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Bug? Embedded {{Special:PrefixIndex}} Does Not Embed Search Controls

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Embedded Special:PrefixIndex in a page does not embed search controls. Instead it displays a very large list of pages.

How to display search controls?


Reply to "Bug? Embedded {{Special:PrefixIndex}} Does Not Embed Search Controls" (talkcontribs)

Is there a search engine for extensions?

Or a complete list of all extensions on a single page?


AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)
Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Thx for reply, but that's not a search engine for extensions, nor a complete list of all extensions on a single page.

I finally found an extension search engine here:


Suggestion: put that search engine on these pages:



However, i'm skeptical that this returns complete results, because searching for "prefix:Extension" only returns 111 results, and i think there must be more than 111 extensions.

Also found a complete list of all extensions, but not maintained:

Extension Matrix/AllExtensions

Is there a way to list on a single page all items with a certain prefix? Seems that ought to be a "SpecialPage".

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)
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Upload/Insert Button for Non-Image Files?

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

With $wgStrictFileExtensions = false, the upload page allows to upload non-image files. But there's no point-and-click way to insert the file into a page.

Is there a way to get an upload/insert button on edit toolbar, to insert non-image files?

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

The new Visual Toolbar seems might offer this functionality.

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How to List All Items with a Certain Prefix?

Summary by Johnywhy

Special:PrefixIndex is solution. But unfortunately, does not list all results on a single page. Does not offer any way to specify how many results to show per-page.

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Is there a "SpecialPage" to list all pages with the same prefix? Such as "Project", "Special", "Extension" etc.

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Bug: upload button on edit toolbar only allows images with $wgStrictFileExtensions = false

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Bug: upload button on edit toolbar only allows images, even if $wgStrictFileExtensions = false

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500 Internal Server Error for image galleries

Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)

I keep getting a 500 Internal Server Error whenever attempting to copy and paste the following syntax to MediaWiki on DreamHost Shared Hosting. Any ideas on what might be causing it or how to fix it?

Syntax does not save: user:Nicole Sharp/sandbox

Syntax does save: wikipedia:user:Nicole Sharp/sandbox

Since the single image gallery does save but the page with two galleries does not, it looks like there is some kind of limitation preventing the larger page from being saved. I have tried increasing the allotted PHP settings but to no avail, so that does not appear to be the issue, especially since the full sandbox page does save on AlterVista (which has less resources than DreamHost does):

Nicole Sharp (talk) 16:01, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)
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Angelycan (talkcontribs)

When I edit a page and try to use the word "head" at the beginning of the 2nd line and click save or preview it throws an error.

screenshots at

Is this intended or is there something wonky with my install? v1.30, no extensions. only edits are to stop all users from editing other than sysops.

total MW newb here.

thx. (talkcontribs)

Remove. Wikipedia old version

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Increase results in cached special pages

2001:16B8:2BE1:8C00:18CA:51D4:274B:507 (talkcontribs)

Hi. Is there a way to increase the total number of results that are displayed on special pages (when caching is active), e.g. list of redirects, to show more than the standard 1,000 results? Or, perhaps, even to disable caching for just a/some particular page(s)?

2001:16B8:2BA3:5B00:B8EC:70BF:560D:143B (talkcontribs)


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Pope Francis Article Needs Small Edition

DeutscherFeuer (talkcontribs)

In the article of Pope Francis his title as a Pope only refers to him as Francis in the section near his Photo or Image, previously other past Popes such as Benedict XVI refers to him as Pope Benedict XVI so I suggest to Wikipedia Developers to make that small correction to the Pope Francis article putting instead of Francis to Pope Francis

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

This forum is concerned with the technical side of Wikipedia software, for Wikipedia's content it would be better if you made your comments on Wikipedia such as the talk page of the Pope Francis article.

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Extension:ConfirmAccount Does Not Remove User After Rejection

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Installed and confirmed basic usage of extension.

But, after Admin rejected an account request, the same username/email could not submit another request.


Username is already in use in a pending account request.

Any fix? thx

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

The page says, in the Known Issues section: If only a few people view the confirm accounts page, the randomly triggered pruning of old requests will not trigger often, so old rejected requests may persist.

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Thx for catching that. It seems the quote you shared isn't precisely correct. I found the following in \ConfirmAccount\frontend\specialpages\actions\ConfirmAccount_body.php

# Every 30th view, prune old deleted items

if ( 0 == mt_rand( 0, 29 ) ) {



Maybe i can force prune on every rejection? The function `runAutoMaintenance` lives in \ConfirmAccount\backend\ConfirmAccount.class.php

class ConfirmAccount {

/** * Move old stale requests to rejected list. Delete old rejected requests. */

public static function runAutoMaintenance() {...

thx (talkcontribs)
Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Since this is not MW core, it seems the Archtecture meeting isn't the appropriate place to discuss.

Instead, i contacted the extension author. Thread:


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