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TitleKey Extension and Vector Skin

Can somebody please let me know how mediawiki got this working... i cannot seem to make it happen with full namespace searching? (I have this working on monobook skin) Thanks.

Displaying Categories in Pages

Sorry if this is the wrong place. I am fairly new to all of this.

I am looking for a way to use what I think of as more common database accessing within wikimedia where for example I add a word as a page and on that page I define the word, and the I have a page called words or something that goes through and picks out those pages based on them being in the category:word and spitting them out into a table. Is that possible? I have tried a couple of extensions, but no luck so far.


(RESOLVED) EmbedImg Extension, Advice rather than tech help needed on Images

  • Product Version MediaWiki 1.14alpha (r45489)
  • PHP 5.2.4-2ubuntu5wm1 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL 4.0.40-wikimedia-log

Hello, This is more of an "advice needed" post. I wanted to use the Upload/Image functions in MediaWiki but I believe I cannot... my webhost does not give me easy access to php.ini and I really don't want to go through the headaches of making them enable uploads in PHP, so I've kind of given up.

I did, however, download EmbedImg Extension and absolutely love it. It lets me take a address to an JPG or PNG file and paste it into the wiki, and in turn it displays the image (Rather than the path). The problem is that it's parameters only let me change size, but not location. I need to be able to align those images "right" with text, so that it all looks good. Aside from the extension, I got around the upload system by writing, in ColdFusion, an upload agent. It lets any of my users - in a super simple fashion - upload an image to the site and obtain the link, which then goes into the Wiki Article. It's really simple but very effective for my needs.

So now, I am just dealing with a formatting issue. It needs to be uber easy for my users. How would you guys/girls handle the alignment or would you really work on getting the Wiki upload stuff to work (btw, I feel my ColdFusion app is easier to use for my users than the Wiki stuff).

Karl @ Thanks!!

UPDATE: sorry to waste space, I think I've solved my little crisis with <div style="float: right;">

MediaWiki oes not find texvc - but texvc exist in the math folder !!!

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13.3
  • PHP version: 5.2.4
  • MySQL version: 5.0.51a
  • URL: not public ... local network

Hi there,

I need help, cause I tried serveral times to setup texvc for our MediaWiki. I downloaded and installed the latest version of OCaml and run the 3 steps:

  1. Change to the "math" sub-directory of your MediaWiki install
  2. Run 'make' (or 'gmake' if GNU make is not your default make). This should produce the texvc executable.
  3. Enable $wgUseTeX and $wgEnableUploads in your LocalSettings.php and everything should work.

I've seen no errors during the make but the MediaWiki does still not find the texvc !!! I checked the math folder and there is an texvc...

how can I resolve the problem ???

thank you !!!


I have some problem with mediawiki-1.13.3-42.fc10.x86_64 on fedora 10 x86_64 and resolved it from
The solution was to run texinfo rehash, and run fmtutil-sys --missing.


How-to restrict access to a Special Page? (Resolved)

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13
  • PHP version:  5.0


I'm using the extension Extension:UploadCSV where I can update pages with an CSV file. As this extension can easily cause vandalism, I want to restrict the access for just "administrators". Like when trying to access this page as a normal user: m:Special:Block

I added:

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['uploadcsv'] = false; $wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['uploadcsv'] = true;

to LoaclSettings.php - but everyone can still access the page. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks, Chris

add to uploadCSV.php

// New user right - required to access Special:Maintenance $wgAvailableRights[] = 'uploadcsv';

function wfUploadCSVStart() {

       global $wgMessageCache, $ExtensionTitles, $wgOut, $wgUser;

# If the user doesn't have the required 'maintenance' permission, display an error if( !$wgUser->isAllowed( 'uploadcsv' ) ) { $wgOut->permissionRequired( 'uploadcsv' ); return; }

add to LocalSettings.php

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['uploadcsv'] = true;

Extension Licensing Guidelines

I was wondering if there were licensing guidelines for extensions. I am combined several extensions with MediaWiki and noticed that some of the extensions have licenses that are incompatible with other extensions (e.g. Affero v.3 with a majority of extensions under GPL v.2). There are also several extensions that have no license indicated--is there a default license if you are coding for combination with MediaWiki? I was wondering if there was already guidance or if there could be some written on these topics. Thanks.

Sphinx Search Special Page Query Failed


  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.10-2ubuntu6.4 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 5.1.37-1ubuntu5.1
  • URL:

Special pages SphinxSearch (Version 0.7.0)

When I run Sphinx Search Special Page it returns Query Failed If I run the same search from the command line it returns

root@twosinfo:~# /usr/local/sphinx/bin/search --config /usr/local/sphinx/sphinx.conf "Checks" Sphinx 0.9.9-release (r2117) Copyright (c) 2001-2009, Andrew Aksyonoff

using config file '/usr/local/sphinx/sphinx.conf'... index 'wiki_main': query 'Checks ': returned 2 matches of 2 total in 0.003 sec

displaying matches: 1. document=2, weight=1, page_namespace=0, old_id=3, category=() page_title=A+_A/R page_namespace=0 2. document=3, weight=1, page_namespace=0, old_id=6, category=() page_title=A+_A/P page_namespace=0

words: 1. 'check': 2 documents, 2814 hits

index 'wiki_incremental': query 'Checks ': returned 0 matches of 0 total in 0.000 sec

words: 1. 'check': 0 documents, 0 hits

Request for Enhancement / Extension: List of Tables and Figures

I already asked for this on Help talk:Magic words, but supposedly this is the right place for enhancements requests.

Could we please have some new magic words, __LOT__ and __LOF__, added for "list of tables" and "list of figures"? Maybe also combinations of those: __TOCT__, __TOCF__, __TOCTF__ for ToCs with tables or figures or both included, and __LOTF__ for a common list of tables and figures. I'm not keen on the L ("list of"), so if you prefer T ("table of") __TOT__ and __TOF__ etc. that is fine with me.

This should improve table (|+) and figure captions people write, but might result in follow-up requests for a way to differentiate between a short caption intended for the list of X and a long version to be used with the table or figure. — Christoph Päper

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  • PHP version: 
  • MySQL version: 
  • URL:

Problem: to create an infobox and subeditor

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I need SMTP settings for wiki..

Create an infobox

I want to create infobox for my page. But I don't know anything for this subject. I wrote an example below.. Is it true for copy + paste for including in my page? Please check it..

[code]<noinclude>{{Bilgi kutusu başla}}</noinclude><!----> {{Bilgi kutusu |name = Bilgi kutusu/doc |title = |image = [[Image:example.png|200px]] |caption = Caption for example.png |headerstyle = background:#ccf; |labelstyle = background:#ddf; |header1 = Header defined alone |label1 = |data1 = |header2 = |label2 = Label defined alone |data2 = |header3 = |label3 = |data3 = Data defined alone |header4 = All three defined (header) |label4 = All three defined (label) |data4 = All three defined (data) |header5 = |label5 = Label and data defined (label) |data5 = Label and data defined (data) |belowstyle = background:#ddf; |below = Below text }} <noinclude>{{end infobox page}}</noinclude>[/code]

When I use codes without; [code]<noinclude>{{Bilgi kutusu başla}}</noinclude><!---->[/code] and [code]<noinclude>{{end infobox page}}</noinclude>[/code] codes

Only letters shown in my page like this: "schema: Bilgi Kutusu" with linked.

What must I do for creating an infobox?

When I tried to create an infobox, I got result like image.. Please check it, and advise me what must I do?