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 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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cannot access a page in a subdirectory of /var/www

I have problem with accessing mediawiki on a server with apache2. I installed mediawiki in /var/www/wiki directory. I can access index.php in /var/www by typing in browser "myhostIP", but if I type ...
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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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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 ...
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What needs to be done to cleanly move a MediaWiki installation from one server to another?

I have MediaWiki running on one server, and need to migrate it to another. What steps need to be taken to cleanly move it to another host? Minimal downtime is acceptable.
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Trouble starting a MediaWiki

I'm thinking about developing a MediaWiki site. I want to start at localhost. I've never done any web-dev in my life. So I've installed mediawiki thru a synaptic (I'm on Kubuntu 11.10). If I ...
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Wiki Documentation With Permissions

So I've set up a MediaWiki for managing some docs, we have AD integration set up and so far things are going fine... But wow is managing permissions a pain in the butt! Requires editing LocalSettings ...
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Including MediaWiki Special:AllPages on another page

Is there a way to include the Special:AllPages on another MediaWiki page, i.e. I would like to list Special:AllPages at the bottom of the main page.
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MediaWiki slow save of edited pages

I have MediaWiki 1.16.2 on a the following LAMP platform, which performs quite good for other apps on a 16 GB RAM dual processor machine: CentOS 5.7 (64-bit) Apache 2.2.3 MySQL 5.0.77 PHP 5.1.6 It ...
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My MediaWiki wiki_text table is too big. How to compact/vacuum/purge

I run a MediaWiki wiki page. It uses MySQL. I have just 20 wiki pages and yet the wiki_text table is 45 MB big. I had security holes and spam bots were posting spam wiki pages. I have manually ...
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mediawiki database error when uploading some PDF files

I'm running a private mediawiki server on a Gentoo Linux box with Apache, PHP and Postgresql-9.0. Sometimes when one of us tries to upload a PDF file (that's the only type I've ever seen it happen ...
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MySQL export tables with prefix from Unix command line

I want to export certain tables from one database and import them to another. The tables in question are used for my MediaWiki installation and are prefixed with "wiki_". I do not have access to ...
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randomized mediawiki logout

I've got a mediawiki instance that seems to randomly log people out. Sometimes it takes hours, sometimes seconds. I haven't figured out what's triggering the logout, but it doesn't seem to be a ...
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Need help for configuring VirtualHost of Apache

I have virtual machine running Ubuntu. I want to type in browser "http://localhost/mwiki" and see my MediaWiki site. I put this site into /var/www/mwiki folder and I configured Apache "default" file. ...
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MediaWiki default category

I've recently set up the newest MediaWiki install. I'm trying to force users to make an article part of a certain category. I'm using the SelectCategory extension to ask them when editing an article, ...
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MediaWiki panic after modifying a file. Checksums maybe?

I've recently installed the latest version of MediaWiki on a dev server. I wanted to add some information on the edit page, and for this needed to modify an existing .php file to add in some more ...
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MediaWiki User Action Logging

Is there a way in a default MediaWiki installation to tell the following: When a user has logged in or out of the system I've found this extension for future use ...
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How can I configure MediaWiki to display numbers in titles? [closed]

We would like to display numbers in the titles in our MediaWiki wiki. Specifically: in the table of contents numbers are shown like this: 1 Title 1.1 Subtitle 2 Another title However, on the ...
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Mapping extension for MediaWiki

I am creating a wiki that allows people to specify the geographic range in which a species is found, something like this. I would like to allow people to define these kinds of maps in some way, either ...
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500 Internal Server Error when uploading large files to MediaWiki

When I upload a large (>245 Mb) file to my MediaWiki wiki (using Upload file, same as for images), I see: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration ...
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IT Documentation with MediaWiki

We are looking for ways in which to further enhance our documentation and our ability to allow easy access to the information as well as editing the information. With these ideas in mind, we created ...
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How to prevent MediaWiki removing non default signatures?

We recently upgraded MediaWiki from 1.13.2 to 1.15.4. One of the side effects is that people's signatures are automatically deleted. That is, a signature added under MY PREFERENCES gets changed to ...
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Allow external HTTPS images on MediaWiki

On a MediaWiki wiki, we've set $wgAllowExternalImages which enables us to display inline images from another source without uploading it to the wiki (we just specify the URL). However, this only ...
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Apache: URL should point to specific folder

I'm using CentOS 5.5 and Apache 2.2. I just started to administrate my own dedicated server, but I think that I understand the concept of virtual hosts in Apache: I actually have to different domains ...
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MediaWiki “no text in this page” with special characters in search field

We're upgrading from MediaWiki 1.13.2 -> 1.15.4. One of the issues we see is that when a page is searched for which in which the page name contains special characters, the page cannot be found. ...
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Why am I receiving MediaWiki email message on my own page edits?

Setting up a new wiki server for MediaWiki, I see that I am getting email notification messages for emails (on my watchlist) when I edit the page. This should not happen - it should only happen when ...
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How can I limit the maximum number of simultaneous MediaWiki to MySQL database connections?

We have a MediaWiki wiki on a MySQL database. However, other applications are also accessing MySQL. Currently we have a maximum of 100 maximum connections to the database, of which MediaWiki is ...