MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis.

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MediaWiki hangs on install page on II7 install

MediaWiki 1.22.3 PHP 5.5.9 compiled 32 bit vc11 pear installed MySql installed, although I dont think we have gotten there. I can execute phpinfo and that works. I tried CgiModule and ...
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mediawiki unable to upload files, but no errors

I have a 64-bit, CentOS 6.4 server running Apache 2 and MediaWiki 1.21.2 (upgraded from a 1.19 install from another server, but the problem did not exist there). The problem is that users cannot ...
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Adding Bugzilla links to Mediawiki

We have both Bugzilla (3.2.5.1-2) and Mediawiki (1.20.2) and I would like an easy way to create links to bug reports from a wiki page. I've noticed that the main Wikipedia site has a shortcut to bug ...
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NGiNX and MediaWiki rewrite regular expression

I am having some problems with regular-expression with rewrite in NGiNX. Here is my config: location /wiki/ { rewrite ^/([^?]*)/([^?]*)(?:\?(.*))? /$1/index.php?title=$2&$3 last; ...
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Image Magick Can't Create Thumbnail OpenShift [closed]

I'm using OpenShift to host a MediaWiki site. Everything was working fine, including thumbnails, and then all of a sudden, thumbnails stopped being generated, and I got this cryptic error: Error ...
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Nginx location override does not do what I want, opinions welcome

I have a Nginx configuration file that works for everything except one feature. I have installed a Mediawiki, it works pretty well except at showing pictures (loading them works fine). Whereas (sorry ...
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Best way to export / import an older mediawiki setup

I have a client who needs to export an entire setup for mediawiki (images/site/extensions/database/ect) so I can literally take the exported version, copy it into my htdocs (or www/ folder), import ...
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Mediawiki behind reverse proxy populates user IP address with proxy address

I have apache running on a fw machine that reverse proxies different folders to different back end servers, and also wraps the connection in SSL. ...a fairly common setup. Predictably, the backend ...
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What does MediaWiki's $wgMaxShellMemory actually control?

My main question is: does wgMaxShellMemory limit the total memory used by all processes for shell tasks, like ImageMagick thumbnail creation? Or is it rather a per-process limit? The documentation for ...
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Importing old mediawiki SQL dump MAMP

I've been tasked with importing an SQL database to setup up with a local mediawiki website (v1.14). We were sent a SQL file with an image file to upload to the local site. After setting up mediawiki ...
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How to add content to all pages in a mediawiki?

TL;DR: How do I add a text (notice) to the content (not a header or global template) of every page? (very) long question with background: I'm planning to migrate a MediaWiki over to another wiki. The ...
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not able to upload files into mediawiki — weird one

Completely frustrating me. When I try and upload a small jpeg file I get the following error: Warning: wfMkdirParents: failed to mkdir "/usr/local/mediawiki-1.20.5/images/5/5d" mode 0777 in ...
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Why aren't my Apache access controls working with my media wiki site?

In this example the working rule is working in that it produces a 503 error when accessed through a proxy server. Whereas, the not working rule is allowing access to all the web. Whats wrong here? ...
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MediaWiki Not Displaying Correctly [closed]

I have installed MediaWiki on a test server, and have opened up port 80 on the Firewall. I can access the site by typing in the following: http://NameOfServer/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page ...
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Stylesheets not loading in mediawiki

I'm trying to set up an internal mediawiki site with version 1.19 on RHEL 6.2 with Apache. On loading any wiki page, Mozilla reports Error: The stylesheet ...
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mediawiki and wordpress MU different root with Nginx

i want to use wordpress MU with mediawiki on the same domain , but i'm using a kind of mediawiki hosting service called wikifamily. so i have to different script root : /var/www/wikifamly for ...
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Varnish not passing user IP correctly to MediaWiki

I'm running a setup with Nginx, FastCGI, APC, Memcache and Varnish to host a MediaWiki installation. I'm having some issues with recent changes showing up as coming from 127.0.0.1 in the case of ...
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Under DoS, how to alter MediaWiki to reject quickly any editing and history requests for anonymous users

One of our MediaWiki - based projects seems under DoS attack - unusual number of anonymous users try to edit pages and view or edit history requests. While anonymous editing is disabled on that ...
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converting Lighttpd rule to apache rules

I am using mediawiki on my localhost server. my url for now is 127.0.0.1:8080/wiki/index.php/Main_Page But i want to convert above mentioned url to wiki.127.0.0.1:8080 or something like ...
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mod_rewrite changes case even if not matching RewriteCond?

I have a really strange problem with my MediaWiki which I want to have articles of the form mywiki.org/MyArticle. Now I got most of it to work using the following code but it mysteriously cannot ...
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Iptables Allow MYSQL server incoming requests

I am trying to get my new MediaWiki server to allow connections to our MySql Server and right now I cannot get my iptables firewall set up right for this. The rule I am applying is the following ...
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MediaWiki “open_basedir restriction in effect”

I installed a local MediaWiki and gave it access to the following directories in php.ini: open_basedir = /srv/http/:/home/:/tmp/:/usr/share/pear/:/usr/share/webapps/mediawiki Why do I still get the ...
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How to solve php warning for mediawiki running on tomcat with quercus

I set up a mediawiki (1.19.2) with quercus (4.0.25) on a Tomcat 7. The installation process went well, there were no errors or warnings, the database connection is OK and at the end of the ...
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Mediawiki create user error after migration [closed]

So I had a mediawiki installed on windows with MySQL (running on AWS RDS). I've since moved it to a debian server for various reasons, but I think I've messed up the database because of the different ...
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Visiting certain pages downloads gzip file instead of displaying them

I've encountered an intermittent problem with my site. When visiting pages, the browser just downloads a .gz file instead of loading the page. Reloading the page a few times will eventually display ...
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PHP/APC Canonicalize not working as expected

Basic Info: APC Version 3.1.13 PHP Version 5.4.7-1~dotdeb.0 APC Host pcgamingwiki.com (li263-94) (173.255.253.94) Server Software nginx/1.2.4 In my config, I have apc.stat = 0 and ...
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MediaWiki Apache2 RewriteEngine Not Working

I am working from Manual:Short URL/Apache guide to set up a wiki with a shortened url on a Debian server running Apache2. I want the directory /var/www/currienet/w/ to be accessible on ...
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downloading xlsx from secure site in apache from IE causes extra prompt

The issue is that when downloading the file, the download occurs (first prompt to open/save) and you can save the file. If you OPEN the file, it will make additional OPTIONS requests to the wiki ...
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Why isn't MediaWiki loading?

I recently set up MediaWiki on an Apache server with PostgreSQL. It installed successfully. However, when I try to access the website, I get a blank page. The error log reports the following. ...
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WikiMedia. Search with french accents. Result differ's

I have MediaWiki 1.19 with MySQL 5.1.58 and php-5.3.6 installed in a SANDBOX. On the MediaWiki, I do a search with the word ''Québec'' or ''Quebec'' and I have different results... Is there anything ...
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Securing MediaWiki LocalSettings.php on nginx

I am trying to secure my LocalSettings.php. First, I found the nginx user (www-data) using top, did chown -R www-data:www-data wikidir, and then tried to do chmod 600 on wikidir/LocalSettings.php. The ...
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nginx short urls for mediawiki

I am trying to do short URLs for a MediaWiki site. The wiki is in a subdirectory mydir (http://www.example.com/mywiki). I've already set up rewrites in /etc/nginx/sites-available so that example.com ...
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Need help trouble shooting high CPU usage by PHP-fpm

There is a problem that is driving me crazy. After the day I tried to fix the CPU usage problem of my VPS, the CPU load has grown from 60% to 150%, and I have no idea what causes the problem. Please ...
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Clean out a large MediaWiki text table

I just discovered that an old MediaWiki of mine was infested with spam, and the database table named "text" (which contains the page content) is 3GB large. I've deleted all the spam pages manually, ...
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Uploading files to https mediawiki

I am unable to upload files (images) to my mediawiki install. I think it may have something to do with it is being hosted as http secure(HTTPS). I followed carefully the instructions here. I ...
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MediaWiki Multi Site + Memcached

I have multiple mediawiki installations, and I'm wondering if it's safe to allow them to all use the same memcached server. Are there any "gotchas" involved?
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Mediawiki Math formula's font size is too small

I have recently upgraded Mediawiki to 1.18.0. After that we had faced issue with Math syntax(Functions). I have requested my IT team to install relevant software/package and it started working fine. I ...
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How to reset/flush a MediaWiki? [closed]

I have a fresh MediaWiki installation that I would like to make some mass import tests on from another wiki. I will expect that my first tries will fail, and I end up with I have inserted 500 pages ...
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Mediawiki Math Extension it does work from the command line, but not from PHP

I have moved Mediawiki from old server (LINUX) to new server(LINUX). Once i have moved Math functions are not working. So i requested IT team to install the relevant software and package. When I was ...
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MediaWiki Internal Error

I have been running a mediawiki server for many years now at my company. Recently to combat a problem I was having with PDF uploading when they contained metadata, I have moved to the latest revision ...
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How do I make mediawiki take less memory and run faster?

I am running MediaWiki on dreamhost for two websites. The first gets about 50,000 page views a day, the second gets 12,000. Dreamhost is using mediawiki version 1.16.4 and shows no interest in ...
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Apache proxypass virtual hosting for backend redirection

I have a apache proxy load balancer running. I have a domain wiki.mydomain.com registered to this lb. I am trying to make proxy redirect from wiki.mydomain.com to the backend ...
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How do I restrict MediaWiki user groups from access to portions of my wiki by namespace?

In the release notes of Mediawiki 1.18 there is this line: $wgGroupPermissions now supports per namespace permissions. I cannot find the implementation within the documentation. The wiki page for ...
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PHP: error while loading shared libraries

In my server (Newly launched) when I am trying to upgrade MediaWiki. I am getting the following error. php: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: ...
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How to reduce the memory usage of mediawiki?

I have a VPS running apache that keeps running out of memory at Dreamhost. Dreamhost says that the problem is the wordpress configuration, but I think that's their stock answer. I've looked and the ...
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fully encrypted MediaWiki base

Is it possible to completely encrypt a MediaWiki installation? I'm not looking for a way to finely control access rights or have some encrypted articles or even just parts of articles encrypted. ...
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Why Won't Media Wiki Site Return Graphics To Browser and Have Correct Links Beyond 1st Page?

My question is about MediaWiki configuration in the area of returning full URLs back to a front-end Apache server. Here is the description of the problem: If I type in my MediaWiki's URL directly ...
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How do I block multiple users on MediaWiki?

My wiki collected a lot of spam over the past few months, so I've blocked it to only registered users. Unfortunately I never turned off user registration. Is it possible to block a lot of user ...
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How do you return a mediawiki installation back to the “just installed” state?

I would like to take a working, stable, MediaWiki directory under /var/www, copy its contents to a new directory, and perform whatever steps are necessary to place the new directory into "just ...
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Learning PostgreSQL after using MySQL [closed]

I'm looking for a simple resource for getting the hang of Postgres after using MySQL for years. So far I've figured out \l, \d, and \c, but I'm having trouble listing the tables in my MediaWiki ...