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Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)

Is there a way to specify an author on "Special:CiteThisPage" for a wiki with only one author (one user)? Currently, the extension defaults to citing authorship as "Project contributors," which is in error if there is only one contributor (nonplural) on the wiki. Nicole Sharp (talk) 10:43, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Find the "MediaWiki:Citethispage-content" page on your wiki and adapt the text to your needs.

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cannot generate citation begining at the special page

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Amglez (talkcontribs)

Version 1.32.1, if I try to get to this page from the lateral link, everything works as expected.

If I get there through Special:CiteThisPage, I get an error telling me :

Error: could not find any revision for the page "Http://miwiki.net/index.php/Bretaña" with the revision ID 0.

I have just installed it, so can anybody help me to find what is wrong?

Well, I tried the same thing here, at mediawiki.org, and gave me the same error. So, is it by design?

You can only get the reference from the page, not from the special page, Is that right?

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Error messages at Special:CiteThisPage

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Ahancie (talkcontribs)

In version 1.31, when I go to the page Special:CiteThisPage, there are two error messages displayed on the page before I have a chance to enter anything into the input box. Maybe these messages are intended to be instructions to the user as to how to use the page, but the way the messages are displayed, it looks like error messages. If these messages are intentional, I would like to suggest removing the first message since it appears before any data has been entered into the input box.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Good spot. Normally people arrive at the pre-filled target from the side bar, so it's less of an issue, but we don't currently have a way to fix it without damaging the UX in other ways. I've filed T213317 for this.

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Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

After upgrading to MediaWiki 1.31, the special page "CiteThisPage" is empty. It shows just the page title, nothing else. How can I find out what is going wrong?

Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

I used the special page ExtensionDistributor to download the extension CiteThisPage. The download for MW 1.31 does not work. The download for MW 1.30 works as expected.

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Allow citing pages in other namespaces?

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ErkDemon (talkcontribs)

Is there a setting to allow "Cite This Page" to be available for pages in other namespaces such as "Category", or to be used with custom namespaces? ~~~~

Reading variables from the page in Extension:CiteThisPage

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Shyamal (talkcontribs)

When one uses CiteThisPage in a place like WikiSource which contains say content from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - there is no way to make the CiteThisPage output reflect the actual author and publisher (and instead it says author "Wikisource authors" etc.). Would it be possible for it to be extended so that it reads certain predefined template variables in the page and allow customized output.

Jenthescientist (talkcontribs)

I too would like to know where and how I can amend the 'Author' and 'Publisher' fields please?

Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)

Agreed! A single-user private wiki does not have Project contributors, but should list the author's name instead. Nicole Sharp (talk) 12:26, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

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