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Summary by Malyacko

Unrelated to MediaWiki/off-topic.

Nabothug (talkcontribs)

how to learn website designing

Malyacko (talkcontribs)

Home to Persian translation

Mobin2008 (talkcontribs)

I want to translate the Wikimedia home page into Persian. How should I do this?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Please hide the header for translations

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Now that the header cannot longer be translated, I used this to make the main page in German somewhat sane (also applies to all other languages), the header needs to be hidden via CSS. Currently the header e.g. says "Template:Main page/de" and I believe we cannot be serious about this.

Tomybrz (talkcontribs)
Kghbln (talkcontribs)

This is much better. Not ideal but as good as before the switch to the new homepage layout and stuff. Thanks a lot.

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Do not get me wrong, but the new image has issues. It is too dark, the people merge somehow with the background making it appear like an undifferentiated mass. Probably the top section needs to be cropped away and more brightness or so may help too.

BDavis (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Great, I personally believe this is much much better than the original version. Thanks a lot for working on this!

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)
BDavis (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Summary last edited by Kghbln 22:25, 18 June 2019 2 months ago

Image updated to File:Wikimedia_Hackathon_Prague_2019_-_2019-05-18_-_Group_Picture_-_0391.jpg. May take a bit for translations to catch up.

Framawiki (talkcontribs)
Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

We should probably get it as a JPEG first. Have pinged Chris.

BDavis (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Re-sizing images when uploaded to a maximum width/height?

Summary by Tomybrz

Please ask on the Support Desk

Jamiehutber (talkcontribs)

Is it possible to limit images uploaded to a certain pixel size,



I'd like any size to be uploaded and then scaled down to the maximum dimensioned set.

Does anything like this exist?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Xevo (talkcontribs)
Michal sirek (talkcontribs)

Hey guys,

I'm trying to setup Cirrus Search with Elastica. I followed the steps on Extension:CirrusSearch. When I load Special:Version I see that Elastica (Version is installed but as soon as I put require_once "$IP/extensions/CirrusSearch/CirrusSearch.php"; in my LocalSetting.php file and try to load Special:Version I now get "Fatal error: Class 'ConfigFactory' not found in /var/www/Wiki/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/Hooks.php on line 946".

I did not modify this file manually "Hooks.php", I simply downloaded the file and extracted to EXTENSIONS as requested in the documentation.

Can anyone help please?

Idriss baladi (talkcontribs)


Nikerabbit (talkcontribs)

The text on the front page assumes people already know what is a wiki and what can it be used for. It states many things which are irrelevant if you don't know why would you want to use MediaWiki.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I see a "What is a wiki?" link on the front page...

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2405:204:6187:CCE4:CCB2:121C:F303:1E8A (talkcontribs)

what we can do with this page

Images missing after move wiki to another server

MichaelZ70 (talkcontribs)


I want to move my wiki installation from a Windows 2008 Server with IIS:

PHP5.5.8 (cgi-fcgi)

to a Windows 2012 Server with Apache:

PHP5.6.8 (apache2handler)

I exported the database on the old server and imported on the new one and copied the complete mediawiki directory to the new server. Most all is working fine but all images are not displayed. There is only the link (name of the image) shown and not the image itself:

Old Wiki:

New Wiki:

Imagemagick is installed on the new Server.

Does anyon have an idea what went wrong?

Thank you in advance


MichaelZ70 (talkcontribs)


I found out the reason for the problem. All pages (and internal links) on the new Server are like this:


if I change the URL to:


all works fine.

But how or where can I change this?

Thank you in advance


MichaelZ70 (talkcontribs)

ok I found the solution. I added the following two lines to the localsettings.php

$wgScript = "{$wgScriptPath}/index.php";
$wgArticlePath = "{$wgScript}?title=$1";

now all works fine like before :-)

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