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[RESOLVED] blank page while installing

8 (talkcontribs)


we want to use the 1.20 version, and we already use 1.17 on another server, but for other purposes. I want to set up the 1.20 on a new web server.

I just followed the install instructions and mysql, php and apache is working well. When I go to index.php of the root folder I see the - Please set up the wiki first - Page, which is absolutly correct. But when I try to click the link, which directs me to mw-config/index.php, the page is just blank, no html-source there.

When starting this script via cli, even with apache-user, the script seem to return correct html code.

do you have any quick suggestions? thanks in advance

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

See Blank page (talkcontribs)

Thank you for the Tip, i added the error_log and wanted to retry, but than it worked. I guess maybe there where some caching problems. Thanks!

Dave Kent (talkcontribs)

I have the same issue, using media wiki 1.17 got to "wiki_location/mw-config/" choose language - and then I get a blank page :-(

tried adding the error code to the localsettings.php file - but still I get a blank page. I just get "wiki_location/mw-config/?page=ExistingWiki" in the title bar.

when I try to go back to choose a language - the blank page remains and I need to clear the cache in order to see the page again.

any help would be appreciated!!

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Could you please check if the problem is bugzilla:42205? Check if your installation environment meets all the Manual:Installation requirements.

Also, you should also take a look at the server's error log (apache error_log for example) since such errors are normally logged there, where you can obtain a more meaningful error message.

Maisie~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)

This helped. Thanks!

This post was posted by Maisie~mediawikiwiki, but signed as Maisie.

Richardbrucebaxter (talkcontribs)

I restarted the computer and it worked (perhaps due to a recent Apache/PHP installation?) Note this error occurs before user has executed mw-config/index.php so LocalSettings.php may not exist. (talkcontribs)

(70014)End of file found: Error reading chunk  

Chagall~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)


I would like to insert a banner in the new Monoskin of the MediaWiki-version 1.28.1. The banner has the format 468*60. I would like to place it above the "site" and "edit" buttons. How is this possible?



Fokebox (talkcontribs)

You can use sitenotice: Or

Reply to "Banner"
Sänger (talkcontribs)

Where is the page, where vandals and spammers can be shown to the admins to block them? (talkcontribs)

As the sidebar notes, probably Project:Current issues . Although there isn't really a need to report mass vandalism like this. Admins regularly patrol these pages and will quickly notice it.

Reply to "Where to report Spammers?" (talkcontribs)

This was done on, which I believe is under MediaWiki

I created an account, General Hindsight, on or around 9/20/2017. When I went to log back into the account after a day, I was given two errors, one stating that the password was invalid, and another one that simply said there was an internal error of some kind. I know the password was valid, as I retrieved it from a password database that I had saved it in when I created the account. However, I did not make it with an email address, so I thought that maybe the account was complaining about that. I made a second account, General Observation, and to that added my email address. I then went to a wiki page to begin editing, and the page told me that THAT password was now invalid. On top of that, it somehow had me logged in to my General Hindsight account. I thought that I would simply add my current email to the General Hindsight account, get a new password (since I had cleared the old one from the database), restore it, and delete the General Observation account. However this didn't work either.

In short, can you

1) Delete the General Observation account

2) Delete the General Hindsight account or send a reset password to the General Observation account email


If you check your logs, you should be able to see that General Observation and General Hindsight are logging in from the same machine. I don't have cookies turned off or anything, I do have adblocker on. Once this is done, can you tell me why I cannot log in to your system without errors: I checked the FAQ can could find nothing describing why I wouldn't be able to log in under my circumstances, and aside from only having HTTP and HTTPS open, I don't have a bunch of weird settings on my machine such that I can't log into various other websites.

Any assistance you can grant in this matter would be appreciated, thank you.

Star Warden (talkcontribs)

This is something that you need to ask the people there. Their site is only running on the MediaWiki software, but it's not part of the WMF project. (talkcontribs)

Thank you for the clarification, I will do so now.

Summary by MarkAHershberger

You need to contact the owners of those tools. I suggest the talk page for Flickr2commons.

Davey2010 (talkcontribs)

Hi, Apologies if this is in the wrong place,

Each time I go on [ Flickr2Commons] or [] and try to connect via OAuth I keep getting "Error retrieving token: mwoauthdatastore-request-token-not-found",

It used to work a few months ago and as far as i know no settings have changed,

Thanks, ~~~~

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

You need to contact the owners of those tools. I suggest the talk page for Flickr2commons.

Davey2010 (talkcontribs)

Okie dokie thanks Error in replyto template: Username not given. See Template:Reply to for usage. much appreciated :), Thanks, ~~~~

Need help: Add cite to show married to Leif Erland Andersson

GloLeif12234** (talkcontribs)

GloLeif12234** (talkcontribs)

Dear Wikipedia staff,

The article on my late husband Leif Erland Andersson is requiring a citation that I was his wife. I am having trouble locating the marriage license but have contacted Indiana public records. In the meantime will my passport as Gloria Lee Andersson do? Or else I have this family history that notes our marriage on page 3798?

Andersson, Per and Lindhardt, Johan. Långarydssläkten: Simonsstammen

Band V Stockholm: Drakings Bokförlag, 2014.  p. 3798.

I don't know how to add these in the source code.



MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

It looks like they want documentation of your wedding "in 1973 at the Beck Chapel of Indiana University.". Is there an old newspaper article that would have this?

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

I've temporarily updated the article pointing to here for citation. Hopefully someone will be able to show us what to do.

GloLeif12234** (talkcontribs)

Monroe County is sending me a link to our marriage licesense today. Will that be enough evidence? Again, I am not sure how to format ref. to a marriage license in your source code.

This is important to me because I am attempting to build bridges between the US and European science fiction writers and fans. Thank you, Gloria (Andersson) McMillan

Reply to "Need help: Add cite to show married to Leif Erland Andersson"
Bekircem (talkcontribs)


I've installed ConfirmEdit plugin i got error.

Warning: array_merge_recursive(): Argument #1 not an array in /public/includes/registration/ExtensionProcessor.php on line 294

Any ideas?

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

According to T102522, this was an issue with the old MediaWiki 1.25.

You can either upgrade, or possibly make the changes mentioned here.

Andrewschlussel (talkcontribs)


I'm looking for the best way to create modular content. Basically embedding pages, or parts of pages in other pages.

I work at a company where we are using the wiki for training for many different departments.

I'm looking for ways to standarize the information and reduce duplication of effort.

I would like to have standard sets of training content that can be embedded in multiple pages. But that content would only need to be edited and maintained in one area and would automatically be updated in every instance where it is embedded.

What is the best way to do this with MediaWiki?


AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

See Transclusion and Extension:Labeled Section Transclusion. (talkcontribs)

Where can i find the database?

Osnard (talkcontribs)

Configuration of the database can be found in the LocalSettings.php file. Search for variables "$wgDBtype", "$wgDBserver", "$wgDBname, "$wgDBuser", and "$wgDBpassword". With this information you should be able to connect to the database.

NostalgicColorBird (talkcontribs)

Are there any extensions that support private messaging?

Also, is there a list of recommended extensions?

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Might be possible through Extension:MediaWikiChat. The MediaWiki extensions aren't the most aesthetic or smooth. You can even try GosuChat implemented on this wiki., although I'm not sure whether private messages are possible at the moment or not.