Manual talk:$wgAllowDisplayTitle

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Older talk[edit]

I have just updated MW to 1.10.1 and the pages that use DISPLAYTITLE work as before, i.e. I can specify any new title for override, not just normalized titles. Did I get something wrong?

BTW: Since we are making excessive use of subpages, using DISPLAYTITLE with the normalized restriction would be a bad thing for us. Are there any alternatives to display a title that's different from the wiki page name?

Fpe 12:27, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

This did break some page titles when psyklopedin.org went to MW 1.12alpha - 1.10 is likely unaffected.
The relevant code is in includes/CoreParserFunctions.php near line 109. In "static function displaytitle()", the line that's adding these restrictions looks like:
if( $title instanceof Title && $title->getFragment() == '' && $title->equals( $parser->mTitle ) )
Try changing it to be:
if( $title instanceof Title && $title->getFragment() == '' )
That should remove the new/more-restrictive checks on what text may be used in a displaytitle if that's what your site's administrators want done. --66.102.80.212 20:11, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
The position of this line is line 172 of includes/parser/CoreParserFunctions.php as of MW 1.14 but the rest is the same as above. Another alternative is $wgRestrictDisplayTitle = false; for 1.14 and later.

Interferences?[edit]

I set $wgAllowDisplayTitle to true but nothing happened, original titles everywhere (I did only lowercase the first letter). I did set $wgCapitalLinks to false some time ago, is there any interference between these two configs? Thanks in advance! Best regards, Peu 09:03, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

To be clear, you're actually using DISPLAYTITLE on these pages? Is $wgCapitalLinks still set to false, or did you change it back to true at some point? What version of MediaWiki are you running? —Emufarmers(T|C) 20:31, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
I use MediaWiki 1.13.0 and $wgCapitalLinks is still set to false (I cannot play freely with the config settings). --Peu 07:36, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, if wgCapitalLinks is false, "IPod" and "iPod" are no longer equivalent. And DISPLAYTITLE only works for equivalent titles. So yes, they interact. -- Duesentrieb 21:16, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
I want to remove the $wgCapitalLinks setting in the near future, that's why I ask. --Peu 07:36, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, There are interferences! I did the following:

  1. set up MediaWiki 1.13.3
  2. set $wgCapitalLinks = false;
  3. made some pages (starting with both, upper and lower case)
  4. set $wgAllowDisplayTitle = true;
  5. made changes to some titles (different only for the initial letter)
  6. have a look: nothing happened to the titles
  7. remove the line $wgCapitalLinks = false;
  8. have a look: lowercase pages are not reachable, titles of uppercase pages appear modified

I have made a little how-to (see next section)

greetings from Berlin --Peu 10:31, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

HowTo: switch off sensity for page initals[edit]

All who decided to set $wgCapitalLinks to false long time ago, missing the function provided by the newer config value $wgAllowDisplayTitle, can switch easily to title-overriding now, purchasing the implicit redirection from lowercase to uppercase forms. Try the following recipe:

  1. Move all lowercase pages to the uppercase variant.
  2. Remove the lowercase variants (yes, redirects will be implicit later).
  3. Remove the statement $wgCapitalLinks = false;
  4. Add the statement $wgAllowDisplayTitle = true;
  5. Be happy!

--Peu 10:31, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Bug added[edit]

--Sorin Sbarnea 17:40, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

DISPLAYTITLE not working for main page[edit]

Hi,

I'm running MW 1.17.4 and have $wgAllowDisplayTitle set to true and $wgRestrictDisplayTitle to false. I can now set arbitrary titles for wiki pages. However, this does not work for the main page - here, the title always stays the same. I do not want to move the main page - I like the short name but want a much longer title for SEO. Anyone knows how to achieve this? Is this a bug?