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Xevo (talkcontribs)

The announcement message for 1.23.13 includes a patch link to the 1.23.12 version:

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Derrickfarnell (talkcontribs)


I don't have much technical knowledge, but am running a MW site via ControlPanel and Softaculous. I want to change the domain name for my wiki - what changes do I need to make the MW installation?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tamimih (talkcontribs)

Hi pardon for my bad English I try to solve the same problem, Unfortunately obtain temporary solution is Moving a wiki

Manual:Moving a wiki

Simple explanation :

You can try to backup and re-install then import backup your previous installed MW.

  1. Backup your MW. Based from mediawiki installing guide Manual:Installing MediaWiki
    Manual:Installation guide.
    • your automatic installation with softaculous
      softaculous site[].
    • backup your MW
      navigate to DB Tools Menu on Dashboard [].
    • backup your configuration file
      navigate to menu which contain about configuration file. I don't know exactly which menu to backup configuration file MW on softaculous (Im not running mw on softaculous).
  2. Carefully reinstall fresh MW concerning FAQ for config guide mediawiki on softaculous Manual:FAQ Installation and configuration
    • read FAQ to re-check in order to avoid the same mistake about domain
    • re-install on softaculous with new domain name for your wiki
      Import backup.
  3. Import database and configuration file to fresh MW
    Manual:Moving a wiki
    • open your newly MW, restore DB and configuration file 
      same with point 3 in number 1.

Additional :

contact softaculous help and support [].
ask again at mailinglist wiki if my simple advice insufficient aid [] .



Derrickfarnell (talkcontribs)

Thanks very much for your response, Tamimih. :-)

However, I've found that, after changing the domain name via my web host control panel, it seems that you simply need to change mentions of the old web domain in LocalSettings.php to the new one.

Tamimih (talkcontribs)

Yeah, that shortcut you got it. sorry for my long procedural. i'm noob on wiki :)

Derrickfarnell (talkcontribs)

No problem!

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Ilee9999 (talkcontribs)

mediawiki direct reversed login page, right corner of the screen does not display login account name, and Wiki does not show Login failed, but if the login screen, the [Remember me Status] option checked, that after login, account name the top right corner of the screen will display properly, we must ask why this option is checked, whether there are ways you can uncheck this option, but also during login display properly into account all information. Thank you

mediawiki login後直接轉回首頁,畫面右上角不會顯示登入的帳號名稱,而且Wiki並無顯示登入失敗,但是如果在登入畫面,將 [記住我的登入狀態]選項勾選,那登入後,畫面右上角的帳號名稱就會正常顯示,請問為何一定要勾選這個選項,是否有方法可以在不勾選這個選項,又可以在登入時,正常顯示都入帳號的資訊。謝謝

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Dsfasfdf (talkcontribs)

kho na piyar hai

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Infobox is not displayed, template link shows instead; Chinese Localization problem

Iampkuhz (talkcontribs)

I want to build a local Chinese Wikipedia database recently. However, I came up with 2 questions.

Infobox not display

After enable Extension:Scribunto, some infoboxes are not in correct format, such as NBA player Yao ming's page Yao_ming_page1.png. All the page content are included inside infobox.


Then I found that if I change the value of $wgLanguageCode from zh-cn to en , it show a little bit more formated yao_ming_page2.png. however, it can't parse infobox template as姚明 shows. It can't parse 'redirect template‘ (just show the template links).

By the way, I have import redirect.sql, templatelinks.sql and other dump files from .

Chinese localization chars not parsed

As shown in yao_ming_page2.png, there are wikitext like -{zh;zh-hans;zh-hant|本条目類似愛好者網頁。}- . How can I fix this?

Could anyone provide some advise or run into the same problem before?

Thanks a lot

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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? (talkcontribs)


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Red0Menace (talkcontribs)

Is it possible to replicate images when setting up Mysql replication on our wiki database? Or would we have to use rsync or shared storage?

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LocalSettings.php not readable. Please correct file permissions and try again.

MichaelZ70 (talkcontribs)

I am running Mediawiki on a windows 2008 Server and sometime I receive the following error messageː

LocalSettings.php not readable. Please correct file permissions and try again.

After a reload of the page the message disappears and the page is loaded correctly. It appear not at special Wiki page and I haven't found when exactly the error message is displayed.

Anyone have an idea why it appears and how I can fix this problem.

Thank you in advance

Michael (talkcontribs)

i've got the same problem, did you solved? (talkcontribs)

Hard to believe that the permissions should suddenly be incorrect. I guess that what the error message tells you might not even be your problem.

Do you maybe have a race condition? The file is tried to be accessed by multiple processes at the same time. For the second one this fails and might give you this error?

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File permission should be 644

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Gerdesj (talkcontribs)

Special:Version here currently indicates 1.27.0-wmf.8 whilst Main_Page indicates 1.26 as current. I think it would be useful to mention all versions on here especially those that are used by way more people than all the other versions put together (WP is the elephant in the room - obviously)

I imagine that 1.26 is the currently considered stable version but I don't think that this site should shy away from mentioning the current state of development especially when it is in use by many millions of people. (talkcontribs)


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Why it ask me whether to 'clear the cache of this page' all the time

Jasper Deng (talkcontribs)

This post by Jasper Deng was moved on 2015-01-09. You can find it at Thread:Talk:MediaWiki/Why it ask me whether to 'clear the cache of this page' all the time.

2001:1388:605:167F:C406:5A7E:A2F1:238C (talkcontribs)


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Athu pinne ororo keezh vazhakkangalakumbol..?

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2001:1610:42:8700:F8A5:4582:1685:4AF4 (talkcontribs)


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I have the text above with the line of the alphabet on a mediawiki glossary page. I have a long list of abbreviations building downwards in alphabetical order on the page.

I want to make links for each letter of the alphabet so that when you click on each of them you will be taken to that letter's first word in the abbreviations list.

I tried searching everywhere and I can find some talk and tutorials about it but I have given up now, as I simply can't find out which format of codes to add.

If for example I wish to find the abbreviation for the word TAUNT how do I code that?

code for T

code for TAUNT

or could I make the code for just the first T in TAUNT?

I hope someone can help me here :)

Abdslam fannach (talkcontribs)

hello my frien mu naum is abdslam i'm from morocoo so do you can help mé pleaus

Abdslam fannach (talkcontribs)

hello my frien i'm abdslam and from morocoo

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