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Hi guys,

I would upgrade my wiki but like you can see i have a large difference between the versions.

How i can know the risq of the upgrade ? Can i update any problem (data) ? Do I need to go through an intermediate release ?

Thanx for the response ;)

Malyacko (talkcontribs)

See (talkcontribs)

The most important thing is that you have a working backup.

Also you might need to change the PHP and maybe also the MySQL version.

Reply to "Upgrade 1.14 to 1.25"

free as more space as possible from database - dottor_z

3 (talkcontribs)

i need to free as more space as possible from the db, so i would like to delete entries on the following tables

fkwaexktcxl10n_cache with 11k entries

fkwaexktcxpage with 35k entries

fkwaexktcxrecentchanges with 70k entries

fkwaexktcxrevision with 70k entries

fkwaexktcxsearchindex with 35k entries

fkwaexktcxtext with 70k entries

fkwaexktcxexternallinks with 600+ Mb of space

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

See Manual:Reduce size of the database (talkcontribs)

Shouldn't the recentchanges table be filled with changes from the last 90 days and older changes should get removed. Obviously this removal is not happening in your case.

There is a maintenance script to rebuild the contents of the recentchanges table; this will make sure that old entries get removed.

The rebuildall.php script will also rebuild the contents of the externallinks table.

Reply to "free as more space as possible from database - dottor_z"
Kaysevenmm (talkcontribs)

My wiki was working when anyone tries to connect I get a message.

I am not sure what user name it is asking for but what ever I try I get this message.

This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn't understand how to supply the credentials required.

Web-Smart Server (talkcontribs)

It sounds like your MediaWiki directory might be protected by an apache password file...

Reply to "Authorization Required"
Jacobus Loki (talkcontribs)


I've recently come back to a group that I was involved with for years.

Many of the folks that were relied upon for tech help have gone away. The wiki has been one of the glues that hold the group together.

None of the pages are visible, although if one looks at history / source, all of the data appears to be there. Any guidance is appreciated

Site is

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

See Manual:Errors and symptoms#All pages have no content, but when editing a page the wiki text is there

Jacobus Loki (talkcontribs)

Warning: require_once(extensions/malarbor.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/shireroth/public_html/wiki/LocalSettings.php on line 136

Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required 'extensions/malarbor.php' (include_path='/home/shireroth/public_html/wiki:/home/shireroth/public_html/wiki/includes:/home/shireroth/public_html/wiki/languages:.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in /home/shireroth/public_html/wiki/LocalSettings.php on line 136

was there, and now its magically back, some messages at top of page

Jacobus Loki (talkcontribs)

...and its all back, thank you magic wiki-person

Africanist101 (talkcontribs)

I used Godaddy to install the lastest media wiki and the reflist is not working, cites is installed but the reflist or <reference > tag does not work

Florianschmidtwelzow (talkcontribs)

Look at your version page:

The Cite extension isn't installed, so the <ref> tag will not work ;)

Africanist101 (talkcontribs)

How do I install it since I see a directory on my drive which has a folder called cites

Reply to "Reflist not working"
Uri Even-Chen (talkcontribs)

Hi. Regarding preventing spam on my website, - I want to try to create an invisible captcha, that will use the math captcha to ask a math question, such as 75+10. But increment each number by a number selected randomly per session (n), so for example if this number is n=2 then the captcha will display 75+10 but expect the result of 77+12 (89) and not 85. Then a JavaScript code will update the input field to 89 after 6 seconds, and all the captcha fields will be invisible by CSS or JavaScript (*position*: absolute; *left*:-10000px; *top*:-10000px;). Then humans will not see the captcha at all, but if it takes them at least 6 seconds before they submit the form then the captcha will be correct; bots who leave the field empty or enter any number which is not 89 will fail. The number n will not be visible anywhere but the JavaScript code will know the correct solution (89).

I want to know if anybody tried this solution before and if you think it can prevent bots from creating accounts or articles on my website? And are there any developers who can help me create such an extension to MediaWiki, which will be used with ConfirmEdit?

By the way, Speedypedia supports Hebrew and English, and only the English version is currently protected by username & password, because it was flooded with spam. The Hebrew version was never flooded with spam. If you want to see the English version, please contact me personally on

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Simple question about misspelled search terms.

Msedita (talkcontribs)

We are using MediaWiki version 1.19. When I search for a misspelled word, I get "no results matching the query." How does one enable "did you mean" functionality? Will we get this if we upgrade to a newer version, or do we need to change search engines, or need to add and extension? Any help is appreciated. 

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Invalid callback MyExtensionHooks::onLogException in hooks for LogException

1 (talkcontribs)

Hi ,

I removed tthe older version of MediaWiki 1.13 and installed Mediawiki 1.25. I completed all the config changes and ran update.php and it ran fine for the first time. But now i get an exception  Invalid callback MyExtensionHooks::onLogException in hooks for LogException and the following error in debug_log

#0 /apps/Mediawiki/includes/exception/MWExceptionHandler.php(522): Hooks::run('LogException', Array)

#1 /apps/Mediawiki/includes/exception/MWExceptionHandler.php(222): MWExceptionHandler::logError(Object(ErrorException), 'error')

#2 [internal function]: MWExceptionHandler::handleError(2, 'date_default_ti...', '/apps/htdocs/wi...', 546, Array)

#3 /apps/Mediawiki/includes/Setup.php(546): date_default_timezone_get()

#4 /apps/Mediawiki/maintenance/doMaintenance.php(97): require_once('/apps/htdocs/wi...')

#5 /apps/Mediawiki/maintenance/update.php(216): require_once('/apps/htdocs/wi...')

#6 {main}


Reply to "Invalid callback MyExtensionHooks::onLogException in hooks for LogException" (talkcontribs)


I recently upgraded from version 1.22 to 1.25. Every page now returns the error:

Fatal error: Call to a member function setPageTitle() on a non-object in /wiki/includes/page/Article.php on line 512

and special pages the error:

Fatal error: Call to a member function setArticleRelated() on a non-object in /wiki/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php on line 353

Unusually, Google returns nothing on the subject, which suggests this is a unique error - which is itself surprising as the upgrade was smooth.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Did you upgraded your extensions as well? This looks like it's being caused by one of your installed extensions. The extension may not be compatible with MediaWiki 1.25

Florianschmidtwelzow (talkcontribs)

If you've updated all extensions, too, check, if you transferred all files of the new MediaWiki version to the server, correctly.

Reply to "setPageTitle(), Article.php error"

Registering to

Summary by Florianschmidtwelzow

Not a or MediaWiki related question. (talkcontribs)

I tried to register an account on, but I don't get an activation email. I have clicked the sent a new email button several times but the email is still not coming. How can i solve this?

Florianschmidtwelzow (talkcontribs)

You need to contact the site owner, instead of opening a topic here. This is the place where you can get help for the MediaWiki software, not for any third party platform and/or software :)