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Hiding Toolbox for anonymous user

Omda4wady (talkcontribs)

How to hide Toolbox for anonymous user ??

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Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Hi, on MW 1.35. My LocalSettings.php:


wfLoadExtension( 'DynamicSidebar' );

$wgDynamicSidebarUseGroups = true;

My MediaWiki:Sidebar:

* navigation

** mainpage|Welcome

** Portal:Cheat Sheet|Cheat Sheet

** Portal:Table of Contents|Table of Contents

** Portal:Tags|Topic Tags

** Special:EmailUser/WikiSysop|Contact

* Editors

** Portal:Draft Cheat Sheet| Draft Cheat Sheet

** Form:Retort|New Retort

** Form:Definition|New Definition

** Form:Tag|New Tag

** MediaWiki:New_Page|Create Page

** recentchanges-url|recentchanges

** Help:Editing_Guidelines|Editing Guidelines

** Help:Help|Help


My MediaWiki:Sidebar/Group:Administrators

* navigation

** mainpage|mainpage-description

** recentchanges-url|recentchanges

** randompage-url|randompage

** helppage|help-mediawiki




* Admin

** Special:AllPages|List Pages

** Help:Admin|Admin Help

** Project:To-Do|To-Do

** Project:Scrap|Scrap

Images in Vector, Timeless, and Monobook

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Used on which Wikimedia projects

2 (talkcontribs)

This extension says that it is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. I couldn't find one on which it looks like it is really used. Could you provide me with some sites so that I can have a look how things work?

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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How to turn on category of the actual page:

Tort.uredUser (talkcontribs)
  1. add to LocalSettings.php line: $wgDynamicSidebarUsePageCategories = true;
  2. Probably disable user page category by correct line 28 in DynamicSidebar.Body.php: if ( $wgDynamicSidebarUseCategories && isset( $sidebar['UCATEGORY-SIDEBAR'] ) ) {
    In my MediWikia (1.30) it work now
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HarryArends (talkcontribs)

As i am a novice to MediaWiki i totaly rely on the examples. Following those i dont get it working. This is the basic-sidebar


* navigation

** mainpage|mainpage-description

* Algemeen

**Beknopte|Beknopte beschrijving

* Bollekop

** Bollekop-Inleiding

* Draaistel

** Draaistel|Algemeen

** Wielen|Wielen

** Tekeningen

** Aslagerpot|Aslagerpot

* Pantograaf

** Pantograaf|Algemeen

** PantograafBBC|type BBC

** PantograafFaiverly|type Faiverly

* Model in 3D


** Model-algemeen|Algemeen

And created a user:gharryh/SideBar Then logging in as that user i dont see the user sidebar.

So i must doing something wrong but what

Lemley7678 (talkcontribs)

Did you turn on User Sidebar in locasettings? As, try User:gharryh/Sidebar. Notice the lowercase "b" in Sidebar.

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Ro.ga (talkcontribs)

So I'm a newbie in MediaWiki and I have also Problem with the configuration. Please can you explain me a little bit more. (my wiki-language is german, and my wiki-version is 1.28.0)

In my mediawiki:sidebar I have wrote following:

  • navigation
    • mainpage|mainpage-description
    • recentchanges-url|recentchanges
    • randompage-url|randompage
    • helppage|help

for testing purposes I have create the page mediawiki:sidebar/Group:Administratoren. There I added following:

  • Admin-Menu 1
    • test1|test 1
    • test2|test 2
  • Admin-Menu 2
    • test3| test 3
    • test4| test 4

is this correct? I don't see my new Group-Sidebar. What do I make wrong?? I hope you can give me a little hint.

Ro.ga (talkcontribs)

No Help???? What a shame :-(

Lemley7678 (talkcontribs)

Ro.ga, do you have group sidebars turned on in the localsettings file? In addition, does the group "Administratoren" exist in your Wiki's permissions and have you assigned yourself to it?

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MichaelZ70 (talkcontribs)

I have a Category named: EDV-Projekte and I have a Sidebar defined: MediaWiki:Sidebar/Category:EDV-Projekte. The Sidebar looks like this:

* EDV-Projekte
** RZIntern:Übersicht EDV-Projekte|Übersicht EDV-Projekte
** RZIntern:EDV-Projekte - Fällige Aufgaben|Fällige Aufgaben
** Form:EDV-Projekte|EDV-Projekte anlegen und verwalten

The Cartegoy-Sidebar are enabled in Localsettings.php but the side bar is not display. A GROUP-SIDEBAR is working. In the Mediawiki:Sidebar I have both entries:


Why is the sidebar for the category not working?

MichaelZ70 (talkcontribs)

I found out what the problem is / was. I thought that the category of the actual page is relevant to display the sidebar but is is the category of the user page.

Is it possible to display a side depending on the category of the actual page? This would be greatǃ

Ro.ga (talkcontribs)

Hallo MichaelZ70,

Arbeitest du noch mit der DynamicSidebar? Kannst Du mir ev. weiterhelfen? Ich möchte die Group-Sidebar verwenden, doch es läuft bei mir nicht. Kannst Du mir erläutern, wie du es zu laufen gebracht hast?

Vielen Dank. Grüsse Ro.Ga

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Dadai12 (talkcontribs)

Hi, thanks for this extension - it`s exactly what I was looking for. :-) I use the group based sidebar and have got a little problem with it. The toolbox always show, although it`s not embedded in the groups sidebar. Is this the default behavior or did I do something wrong? Thanks in advance! --Dadai12 15:03, 23 July 2013 (UTC +2:00)

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is it possible, to get a Multi-Level Sidebar?


  • Menu
 ** Link1
 ** Link2
 * Submenu
   ** Link3
   ** Link4

thx for your help

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How do I configure the sidebar?

Ebuck12345 (talkcontribs)

I have followed your directions but my sidebar is not collapsing/expanding. How should it be coded? I don't see directions on the download page. Can you please give me an example. The following is what I currently have in my Sidebar page that is not working.

  • Support
    • Online|Online
     *** Option 1
     *** Option 2
    • By Phone|By_Phone
     *** Option 1
     *** Option 2
  • navigation
    • mainpage|mainpage-description
    • portal-url|portal
    • currentevents-url|currentevents
    • recentchanges-url|recentchanges
    • randompage-url|randompage
    • helppage|help
Ryan lane (talkcontribs)

You don't have any of the special keywords listed... (talkcontribs)

Can you please give me any example? Also, how many levels can you have? Does the asterisk (*) count drive the level?

Ryan lane (talkcontribs)

There's examples in the documentation. It describes how to use the extension. I don't think any example I give you through this will be any better.

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