|Language, regional and character encoding settings: $wgUseDatabaseMessages|
|Translation using MediaWiki: namespace.
|Introduced in version:||1.1.0|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
|Other settings: Alphabetical | By function|
This variable determines whether the MediaWiki namespace is used to modify language files.
true, then the wiki's interface is editable by those with
editinterface privileges; if
false, then the wiki's interface is determined directly from the internationalized message file specified in
Setting this variable to true will cause all interface messages to be retrieved from the database, which will increase load times by 25-60% (unless memcached is installed, in which case messages will be retrieved from the cache, which is a lot quicker). For performance reasons, it is recommended that you disable this setting if you do not have memcached.