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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 not displaying style — “Internal error”

I just upgraded a MediaWiki installation from version 1.25.x to 1.26.1, but now the styling information is not displaying. Hence, the page displays all text-like without the links column at the left. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Varnish with MediaWiki not caching

I'm trying to use varnish cache to cache a mediawiki page for logged in users. I use ubuntu 14.04, varnish 4.0.3 (port 80) and nginx as a webserver (port 8080). As a vcl I copied the configuration ...
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Configuring PHP and Mediawiki to use Microsoft SQL Server?

I have PHP 5.6 x86 installed on Windows 7 to C:\PHP. IIS is successfully running PHP and MediaWiki when it's configured to use MariaDB. I'm trying to get it to work with MS SQL Server and it's not ...
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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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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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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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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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404 when trying to shorten url for mediawiki (lighttpd)

I'm absolutely new at this, so please bear with me. I installed mediawiki on lighttpd with no problems, except that when I try to follow up redwerks instructions on how to shorten the urls for ...
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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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Is it possible to mirror a MediaWiki article from another wiki?

I have two MediaWiki installations on two different domains, both on the same server but with different databases. Is there a feature or extension that will allow me to automatically mirror the ...
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Mediawiki does not run for the first time

I'm trying to install Mediawiki 1.22.6 into a subdirectory /wiki/ of apache document root directory, which contains some other directories. When I try to open http://example.com/wiki or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sporadic problems saving edits in MediaWiki

In our Wiki (http://scratch-dach.info MediaWiki 1.25.1, PHP 5.3.29, MySQL 5.5.44-log) we have sporadic problems when saving edits. At irregular intervals the Browser tries to download the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 “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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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 ...
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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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How can I get my mediawiki to stop thinking I have cookies disabled?

I've searched half a day for how to resolve this issue, and can't figure it out. Shortly after I made my wiki a simple private wiki according to the instructions at Mediawiki's website, it started ...