Manual talk:FAQ

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Customize site-logo answer is no longer valid.

Summary by Medicinestorm

FAQ entry should be updated.

referencing skin-specific css class resolved discrepancy.

Medicinestorm (talkcontribs)
Medicinestorm (talkcontribs)

P.S.: The MediaWiki:Common.js wasn't working either, but I discovered it is because my skin was using class="mw-logo... instead of class="mw-wiki-logo.... Changing the Common.js lines to the following resolved the issue:

$("").attr("href", "");
$("").attr("title", "Go to website");
Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

No, I don’t think there’s a PHP answer that works in MW 1.37+.

For the JavaScript solution, it looks like the two variants of the Vector skin use different class names. he old variant (Vector 2010) uses mw-wiki-logo (as documented in the FAQ), while the new variant (Vector 2022) uses mw-logo. Given that the new variant is becoming the default, maybe the FAQ entry should be updated to at least mention the new one as well. Or the Vector skin should be fixed to be self-consistent.T

The section "How do I change the logo" needs update

Replayful (talkcontribs)

It only talks about "$wgLogo" which has to be replaced with "$wgLogos" (i.e. the plural one) because it is not supported anymore and does not exist on new installations. I don't really understand the multiple logos thing so I can't do it.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Please see the box on which says "Please do not post support questions here."

Replayful (talkcontribs)

I don't think it's a support question? I had no problem figuring some solution. It's a comment on the text on the wiki being outdated, participating on how to improve the text on this wiki. The second most recent post here is also about a case of Manual:FAQ containing information about an earlier MW version than what people are now going to install, so I wouldn't think of a different place to point this out.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Argh, you are right, I am sorry. Fell free to edit it, I'd say? :)

Replayful (talkcontribs)

No worries :) Good to know, I *may* have a go at it if I at some point feel a bit more confident in the way $wgLogos works

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Create Composite Diagram Using the Automation Interface

Emmablisa (talkcontribs)

I need to use the EA Automation Interface from Java to create some diagrams in EA - something for which there are examples. However I also want to make some of the diagrams composite diagrams linked to an element in the model.

In EA itself it's just a question of right clicking on the element, selecting Add and then Select Composite Diagram but I can't see anywhere in the Automation Interface where I can create this relationship.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

What relation has EA with MediaWiki (and this FAQ page)?

Kaden Bayne Vanciel (talkcontribs)

What's the site's policies regarding NSFW content? I can't find it in the rules.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Which "site" (full URL link)? Which "rules" (full URL link)? For, see the footer: there is a Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and there is Project:About.

Kaden Bayne Vanciel (talkcontribs)

I was referring to MediaWiki's policy on NSFW content.

94rain (talkcontribs)

If you mean this wiki specifically: All Wikimedia projects, including, are not censored (See foundation:Resolution:Controversial_content).

But if you set up you own MediaWiki instance, you can establish relevant policies on your own.

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How do I create a Wiki powered by Media Wiki?

Qubosucks (talkcontribs)

I am getting tired of Fandom, how do I make wikis on this?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)
Hpfan592 (talkcontribs)

Do you need to have a hosted website accessible before downloading the software? If yes, how does the software interact with the hosted website?

MDK-Fan (talkcontribs)

I want to create a wiki where I have all the user rights on it because I created a wiki on Fandom and it only made me an administrator and bureaucrat.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

how do I make a wiki?

Mariofan89 (talkcontribs)

hello there. i am trying to make a wiki but there is not an option on the left bar to let us make a wiki so can you show me how?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)
Mariofan89 (talkcontribs)

now what?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Follow the steps provided in that answer

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Speedtook (talkcontribs)

How can I import a pdf-file to a mediawiki page (inclusive bookmarks)?

Seb35 (talkcontribs)
Speedtook (talkcontribs)

PdfHandler only show me the documents. But I need the documents as wiki pages, because we want edit this pages directly in browser.

Seb35 (talkcontribs)

This is quite difficult, there is no such functionality as it. Perhaps you can look at Extension:Proofread Page (used on Wikisource), but it’s not exactly what you want. This extension can retrieve text layer of DjVu files (and there are tools to convert pdf to djvu), but this is quite complicated.

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Is the hotlink correct for the maillist archives?

2 (talkcontribs)
Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)
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Add a question for timeout

1 (talkcontribs)

It seems that many mediawiki pages / api tend to timeout and this is a frequent question and sometimes mistaken for a bug. It would be good to add something like this :


... is a page not opening within seconds?

A special page, api or page may timeout if it can't be generated within minute. While this is expected behaviour in many cases, sometimes this can be caused by software issues either with the site or with the browser.
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Semmelrocks (talkcontribs)

Hi, what's definitely missing in the FAQ is an point about cookies. Due to (but not only) some of us (MedaiWiki users) lives in the EU we have to respect GDPR. That's why the FAQ IMHOhas to give answers to the following questions:

  • Is MediaWiki (not the homepage!) using cookies?
    • If so, are there any alternatives (to prevent using cookies)?
      • If so, where can I manage that?
    • If so, what kind of cookies does the MediaWiki use? Functional only? Tracking? Third party?
    • Is there any opportunity to inform (my) Wiki users GDPR-compliant about using cookies?

So far, I couldn't found that much information about.

  • Yes and no, this article convey that it's possible to use MediaWiki without cookies. Here it is stated that different scripts have different solutions, there is no unity.
    If I log in on my Wiki and looking for cookies in the meantime, Firefox isn't show me any cookie from my site. But durig I'm writing this sentence and beeing logged in here, cookies were set.

Do I overlooked the decisive site/article?

Best, Semmelrocks - 22:02 (21.2.2021)

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

There's no way to prevent cookies from being set, unless you configure your server to filter any Set-Cookie header. Then, you won't be able to login or edit pages. Those are essential cookies not used for tracking.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Semmelrocks (talkcontribs)

@AKlapper (WMF): Thanks for link to the GDPR site. It helps a lot! @Ciencia Al Poder: Thank you, too. But why it's not documented anywhere?

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