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 SearchEngine that behaves like google

searchterm: foo should match foo and foobar searchterm: "foo" should only match foo I tried LuceneSearch and SphinxSearch so far, but I couldn't get any of these to behave like google. foo will only ...
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Regress MediaWiki to Clean State?

I just installed and configured MediaWiki on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I've now copied the instance in /usr/share/mediawiki/ to a different directory to run as a separate instance, and would like to reset ...
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What tips do you have for speeding up (performance of) a MediaWiki installation?

We have a MediaWiki installation and are getting complaints that it is becoming slower. How can we increase the speed / performance? I have one tip (which I'll add below) but I'm really interested in ...
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How many xml http requests is too much for a pc to handle?

I'm running mediawiki on an apache on a regular pc running vista (don't know the specific specs, but I'm guessing at least duo core 2 2 giga hertz processor, broadband connection (500 kb/s at least, ...
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How can I change mediawiki's port?

I just installed mediawiki in a centos,but how can I change the port number instead of 80?
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MySQL connection failed in MediaWiki installation but successful from command-line

Installing a standard MediaWiki installation on a server: itwiki.ourdomain.com Using MySQL on a different server: mysql.ourdomain.com I've created the user wikiuser and the schema/db: itwiki and ...
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Which is the most efficient way (performance) to add functionality to MediaWiki?

I know of three ways to enhance MediaWiki functionality: Using extensions. Using templates. Changing MediaWiki:Common.css & MediaWiki:Common.js My question is, when I can choose which to do, ...
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Setting up mediawiki on ubuntu machine. How do I upload images?

I just installed mediawiki on my ubuntu machine, and was wondering how I can upload images in to an article I'm writing.
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Performance issue with Drupal and Mediawiki, I don't know where to look?

I have a webserver running CentOS 5, with Apache 2 and PHP 5.3. At the moment the server is mainly used for development, so there's really no traffic to talk about. The server houses a couple of ...
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Why do redirects in MediaWiki categories only sometimes appear in italics?

Apparently, redirects in categories are always meant to appear in italics. In our MediaWiki (1.13.2) this is almost always not the case. This is not a problem, but sometimes they suddenly appear in ...
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MediaWiki is getting slower gradually

I set up my MediaWiki on a CentOS. In the first few months, it works fine and fast. But it seems gradually getting slower. My wiki site has less than 50 pages, so it's a very small scale site. But it ...
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Multiple instances of MediaWiki on one server

We need to run several MediaWiki Wikis, that need totally separate user accounts, on the one server. What would be the better solution: Use separate source code and use namespaces in the database. ...
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What is the optimum way to secure a company wide wiki?

We have a wiki which is used by over half our company. Generally it has been very positively received. However, there is a concern over security - not letting confidential information fall into the ...
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Choosing a Wiki for an academic institute

I need to choose a Wiki. Please someone help. Following are my requirements: 1) Need good control to the access variables 2) LDAP integration support 3) User Group Support 4) Good Themes and ...
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Error logging with PHP and mod_fcgid

I have a mediawiki install that is acting up. Whenever I try to save an article, it goes to a blank screen. All though if I refresh that blank screen, it will go on to work. I have no idea why it's ...
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How to properly backup mediawiki database (mysql) without messing up the data?

I want to backup a mediawiki database stored in a MySQL server 5.1.36 using mysqldump. Most of the wiki articles are written in spanish and a don't want to mess up with it by creating the dump with ...
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WSS 3.0 Wiki export

We have a WSS 3.0 server with a lot of wiki pages created which need to be moved over to MediaWiki. Are there any tools that can be used to automate this process? Thanks
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Useful extensions for MediaWiki

Can anyone suggest some useful MediaWiki extensions? I've installed PDF export, syntax highlight, file link protocol, submit in toolbar and enforce strong password. But I'm still eager to know any ...
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mediawiki cleanup extension?

Are there any extensions to mediawiki that will allow for a button to mark a page as "needs cleanup" or "deprecated"?
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Export Specific Page from MediaWiki

We have an internal document wiki running on MediaWiki (latest stable). Is there a way we can export a specific page for a customer without giving them access to the entire wiki (which is currently ...
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How do I fix my usage of RewriteCond in our MediaWiki .htaccess file?

Here's the relevant part of our .htaccess file: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^download.shtml /en/downloads [R] # Don't rewrite requests for files in MediaWiki subdirectories, # ...
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Command line tool for MediaWiki?

Is there a command line tool that would allow me to script creation of accounts on a MediaWiki instance? The UI for creating an account is painful, and very time consuming when tasked with creating ...
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MediaWiki on MS SQL Server

I've been doing some digging on running mediawiki on sql server instead of MySQL, but haven't come across any concrete information. All of our servers are running SQL Server so I'd like to stick with ...
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PHP/Apache POST limit?

I'm trying to edit large (200KB or so) articles on my MediaWiki install, but doing so gives me this error: Request Entity Too Large The requested resource /path/to/my/wiki/index.php ...
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Make error in installing Math support for MediaWiki

How can you solve the following Make error in installing MediaWiki? ... /local/lib/site_perl . /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.0 /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 ...
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Error in Installing MediaWiki for Ubuntu, Posgres 8.3

How can you solve the error message at the last line? .... # Installing MediaWiki with php file extensions # Environment checked. You can install MediaWiki. # Generating configuration file... # ...
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How to resolve post-migration MediaWIki search issues?

After migrating from MediaWiki 1.10.4 to 1.15.1, we are unable to get accurate search results on the new server. We migrated our existing mediawiki installation to a new server. In addition, we want ...
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SVN Checkout failing?

I'm trying to get the files from here-http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/phase3/skins but everytime I do, it gives me Could not read status line: An existing connection was forcibly ...
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Setting up a wiki from raw files

I'm not totally sure on what the story is, but it goes something like this: Professor works on a project at some other University The researchers save all their data in a wiki Project no longer ...
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Upgrade Mediawiki on a Windows Server 2003 box?

I was wondering if anyone knew the location or had any experience updating media wiki to the newest version 1.15.1 I see lots of documentation for Linux installs but i can't seem find any for ...
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Media wiki on windows server 2k3 backup/restore and upgrade

I just inhereted our companys mediawiki and 1) what files need to be backed up to be able to restore it to a diffrent machine 2) i see there is an update to 1.15.1 I looked over the site but i ...
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How to add URL's to wiki (MediaWiki) powered documentation?

We have an internal company wiki. The wiki engine being used is MediaWiki, the wiki engine that runs Wikipedia. Some of it contains IT stuff. One of the things i want want to have are hyperlinks to ...
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Error running multiple instances of sphinx (searchd) on the same box

I have a MediaWiki server that hosts 4 instances of MediaWiki, and figure I should have a separate instance of sphinx search running for each. I did this by creating separate sphinx.conf files for ...