User:Goldbishop

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Game Sites:
http://lotrowiki.woodassoc.us

Content Sites:
Silverlight 3D Wiki

Favorites[edit]

Sort by more than one character

Extension(s) Used in past[edit]

MediaWiki version: 1.19



MediaWiki version: 1.15

Lockdown


Sidebar/Navbar[edit]

In reference to Manual:Interface/Sidebar, i have made some customization changes that would allow the administrator (sysop/beuarocrat) to effectively show/hide various segments of the Sidebar/Navbar. This has been tested and verified with MediaWiki 1.15.x.

MediaWiki version: 1.15

Reason[edit]

In response to one of my sites that I host, i needed to lock-down certain sections from the normal user/anon viewers. One way i did this was, to create two forms of the sidebar, Anon_sidebar and Sidebar. Obviously, the Sidebar form is hard-coded into the wiki site and I used this for those registerd users of the site. The second form, Anon_sidebar, is for those that are viewing the site and do not feel the need to register.

Sidebar[edit]

This form is very similar to most, I setup various sections of the sidebar. As my site has three navigation sections outside of the normal (information, toolbox, etc), I setup the main Parents in here, as such:

MediaWiki:Sidebar[edit]
  * SEARCH

  * navigation
  ** mainpage|mainpage-description
  ** Production|Production
  ** Core|Core

  * source

  * project

  * Information
  ** portal-url|portal
  ** currentevents-url|currentevents
  ** recentchanges-url|recentchanges
  ** randompage-url|randompage
  ** helppage|help

  * TOOLBOX

  * LANGUAGES
MediaWiki:Anon_sidebar[edit]

(viewable at Silverlight 3D wiki)

* SEARCH

* navigation
** Home|mainpage-description
** Administrativo|Production

* information
** portal-url|portal
** currentevents-url|currentevents
** helppage|help

Skin.php[edit]

1.19
MediaWiki version: 1.19

Reviewed the new structure and noted the correct location for this version.

function buildSidebar() {
  global $wgMemc, $wgEnableSidebarCache, $wgSidebarCacheExpiry, 
      $wgUser; <-- Add this to list so you can access it.
...
  $bar = array();
  /** Change this
  * $this->addToSidebar( $bar, 'sidebar' );
  ** To below **/
  if( $wgUser->isLoggedIn() ){
    $this->addToSidebar( $bar, 'sidebar' );
  } else {
    $this->addToSidebar( $bar, 'anon_sidebar' );
  }
  wfRunHooks( 'SkinBuildSidebar', array( $this, &$bar ) );
...
}
...
1.15
MediaWiki version: 1.15

After developing these two pages, went into the Skin.php page and edited the following section (Manual:Interface/Sidebar#Change_sidebar_content_when_logged_in_.28PHP.29)

...
function buildSidebar() {
...
  if( $wgUser->isLoggedIn() ){
    $lines = explode( "\n", wfMsgForContent( 'sidebar' ) );
  }else{
    $lines = explode( "\n", wfMsgForContent( 'anon_sidebar' ) );
  }
...
}
...

Common.js[edit]

MediaWiki version: 1.15

In reference to Manual:Interface/Sidebar#Add_or_remove_sections_.28JavaScript.29, I changed up the code tee-tiny bit to allow me to visibly manage what is available for the anon/users to the site.

Only part i really changed is the way the addOnloadHook() function is used, as you will see below. I will not repeat what has already been stated but will simply show you the changes that i made to accomidate what i was using it for.

This file can be accessed through your wiki via http://<your wiki address>/MediaWiki:Common.js

function ModifySidebar(action, section, name, link) {
  try {
    switch (section) {
      case "languages":
        var target = "p-lang";
        break;
      case "toolbox":
        var target = "p-tb";
        break;
      case "navigation":
        var target = "p-navigation";
        break;
      default:
        var target = "p-" + section;
        var custom = true;
        break;
    }
 
    if (action == "addC") {
      var node = document.getElementById(target)
                         .getElementsByTagName('div')[0]
                         .getElementsByTagName('ul')[0];
      var nodeelements = node.getElementsByTagName('li');
 
      for (var i = 0; i < nodeelements.length; i++) {
        if (nodeelements[i].getElementsByTagName('a')[0].innerHTML == name ||
            nodeelements[i].getElementsByTagName('a')[0].href == link) {
          node.removeChild(nodeelements[i]);
        }
      }
      var aNode = document.createElement('a');
      var liNode = document.createElement('li');
 
      aNode.appendChild(document.createTextNode(name));
      aNode.setAttribute('href', link);
      liNode.appendChild(aNode);
      liNode.className='plainlinks';
      node.appendChild(liNode);
      node.style.display = "visible";
    }
 
    if (action == "removeC") {
      var list = document.getElementById(target)
                         .getElementsByTagName('div')[0]
                         .getElementsByTagName('ul')[0];
 
      var listelements = list.getElementsByTagName('li');
 
      for (var i = 0; i < listelements.length; i++) {
        if (listelements[i].getElementsByTagName('a')[0].innerHTML == name ||
            listelements[i].getElementsByTagName('a')[0].href == link) {
          list.removeChild(listelements[i]);
        }
      }
    }
 
    if (action == "removeP"){
      var node = document.getElementById(target);
      node.style.visibility = "hidden";
    }
  } catch(e) {
    // lets just ignore what's happened
    return;
  }
}
 
function AdminSidebar() {
  ModifySidebar("addC", "source", "Design", "http://sl3d.woodassoc.us/wiki/Source:Design");
  ModifySidebar("addC", "source", "Conceptual", "http://sl3d.woodassoc.us/wiki/Source:Conceptual");
  ModifySidebar("addC", "source", "Layout", "http://sl3d.woodassoc.us/wiki/Source:Layout");
  ModifySidebar("addC", "project", "Design", "http://sl3d.woodassoc.us/wiki/Silverlight_3D:Design");
  ModifySidebar("addC", "project", "Conceptual", "http://sl3d.woodassoc.us/wiki/Silverlight_3D:Conceptual");
  ModifySidebar("addC", "project", "Layout", "http://sl3d.woodassoc.us/wiki/Silverlight_3D:Layout");
  ModifySidebar("addC", "toolbox", "Upload file", "http://sl3d.woodassoc.us/wiki/Special:Upload");
}
 
function UserSidebar(){
  ModifySidebar("removeP", "toolbox", "toolbox", null);
}
 
if (isArray(wgUserGroups)){
  if (wgUserGroups.Contains('bureaucrat') || wgUserGroups.Contains('sysop')){
    //If the user logged in is a Bureaucrat or Sysop
    addOnloadHook(AdminSidebar);
  }else{
    //If the user logged in is not a Bureaucrat or Sysop
    addOnloadHook(UserSidebar);
  }
}else{
  //If an anonymous user is viewing the site
  addOnloadHook(UserSidebar);
}

I changed the "add" and "remove" actions to "addC", "addP", "removeC" and "removeP" only to clarify if the items being added/removed was a Child (C) or Parent (P).

Parent nodes are those that contain mutliple children, such as "navigation", "toolbox", "information", etc. Child nodes are those that are contained within a Parent node.

WORD OF ADVISE
If you are looking to have several parent-child-grandchild relationships, it is best to get an extension that utilizes ajax or java to overlay a menu structure. When using the Sidebar, it should be noted that it should contain only parent-child relationships, going only 1 deep. Any further than that and the reader may not be able to effectively browse your content. Think of the Sidebar as more of a Category-Topic relationship. As long as you keep to a simple 1 tier menu structure, this hack should work just fine.

Clean URL[edit]

LocalSettings.php
...
$wgScriptPath       = "/index.php";
...
$actions = array( 'edit', 'watch', 'unwatch', 'delete','revert', 'rollback',
  'protect', 'unprotect', 'markpatrolled', 'render', 'submit', 'history', 'purge' );
 
foreach ( $actions as $action ) {
  $wgActionPaths[$action] = "/action/$action/$1";
}
$wgActionPaths['view'] 	=  "/$1";
$wgArticlePath = $wgActionPaths['view'];
$wgUsePathInfo = true;
.htaccess
RewriteEngine 	On

#Rewrite Urls<br/>
RewriteCond	%{REQUEST_FILENAME}	!-f
RewriteCond	%{REQUEST_FILENAME}	!-d
RewriteRule 	^/?(.*)?$		/index.php [PT,L,QSA]