Project:Support desk/old

From MediaWiki.org
Jump to: navigation, search
This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.

Contents


Installation/Legalities Support

Page Linking Help Needed

Hi, is there a plugin that automatically links key words to other Wiki pages? At the moment I am manually creating links but I'm sure there must be another way?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Mediawiki Appliance Version 1.13.20 Problems

Downloaded rPath Mediawiki Appliance, Running it on VMwear PLayer but can't find the localsettings.php file to edit.

Can't find much documentation. Any help or documentation would be great!

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.

mySQL database username

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.9
  • MySQL version: 5.1.33

I am configuring MediaWiki, except the one part I am having problems with is when it is asking me for a database username and password and confirm password. Below that is the superuser account, which is root.


>>>Granting user permissions... Query "GRANT DELETE,INSERT,SELECT,UPDATE,CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES ON `wikidb`.* TO 'username'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' " failed with error code "Can't find file: 'user' (errno: 2) (localhost)". <<<<


But it will not let me continue the configuration unless I specify a user and password since it will not let me leave it blank.

I am installing on Windows XP, just need some help with this issue. I am not very familiar with databases, i know the root user account info, but it is asking for a username and password and confirm password.

Any help would be much appreciated.


homerm@rosedale.ca

FIX: provide the user with ALTER, INDEX rights as well

What server variables are needed

My neywork admin needs to set server variables to allow the upload to be successful...

Trying to load to www.high12.org,

current php and all info can be seen at www.high12.org/phpinfo.php

currently receive "?"s when attempt to load php is made...admin requesting server settings needed

attempted to register for the forum but never receive conformation email...so hear i am.

I am not able to open setup wiki page, getting the following error

Getting PHP 5.2.1 installed Could not find a suitable database driver! Issue while Installing Mediawiki.

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.12
  • MySQL version: MySQL Server 5.1
  • OS: FreeBSD 8
  • URL: http://localhost/wiki


I am not able to open setup wiki page, getting the following error:

MediaWiki 1.15.1 Installation

   * Don't forget security updates! Keep an eye on the low-traffic release announcements mailing list.

Checking environment...

Please include all of the lines below when reporting installation problems.

   * PHP 5.2.12 installed

Installation Issue: Access denied for user root@localhost to datbase 'wikidb'

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.3
  • PHP version: 5.2.8
  • MySQL version: 5.1.30
  • URL: Local Intranet

I downloaded and unarchived the Mediawiki package to a new folder (w) under htdocs. I tried running the installation and entered the required information on screen but then when I get this error and no successful installation message.

Checking environment... Please include all of the lines below when reporting installation problems.

PHP 5.2.8 installed Found database drivers for: MySQL PostgreSQL PHP server API is apache2handler; ok, using pretty URLs (index.php/Page_Title) Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support. Session save path (D:\xampp\tmp) appears to be valid. PHP's memory_limit is 32M. Couldn't find Turck MMCache, eAccelerator, APC or XCache; cannot use these for object caching. GNU diff3 not found. Found GD graphics library built-in, image thumbnailing will be enabled if you enable uploads. Installation directory: D:\xampp\htdocs\w Script URI path: /w Installing MediaWiki with php file extensions Environment checked. You can install MediaWiki. Warning: $wgSecretKey key is insecure, generated with mt_rand(). Consider changing it manually. Generating configuration file...

Database type: MySQL Loading class: DatabaseMysql Attempting to connect to database server as root...success. Connected to mysql 5.1.30-community; enabling MySQL 4.1/5.0 charset mode Database wikidb exists There are already MediaWiki tables in this database. Checking if updates are needed... Granting user permissions... Query "GRANT DELETE,INSERT,SELECT,UPDATE,CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES ON `wikidb`.* TO 'wikiuser'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'admin' " failed with error code "Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' to database 'wikidb' (localhost)".


Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Regards, Yogesh Nahar E: yogeshnahar@crouse.org

Migration stoped umlauts from working

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.2
  • PHP version: 5.2.13-pl0-gentoo
  • MySQL version: 5.0
  • URL: ------

Hi there, i just wanne describe my problem once again and maybe today there someone with an great idea, i have an wiki running, it was migrated from another webspace _whithout_ changing the database, the webspace are the same architecture, an gentoo webserver with equal configuration, so now, it stoped showing umlauts, even in preview mode and only when the side gets edited or is new, the old sides works just fine, So if i edit the side on the old Webspace it shows umlauts very well, if i edit the same side and go to preview mode then it just changes every ä ü ö to <?>, the encoding in evry file is set tu utf-8, the database as well, and in php and mysql config also. I created an php file which writes data to an tinyblob in the same database, and umlauts work. so it should/must be something within mediawiki itsel, but i really dont know where i should take a look. Remember the side is just migrated, with an tar cpf and unpacked at the new webspace, there was no change in the sources. Hope someone has an really good idea

regards Jörg

Vector font is way too small (totally illegible)

I have just upgraded from 1.12 to 1.16, hoping to refresh our site with the really nice vector skin. I followed the handy upgrade article and all went fine! I then edited the LocalSetttings.php to:

$wgDefaultSkin = 'vector';

The pages still render but the are now completely illegible. The fonts on all articles seem to be about 4pt! I tried a variety of browsers (IE, Chrome) but no joy. If I change back to

$wgDefaultSkin = 'monobook'; all is well again. I spent the evening trawling forums, but no joy at all.

any ideas?

This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.


MediaWiki System Support

Sidebar: edition without changes

Hello, I have Mediawiki v1.16.0beta3. From 3 days I'm trying to do sth with MediaWiki:Sidebar and everything looks ok except menu where changes never appear. Present situation: another content in MediaWiki:Sidebar, another in menu on the left where changes should be visible. Every things described on wiki help (disscusion) pages didn't work, cache cleaning, purging, trying from another admin account, deleting and renewing page either. Site: encyklopedia-ludzi.pl. Please help, I'm losing my hairs. (Adam)

IIS7 Installation and International characters in URL bug

  • When diacritics is used in url after installation on IIS7 (tested 1.13.2 and 1.15.1, PHP 5.2.9) WIN28K, and semicolon (:) is used, server throws an error and in URL is xn-- (yes and server throws HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found), example:
  • original: http://localhost/index.php?title=á:á
  • when entered: http://localhost/index.xn--php?title=-14a:%C3%A1 This is fundamental problem especially when custom namespaces with accent characters are used.
  • This critical bug is not present on Apache.

edit links for Protected page are not showing with api

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.9
  • MySQL version: 5.0.77
  • URL (Local Server)

Hi, All I'm trying to parse a page which need login condition to edit. I successfully logged in the mediawiki via api. An d try to open a protected page with following link,

$h=@fopen("http://path/to/mediawiki/api.php?action=parse&page=".$pagename."&format=xml", "r");

But the output have not any edit link.

404 for non-logged in users

  • MediaWiki 1.15.1 (r59167)
  • PHP 5.2.10 (cgi-fcgi)
  • MySQL 5.0.51a-community-nt
  • URL: (private network)
  • Win2k/IIS5 (using php5isapi.dll)

Many links result in a 404 error, if the user tries to navigate as a non-logged in user. As soon as they log in, everything is then fine...


Resolved: 404 when using short url

  • MediaWiki: 1.11.0
  • PHP: 5.2.5 (cgi-fcgi)
  • MySQL: 5.0.67.d7-ourdelta-log
  • URL: www.jainkosh.org

Hello, I have been trying to use short url for my wiki by following instructions at Manual:Short URL/wiki/Page title -- no root access but could not achieve the results. My server is Apache and my wiki is saved at htdocs\Mediawiki. I have tried saving the .htaccess file in htdocs\Mediawiki, htdocs\, htdocs\sample_html, htdocs\Mediawiki\sample_html, but it didn't work. Whenever I tried to go to www.jainkosh.org/wiki/Main_Page, it throws error 404, page not found. This is what I have put in my .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^wiki/(.*)$ /Mediawiki/index.php?title=$1 [PT,L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^wiki/*$ /Mediawiki/index.php [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^/*$ /Mediawiki/index.php [L,QSA]

Can you please help me in getting this working?

Thanks a lot, Vikas

I tried the same settings on Godaddy.com server and it worked fine there. Somehow on my localhost it didn't work and was giving 404. Works great on the godaddy server.

(Resolved) Error 404 Page Not Found - MediaWiki Install on IIS 6.0, PHP, Windows 2003, FastCGI

I had some trouble resolving the error 404 Page Not Found
Resolution
IIS virtual directory configuration: On Home Directory tab, click on Configuration and add Application Extension Mapping for php. The entry must be ".php" and "C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\fcgiext.dll" for FastCGI, otherwise use c:\php\php5isapi.dll.
My version of fcgiext.ini had incorrect [Types] section... Should be (verify php path on your install)

[Types]
php=PHP

[PHP]
ExePath=C:\PHP\php-cgi.exe
InstanceMaxRequests=10000
ActivityTimeout=600
RequestTimeout=600
EnvironmentVars=PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS:10000,PHPRC:C:\PHP\

Also, http://blog.tjitjing.com/index.php/2006/05/php5-with-iis6-on-windows-server-2003.html was very helpful.

Signatures don't work properly on 1.15.1

Also asked here: w:en:Wikipedia_talk:Signatures#Invalid_links_in_signatures_-_MediaWiki_1.15.1.

I just realized that ~~~~ is creating links to SomeUserName and not User:SomeUserName. Is this a known MediaWiki bug? Is there a fix and/or workaround?

HELP! Anyone?

Hi there, please check in the user's preferences if the check box under the signature is hooked. Does this cause any effect to your problem? Bye --Robis.

Something similar to early WikiWords?

  • MediaWiki: 1.14.0

Hey, I'm setting up a wiki right now and i need to know if it is possible to create variables/functions for strings in wiki articles and pages?

e.g.

wikipage
Some text on the page
And even more text.

So now i know for sure that ppl at my company filling the wiki will miss to add [[links]] to other pages from time to time. I just want to make sure that the links to other pages that exist will be created. So i need to know if it's possible (maybe using MagicWords) if i set the string text as a variable for the function [[text]]. I have no idea how to do that and if it is even possible :).

TOC/Numbered List Formatting Bug

There is a formatting bug when a left aligned TOC has a numbered list to its right. The indentations don't appear to occur and the numbers themselves are located within the TOC box.

I tried upgrading to 1.15.1 to see if it had been fixed but it looked the same. (I then went back to 1.12.0 because I was having trouble convincing 1.15.1 to allow page edits, but that's likely my issue)

Here's the simple code that my example page uses to test it:

''Special notice text''
{| align="left"
| __TOC__
|}
== Sample Section Heading ==

:#First item in an indented, numbered list
:#Second item in an indented, numbered list
:#Third item in an indented, numbered list

== Another Sample Heading ==

Blah, blah, blah

No Entries in "Recent Changes"

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.10(apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.5
  • URL: www.scienceofintelligence.de

In the menu entry "Recent Changes" is no entry listed. I cannot find any solution for this Problem in the internet. Hopefully, someone here can help me

—Stefan

Hi Stefan, have you filtered your Recent Changes (RC) list? See the choice in the upper part of the RC page. There is also a checkbox for filtering minor or controlled edits in the user's preferences. Bye --Robis.

Hydrowiki - No Display of Content in Read Mode, BUT in Edit Mode

First we had a Raid Crash - We had to copy all the data to new HDDs All Rights were set to read only, then to 775 WWWRUN:WWW for the Hydrowiki

Now when accessing the Site all Hydrowiki articles are not displayed at all, BUT when going in Edit Mode the content of each Hydrowiki article is there.

Here is a screenshot of the database - http://nordsee.lfi.rwth-aachen.de/temp/hydrowiki-db.jpg

Here is a screenshot of the hydrowiki in reading mode - http://nordsee.lfi.rwth-aachen.de/temp/hydrowiki-read.jpg

Here is a screenshot of the hydrowiki in edit mode - http://nordsee.lfi.rwth-aachen.de/temp/hydrowiki-edit.jpg

Has anyone seen this behaviour ?

We installed a fresh copy of the newest mediawiki with a fresh database setup and the problem is the same!

Hope Someone can help us out here!

Greetings Michael

Removing ISBN "MAGICNUMBER"

MediaWiki 1.15.2 PHP 5.3.2 (apache2handler) MySQL 5.1.47 URL: http://cyt-ar.com.ar

In my Wiki I use ISBN # to univoquely identify bibliographic sources with transclusions. Therefore I would like to remove the automatic redirection to the search page whenever I write an ISBN. Is it possible?

Csoliverez, Patagonia, July 26 2010.

Searchfunction in Files

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.4
  • PHP version: 5.3.0 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 5.1.37
  • URL: Intranet

Hi there!

I've got a little question about the searchfunction in my MediaWiki. Is it possible to search not only pages fulltext but also a word or phrase inside of a file uploaded to MediaWiki? One Solution would be to create for every file a new Wikipage and Copy the text into it. This would be much work and i think there must be a better way. Maybe there is a plugin which can handle this?

Thanks for your help and i hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards

This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.


MediaWiki Database Support

(Resolved) Wired Data after upgrading of Debian

After upgrading of debian 5.0 the whole wiki is getting wired. The databases tables itselfes look alright, and instaling a backupdatabase didn't help. What can i do ... ? Richard 212.51.25.1 Update: Upgrading from 1.11 to 1.14 didn't solve the problem.... Update2: Upgrading vom 1.11 to 1.14 with Database Update solved the problem. Everything up and running again :-). See "Upgrading Medawiki" for more information

ipblocks table corrupt?

  • MediaWiki version: 1.12
  • PHP version: 5.2.4
  • MySQL version: N/A
  • Postgresql version: 8.3.1
  • URL: N/A (intranet)

I receive the following message when trying to describe table ipblocks "ERROR: expected "[" to start datum, but got "4 [ 1 0 0 0 ]})}"; length = 0".

The reason I noticed this is because database dumps are now failing.

Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.

I get this error when editing any page. But saving a new page is functional. *******(sitename) has a problem Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties. Try waiting a few minutes and reloading. (Can't contact the database server: Unknown error (mysql6.000webhost.com)) '''Can any one please help?'''

Answer: there is a file in the main folder called 'LocalSettings.php'. This file contains your database username and password information. Check to make sure the credentials are correct - this solved my problem. I had a bad password.

I had a the same error because I hadn't installed the php5 pgsql drivers so mediawiki couldn't connect to the postgres database containing the content.

Illegal mix of collations for operation after Upgrade

  • MediaWiki: 1.14.0 (upgrade from: 1.3.9)
  • PHP: 5.2.4 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL: 5.1.33-community
  • Url: test-machine @ home (Windows)

Live-Wiki (1.3.9) has charset=iso-8859-1 // (German)

I've got the following error on some pages: ... aus der Funktion „LinkBatch::doQuery“. MySQL meldete den Fehler „1271: Illegal mix of collations for operation ' IN ' (localhost)“.

I've upgraded via Web-Setup. Shell don't work. wgDBmysql5 is true ... false = no error, but i get problem with umlauts like äöü! The complete database has collation binary (manuelly set) and innodb (manuelly). After upgrade is sometimes innodb, myisam mixed or binary, latin1 mixed. I've tested some "install"-methodes (other settings) to upgrade - nothing work :(

What can i do?

same problem here :( It seems an issue with moving databases, can't find an easy fix yet.
This page may point to a way out. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 22:46, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Updating to 1.14

HI,

I upgraded to 1.14 today using ../maintenance/update.php and I have now an error when I want to view a page (in french) :

Erreur de syntaxe de la requête dans la base de données est intervenue. Ceci peut indiquer un bogue dans le logiciel. La dernière requête traitée par la base de données était :

   (Requête SQL cachée)

depuis la fonction « OutputPage::addCategoryLinks ». MySQL a renvoyé l’erreur « 1146 : Table 'wwmbxfdgchaton.wiki_page_props' doesn't exist (mysql5-7) »


Here my environment variables.

Please include all of the lines below when reporting installation problems.

  • PHP 5.2.9 installed
  • Found database drivers for: MySQL PostgreSQL
  • PHP server API is cgi; using ugly URLs (index.php?title=Page_Title)
  • Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
  • Session save path (/tmp) appears to be valid.
  • PHP's memory_limit is 32M.
  • Couldn't find Turck MMCache, eAccelerator, APC or XCache; cannot use these for object caching.
  • Found GNU diff3: /usr/bin/diff3.
  • Found ImageMagick: /usr/bin/convert; image thumbnailing will be enabled if you enable uploads.
  • Found GD graphics library built-in.
  • Installation directory: /homez.150/wwmbxfdg/www/wiki
  • Script URI path: /wiki
  • Installing MediaWiki with php file extensions
  • Environment checked. You can install MediaWiki.
 Generating configuration file...
  • Database type: MySQL
  • Loading class: DatabaseMysql
  • Attempting to connect to database server as wwmbxfdgchaton...success.
  • Connected to mysql 5.0.68-log; enabling MySQL 4.1/5.0 charset mode
  • Database wwmbxfdgchaton exists
  • Creating tables... done.
  • Initializing statistics...
  • Created sysop account JP.
 Creating LocalSettings.php...
Installation successful! Move the config/LocalSettings.php file to the parent directory, then follow this link to your wiki.
You should change file permissions for LocalSettings.php as required to prevent other 
users on the server reading passwords and altering configuration data.


Thanks for your help.

Database error when trying to edit pages.

  • MediaWiki version: 1.14.0
  • PHP version: 5.3.1 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 5.1.30-log
  • URL: intranet

When trying to update or edit any page, with any user gets the following error.

Database error A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was: (SQL query hidden) from within function "Revision::insertOn". MySQL returned error "1048: Column 'old_text' cannot be null (localhost)".


I get something similar now, after at least a year of the Wiki working perfectly. Now no writes are possible:

from within function "Revision::insertOn": MySQL returned error "1048: Column 'old_id' cannot be null (..."

This is in MediaWiki 1.15 and PHP 5.2.5.

No changes to code or settings was made between functioning and non-functioning states. However, God knows what the hosting service has done to contribute to this.

Bob


I had this error after upgrading FreeBSD. MediaWiki in the FreeBSD Ports collection was an old version and the "upgrade" process had silently downgraded the system from MediaWiki 1.16 to MediWiki 1.14.

Empty database

MediaWiki 1.15.1 PHP 5.2.6-1+lenny8 (apache2handler) MySQL 5.0.51a-24+lenny3

I try to stop apache and export the database at the same time.

I have this error message in my home page :

MediaWiki internal error.
Exception caught inside exception handler

in phpmyadmin, all datatable are present but empty.

in phpmyadmin, I have an error message [in french] :

La connexion au "controluser" tel que défini dans votre configuration a échoué.

I try to import a dump I have that error message :

#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to 
your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'USING BTREE,
 KEY `ArticleId` (`ArticleId`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=lat' at line 13

database content, wikitable wiki_category :

#1033 - Incorrect information in file: './wikidb2/wiki_category.frm'

simple PHP query in wikisite, works only in preview mode, after saving I get an error!

  • MediaWiki version: MediaWiki 1.15.4
  • PHP version: ?
  • MySQL version: webserver Apache, MySQL-Client-Version: 5.0.45
  • URL: http://www.xtra1.ch/wiki


Hi, I'll try to make it short! I have installed 2 extensions for the wiki, the first one was: "PHPSecure" and the second one "StubManager" because I will use the <runphp> Tags in the wiki-site, wich is still a sandbox at the moment. After installation, I added this lines in the LocalSettings.php like in the descriptions: SecurePHP Extension:StubManager

require_once( "$IP/extensions/StubManager/StubManager.php" ); require_once( "$IP/extensions/SecurePHP/SecurePHP.php" ); $wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['bureaucrat']['coding'] = true;


So when I try to make a simple query,like:

<runphp> require_once "db_mo_con.php";


   $sql="SELECT Marke, Preis FROM cigars WHERE id = 1";
   $result=mysql_query($sql) or exit("Fehler im SQL-Kommando: $sql");

echo "

\n"; while ($row=mysql_fetch_row($result)) { echo ""; foreach ($row as $item) echo "
$item";

echo "\n";

   }

echo "\n"; </runphp>

then the query works, but only in the preview modus????? When I try to save the page it gives this error:

Es ist ein Datenbankfehler aufgetreten. Der Grund kann ein Programmierfehler sein. Die letzte Datenbankabfrage lautete, SQL-Abfrage versteckt aus der Funktion „MediaWikiBagOStuff::_doquery“. Die Datenbank meldete den Fehler „1146: Table 'usr_web433_1.test_objectcache' doesn't exist (localhost)“.

wiki tells me that the Table (usr_web433_1.test_....) doesn't exist. this is right, the table doesn't exist, but I didn't ask in the query for this table. And why the query works in preview mode??? Can somebody help me, I'm not a PHP crack, and I'm driving crazy, since 2 days.. it is very strange..

Many thanxs in advance for your Help

This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.


PHP Error Support

I need to re-index so the search will work.

I try to run the proper scripts and this is what I get. I have version 1.6.10 running on OS X.

ns1:maintenance root# php rebuildtextindex.php

<img src='/images/PetrineSabianismUNC.png' style='float:left;margin-right:1em' alt=>Theosebia has a problem

Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.

Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.

(Can't contact the database server: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) (localhost))

ns1:maintenance root#

Thanks in advance! BJ

Fatal error: Call to undefined method SearchResultTooMany::hasSuggestion()

Fatal error: Call to undefined method SearchResultTooMany::hasSuggestion() in /home/sextant/public_html/en_wiki/includes/specials/SpecialSearch.php on line 938

I'm getting this error message only when I search for a geographic coordinate (which is how my wiki is organized) that has two negative coordinates. For example "-1.111111,-1.111111" returns this error message, while "1.111111,-1.111111" takes me to the appropriate page.

Can someone explain how to fix this?

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.9 (cgi)
  • PostgreSQL version: 8.3.3
  • URL:

The issue is originally from 2009 archives, and it took me a while to solve this this when my wiki broke. There are no other references to this issue in the net, so I'm offering my solution. There seem to be some cases where SQL-operation fails and PostgreSQL-related changes are not applied. These SQL-statements are from PostgreSQL setup script:

ALTER TABLE mediawiki.page ADD titlevector tsvector;

CREATE FUNCTION ts2_page_title() RETURNS TRIGGER LANGUAGE plpgsql AS
$mw$
BEGIN
IF TG_OP = 'INSERT' THEN
  NEW.titlevector = to_tsvector('default',REPLACE(NEW.page_title,'/',' '));
ELSIF NEW.page_title != OLD.page_title THEN
  NEW.titlevector := to_tsvector('default',REPLACE(NEW.page_title,'/',' '));
END IF;
RETURN NEW;
END;
$mw$;

CREATE TRIGGER ts2_page_title BEFORE INSERT OR UPDATE ON mediawiki.page
  FOR EACH ROW EXECUTE PROCEDURE ts2_page_title();

ALTER TABLE mediawiki.pagecontent ADD textvector tsvector;
CREATE FUNCTION ts2_page_text() RETURNS TRIGGER LANGUAGE plpgsql AS
$mw$
BEGIN
IF TG_OP = 'INSERT' THEN
  NEW.textvector = to_tsvector('default',NEW.old_text);
ELSIF NEW.old_text != OLD.old_text THEN
  NEW.textvector := to_tsvector('default',NEW.old_text);
END IF;
RETURN NEW;
END;
$mw$;

CREATE TRIGGER ts2_page_text BEFORE INSERT OR UPDATE ON mediawiki.pagecontent
  FOR EACH ROW EXECUTE PROCEDURE ts2_page_text();

-- These are added by the setup script due to version compatibility issues
-- If using 8.1, we switch from "gin" to "gist"

CREATE INDEX ts2_page_title ON mediawiki.page USING gin(titlevector);
CREATE INDEX ts2_page_text ON mediawiki.pagecontent USING gin(textvector);

PHP T_NAMESPACE error at installation

Hi,

At installation time, I get

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_NAMESPACE, expecting T_STRING in /srv/www/htdocs/mediawiki/includes/Namespace.php on line 44

According to FAQs, this is due to old (<5.3) PHP, but I'm running 5.3.2

Thanks, J.

66.41.120.209 03:22, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Older versions of MediaWiki don't support PHP 5.3. Because they are also out of support and lack numerous security fixes, you are encouraged to update to 1.15.4 ASAP. Max Semenik 05:54, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

PHP5.3_2 "parameter expected to be a reference" issue , Downgrading to PHP 5.2,

  • MediaWiki version: 

Compiled from the FreeBSD 8 port tree 1.15.4

  • PHP version: 

5.3_2

  • MySQL version: 

PostgreSQL 8.2.17_1

  • URL:

localhost for testing.

Unable to make DLP running on the mediawiki ( nginx ) architecture described above. Any call to a extension function fails on the following error:

Warning: Parameter 3 to ExtDynamicPageList::dplTag() expected to be a reference, value given in /usr/local/www/mediawiki/includes/parser/Parser.php on line 3243

Downgrading to lang/PHP52 solve the issue.

as far as i understand, the bug here: http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=50394 has not been fixed.

77.199.136.200 23:32, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Mediawiki should have refused to run the installer if the issue was present... Bawolff 07:19, 23 July 2010 (UTC)


What may be the reason to refuse the installation ? it sounds like DPL only is concerned by the issue. Because of the use of arrays as references in functions args ( LanguageGetMagic) ? see http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=51174.--77.199.136.200 11:48, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Storing save_session_path not in the default PHP folder?

  • MediaWiki version:
  • PHP version:
  • MySQL version: 
  • URL:

Since recently me and some of my users (but not all) are gettin the dreaded session loss error. I've tried troubleshooting, but so far to no avail. Is it somehow possible to force a setting in LocalSettings that forces the wiki package to use a local Session folder within it's own folder?

I tried using save_session_path="$IP/sessions";, but that did not see to do the trick.

Any hints would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :)


193.163.248.30 09:31, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

PHP fatal error when attempting to upload a file.

  • MediaWiki version: 1.17_0
  • PHP version: 5.3.3
  • MySQL version: 5.0.77
  • URL: NA, Intranet

Hello,

I have been searching around, but nothing so far. My PHP skills are rudimentary at best. Normally when I click on "special pages" or "upload file". The page is blank, I have enabled error reporting, and I get this

Deprecated: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated in /var/www/html/mediawiki/extensions/MultiUpload/SpecialMultipleUpload.php on line 87 Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class UploadForm in /var/www/html/mediawiki/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php on line 750

This is around 87 on specialmultipleupload

function MultipleUploadForm( &$request ) {

               global $wgMaxUploadFiles;
               // call the parent constructor
               parent::UploadForm(&$request);
               //initialize
               $this->mUploadTempNameArray= $this->mUploadSizeArray= $this->mOnameArray= $this->mUploadError= $this->mDestFileArray = $this->mUploadDescriptionArray = array();
               $this->mShowUploadForm = true;
               $this->mFileIndex = 0;


This is 750 and around in the specialupload

* Sub class of HTMLForm that provides the form section of SpecialUpload
*/

class UploadForm extends HTMLForm {

       protected $mWatch;
       protected $mForReUpload;
       protected $mSessionKey;
       protected $mHideIgnoreWarning;
       protected $mDestWarningAck;
       protected $mDestFile;

128.135.215.64 15:02, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.


Uploading Support

.TMP File issue?

  • Mediawiki Version: latest
  • PHP version Latest
  • mySQL latest

When Users try to upload images onto the wiki, they get a error that states "Cannot find C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PHP"X" Whereas X indicates a letter (currently PHPc.tmp) I've disabled Imagemagic(sp?) and I am still getting an error. Can I remote host the images and what tag would I use to embed it?


  • Mediawiki Version: 1.13.2
  • PHP version: 5.2.6
  • mySQL: 5.0.51a

Getting the same error message: "Cannot find C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PHP"X" intermittently when uploading files. Tried changing upload_tmp_dir directive and other settings in PHP.ini but nothing seems to work. Does anyone know what might be causing this error?

(SOLVED) Errors while deleting files/images

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.0.4 (apache)
  • MySQL version: 4.1.21
  • URL: (intranet)

Error deleting file: Could not create directory "deleted/d/2/n" (or the like).

Hi, I have the problem that I get an error message when trying to delete images from our wiki. It says: "Error deleting file: Could not create directory "deleted/d/2/n" (or the like).

I found that the permissions of the ./images/deleted directory can not be changed to 777. Apparently it was made (or is owned) by another user. I have no root access, so I can't chown the directory.

I also tried to create another directory (del), set its permissions to 777. And then included in the LocalSettings.php  :

  $wgFileStore['deleted']['directory'] = "$wgUploadPath/del";
  $wgFileStore['deleted']['url'] = null; 
  $wgFileStore['deleted']['hash'] = 0;

This doesn't help either. Even worse, after trying to delete a file, it turned out that also the owner of del was changed...

Any suggestions?


-> I managed to resolve it myself, after browsing mediawiki and Google for the same problem. It turned out that Safe_Mode should be tunred off (search on Safe_Mode for instructions how to do that).

--- Gert-willem Romer ---

uploading documents

  • MediaWiki version: 1.14.0
  • PHP version: 5.1.6
  • MySQL version: 5.0.22
  • URL:

Hi folks,

I encounter the following problem when uploading a document. When I uploaded a document and then upload a new version of the document, I can't see the new version of the document when I download it. Another user can see it. After an hour or so I'm also able to see the updated document. I tried it with the IE and Firefox, same problem. I also emptied my cach and all other options within the browser, so I guess it has to do with the MediaWiki itself. Thanks for your support.



Uploaded file Namespace auto change

  • MediaWiki version: 1.11.0
  • PHP version: 5.1.6
  • MySQL version: 5.0.77
  • URL:

Is there a way to have uploaded files Namespace automatically set to Media, or something other than Image?

Auto Namespace Change

  • MediaWiki version: 1.11.0
  • PHP version: 5.1.6
  • MySQL version: 5.0.77
  • URL:

Is there a way to have uploaded files Namespace automatically set to Media, or something other than Image?

(SOLVED) Memory exhausted on upload

  • MediaWiki version: 1.16.0
  • PHP version: 5.1.6 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 5.0.27-log
  • URL: locked-down

Uploading a 868KB JPEG image file results in the following error message:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 10368 bytes) in /<...>/includes/media/Bitmap.php on line 213

Code line:

$src_image = call_user_func( $loader, $srcPath );

Uploading the same file on the same server with MediaWiki verion 1.12.0 works fine.

phpinfo() shows a memory limit of 32MB.

Solution

Used .htaccess file to set the memory limit. This worked for me:

php_value memory_limit 67108864

217.150.103.2 13:46, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

  • MediaWiki version: 
  • PHP version: 5.0.5
  • MySQL version: 5.0.27
  • URL:

while uploading images internal error Could not find file "C:\Windows\TEMP\php7B6F.tmp".everytime the filename changes


122.174.130.115 03:13, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


no uploaded files in file-article

  • MediaWiki: 1.16.0 (on the same server an older wiki v1.13.3 is ok)
  • PHP: 5.2.12
  • MySQL: 5.0.90 (MyISAM)

When uploading a file, after the upload finishes, the browser opens a page where it says "No file by this name exists, but you can upload it."). Later I can see the file in the special pages file list (and I can download it), but in the corresponding automatically genereated article (e.g. "File:foo.gif") it says again "No file by this name exists, but you can upload it.")...

The problem strangely resolves itself after one hour or less, but anyway it is confusing and user will have to to wait before being able to link the uploaded files in the articles.

This problem has been reported previously but somehow has been tagged as resolved and moved into the archive | no uploaded files in file-article .

Narendo -- 12 August 2010

This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.


Image Support

i have set new site but unable to show images

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.2
  • PHP version: 5.2
  • MySQL version: 
  • URL: www.kundrabansal.com/wiki

I have set new website for my client, the site is configured but the images are not showing i have used the instruction File:Imagename.jpgbut it is just showing the link. I have put the image in images folder in root directory.

Is there any template available to design the pages as well


Lotictech 05:17, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Edit: I am also experiencing this same problem. I have inserted $wgAllowExternalImagesFrom in the LocalSettings.php file, and still no images will show. Only Links. --209.252.49.46 15:09, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

I had the same problem and I fixed it by deleting the .htaccess file in the /images directory. (It's a hidden file, ls -a if you can't see it.) --98.224.229.100 13:50, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

403 Forbidden error for newly uploaded images

I've just recently enabled Special:Upload but for some reason whenever a new file is uploaded it cannot be viewed. Although it appears in the NewFiles log the image appears as a box with a red "x" in the top left hand corner and when clicked gives the following message: "Forbidden. You don't have permission to access /wiki/images/1/13/Test_image.PNG on this server." I have managed to upload some images however, it turns out that whenever an image is uploaded it has a new directory created for it without the correct permissions which means I have to actually physically log in to FTP and adjust the permissions before the image can be viewed. Can I please have some help regarding this? 84.13.40.118 20:47, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

I have exactly the same issue... --212.40.136.52 08:11, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
I also have exactly the same issue... 12 August 2011 (UTC)

destroyed images after upload

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.6-1+lenny4 (cgi-fcgi)
  • MySQL version: 5.0.51a-24+lenny3
  • URL: www.pubart.de

hello, i have a problem by uploading images to my wiki. after the image is uploaded, the half of the image has inverted colors! the thumbnails produced by the wiki have the same inverted colors. see exapmple on my wiki: sample picture

does anybody have the same effect? does anybody know how to solve the problem?


88.217.137.217 14:26, 28 April 2010 (UTC)pubart

  • MediaWiki version: 
  • PHP version: 
  • MySQL version: 
  • URL:


Internal Error

70.176.16.85 23:59, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

I am attempting to upload images, each time that I do I receive the following error:

Could not copy file "/tmp/phpcYtvTx" to "/var/www/vhosts/fantasymakersindustries.com/httpdocs/wiki/images/temp/20100506235707!Ceithlennimage1.jpg".

How do I fix this?

(resolved) Captions not displaying

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.3
  • PHP version: 5.2.5 (cgi-fcgi)
  • MySQL version: 4.1.24-max-log
  • URL: www.medinabeekeepers.com/wiki/

I came here to figure out why my captions are not displaying properly. Looking at the Help:Images page, I realized that it's not my installation because I can't see captions under the Example Images in this wiki either. Captions display only when the "thumbs" or "frame" option are selected. With "frameless", "border" or omitted, the caption refuses to display.

Looking at the pagesource of the displayed page, the caption is apparently not even being presented to the browser in those examples.

If it's relevant, I am browsing with Internet Explorer 7.0 though I had similar problems on Firefox. Rossami 23:42, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Turns out it's a problem of definition and explanation, not function. We are working to clarify the Help page appropriately. There does still seem to be a problem where the mouseover captions fail to display in some browsers. My current hypothesis is that it's an incompatible security setting. But that will deserve a separate writeup once it's reliably traced. Rossami 22:03, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Insert a script for images watermarking

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.3
  • PHP version: 5.2.13
  • MySQL version: 5.0.77

Hi all, I want to insert a php script (found on google), for insert a watermark on any image of my site. I don't know what file i have to modify: Someone can help me? Regards Rem8

151.32.251.145 00:01, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Problem with loading images from Commons

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.4
  • MySQL version: 5.0.45
  • URL:

Hi,

I put the following code in, to allow use of images on Commons.

$wgForeignFileRepos[] = array(

 'class'                   => 'ForeignAPIRepo',
 'name'                    => 'shared',
 'apibase'                 => 'http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/api.php',
 'fetchDescription'        => true, // Optional
 'descriptionCacheExpiry'  => 43200, // 12 hours, optional
 'apiThumbCacheExpiry'     => 43200, // 12 hours, optional, but required for local thumb caching

);

However, I get the following error: Warning: mkdir() [function.mkdir]: Permission denied in [here goes a URL]/GlobalFunctions.php on line 2012, above every article page. Articles are however loaded, and the images from Commons show up. What could trigger this error? How can I solve it?

Sophies choice 13:08, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Check filesystem permissions for your images/ directory. Max Semenik 13:15, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
images-directory has permission 755, and the subdirectories too. Sophies choice 13:22, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.



</noinclude>

Formatting Support

How can I get my text to have a "right" alignment?

I can't figure out how to get text aligned to the right side of the page, despite searching the help pages for "alignment." Please help!

<div style="float:right;">YOUR TEXT HERE</div> Dr. Eme

Existing pages with table code doesn't work in mediawiki 1.13.2

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13.2
  • PHP version: 5.2.6
  • MySQL version: 5.0.51a
  • URL: localhost

I have upgraded mediawiki version 1.10.0 with 1.13.2. I have executed update.php and refreshLinks.php. But the pages which have table code has broken. The data is in text table. All the pages are working good with 1.10.0 version. But doesn't work with 1.13.2.

So, I have edited the page which was not working on 1.13.2 and copied the data from other system where it is working with 1.10.0 and saved the changes. but the page is not saving properly and it is removing the '|' and also placing some extra characters to the data.

Even the table format is good also the page is not getting displayed in tabular form.

It works good when i create a new page with table format.

Please help me that what's wrong with version 1.13.2 that doesn't support existing page table code? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 208.88.84.10 (talkcontribs) 20:49, 31 December 2008. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

I really need your help in finding this problem. Actually, it looks like there is some encoding problem some where with mediawiki version 1.13.2. This is corrupting the page display. If you are already aware of the problem then please let me know what could be the solution? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 208.88.85.100 (talkcontribs) 18:21, 13 January 2009. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

nowiki tags appear

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13.3
  • PHP version: 5.5
  • MySQL version: 5
  • URL:

Hi all,

I have a certain issue which makes < nowiki ></ nowiki > appear on the results of an mssql query below are the source

{{{1}}}

Fixed Issues

The table below lists all issues fixed since the last release. {{#mssql: 10.5.1.5 | WikiUser | Redmap | TrackPlus360 | Select [Issue Number], Subsystem, Build, Synopsis FROM ReleaseNotes WHERE (Project LIKE '{{{1}}}') AND ([Release Scheduled] LIKE '{{{2}}}') AND ([Release Scheduled] NOT LIKE [Release Noticed]) ORDER BY [Issue Number]}}

include a path and transfer a excel table

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13.2
  • PHP version: 5.2.0-8+etch13 (cgi-fcgi)
  • MySQL version: 5.0.32-Debian_7etch8-log
  • URL:

Hello I'm trying to include the path on the top of a site (example wiki>help>diskussions>). Are there a command?
I'm looking for a tool to transfer excel tabel in a wiki table?
Thanks for help — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.101.18.161 (talkcontribs) 08:23, 22 January 2009

html dont show on the page

Hello, I was upgrading my wiki to a new version. Everything goes ok except one thing. On this page on may wiki http://elacd.carnet.hr/index.php/E-learning_alati_i_tehnologije there is one photo that is made by GIMP Imagemap plugin. Before was working just fine but now my wiki cant recognize the html code. So i suppose that somewhere i need to eneble that but where? tnx

keyboard changer

Like [ml.wikipedia.org] how to add a option to switch from inscript keyboard to phonetic keyboard ?

Problem with templates

A lot of my templates are not working and i am not sure what i am missing. Look here http://www.adultinfopedia.com/wiki/Template:Female_adult_bio





This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.


Extension Support

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.

Thanks.

(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
  • www.trialworks.com/wiki

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 @ www.trialworks.com/wiki 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 !!!

Alex

I have some problem with mediawiki-1.13.3-42.fc10.x86_64 on fedora 10 x86_64 and resolved it from http://zaphod.lite.msu.edu/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5757.
The solution was to run texinfo rehash, and run fmtutil-sys --missing.

Ivan

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

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13
  • PHP version:  5.0

Hi,

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

  • MediaWiki version: 
  • PHP version: 
  • MySQL version: 
  • URL:

Problem: to create an infobox and subeditor

Heading text

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?

http://i28.tinypic.com/maxjs1.png

[IMG]http://i28.tinypic.com/maxjs1.png[/IMG]


Thanks..

This page is no longer used.
Please ask questions on the new support desk.


Miscellaneous (unsorted) Issues

Generate TOC from one page on another page

  • MediaWiki 1.13.2
  • PHP 5.2.10-pl0-gentoo (apache2handler)
  • MySQL 5.0.70-log

In short, I've got a page that includes a link to a target page. I'd like to include the TOC of the target page underneath the link to the target page so it acts like a jump table into the page. Is there an automatic way to do this, or am I stuck making and updating links manually? Thanks.

Linking pages by words

Hi, is there a plugin that automatically links key words to other Wiki pages? At the moment I am manually creating links but I'm sure there must be another way?

Any help would be much appreciated!

What I've done with our wiki is I built templates for specific key words. e.g. we do a lot of engineering, so for design & development I write {{design & development}} then modify the template to point to the appropriate procedures page. It's not quite automated, but better than manually adding a link. Plus, if the link ever changes, you only have to change the template once and the entire site reflects the new link.

How to add certain structured info to a list or table by an inputbox or submit button

MediaWiki 1.14.0 PHP 5.2.9 (apache2handler) MySQL 5.1.33-community URL local


I would like to make a list on a wikipage. This list must contain "name", "date" and "in" or "out" fields wich can be filled in by an inputbox. The goal is someting like a log for our users, so we can have an overview of who is taking hardware on the road.

Can this be done in wiki (php)? And how?

Thanks in advance.

How to add product feeds from affiliates?

MediaWiki 1.15.0 PHP 5.2.9 MySQL 5.1.33 URL local

i would like to include product feeds from affiliate networks on my website Klusopedia . Can this be implemented and how? My affiliate network offers xml and csv feeds.

Thanks

Fatal Error...

I got this on a free webserver (so I don't have an access to it), after trying to save the page or to log in:

Fatal error: session_start() [<a href='function.session-start'>function.session-start</a>]:
Failed to initialize storage module: files (path: ) in /mnt/md1/public/d/o/dob/includes/GlobalFunctions.php on line 2453

What should I do now? :-D

Drkazmer

you will want to post what version of mediawiki you have. If you do not know, go to http://<your wiki url>/Special:Version. Without it, finding out what function is on line 2453 will be a guess.

I have got the same issue with mediawiki1.8.1, following and upgrade, was there a fix for this?

character before DOCTYPE "<<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC .."

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13.2
  • PHP version: 5.1.6 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 5.0.45
  • URL: local

I got a character above the logo "<" and I don't know what is generating it
and it is always there when I use the rich editor "disabling the rich editor doesn't help"
also with every preview it appends one more character as follow
<
<
one more thing
viewing page source I find that character before <!DOCTYPE..
<<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC .....

looks like something is appending that character "<" to the (output stream) How to debug such behavior?


FireFox error console shows


</* generated javascript */

what could be generating that character "<"?

sounds like HTML vs XHTML but how it could be fixed?

In MediaWiki what could be parsing anything before actually parsing any page, this character '<' is appended before any page, in the editor, just everywhere on the top of the page before the wiki actually parsing the page content

embed copies of authoritative versions of pages from other mediawiki instances, sharing one page history between mediawikis

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13.3
  • PHP version:
  • MySQL version:
  • URL:

There appear to be many ways of including content from one page to another, including templates and the "embed page" capability (which seems restricted to Special pages). The terms "transwiki", "inclusion" and "interwiki" are used in a confusing way making it difficult or impossible to answer some simple questions:

  1. How, exactly and with examples, does one specify that the master or authoritative version of a page is at some other mediawiki, providing both a link to the editable version of that page and a visible & protected copy of it as if it were a page within one's own wiki (identical to the features of wikinfo?
  2. How, exactly and with examples, does one simply include an entire non-Special non-template page from the same wiki? Is it possible to include from another wiki that is hosted on the same MySQL installation?
  3. How, exactly and with examples, would one implement two-way transclusion so that the page could be edited in either one of two wikis, and the edits would be made reliably on the other to unify the page histories?
  4. Are there any good examples of public mediawikis sharing content in any of these ways with private ones?
  5. What other approaches, such as "auto-import of Wiki articles via XML using PHP's Expat Library" are used in Mediawiki extensions, and what are the advantages/disadvantages of doing this inclusion using XML rather than mediawiki's internal facilities?


Concurrent users and Add ons to Wiki

Do you know if there are any Microsoft word add ons that can be used with Wiki? Is there a way to lock a document so that no 2 users are updating the same file?

Untitled

  • MediaWiki version: 1.14.0
  • PHP version: 5.2.8
  • MySQL version: 5.0

Remarque : Les versions de PHP et MySql sont celles fournies par Xampp 1.1.1.2

  • URL:

Comment puis-je afficher la valeur d'une variable contenue dans LocalSettings.php ?

How may I post(show) the value of a variable like $wgStylePath?

Many thanks

How to combine regular expression so that you get the number of contributors per article ? (Extension:contributors)

I would like to use a reg ex to get from: User1,user2,user3,user4,user5 ----> the number of users (here is 5).

So that i could use : {{contributors/Article}} in a Reg Ex to get the number of contributors in Article.

Then, how to get an average on every articles or articles from a special cat ? Thx!

What have I do?

I had to start new MediaWiki 1.15.0rc1 Installation but received:

Don't forget security updates! Keep an eye on the low-traffic release announcements mailing list.
Checking environment...

Please include all of the lines below when reporting installation problems.

  • PHP 5.2.6 installed
  • Found database drivers for: MySQL SQLite
  • PHP server API is apache2handler; ok, using pretty URLs (index.php/Page_Title)
  • Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
  • Session save path (/var/lib/php/session) appears to be valid.
  • PHP's memory_limit is 32M.
  • Couldn't find Turck MMCache, eAccelerator, APC or XCache; cannot use these for object caching.
  • Found GNU diff3: /usr/bin/diff3.
  • Found GD graphics library built-in, image thumbnailing will be enabled if you enable uploads.
  • Installation directory: /usr/local/www/name_of_site.com/www
  • Script URI path: Installing MediaWiki with php file extensions
  • Environment checked. You can install MediaWiki.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function taint() in /usr/local/www/name_of_site.com/www/config/index.php on line 1905

Does MediaWiki have access counter function?

I want to know that how many times is every page accessed. Can every page show its access times as the home page(main page)do? For example, japanese edition home page show "このページは 1 回アクセスされました。"(English: This page is accessed 1 times.)


If MediaWiki has this function, how do I configure it? If not, do I need to modify MediaWiki's source? How?

  • Wiki Environment:
  • MediaWiki 1.14.0
  • PHP 5.2.9 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL 5.1.33


Thanks & Best Regards ZhuZengyang

Headings in included articles

  • MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
  • PHP version: 5.2.0-8+etch16 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 5.0.32-Debian_7etch11-log
  • URL: http://www.wikiskripta.eu

There is a logical need to decrease heading levels (position when embedded + 1) of included articles in Wikiskripta. Does it exist any extension sorting the problem out? Maybe it should be reported like a bug, surely also in other Wiki-projects would be logical and useful to decrease the indluded heading levels.

Article A
Text of the article
== Heading ==

Text under the heading.
Article B
Text of the article.
== Heading ==

Text under the heading.
Combined article
This is a new combined article.
== Heading of the combined article ==

{{:Article A}}
=== Subheading of the combined article ===
{{:Article B}}
Present interpretation of the combined article
This is a new combined article.
== Heading of the combined article ==

Text of the article
== Heading ==

Text under the heading.
=== Subheading of the combined article ===
Text of the article
== want to redirect a different page when user is not logged in ==

<!-- IMPORTANT: Fill out the "Subject/headline" box above. Then go to your wiki's [[Special:Version]] page and note your software version info below. -->
* MediaWiki version: 
* PHP version: 
* MySQL version: 
* URL: 
<!-- Now, please report your error, or ask your support question below. (You can remove this line before saving.) -->
When user is not logged in, then it redirect to the same index.php page, but I want to redirect to a different page such as login.php which is a copy of index.php file. Please let me know how to configure the redirection (using Apache). Thanks.

== Help with two errors ==

<!-- IMPORTANT: Fill out the "Subject/headline" box above. Then go to your wiki's [[Special:Version]] page and note your software version info below. -->
* MediaWiki version: 1.15.1
* PHP version: 
* MySQL version: 
* URL: www.basilicatawiki.it
<!-- Now, please report your error, or ask your support question below. (You can remove this line before saving.) -->

Hi, I've two errors on my mediawiki website www.basilicatawiki.it

* The first mistake is about the Latex. Why it doesn't work on my site? It seems it doesn't write something...
* Se second error is in the homepage. I cannot access on the special page and everytime I receive this sentence: 
"Fatal error: Call to a member function isListed() on a non-object in /web/htdocs/www.basilicatawiki.it/home/includes/SpecialPage.php on line 210"

What I have to do? Please help me... Sorry for disturb,
Regards

<!-- The following bit will be converted to a signature with timestamp. (You can remove this line before saving.) -->
Gaetano Massari
gcm981@yahoo.it
== Image display to a network shared file ==

Would like to display a image via a network shared file.
Then if you click on the image it will open the image in a new window.
is there something like this?

<pre>
MediaWiki  	1.15.9
PHP 	        5.2
Mysql 	        5.2

Thanks in advance..

Small icons above line when "Sitenotice" is being used

as you will see on the link provided above, there is a "permently protected" icon what is used on wikipedia.

the icon appears in line with the title when sitenotice is not being used

but when it is, it stays in the same place, causing the error on the page.

when site notice is being used on wikipedia, the icon stays in line

i would like to know how to make that work for my wiki

i do not want to use the {{{demospace}}} paramater on my wiki because i want to use my own custom padlock icons.

many thanks


Browsing mediaWiki site using the server name over the intranet

MediaWiki 1.15.3 PHP 5.3.0 (apache2handler) MySQL 5.1.36-community-log URL: Not Public

I have access to the site using http://127.0.0.1:8080/mediawiki but I want to be able to access the site over the intranet, with the server name http://servername:8080/mediawiki

Can someone please direct me to what I have to change to enable this? I am not very familiar with Apache, i appreciate your help.

keep your computer on all the time and set up an account on dyndns

Suggestion on name for internal page

Just silly question. At my company we have wikimedia installation and it works great. We decided to put links to forms and other compnay information, but only for internal use (we are medical company not internet/web commerce company). What is good term to call our new internal page? Wiki is too limited. This is more than only wiki. Someone suggest Internal Company Portal (after your "community portal" on main page). Do you have suggestion? What is most common?

Intermitent bug during data entry using Semantic Forms

  • MediaWiki version: 1.13.3
  • PHP version: 5.2.10-2ubuntu6.4 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 5.1.37-1ubuntu5.1
  • URL: Internal Intranet -> no external access.

We are experiencing a intermitted bug during data entry using Semantic Forms using IE. The bug seems limited mainly to users who have logged in for the first time. Further this issue appears to only affect users of IE.

User creates account and log-in. User creates a new page using a form, enters data for all fields, hits the "Save Page" button and all the data is lost. If they re-enter the data, then saves, the data is retained.

No error messages are displayed. Any assistance welcome.

Thank you, Adam.

Security Settings for User Pages and Talk Pages

How can I add security settings to my user page or talk page? I want only certain users to have access to my page and block all others.

Short URL

I can not make Short URL by this Manual: Short URL. ???? in LocalSettings.php: $wgScriptPath = ""; but it mast be: $wgScriptPath = "/w"; # Path to the actual files. This should already be there (in Manual) What can i do? Where is httpd.conf?????

http.conf is an apache file that can not be edited on a shared web host... What hoster do you use? GoDaddy? Hosting Insiders?