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Problem using Wiki publisher extension in LibreOffice

Barny1952 (talkcontribs)

I know that questions about the extension Wiki Publisher of LibreOffice actually belong in a LibreOffice forum. Unfortunately, I can't get an answer to my question here (ask.libreoffice). That's why I try here. Does anyone here have this extension of LibreOffice, where you can create articles in MediaWiki using LibreOffice Writer and send them to a MediaWiki server? If so, he might be able to solve my problem. I can create a text in LibreOffice and send it to my MediaWiki running on a Synology NAS. However, I always end up on the first page of MediaWki and the headline of the article asks if I want to create a text for it. My text is not inserted. Thanks for any help!

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Malyacko (talkcontribs)

What is "Wiki Publisher"? Where exactly to get that?

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Malyacko (talkcontribs)

Which does not provide any hint where to find or how to install Wiki Publisher, for those that are curious. :(

Barny1952 (talkcontribs)

Wiki Publisher is an extension of libreoffice, which is provided in the standard installation.

Malyacko (talkcontribs)

Is that the "Writer Layout XML" file format under "File > Export"? Or something else somewhere else?

Barny1952 (talkcontribs)

First You can get an export file by formatting Your document in the mediawiki style. You can paste and copy it into Your mediawiki. This works.

Second it is said that You can export Your document directtly into Yout mediawiki server. This does not work for me. You only can get into the starting page of Your mediawiki and fails to log in, although you enter your credentials for your mediawiki server. The problem seems to be that this extension does not succeed in transmitting the credentials. This applies to LibreOffice as well to OpenOffice. This extension is/was provided by Sun. (talkcontribs)

Exactly the same problem: extension installed, extension visible in LO Writer, mediawiki server up and running, server URL and credentials submitted in LO,..... but the response to the command "Send to Mediawiki" is "You can create this page", not resulting in the effective creation of a new page, even if logged previously as Admin user on the wiki. Manual creation of pages does work. But creation via LO doesn't work even trying to change an existing page in the wiki. In this case, a window reporting "Do you want to replace the page XXXXXXX" appears, but nothing happens neither, there's no replacement.

Help, please. Thank you.

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Andur63 (talkcontribs)

In LibreOffice this is an integrated Extension.

...but the Problem is still the same, no exported Text in a Wiki 1.31

Server Mediawiki 1.31.0 PHP 7.2.23 (fpm-fcgi).

This is maybe a java issue on the client side with the recent java 64bit runtime on Windows,...I really think so. I will check this on linux. Please somebody any idea?. (talkcontribs)

same issue on MacOS and Ubuntu (talkcontribs)

The extension is working for me in windows, LibreOffice 6.4. I don't think the extension will work offline with a local media wiki server. You must get the server in a network.

2003:E0:772B:7E00:F96C:7DEB:82FB:F7A4 (talkcontribs)

Send to mediawiki doesn´t work for me either

TiltedCerebellum (talkcontribs)

Probably you should post these issues on the LIbre Office forums since this is not a feature of mediawiki, it is a feature (apparently) of Libre Office. There is no official MediaWiki support for what you are asking about, they’ve never heard of it.