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[RESOLVED] Import from non-wikitext files (ex. Word documents, HTML files)

Done 1) here without touching Wiki code just using Special:Import Renmiri 09:37, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
See details at Wordpress Export for Wikipedia
Done 2) using an extension here but not using GNU license. No Wordpress required Renmiri 22:04, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Done 3) Use a word macro with functionality to extract pictures: Word2MediaWikiPlus.
done 4) http://diberri.dyndns.org/wikipedia/html2wiki/index.html --Flominator 13:26, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

OpenOffice (at least v2.3) also can export any document it can open (e.g. Word documents, HTML, .odt) to Wikitext format. No plugins needed. Yet another reason to avoid Microsoft Office and use OpenOffice :) --Tbleher 10:32, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Export to other formats (ex. RTF, Word document, OpenDocument, PDF, Postscript

I think it would be the best to implement a Postscript engine to the Wikimedia-Software. Now we can only pick the link "Printable verson" in the Toolbox to create a printable document from an article. The result is not very good, because this tool doesn't define the real page layout. It depends on your browser how the pages are formated if you want to print it and this is a problem especially for projects like wikibooks. To solve this problem it would be good to have influence on the page layout by defining it. This page-defining could be done by using a page-layout language like post script. Red Rooster 18:51, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
see Extension:Pdf Export for partial solution. --Purodha Blissenbach 09:45, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
I have not found any of the PDF exports to be 100% useful. (Many of them arent' even 100% completed, as you google around and try to find some.) What I need for my site is a way to quickly export a page to PDF or to export the ENTIRE contents of the wiki to a static CD-ROM type media; basically a bunch of offline HTML pages. Any ideas on the best way to get this? Timneu22 21:04, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
maintenance/dumpHTML.php can export a wiki to static HTML. As for PDF, look at the current project at PediaPress. It's already in use at the WikiEducator site (But no idea how complete it really is). --Tbleher 10:27, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
consider looking at Extension:PDF Writer PediaPress also plans to develop XML and OpenDocument exports. User:he!ko 10 May 2008

[RESOLVED] rel="nofollow"

Add rel="nofollow" to links to articles that haven't been created.

If you are using short URLs (e.g. wiki/Main_Page and all the files are in w/), then deny the w/ directory in robots.txt
User-agent: *
Disallow: /w/

[RESOLVED] Display visitor IP address

The following code can display a visitor's IP address, host and proxy on the leftside of every page. The exact position is up to individual choice, but i've put it between navigation and search on our site.

The code goes in Monobook.php

<div class='portlet'>
<h5><?php echo="security" ?>
$iphostname = gethostbyaddr($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']);
$proxyhostname = gethostbyaddr($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR']);
   $proxy = $_SERVER["HTTP_CLIENT_IP"];
 } else {
   $proxy = $_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"];
} else {
   $ip = $_SERVER["HTTP_CLIENT_IP"];
 } else {
   $ip = $_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"];
<div class='pBody'>
echo "Your details have been logged:<br><br>";
echo "IP:<b> $ip </b><br>";
echo "IP Host:<b> $iphostname </b><br><br>";
if (isset($proxy)) {
#echo "Proxy IP:<b> $proxy </b><br>";
#echo "Proxy Host:<b> $proxyhostname </b>";
<?php } ?>

I deliberately commented out the proxy info to save space.


[RESOLVED] New Article Form

Hi All,

Having some trouble here and am surprised I haven't been able to Google anything so hope someone can help.

I'd like to be able to create a form of required fields that could be used when creating new articles or adding to existing articles. People would populate the fields which would then be used to setup the initial article.

An example would be... I have a database of say, TV Episodes. When someone creates a new page about a new show, a form would appear with 'Show Title', 'Episode Number', 'Episode Name', etc... and when the information was submitted, it would be stored in the article.

Does that make sense?

I love MediaWiki and think it's could work well for us, but don't want the average user to have to learn table wiki sytax and what not. I also would prefer to avoid other doucment management systems but am looking for something with a bit more structure to help guide those less tech savy.

Any thoughts, Thanks much! Blckdmnd99 19:27, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Something along the lines of the BugTracker submission form I suppose. Not sure if the functionality is the same or not but just came across it. http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=MediaWiki
Blckdmnd99 19:33, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
I am not aware of anything exactly like this right now. Perhaps you have seen the inputbox extension which lets the user enter an article name and creates a new article preloaded with a template. Not exactly what you want but it might be suitable. I am working on two possible solutions: 1) modify the edit page using Javascript (in the web browser) that will dynamically create input fields and extract content from the article text. It will hide the normal edit box from view and when the user presses submit it will recreate the article text from the input fields, or 2) make a Special Page. -- Barrylb 20:55, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Barrylb. I have seen that extension but it's not quite enough. Perhaps I'm complicating the issue. In essence I want the collaboration abilities of Wiki with the ability to define at least some data structure / fields more along the lines of a MySQL table or similar. I'll keep looking and will be interested to see if you come up with anything. I haven't tried writing an extension yet and I'm not sure this is the one for me to start with! :) Thanks Blckdmnd99 18:05, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
I've finished a solution that I hope is useful. See example at Custom article editing form with fields. It uses an 'AlternateEdit' hook that MediaWiki provides. My solution keeps all the text in the article itself rather than any separate tables. -- Barrylb 13:54, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
Looks like this will help a lot! Thanks much. I haven't tried configuring it yet but the example you gave is a good one. Blckdmnd99 16:17, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm going to install that extension, it is the extension which I sought for a long time ;) -- 11:07, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
GREAT! I've just intalled it! it work like a cham! (the last comment is from me ;) ), but is it possible not to have /Person at the beginning of the title of the article? --OuroborosShaka 11:47, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
If you look in the code OuroborosShaka you could find the references to Person, and change them to whatever else you want to call it. The way the extension is setup it basically looks for pages with a particular prefix and then invokes the alternate editing form based on that. Hope that helps a bit. Blckdmnd99 13:18, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
I have modified the extension, so I've created a new MagicWord to recognize pages wich use the special edit form, this way I can use in every pages I want without take care of their names. It now support multi-template feature because we can use one custom MagicWord per template. I give you exemple later, because it's on my local server for the moment. --OuroborosShaka 23:11, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
I copied the code and put it in a .php file and did the requireonce editing in the localsettings.php, but everytime I create a Person/ article to test it out, the fields don't show. I made sure to start the article with the Person/ first but it still doesn't give me the fields, and after I create it and try to edit it, I don't get the fields either still. Any clue on what I might be doing wrong? Vinfang 21:14, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Articles in more than one category listing

I'm also looking for something similar: an extension that would allow to search for article belonging to two or more categories. Say for example, I want to look for all articles belonging to Category:Bird AND Category:Europe AND Category:Africa. this would be useful to use mediwiki as a kind of simplified database. Is anything like this already existing ? Lilious 15:29, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

The DynamicPageList extension does this.. you can specify a list of categories and it outputs a list.. -- Barrylb 15:44, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Now more specific extension is available: Multi-Category Search. CodeMonk 05:37, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Simple picture editor


I am looking for a simple picture editor that can be used for drawing simple pictures (mindmaps etc). I noticed TWiki has a plugin which is quite similar what we would need [1].

JuhaV 10:58, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Please take a look at Extension:AnyWikiDraw. This extension is currently being developed for MediaWiki, TWiki and PmWiki. It is aimed to have a similar feature set as the TWikiDrawPlugin that you have linked. --Rawcoder 14:25, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] PHP show_source

I've been looking for a better way to view php code in an article in a color scheme like the php show_source.

Have you seen Extension:Syntax Highlighting? Maybe that will do what you want. -- Barrylb 08:02, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Something else looks promising at meta:User:Marksw/PHPHighlight. -- Barrylb 15:41, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
What about Extension:ASHighlight? --Flominator 11:18, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Jabber Presence Plug-In

I would love to see a jabber plugin for MediaWiki, specifically using Wildfire server.

Here is the syntax required


jasona@gmail.com -- 02:25, 26 July 2006

Hi, here is the requested Jabber Presence Plugin for MediaWiki.
Best Regards. KlinT ( klint@klintcentral.net )
I removed KlinT's source code, since it is on Extension:Jabber. --Flominator 11:20, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Interface

i'd like my pages to have extra attributes ... e.g: books: author, number of pages, written in ...

the pages should include the attributes and be sort- and searchable by these attributes

maybe adding a related table to the page with the seperate information, what would destroy the history function ...

maybe similar things already exist

curmetsefrog@gmx.at -- 04:42, 23 July 2006

Look at Semantic MediaWiki, it's a very powerful tool which does what you want.

[RESOLVED] Port of TwikiDraw to MediaWiki

This useful drawing extension, designed for Twiki, has already been ported successfully to PmWiki: [2]

This would be a very useful extension for MediaWiki. --C4duser 04:58, 21 September 2006

The painting extension allows bitmap collaborative drawing in Mediawiki. It is more simple than TWikiDraw, but it can be useful Lilious 19:23, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
That's nice, but does not fulfill the same function. Some TWikiDraw-like extension is needed. -- 23:13, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
Please take a look at Extension:AnyWikiDraw. This extension is currently being developed for MediaWiki, TWiki and PmWiki. It is aimed to have a similar feature set as the TWikiDrawPlugin. --Rawcoder 14:27, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Tracking or Issue Management Extension

What would be great - and probably quite easy to program and implement - would be an extension that helps setting up, managing and and maintaing lists of issues, i.e. a tracking system that could be used, for example as a "bugtracking system". I know there have been attempts from bugtracking systems (e.g. Mantis Bugtracker or Trac) to incorporate a wiki into their system (meaning, for example, that you dont have to log into Mantis and, subsequently, its Wiki); however, I am not aware that this would have been attempted using MediaWiki as the primary platform and an add-on or a mediawiki extension that acts as a bugtracker or issue management extension. While the Tasks Extension lists all Tasks on all Wiki pages on one page, what is needed in addition or independently is a system that helps creating, listing, collecting, maintaining, and updating tasks on one page. -- 01:02, 20 October 2006

TWiki might have some wiki applications that would do what you want. A list of TWiki applications is here. I have not tried installing TWiki yet; I might, after I get farther along with MediaWiki. I'm not necessarily advocating TWiki, but maybe you could get a tracking system working in TWiki before someone will write one for MediaWiki. According to the MediaWiki page, the MediaWiki development team does not use MediaWiki to track bugs in MediaWiki. Instead they use MediaZilla (their version of BugZilla). Teratornis 06:13, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
You might wanna try TracWiki --Flominator 11:48, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Programing Language / objects

A system or extension for documenting objects of a programming language. --Magick 11:12, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

What about Extension:ASHighlight maybe even combined with Doxygen? --Flominator 11:48, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
Extension:Include would be even better, since you wouldn't have to copy the source-code --Flominator 07:44, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Newsletter

I'm searching for an extension with which I can send a newsletter to all my members. If you have an idea....Thank you Limesle 21:38, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Does Extension:STSGMassMailer do what you need? Teratornis 16:05, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Internal link Preview

I would like to be able to hover over an internal link, and get a preview of about the first 4 lines of the page that internal link will take you to. Sort of like an ajax pop-up bubble. Does anyone think this is a possibility? --Rovo79 05:09, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Here's something similar on Wikipedia: Wikipedia:WP:POPUP. I've been meaning to try it there. I don't know whether you can install this on other MediaWiki sites; or maybe something similar is available. Maybe someone else can comment. Teratornis 06:22, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
I just wrote one that does that, though one sentence and not four, and it's not as fancy as those javascript ones. Extension:LinkHint Blop 01:43, 27 July 2007 (UTC)


[RESOLVED] Blank pages

Ok, sorry about this, I posted it over at the other site but then I saw that this was the main one. I'd like an extension that can search through the database and return any blank pages. I'd like it for this wiki so I can check for vandalism and unwanted pages (as a sysop). Thanks, 15:13, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

go in your wiki to Speciapages there you find something like (in german) "kurze Seiten" in english maybe "short Pages". 07:09, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Yes! It's Special:Shortpages --Flominator 10:57, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Automatic periodic emailing of Recent Changes to a group

When working with a group on a small but active wiki, it's easy to forget to look at the Recent Changes list for timely updates. I would like an extension that sends a daily email with a digest of what changes have taken place on the wiki in the past day. By showing all recent changes in an email, users can't accidentally miss out of developments on new pages.

There are several ways the the email recipient group could be defined.

There is a hint of this behavior at Watchlist subscriptions and the PovWatch extension but the idea isn't developed.

The MailNotification extension is possibly the beginnings of an attempt at this but it doesn't work. --Gadlen 09:41, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

What about a cron job that copies the RSS-stream into an email? --Flominator 10:54, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
else: try Extension talk:MailNotification --Flominator 13:29, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Article Social Tagging

I would like an extension that puts a "Digg" like tag on each page. By tagging those pages, there would be a special page or extension that allows those articles to be dynamically presented in order of votes. -- 17:37, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Such as TagAsCategory, perhaps? I do not know "Digg", so I'm guessing. --Purodha Blissenbach 10:13, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
Extension:Social Bookmarking --Subfader 12:54, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Extensions for decision making process - wikidemocracy

the project is described there — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 01:59, August 9, 2007

[RESOLVED] Download Extension

This should be an extension for Downloading Articles!. This extension should allow to download every articles in a category into a txt file!. or only download a single article -- 12:56, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Er, that's what Special:Export is for... —Eep² 23:02, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Multi-select namespace search

When searching, instead of all the checkboxes, which are nerve-wracking to select/deselect, why not a multi-select menu? -Eep² 03:19, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

My attempt: Extension:Multi-select Namespace Search--unfortunately, it doesn't work. :/ -Eep² 17:22, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
It works now (for a few weeks, actually, with the help of another user), but it's not a proper extension and just a hack. If someone can "extensionize" it, that'd be super. —Eep² 12:03, 15 August 2007 (UTC)


[RESOLVED] Group based main page

I would like to request a Extension that can do the following:

  • Set a standard main page for not logged in users e.g /index.php/Mainpage
  • Redirect logged in users to a main page by group membership e.g. users in group "Work" have the main page /index.php/Work
  • Works with MediaWiki 1.11.0


What is the goal of this? Aaron 02:53, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
The goal of this is to set different homepage based on group membership, so that different groups have different homepages (when you push the mediawiki logo in the left upper corner you will be sendt to the current users group homepage). A sort of "redirect after login". aroekene
Good idea - Extension:GroupPortal - still WIP. Tim Laqua talk 23:20, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] List all articles not in Category X

I'd like to see some simple Special page listing all articles not in a certain category. Or is there maybe another way? --Subfader 18:02, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Extension:Multi-Category Search --Subfader 18:03, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Limit size of uploaded pics

Can't find an extension yet that limits the size of uploaded pics to a specified size. (Until now Mediawiki just notifies that image size is bigger than 150 KB but message can be ignored and then bigger pics can be uploaded.) Or can the limit be switched on by default already? --Anderl 21:52, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

This has to be set in php.ini. Aaron 10:23, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Image Upload via URL destination

I'd like to see a way to upload an image to my wiki without needing it to download before. So I simply enter the URL of the image in the source field and enter the target filename I want it to have. Maybe a third field that auto "beautifyies" the source file name or if entered, my target file name (undersocres, caption etc). It should also be possible to upload the standard way as now.
I can imagine why it isn't enabled, because of copyrights etc., but hey I upload it anyway from my local machine or remotely. No difference. and there could be other reasons to have such a feature. I'm on MW 1.8.2 --Subfader 13:51, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

This is supported by default in MediaWiki, simply add the following in LocalSettings.php to enable it:
$wgAllowCopyUploads = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['upload_by_url'] = true;
Skizzerz talk - contribs Tournesol.pngMediaWiki Support Team 21:24, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
awesome. that's how i ment it ;) --Subfader 23:21, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Play audio files on page without any player

I'm looking for a way to make internal and maybe even external audio files play on the page, without a real player extension.
I want to link the files in normal article page text, with the possibility to let the url work normally but also to play it without leaving the page or by drag-dropping the url into a local machine player. A click on a small audio symbol left to the link (just like the external link symbol on the right) should make the music play, a second click should stop the playback.
It should work with [[Media:Audio File Name.mp3|Alt Text]] for internal files but also for external links that may be put into a syntax like <play>http://addres.com/external_file.mp3</play>. Extensions like FlashMP3 break the line and use default space. Very unhandy. This is handy and what I'm kinda looking for. Thanks for any help! --Subfader 16:36, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] File List with MIME type detection

The current File list only list all files. No funtions except items number limitations. As soon as you have lots of different file types it's pretty unhandy. I'd like to be able to display a list of all files per MIME type detection (AUDIO, VIDEO, MULTIMEDIA, etc.). A table like now, but additionally it should link the page(s) on which the file is used (as used on the file description page). For space reasons those could be linked in the "Name" column below the name, each article a new row. Selecting the MIME type from the drop-down menue should be possible as on Special:Log and the same for linking a pre-selected type, e.g. Special:Log/upload.
If the MIME type detection should be a crappy idea it would also work this way: Define the types by file extensions, e.g. for displaying Audio: Find all *.mp3, *.wav, *.ogg etc. --Subfader 01:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

ok i could work on Special:MIMEsearch but it doesn#t solve the problem completely. What i want is the MIMEsearch box on the Upload Log. --Subfader 13:19, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
not resolved but redefined. See List all audio files

[RESOLVED] Page Status Types

I'm building a knowledgebase for the support department of a software company. Most pages will have a problem and solution. I'd like to be able to have someone enter a problem only, and be able to have each user set a status when they create it, something like "Needs Solution". This could be expanded with multiple statuses, such as "Possible Solution", "Resolved", etc. Then, a link on the left could display a list of all topics with that particular status, to be updated by other users.
I was thinking this could be done by creating categories for each status, but is there an extension that can be designed for this?
Heres an idea... something similar to Extension:Review, with radio box choices for different page types/statuses. The difference here would be that it doesn't average the choices, and it would be easy to list or search all those with a particular "rating". Is this possible?

See Extension:FlaggedRevs perhaps. Aaron 09:55, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Interface to silva

Silva is a software drawing a tree out of a list of skills in a group of people. The goal of an extension would be to have a silva tag that is replaced by the tree (calculated on the server). Sample trees can be found at http://silva.dachary.org/ The proposed extension can be found at http://hg.silva.dachary.org/file/tip/home/www/silva/mediawiki-silva/usr/share/silva/mediawiki/silva/ . A debian package is also available on the http://silva.dachary.org/ debian repository.

[RESOLVED] Find / Replace in Edit Toolbar

As title says, an extension that lets you search/find and replace text when editing a page just like an external editor. Could be done via a pop-up window with two fields. --Subfader 23:59, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Have you tried WikEd.Se also Install instructions
Note. This one only works with Firefox or Mozilla based browsers. --Aroekene 10:58, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Beautify text in edit box

Actually I want to do a marco job for replacing standard "mistakes" by find / replace. (This is different from my above request which is not for standard msitakes). What it should do: In the extension files you can define a "macro" for a routine e.g. find "xyz", replace with "zyx" + find ... etc. When editing a page. Click a button in the edit toolbar and it "fixes" your text.
Could also be done for marked text if necessary. This may require javascript as Extension:Add Button does. --Subfader 20:52, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Icons for article links per category

List a certain icon in front of the article link when the article is in a certain category. Define relations in the extension, e.g. list icon "XY" if article is in category "X". Icons could be placed in extension folder. --Subfader 20:34, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Google this article name

An extension that adds a little google icon left to the article name slot. Clicking it will search the article name on google.

  • Namespace: It would be useful to restrict it to certain namespaces.

--Subfader 17:22, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] In category: jump to first and last page

Jump to (first | last) as used on Special:ListUsers. There are 2 ways this could be included:

  • Include an option to add a parser tag on certain "full" categories.
  • More elegant: Auto add for more than 800 members (as soon as it are 5 pages with 200 listings)

--Subfader 02:51, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

I worte me some templates I now add manually on full cat pages. --Subfader 09:25, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Disable Namespace

I really searched a lot but couldn't find a $wg or some other way to disable some of the default namespaces. Some unes namespaces I want to disable: User_Talk, Sitename, Sitename_Talk.
With disabling I mean that these do not show up anywhere in a list of namespaces, e.g. search results page. Disabling User_Talk shoudl also remove the "Talk" link form the standard format User (Talk | contribs). --Subfader 09:31, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

It'S ok, I changed the core code. --Subfader 17:17, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Go Button for categories

The "Go" button on the standard search is completely useless on my wiki since all articles have long names nobody searches (never finds the exact article name). But categories play a major role but they won't be found since you'd have to type "Category:Key Word".
So I'd like the Go button to work like this: Type "Key Word", hit Go will jump to "Category:Key Word" if exists, otherwise perform normal search. Shouldn't be hard to insert the "Category:" aspect into includes/SpecialSearch.php (Yes i love hacking the code directly). --Subfader 16:24, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Extension:GoToCategory ;-) Tim Laqua talk 14:10, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
oh dear, didn't expect ti to exist :) --Subfader 17:35, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Did I find a bug? --Subfader 17:56, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Proper List

I'm looking for a way to include listed text in a tag that creates automatic breaks as in <pre></pre> but still allows the wiki markup. Nothing on m:Help:List is useful for me. Example list:

Input Output

# Text
# Text
# Text
Link: [[Main Page]]

  1. Text
  2. Text
  3. Text

Link: Main Page

--Subfader 14:38, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Try this!

Input Output

# Text
# Text
# Text
Link: [[Main Page]]

  1. Text
  2. Text
  3. Text

--DaSch 18:09, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Uh uh! Great, just needs some adjustments by me and it's prefect. (won't call it poem ;) --Subfader 07:03, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Convert characters when uploading audio file

If an audio file is uploaded the upload process should change some defined special characters. It's already used on includes/SpecialUpload.php >> htmlspecialchars( $this->mDestName ), but I want it to own character convert rules for audio files only (maybe via MIME type ?).
What it should do: Upload e.g. "_äöü'()&#yo.mp3" results in the Upload Warning: File name has been changed to "_aeoeue_____yo.mp3". Because I have defined the characters ä,ö,ü,',(,),&,#, to be changed to _ --Subfader 11:56, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

No need anymore, teh extension Ineeded it for was fixed. --Subfader 17:37, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Category sorting rules

I'd like to be able to set sorting rules (actually only for subcategories) by my own.

  • Ignore prefixes like "The " or "Le " as if the subcategory "The Group Name" would read [[Category:All Bands|Group Name]]
  • No special rules for upper case: ABC should be listed after Abb
  • No special rules for special chars: é should be treaded as e

--Subfader 18:34, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

This seems like a useful addition. However, you would need to form a list (which could be quite large) of which characters you wish to consider as identical. I'd probably create a page somewhere like Mediawiki:Sortorder to hold a list of which characters are equivalent, and which leading words need to be removed. This could then be overridden by some XML on particular category pages.
I'll add this to my to-do list, although it'll probably be a while, as I currently need to focus on paid work for a while
--MrAngel 09:06, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Change Author

In combination with extensions that use authors for pageprotection etc. it could be usefull to create a small an simple extension to change the author of a page. Why? 4Example a sysop moved a section of page to a ne page, now the sysop wants to change the author to the User that has written the page to give him his rights he had as an author. --DaSch 08:39, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Extension:ChangeAuthor does just that. --Catrope 19:40, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Uncategorized pages in any namespace

An extension that could list uncategorized articles in any namespace of choice. This would be very helpful when having one or more user-defined namespaces which are not talk spaces! With Special:UncategorizedPages you get only uncategorized articles in the main namespace. The extension should preferably add a drop-down box to Special:UncategorizedPages, with which the namespace to examine can be chosen. I'm a php and mediawiki nono, but I guess that this shouldn't be too difficult to realize... Lexw 12:51, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

OK, forget it. I found that I can generate those lists with Extension:DynamicPageList. Lexw 10:00, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Gadget: Add edit links to article links on category pages

I need a gadget that does the following: When on a category page, each article link should have a icon next to it linking to the edit page of the article (for easy maintenance). --Subfader 13:16, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

I found that quite often, I want to go to a link to edit it. On my mobile, the bandwidth of an extra page view is quite expensive, so I've been building an extension which puts [edit] links after normal links. At present, it can be configured to work with normal links, links to category members, or both. Next stage before release is to allow per-user settings so that each user can decide whether they want to see these links or not. Would this be of interest to you? --MrAngel 13:39, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Mailed you. --Subfader 14:40, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Gadget: Edit & Move A Lot

Refined my request: I need a gadget that does the following: Whenever the system gives out an article link (e.g. category, search results), the link should have two links next to it. One for moving the page, one for editing. Example:

While Edit icon.gif links to ...index.php?title=Communication&action=edit and Icon-arrow-active.gif links to ...index.php/Special:Movepage/Communication
It def has to be a gadget as only active users should have use in it. Addionally: When the gadget is enabled, the function could be disabled via an active/inactive icon (e.g. Icon-arrow-active.gif/Icon-arrow-inactive.gif) in the upper right next to the UserLinks (instead of disabling it via user gadgets prefs). So you can easily switch it off if not needed and quickly turn it on if needed (purges page each time). wikEd uses this function. --Subfader 14:24, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiFamily / Interwiki: sharing with just one Login

Is there a possible way to login once for multiple wikis?

I have installed three wikis, each for a language (e.g. English, German and Spanish). Each wiki has a different URL. Do you know a possible way to log in at the English wiki and then to switch to the spanish wiki and edit pages? (In my installation, Page-Edits are only possible after login).

See Extension:CentralAuth. iAlex 18:35, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

[Implemented] - Google Translate feature via API

The working code for this has been posted here Extension:GoogleTranslate - this version can translate the text that you edit! --Asset 16:00, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

According Google it is perfectly possible to call their translation Google AjAX-API. For XSS security reasons it would be very constructive to be able to allow/implement various translations calls from within wiki:

  • Translation on page level
  • Translation of article texts, in Read mode
  • Translation of article texts, in Edit mode (this is what I need currently.)
  • Special Feature: translate the unformated texts
  • Special Feature: Allow the original text to be saved
  • Special Feature: Allow to create new article based upon the translated text

I suggest that there should be a ways for the sysop, through localsetting.php to setup namespaces where google translation is an option. --Asset 13:13, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

[Implemented] Redirects Here

I would LOVE to have a way for admins to see, at the top or bottom of each page, a simple list of pages which redirect to the current page. Just like Special:Whatlinkshere, but listing ONLY the redirects, and appearing on the same page as the content (if the user is an admin) separated by an <hr> so I don't have to click through to it. I would also love to have a few text fields below the list of redirects where I could add multiple NEW redirects quickly. This would help in my projects immensely. -- Jonathan Kovaciny 17:05, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Added to Bugzilla as #11083. Jonathan Kovaciny

In response to my request for this, Splarka put together a nice proof-of-concept at w:User:Splarka/fetchredirects.js. It adds a link to activate it in the toolbox (below the search box) and displays the results below the page title. – Jonathan Kovaciny 14:06, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

A feature that accomplishes this same task has been integrated into the whatlinkshere as of version 1.13.0.--Matt 22:33, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Page move

We have a large number of pages to move because of a change in the text that appears in many page titles. An extension that would fix all of the pages linked to the page being moved would be handy. Is this even technically possible? -Dave

Extension:ReplaceText can do magic. --Subfader 18:38, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Prompt for password when viewing a page

Is it possible to create a popup box that prompts for a password before gaining access to a page? I realise this is very poor security, but it's all I need on my portable wiki.Thanks in advance! Soonshort 02:50, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

If you want to be the only one seeing anything of your wiki google ".htaccess" --Subfader 18:36, 5 November 2008 (UTC)


[RESOLVED] Move pages via find / replace

A special page lists a find and a replace input box. The extension finds the page titles with the given word and moves the pages to the new title which replaced the word with the new one. The result should be a valid move (with redirect).
Extension:Replace Text does that for page content but not for titles. --Subfader 11:56, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Now it also works for titles. jan-- 16:41, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Disqus Comments

An extension to allow for Disqus comments to be added to a wiki page.

See Extension:AvbDisqus, which adds Disqus Comments in any place into any wiki page. Alexey V. Beloblotskiy 11:28, 25 Sep 2009 (UTC)
I created DISQUS widget for Extension:Widgets - http://www.mediawikiwidgets.org/DISQUS --Sergey Chernyshev 17:40, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] User Comment on Page

I want user comments on pages , is is possible with any extention

Use search, there is one really good. Won't tell which cos of your laziness. --Subfader 10:00, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Presenting external data

Please note: The original title read, "Present external data from other Databases or websites in articles".

I want to realize a data dictionary (DD) in MediaWiki and represent it with wiki articles. The DD-table is stored in an other database and can not copied into the wiki db (prevents inconsistency an secure riscs).

It is possible to link to content with magic database links like ISBN.

But: I found no way to display dynamic content like field name, field type and especially field description text from the other database or website in the wiki article.

I am searching for a way to display such content 'in between' and found none until now. --Dagon 17:33, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Added: I found External_Data, very interesting. Can not import from HTML-Sites, but cvs, This is one possible solution but needs cvs-export. I tried to connect with myPhpEdit but it does not show data in Wiki.

An other solution is DataInvoker, that can use one external database. This will resolve my problem.

--Dagon 23:04, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Google AJAX extension

An Extension that gets google search results with AJAX API presented by Google. The results should be gathered with wiki markups. For example with a text <googlesearch>britney</googlesearch>, the extension must turn the Google results within the page. -- 07:46, 13 January 2007

Im looking at building one of these in the next few days for my local wiki, will post it up when its stable --Bryden 07:06, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

I've Finished Writing this up. see Extension:GoogleAjax--Bryden 01:39, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Simplified New Pages Embeding

First of, excuse me if something to do this already exists. Ive looked all over the site and google without luck. Im after an extension to embed a summery of the Special:Newpages on the main page of my wiki.

I know it is possible to limit the number of records displayed by using {{Special:Newpages/5}} however it still provides alot of information that is unnecessary on the main page.

At present information is displayed in the normal format;

05:30, 3 April 2008 ? Sandbox(hist) ?[746 bytes] ?Dargrotek (Talk | contribs) (create')

However on a main page that can be very cluttering and want to change the format to something similar to the following.

3 April 2008 -? "Sandbox" Created by ?Dargrotek

Also the ability to limit what type of pages are displayed as well would be extremely usefull so that new images wont show up and so on. Can anyone help or point me in the direction of an existing extension? --Dargrotek 19:19, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

First off, images etc don't show up using {{Special:Newpages}}. Hack /includes/SpecialNewpages.php to remove useless info. Not recommended but easy: In your case find
return "{$time} {$dm}{$plink} ({$hist}) {$dm}[{$length}] {$dm}{$ulink} {$comment}"; and change to sth like
return "{$time} {$plink} created by {$ulink};";
--Subfader 20:56, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah and if you want only user name, no Talk page and contrib links: change Line 241 of includes/SpecialNewPages.php  ::$ulink = $this->skin->userLink( $result->rc_user, $result->rc_user_text ) . ' ' .
$this->skin->userToolLinks( $result->rc_user, $result->rc_user_text ); --Al Maghi 13:43, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

[Resolved] Extension:Hide Namespace

This extension would hide the namespace in the page title, thereby making pages look like they are in the main namespace even though they are not. Dr. Eme

I'm working on it. Matěj Grabovský 11:31, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Here it is: Extension:HideNamespace. Matěj Grabovský 18:27, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Thank you!! You are perhaps a saint or some secular or other theological/spiritual equivalent. Please take your pick. Thank you very much. Wikademia
Not really, I'm just a programmer… Mwhahahahaha! Matěj Grabovský 07:54, 15 August 2009 (UTC)


[RESOLVED] Namespace-specific case sensitivity

Hi, I'd like a setting that does the same thing as $wgCapitalLinks, but is namespace specific. For example, you'd have a Dictionary: namespace that would allow lowercase, but leave the rest of the wiki alone. --Flyingidiot

Will be a part of the next stable release, 1.16.0. ^demon

[INVALID] Gadget: User Sidebar

A Gadget that (if enabled) will override the MediaWiki:Sidebar config with the user's very own config.
The user's config list could be stored in a users subpage, e.g. in User:{{CURRENTUSER}}/Sidebar.
A problem might be what the sidebar displays after enabling the gadget and the user's config page doesn't exist yet. A workaround could be: If enabled, use MediaWiki:Sidebar when User:{{CURRENTUSER}}/Sidebar doesn't exist / is empty (User could clear). It could also created automatically (with default content) when a new user registers (using Extension:NewUserMessage) and to let a bot add it to the existing accounts.
See also Extension:SidebarEx, Extension:SysopSidebar     --Subfader 12:34, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

This could be easily done through javascript. For clarification though, Gadgets are not Extensions. Krinkle 18:37, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

[RESOLVED] Automatic Talk page Maker

Whenever a new article is made, the extension should automatically fill out the page, depending on namespace. --MisterLambda 12:27, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Added. See Extension:AutoCreateTalkPage. Timneu22 12:07, 26 March 2010 (UTC)