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Genefe (talkcontribs)

Hi everyone! I'm a newbie here. I just want to ask if there's a payment in every edit that I will do?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Not on this website. If you came here from another wiki you should ask them

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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)
Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)

Qapla'!! Switching from FastCGI to CGI resolved the problem.

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How do I add a custom script at the opening of the <head> tag on all pages?

5 (talkcontribs)

Need to add a short JS script that loads almost instantly on page-load. It needs to be as soon as the <head> tag begins.

Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)

Not sure if this would work, but try using the Google Analytics Extension maybe. It allows you to load custom JavaScript for tracking codes, but it might work for other things too. Nicole Sharp (talk) 16:06, 20 March 2018 (UTC) (talkcontribs)

Thank you Nicole. I found this extension: Extension:HeadScript. Does anyone have experience with it? It looks like it *might* do what I need.

Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)
Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)

Just tried out Extension:HeadScript. It works for Google Analytics with a Global Site Tag. You can use it for multiple scripts. FYI, the new Google Analytics Global Site Tag is not compatible with the Google Analytics Extension. Nicole Sharp (talk) 14:58, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

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RESTBase. How to define a different interface

Pulsargranular (talkcontribs)

Hi everyone.

I tried to set up the RESTBase server. The server itself runs fine, but it binds to the wrong IP address (I have a machine with several network interfaces). It just takes the first network interface it finds, which is wrong. The Mathoid server has a setting in the conf: section called «interface». The RESTBase server also supports this setting but it is neither documented nor present in the example configuration.

It would be helpful to add this to your documentation!



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Gmlacey (talkcontribs)

I have two templates (they look like infoboxes) that I am transcluding onto one page. They are tables and properly right-align, but there appears a line-break between the bottom of the first one and the top of the second one. I would like these to flush up to one another, so that the bottom border of the top one is also the top border to the bottom one, or as close as possible.

I currently transclude the templates as: Template:Infobox ATemplate:Infobox B

Any thoughts? Thanks very kindly!

Gmlacey (talkcontribs)

I figured it out. I just added "margin-top: -15px;" to the bottom template and presto. (talkcontribs)

The system will not recognize my password. It has been a while since I used it. I asked the system to reset password but I never receive an email after it send it. It is not in spam. I do not have other email addresses. Apparently knows the account exists but I get to reset email. Help.

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Fatal error: Class 'SpecialSearch' not found

1 (talkcontribs)

Been trying to google my way to an answer, but I haven't been very successful at that. I just recently put up a new wiki using mediawiki. But when I try and search a name or a word to try and create a new page with it. I get the following error:

Fatal error: Class 'SpecialSearch' not found in /DOMAIN/mediawiki/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php on line 392

It's a fresh install, and I can't seem to be able to figure it out. Any ideas?

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

Summary by Johnywhy

Transcluding special pages only outputs results.

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?


Wargo (talkcontribs)

Transcluding special pages only outputs results. You can set parameters as in templates to customize display but users can not set another values without changing page source.

Andrea.bozzano87 (talkcontribs)

Hi everyone,

for my project, i'm developing some Bots for my Wiki to edit pages.

After i successfully logged in with my script, i need an Edit Token to edit or create pages. My question is: does this mean that I need to retrieve an edit token for each page the bot is gonna edit or do i need just one edit token per session?

I'm using MediaWiki 1.29.2 and developing bots in PHP 7.0.

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Extension Search Engine?

Summary by Johnywhy

Special:PrefixIndex is best available search engine for extensions. Selection "Extension" namespace. But, not an adequate search engine, because it searches only the beginning of the name. (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)

This one seems a superior search engine, setting Namespace to "Extension":


But, not an adequate search engine, because it searches only the beginning of the name.

Seems this would be a better extension search-engine to put on Manual:Extensions

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