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Dponnamperuma (talkcontribs)


I'm trying to help out a friend of mine with changing the wiki page for a book that he's written, etc. How can I go about changing the name of the wiki page; currently it states (Title: User:Cdoechogroup) and want to change it to be actually what is should state as the title, "Echo Group" (maybe the page be renamed as Group. How can I make the change?

Your guidance would be greatly appreciated.


DP (talkcontribs)

You should move the page. See en:Wikipedia:Moving a page for a guide.

I am not very familiar with the rules of the English Wikipedia, but your article looks like its styling might still need some adjustment until it looks like the other articles do.

Apart from the I doubt that the book meets the criteria mentioned in en:Wikipedia:Notability - which could make the article a candidate for deletion...

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Extension Echo - Invalid object cache type "db-replicated" requested. It is not present in $wgObjectCaches.

3 (talkcontribs)

Hello guys,

I'm trying to include the Echo extension on my Wiki, but is returning an internal error of Mediawiki.

The exception thrown is as follows:

Invalid object cache type "db-replicated" requested. It is not present in $wgObjectCaches.

Someone would know help me?

Thank you! (talkcontribs)

Which MediaWiki version? Which Echo version? When is that exception thrown exactly? (talkcontribs)

The Wiki version is 1.24.1

The exception is thrown after login

With that I can not access Special: Version to check the Echo version

Is there any place within the extent that I can see which version?

Anyway, it was the last version available in

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User creation not sending random generated password

Tormate (talkcontribs)

Hi there,

I am using MediaWiki 1.24.0. When I create new users, and choose "Use a temporary random password and send it to the specified email address" the user will recieve the mail defined in "MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body" but not the random password mail.

Do I have to enable that some where, or is there a variable containing the password to be used in the "MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body"?

Thanks a lot! (talkcontribs)

Furthermore, you are running ancient unsupported software. For your own safety, please upgrade: Download

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

I'm looking into it, but in the meantime, I've created a task in Phabricator since this sounds like a bug.

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

I just checked the source and your users should be getting the text of [[MediaWiki:createaccount-text]] with the password substituted for $3.

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Summary by MarkAHershberger

Old note is old.

Edgars2007 (talkcontribs)

Hello everybody!

Have question about Manual:Redirect table. Is the table data incomplete now, too? Or redirect table is fine now?

Also, there should be some updates for DB schema. There is at least one new table - wbc_entity_usage (related to Wikidata). (talkcontribs)

I think the Manual on the Redirect table is fine.

Note that the page DB only lists database tables, which are related to the MediaWiki Core. It does not list tables of extensions. That entity_usage is not listed on that page, is correct.

Edgars2007 (talkcontribs)

I think you misunderstood me. I'm talking about this note:

NOTE: as of August 2007, database dumps for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects as provided on have incomplete data in this table: only redirect pages that have been created or edited recently are present. For older redirects, resort to using the pagelinks table.

My question was: what is the status of it currently - as of August 2015?

About wbc_entity_usage. OK, that seems normal, but where I could find, what DB tables are available for work at quarry?

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

Since the note says that links after August 2007 will be there and that was eight years ago, I would expect the Redirect table to be almost 100% complete now.

Jkmtm (talkcontribs)

Hello, I believe that I have MediaWiki 1.12 but need to confirm this. If the page is broken, how can I verify the version?

Since I upgraded to PHP53, the MediaWiki no longer works. Is there an easy fix for this? I need v53 for other aps that I am running. I know I need to get my version upgraded and will need to know where the archive for the older version of MediaWiki is located and any instructions for upgrading too. Thanks for the help. (talkcontribs)


You can find the MediaWiki version on your server in the file includes/DefaultSettings.php. It should be a variable assigned somewhere in the first 50 lines or so.

Here are the archives: The complete source code always is in the files which only have a "<version-number>.tar.gz" in the file name. E.g. this is what such a link looks like:

The newest releases from MediaWiki 1.19 or MediaWiki 1.21 are the recommended versions currently. Both work with PHP 5.3. MediaWiki 1.19 has long term support for a few years (I guess), MediaWiki 1.21 is the newest branch released just a few days ago. Instructions for upgrading are here Manual:Upgrading.

Good luck!

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[RESOLVED] 1.20.2 tar does not contain mw-config folder

Godint (talkcontribs)

I can't see the mw-config folder in the 1.20.2 tar distrib kit. As it is required - with an index.php in it - to install Mediawiki, I'm wondering how to make it appear in order to proceed to the installation process. Thanks for any help. (talkcontribs)

Maybe you did not download MediaWiki from the official servers or your download was broken?

However: This file is the official download and it contains the mw-config folder.

Godint (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your reply. But I don't see the mw-config folder in the file from the link you gave either ( BTW, it is the file I downloaded already. (talkcontribs)

That is ... interesting. I used WinRar to open the file (just like you obviously do) and I do see all folders...

In your screenshot it seems like the file would be named "...tar" and not ...tar.gz. Does it change anything when you add that ".gz" again? It might be that WinRar determines the compression mechanism depending on the file type (at least I cannot open the file [at all], when the ".gz" is missing).

Godint (talkcontribs)

Really strange !!! I just used 7-ZIP instead of WinRAR and all folders appear now ... including mw-config !!! I have no explanation, but I got it !!! Thanks for your help.

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I try to download Mediawiki 1.19.2 and I get a "403 Forbidden" error

2 (talkcontribs)

When I go to I get an error and the file does not download. However, I was able to get it to download not through my web browser but through a remote ssh connection to my server and by sending the command: wget "" (talkcontribs)

Downloading the file works for me. Maybe some temporary problem.

Reply to "I try to download Mediawiki 1.19.2 and I get a "403 Forbidden" error" (talkcontribs)
tar -xzvf mediawiki-1.18.1.tar.gz

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Downloaded it twice. Linux. (talkcontribs)

Hmm, works for me. If you can't get it to work, you can still download the files from here.

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

Did you download it from the official source ( )?

If you know how to, check if you can verify the download with its PGP signature -

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Download MediaWiki 1.18.1: file corrupted

2 (talkcontribs)

Hi The installation file for MediaWiki 1.18.1 is corrupted I try to extract with 7-zip under windows XP (talkcontribs)

Using WinRAR I can open the download. Try downloading the file again. If it still seems to be corrupted, maybe opening it works with another programme.

Reply to "Download MediaWiki 1.18.1: file corrupted" (talkcontribs)

Would it be possible that I receive help from you on this code:

Here is how it works. Using this function <span class="listpages">category (without category:)</span>, the script retrieves all the pages from the specified category one under each other in a bulleted list. It also makes them linkable.

Here is the best example I can come up with

* Page 1

* Page 2

* Page 3

so forth and so on.

What I would like this code to do (apart form what it already does) is to have options to retrieve pages that are in a category and are not in other specified categories. i.e. They are in category 1, category 2 and 3, but I only want to retrieve them if they are in the first category. In addition, I would also wish for a reverse function. i.e. Only if they are in the categories I specify.

That's number 1. Number 2 would be for the list to sort itself automatically on rows after it reaches a certain number. Example: let us say there are 30 pages in there. I would want for those 30 pages to sort themselves 10 on a row (so 3 rows).


* Page 1

* Page 2

* Page 3


* Page 4

* Page 5

* Page 6

Any help is much appreciated and I would be very grateful for it.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

You can use the API:Categorymembers generator and then use prop=categories, so you get all members of a category and in turn, categories for each page. You'll have to filter on client side, though.

Example: members of Category:1847 deaths, with their categories

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