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Letterlocking (talkcontribs)

How do I change my user name?

Tropicalkitty (talkcontribs)

On Wikimedia projects, use Special:GlobalRenameRequest

Letterlocking (talkcontribs)

Thank you!

Not getting the updated content after clicking SAVE

3 (talkcontribs)

Not getting the updated content of an edited web page after clicking SAVE. Although the page gets created/saved. I can't create web pages the normal way.

1Roso (talkcontribs)

versions: MediaWiki 1.26.3 PHP 5.6.28 (apache2handler) MySQL 5.7.13-log ICU 57.1 OS Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Installation using XAMPP

Issue confirmed using Chrome and IE.

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Is there any error given when you hit "Save"?

See Manual:How to debug, to get more detailed information about any errors occurring in the background.

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VisualEditor extension asks for "accepting the action" when activated

2 (talkcontribs)

Hi, I've installed VisualEditor and Parsoid on 1.29.0 WikiMedia. When I click on "edit" button I see starting VisualEditor extension but I can't use it because of pop-up window with message: "accept the action" "http" "ok" .. "decline"

if I click "ok" - it the message appears again and again( if I click "decline" - VisualEditor doesn't start(

TheDJ (talkcontribs)

Do you have any browser extensions installed ?

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শাহাদাত সায়েম (talkcontribs)

When I use all books extantion , then I found a error . In my site show this error like this -"Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'book_count' (T_STRING), expecting :: (T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM) in /home/textilee/public_html/extensions/AllBooks/NumberOfBooks.php on line 29" and my site name is . Now I remove this extantion from my site till solve this error. please help-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 12:23, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Wargo (talkcontribs)

Did you copy all files properly? What version of PHP?

শাহাদাত সায়েম (talkcontribs)

PHP Version - . And I completely copy of this extantion by this link . Thanks-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 17:25, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Wargo (talkcontribs)

MediaWiki requires PHP 5.5.9+

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Summary by Wargo

mw.util.addCSS instead of appendCSS

Legaulph (talkcontribs)

I have been using ImageMap extension for quite a while now and found a script imageMapHighlighter that was working greate until I upgraded to mediawiki 1.28.0.

I'm now getting an error and no links or highlighting.

Exception in load-callback in module jquery.makeCollapsible:

ReferenceError: appendCSS is not defined ReferenceError: appendCSS is not defined

Thank you for your help.

Legaulph (talkcontribs)

Well after posting this I found the solution

mw.util.addCSS instead of appendCSS (talkcontribs)

It says I have cookies disabled, I do not, even the 5 temp passwords sent will not work! help!

Wargo (talkcontribs)

You should contact administrators of that wiki. Can you log in on other wiki? What your browser settings says about cookies?

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2A02:AA16:9200:1800:1C8A:8249:48BC:102B (talkcontribs)


I have been running two MediaWiki Sites for a long time without problems. In the summer I made a redesign with small changes in the MediaWiki code.

Problem: No single pictures are more in the Google-Images search available. (Checked via

More specifically, every Image via are not available in the search results. I testet it: other Images included via html code <img src="image.jpg"> are crawled and are show in image search, but every "[[File:filename..." not.

I also checked my robots.txt and .htaccess file, everything looks good and nothing is locked. (Webmaster Tools)

I remember that in the summer I only add meta robots to the File-Site (/wiki/File:Example.jpg): <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow" /> via $wgNamespaceRobotPolicies = array ( NS_FILE => 'noindex,follow', );

But now, I removed it and it is still not crawled by Google but 'with it works. Really strange.

What can it be that no Image included via MediaWiki Syntax is searchable, on both MediaWikis? The Article Page is crawled fine, but the images in de article are not visible in the search engine.

thanks Marta

MediaWiki: 1.15.0 PHP: 5.6.29 MySQL: 5.5.53

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2A02:AA16:9200:1800:1C8A:8249:48BC:102B (talkcontribs)

Correct formatting: "More specifically, every Image via File:filename.extension|options|caption are not available in the search results. "

2A02:AA16:9200:1800:BC06:5961:AD41:D7D7 (talkcontribs)

Mhh, the last days I tested it also without MediaWiki Image Syntax and in different ways, example: I included the test-image directly with only // but without success or with html code in another different image directory.

The new test-site is the index, but without images :/

Can anyone explain me this that?


2A02:AA16:9200:1800:BC9C:695F:1E63:D932 (talkcontribs)

Hi, its me again. Has nobody an idea?


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Faintaxis (talkcontribs)

Hi there,

I'm trying to get MediaWiki (v1.26.2) to send emails but it doesn't seem to work. Whenever it tries to send an email, I get the following error: "Mailer returned: authentication failure [SMTP: SMTP server does not support authentication (code: 250, response: Hello [] SIZE 36700160 PIPELINING DSN ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 8BITMIME BINARYMIME CHUNKING)]"

I have the configuration in LocalSettings.php thus:

$wgSMTP = array(
 "host"     => '', // could also be an IP address. Where the SMTP server is located
 "IDHost"   => '',      // Generally this will be the domain name of your website (aka
 "port"     => 25,                 // Port to use when connecting to the SMTP server
 "username" => '',     // Username to use for SMTP authentication (if being used)''
 "password" => '',       // Password to use for SMTP authentication (if being used)''
 "auth"     => false               // Should we use SMTP authentication (true or false)

Unfortunately the server doesn't support authentication, though as you can see the auth setting is set to fale. However, MW doesn't seem to be honouring this and so I get the error above. I have Pear and Pear SMTP installed:

Installed packages, channel
Package          Version State
Archive_Tar      1.4.2   stable
Auth_SASL        1.0.6   stable
Console_Getopt   1.4.1   stable
Mail             1.2.0   stable
Mail_Mime        1.10.0  stable
Net_SMTP         1.6.1   stable
Net_Socket       1.0.14  stable
PEAR             1.10.1  stable
Structures_Graph 1.1.1   stable
XML_Util         1.3.0   stable

I've tried various settings both with username, password, different ports, auth turned on and off but the results are still the same. I'm at a loss. MW is running on Ubuntu and running PHP 5.3.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

That's very strange, because MediaWiki sends $wgSMTP directly to Pear Mail:

  $mail_object =& Mail::factory( 'smtp', $wgSMTP );

The error comes from Net_SMTP (source). But that auth() method is only called if the 'auth' value of $wgSMTP is not false (source).

I can only say, you should double-check that the LocalSettings.php file you're editing is the one being used by MediaWiki and that you aren't overwriting $wgSMTP somewhere else below that.

Faintaxis (talkcontribs)

This is exactly what I was thinking, but I even modified the DefaultSettings.php file to see if that could override it but no luck. I can't seem to find another LocalSettings.php file that it would be reading from - it's very confusing!

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2001:DF0:0:200C:89DD:4553:1CE7:D0A5 (talkcontribs)

Hi, so my mediawiki page won't load. When I type in the URL, I get this error "Can't contact the database server: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known (db1)". I went through my webhost and looked into the files. It looks like I'm near my data limit because of something do with how the wiki is object caching? Can you give me any suggestions? Thanks!

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

You probably have $wgDBserver = "db1" in LocalSettings.php. Check if the name of the database server is correct (which apparently isn't) and fix it.

About the size of the objectcache table, you can delete the contents of the table periodically, but it will cause slower loads, and users being logged out. See Manual:$wgMainCacheType and other similar caching variables to tune where to enable or disable different cache types.

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Ssotocano (talkcontribs)


I have a big problem. The categories of my WIKI do not work. I tried to recover the database and it works, but I return the original database and the categories do not work.

The problem is that I create a category but the register don't insert in database, then isn't visible in the especial:Categories. And when I reffer to a category from a any page, don't appear in the list of pages to this category.

I don't know why happen this. I think that is a problem of databases because when changing the databases for a backup, It works correctly but the information is outdate.

Please your help.

Thanks a lot beforehand.

Sergio Andrés

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

See Topic:T8jd8uxlq4jqb0np.

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