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how can i upload my work in mediawiki ?

Josephjacob esther (talkcontribs)

how can i upload my work in mediawiki ?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Josephjacob esther This is too vague to be an FAQ item... Please ask on Project:Support desk and be way more specific what's the problem with your personal MediaWiki installation and what blocks you from uploading work in it. Thanks.

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I have a lot of "General Questions"

Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Please use the support desk for support questions.

RIT RAJARSHI (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@RIT RAJARSHI Hi, see the side bar: "Please do not post support questions here." Please read existing documentation (e.g. for installation) and feel free to open threads on the Support Desk instead. Thanks.

RIT RAJARSHI (talkcontribs)

@AKlapper (WMF) No, these aren't "support" questions. These are learning related question. ~~~~

How can we know what are all the wikis powered by Mediawiki ?

Nicolas de Bourgoing (talkcontribs)

Can we know all the wikis that use mediawiki on the Internet ? Like, out from wikimedia foundation. There should be some interesting ones !

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

WikiApiary is a project that aims to collect information about wikis powered by MediaWiki

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Krauss (talkcontribs)

About the instrution to use h1.firstHeading, h1.firstHeading { display: none; }, it is wrong.
My Mediawiki <body> have only "invalid page" classes: sitedir-ltr, ..., mw-special-Badtitle, page-Especial_Título_inválido, rootpage-Especial_Título_inválido.

There are no replacement for "page-Main_Page" as stated by instruction.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Do you mean every page on your wiki has mw-special-Badtitle ? That would be a bug

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How to disable diacritic/special characters in the URL

ZielonaMrowka (talkcontribs)

My mediawiki (1.30.0) page is in Polish and the mediawiki converts page titles to url in 1:1 style - it means that page named Truteń will have url that contains Truteń with the Polish diacritic character "ń". This causes code 400 error to appear when I'm trying to preview pages that contain polish diacritic letters (ąęćśźżółń) in Facebook Sharing debbuger. Those also do not display informations from extensions (excerpts from pages while sharing). Miracously main page works, even though it has diacritic characters in its url ("Strona główna").

How can I disable those characters? I can also add that I'm almost total newbie and am using OVH services (the cheapest plan they had). Here is an example page -ń

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

It doesn't seem to be a problem now. Maybe you fixed it?

Reply to "How to disable diacritic/special characters in the URL" (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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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?

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After upgrading to 1.33.1, the "l10n_cache" table is 783M, what is the problem?

Moonriverzf (talkcontribs)

I just upgraded my website from 1.27.1 to 1.33.1, then size of the database reached over 800M, but my site is definitely not so big, I just checked the "l10n_cache" table alone is 783M, so what is the function of this table? how to reduce it?

Malyacko (talkcontribs)

See the side bar on which says: "Please do not post support questions here."

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Dthomsen8 (talkcontribs)

Please help with repeated vulgar vandalism on "Manual talk:FAQ" here today. @Dthomsen8 on en.wikipedia.

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translation: MediaWiki:Common.js is deleted

Omotecho (talkcontribs)

I am translating the page, and on <code>Translations:Manual:FAQ/197/ja</code> per , <code>MediaWiki:Common.js</code> is deleted. Do you update the document?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

The document is correct. Although the page is deleted on, it may be created to add that code. In fact, on every new wiki the page doesn't exist but can be created.

Omotecho (talkcontribs)

Thank you for reply, and more question has popped up in that case. By any chance, is there any better sentence(s) to describe the situation, that you are supposed to guess while the page has been deleted but it is there since it’s still useful ? Or, should someone de-delete the link? My reasoning: As this is a FAQ page, the frequently given “answer” should be direct and give, ideally, one-stop solution. If any guess work is required to turn to its Talk page, why we need FAQ page for?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

I don't see why a deleted MediaWiki:Common.css page can cause confusion. On this wiki, the functionality of hiding the sidebar when pressing F11 (which is the subject of the FAQ entry) is not present. This means the code provided on the page isn't in MediaWiki:Common.js. MediaWiki:Common.js is not just a random page: if you look at it (even after being deleted) it has content: /* Any JavaScript here will be loaded for all users on every page load. */. This means it invites any user (which can edit it) to add whatever script they want to be executed for all users. If you need more information, look at Manual:Interface/JavaScript for other places where scripts can be added.

Omotecho (talkcontribs)

Your advice is very helpful for me, and now I see deleted page on MediaWiki is meaningful, isn’t it? My misunderstanding as I read with my novice background, or quite defferent from deleting page in WP. I will take time and comprehend that part in the FAQ page before coming back to translate it into ja. Cheers

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Pages in the MediaWiki: namespace are special, they are used by the software. You can see more information in Help:System message

Omotecho (talkcontribs)

Yes, I will try translate the page you pointed me to.

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