, in case it's public, would be very useful.

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)09:38, 28 May 2015

Error: last section title is not interpreted

Hello, i have an error only on one page. The last section ist not interpreted. So i have add an dummy section as the last one. Anyone there with an idea whats going wrong?

the last section actually is ===Dummy=== if i add ===End=== then the previous Dummy-Section is shown as the Title of section, the ===End=== Text is shown as text under the Dummy-Section.
Mediawiki is used as intranet without internet access so i can't give you a link to the page.

MediaWiki 1.21.3
PHP 5.3.27 (cgi-fcgi)
MySQL 5.1.42-community
Microsoft IIS Server

TomyLee (talk)13:02, 26 May 2015

If your wiki is public, a link to it would be very welcome.

I'd say the problem is some extension tag not properly closed before that title. For example, an unclosed <gallery> tag or something like this. Or try copying section by section on a test page and see where the problem appears, and then identify the last added text what tags it contains that could be problematic.

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)09:32, 28 May 2015

Same VisualEditor version (0.1.0) but no table function

Hi all,

I'm new to MediaWiki and so far liking the product. Since this morning, I've tried to install the new VisualEditor, together with the Parsoid server. I've managed to install both successfully without a hitch, after following the excellent guideline provided here. However, I noticed that my VisualEditor seems to be outdated since it lacks the Table functionalities, unlike the one being used here at and Wikipedia.

Upon checking, I discovered that I'm using the same VisualEditor version i.e. 0.1.0 but I'm using the latest stable version of both Parsoid and MediaWiki. What could I be missing? I've also enabled the experimental config but to no avail. Appreciate some help here. Thank you.

Musagaid (talk)11:04, 25 May 2015

How did you install the new VisualEditor? Which exact steps to follow to reproduce the problem?

AKlapper (WMF) (talk)13:14, 25 May 2015

Sure. Below are the steps to reproduce it.

1. For simplicity, I used the excellent Bitnami WAMP stack and install MediaWiki app. WAMP could be obtained here - hxxps:// and MediaWiki app could be obtained here - hxxps:// Current version for MediaWiki is 1.24.2-1.

2. For VisualEditor's installation, I followed this guide - hxxps:// This includes the UniversalLanguageSelector extension and Parsoid server. Since I'm using Windows, I followed this guide for Parsoid installation - hxxps:// Parsoid is up and running at localhost:8000.

3. The LocalSetting also have been adjusted properly following those guides mentioned above. Let me know if you need to know the specifics. For this particular test, I disable Experimental mode.

4. Editing the MainPage, giving me this Editor

5. As per my question, what did I missed? I couldn't find any reference that higher version of MediaWiki i.e. 1.2.5 or above have to be installed or etc. Appreciate some help here. Thank you.

Musagaid (talk)09:12, 26 May 2015

Bump. Any clue?

Musagaid (talk)14:11, 27 May 2015

No worries about this. Already got it working once upgraded to 1.25.1.

Musagaid (talk)09:20, 28 May 2015

easy way to assign users read only access

Hi all, I created a new group with this permissions:

$wgGroupPermissions['read_only']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['read_only']['read'] = true;

and I associated the user "guest" to the Group "read_only" but when login Guest user he can Modify the page !

below all group configurations in my "LocalSettings":

# Il permesso di modificare pagine viene tolto a tutti gli utenti non loggati
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;
#Nego la possibilità di registrare nuovi account a meno di non essere loggati
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;
#Nego la possibilità di leggere agli utenti non registrati
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['read'] = false;
#la riga seguente permette di rimuovere una pagina a tutti gli #utenti
$wgGroupPermissions['datamanagement']['delete'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['datamanagement']['move'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['datamanagement']['edit'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['read_only']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['read_only']['read'] = true;

thank you very much to all regards, 28 May 2015

Settings disabled (Special page)

Hello wiki-folks,

the options on the Special Page "Settings" are greyed out/ disabled in my mediawiki-website (Media) although I am sysop. Why is that?

I have searched the MediaWiki-Documentation and googled for the problem but to no avail.

Thanks for helpful hints. (Can not provide URL, sry)

MediaWiki 1.24.1 PHP 5.4.38-1~dotdeb.0 (cgi-fcgi) MySQL 5.5.38-1~dotdeb.0, 28 May 2015

easy way to assign users admin privileges

I have been trying to assign admin privileges to another user. It seems all are using some type of scripting.

Is there an easy way to assign admin privileges without using scripting? can you give me detail instructions.

thanks, 27 May 2015

Looks like I figured it out. It is under: Special Pages: User Rights Management, 27 May 2015

Use this [extension]?

Waanders (talk)08:49, 28 May 2015

Semantic MediaWiki 2.2: which extensions versions to use?

I am busy upgrading SMW 1.9.2 to version 2.2. How do I know which version to use of the accompanying extensions like Semantic Forms or Semantic Extra Special Properties?

Waanders (talk)08:47, 28 May 2015

Mediawiki upgrade 23 to 25


I upgraded my wiki from 23 to 25 and after the upgrade everything is wokring fine except i cant acess the "special pages" anymore. I get this error

Warning: require(/home/public_html/includes/specials/SpecialAllPages.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/student/public_html/includes/AutoLoader.php on line 90

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '/home/public_html/includes/specials/SpecialAllPages.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/student/public_html/includes/AutoLoader.php on line 90

Anyone know why i get this error ?, 28 May 2015

easy way to assign users admin privileges

I have been trying to assign admin privileges to another user. It seems all are using some type of scripting.

Is there an easy way to assign admin privileges without using scripting? can you give me detail instructions.

thanks, 27 May 2015

How fix error flexible SSL Cloudflare

Hi I use flexible SSL Cloudflare but receive

Chrome gray lock details.png

Your connection to the site is encrypted, but Google Chrome has detected mixed content on the page:Be careful if you're entering information on this page. Mixed content can provide a loophole for someone to manipulate the page. This content could be third- party images or ads embedded on the page.
Do you think what to do?

WikiMech (talk)11:54, 27 May 2015

Most browsers provide developer tools to inspect a website and to help you find the resource that is being included without using the https protocol.

TheDJ (Not WMF) (talkcontribs)14:20, 27 May 2015

Message: MediaWiki 1.25 requires at least PHP version 5.3.3, you are using PHP 5.4.24

I'm trying to install 1.25.1 locally before to migrate my MediaWiki 1.18 to the 1.25.1 But, 1.25.1 fails to start with an internal error page; extract: "MediaWiki 1.25 internal error MediaWiki 1.25 requires at least PHP version 5.3.3, you are using PHP 5.4.24"

which is very confusing: 5.24 seems to be more recent than 5.3.3 I can't figure how to work around such a message

Yeah, I got this error message too earlier today. Weird but I dont have the solution.

Musagaid (talk)09:23, 26 May 2015


MW 1.25 should work with php 5.4.24. Do you try to install mediawiki with a tarball or from git?

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)11:02, 26 May 2015

with a tarball

This seems to happen when the composer install is incomplete. I encountered it with Harej at the hackathon and it was very confusing. For him this composer binary had actually even failed downloading, making it even more complicated to figure out what is going on.

TheDJ (Not WMF) (talkcontribs)08:25, 27 May 2015

Hmm, but the tarballs doesn't need composer, the vendor contents should be (and i checked that yesterday before i answered) bundled with it :/

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)08:56, 27 May 2015

I'm also affected:

MediaWiki 1.25 requires at least PHP version 5.3.3, you are using PHP 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.9. Installing some external dependencies (e.g. via composer) is also required.

I've downloaded this snapshot: mediawiki-snapshot-REL1_25-76e04b0.tar.gz

I've now used the non-snapshot-version and it worked:

Roemer2201 (talk)12:43, 27 May 2015

Reported in the bug tracker.

TheDJ (Not WMF) (talkcontribs)08:36, 27 May 2015

[SOLVED]Upload image and embed the image into a page (extension)

Hello Everyone

is there a simple extension that does this process a bit simpler?

i want to give it to my users and just need to make it a bit simpler for them

thanks in advance

Asafm14567 (talk)08:59, 27 May 2015

solved i installed the extension MsUpload its amazingly simple and great!

Asafm14567 (talk)13:53, 27 May 2015

uploading file getting error "Error creating thumbnail: /bin/bash: /usr/bin/convert: Is a directory"

Hello everyone

i created the folder /usr/bin/convert as ImageMagick requires it as it states in the "localsettings.php" file now i can thumbnail jpeg files

when i try to thumbnail a png file it gives me this error Error creating thumbnail: /bin/bash: /usr/bin/convert: Is a directory

i dont understand why when i didnt have the folder i couldnt at all when i got the folder it says the folder exist but does nothing

i added // Override the default with a bundle of filetypes: $wgFileExtensions = array(

   'png', 'gif', 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'jp2', 'webp', 'ppt', 'pdf', 'psd',
   'mp3', 'xls', 'xlsx', 'swf', 'doc','docx', 'odt', 'odc', 'odp',
   'odg', 'mpp'

to make sure all the extension are supported and still the same thing

thanks in advance

Asafm14567 (talk)13:53, 27 May 2015

[RESOLVED] File upload problems after upgrading to 1.24

Hi, After upgrading to version 1.24 I'm having problems uploading files. I think it may be a permissions problem but I'm pretty stumped at this point.

The error I get is:

[eb13d6c9] 2015-05-26 09:24:11: Fatal exception of type MWException

And with $wgShowExceptionDetails = true;

[68c9f863] /index.php/Special:Upload Exception from line 1871 of /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php: Could not acquire lock for '4eair9X.jpg.'


#0 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(1174): LocalFile->lock()
#1 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/upload/UploadBase.php(738): LocalFile->upload(string, string, string, integer, array, boolean, User)
#2 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(467): UploadBase->performUpload(string, string, boolean, User)
#3 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(186): SpecialUpload->processUpload()
#4 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(363): SpecialUpload->execute(NULL)
#5 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php(584): SpecialPage->run(NULL)
#6 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/MediaWiki.php(275): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Title, RequestContext)
#7 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/MediaWiki.php(584): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#8 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/MediaWiki.php(435): MediaWiki->main()
#9 /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/index.php(46): MediaWiki->run()
#10 {main}

I then tried changing 'lockManager' => 'fsLockManager' to 'lockManager' => 'nullLockManager' in FileBackendGroup.php and got the following:

Could not create directory "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/2/29".

The /images directory is owned by Apache and the permissions are 755 and I tried 777 with the same result.

The server is running Arch Linux, Mediawiki 1.24.2, PHP 5.6.9 and MariaDB 5.5.5-10.0.18-MariaDB-log. I'm sure this will be something pretty straightforward and I appreciate any help! Thanks, 26 May 2015

Set up a debug log as explained in Manual:How to debug to see the exact file/folder it's trying to create/write, and see if it makes sense, or if you made a typo in some config variable.

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)19:20, 26 May 2015

Thanks for the reply!

After setting

error_reporting( -1 );
ini_set( 'display_errors', 1 );

in LocalSettings.php I could see that my PHP open_basedir wasn't set to allow the mediawiki/images directory. All is well now., 27 May 2015

Remove the discussion tab from the wiki.

I want to remove the discussion/talk tab from my wiki so bots don't find it ruining my domain authority., 22 May 2015

There are these few lines of CSS code, which you put on the wiki page MediaWiki:Common.css and they will no longer be displayed. I don't know them out of my head right now; basically I would google that. Is it really that this information is not findable?, 22 May 2015

That just hides the Discussion page. doesn't remove it from the wiki, 26 May 2015

So what are you aiming at? Do you want clean HTML source code? Or do you also want MediaWiki to remove all links to discussion pages? Do you want to remove the whole Talk namespace? That surely is all possible - somehow. The question only is: What is it good for? The CSS hides the tab and in so far basically makes the pages invisible. People can still type in the URL manually, but why should they do that, if all they find would be an empty page? The CSS is the way to go., 26 May 2015

When you are measuring SEO/Domain Authority it is ruined by having a bunch of empty pages. That is why being able to remove all of the discussion pages would be very helpful, 26 May 2015

If you are worried about bots/search engines indexing your talk pages, maybe modifying the robots.txt accordingly could be an idea you'd like to follow (see Manual:robots.txt).

LiturgicaNotata (talk)07:10, 27 May 2015

Generating Charts For Mantis issues in Mediawiki

Any possibility to add the charting feature for Mantis issues?, 27 May 2015

Generating Charts For Bugzilla issues in Mediawiki

I cant find info as to generate charts for Bugzilla issues in Mediawiki, do we have any extension or way to achieve this?, 27 May 2015

Lost user name

How do I find my user name if I have forgotten it? I have saved defaults but my computer wiped them out, 24 May 2015

If you provided your e mail address, you can use the wiki page Special:PasswordReset to make MediaWiki send you an e-mail. If your account had special user rights, you can also look up the according names on the wiki page Special:ListUsers in your wiki., 24 May 2015

If you just need your name, then go to a page that you remember to have edited recently, click the history page, find your edit, and you have found your username :)

TheDJ (Not WMF) (talkcontribs)08:39, 27 May 2015
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