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!!Stop using so many exclamation marks !
$wgserverThe base URL of the server, including protocol and without the trailing slash (eg, "http://www.mediawiki.org"). See also http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgServer
1.17MediaWiki 1.17 is out. Latest version is 1.17.3; <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download>; REL1_17 branched on 7 December 2010 at 77974 <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code/MediaWiki/77974>;
1.17_trackingThe tracking bug for 1.17 tarball is bug 26676 <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/26676>
1.17wmf1Branched on 3 February 2011 at r81457 from REL1_17 http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code/MediaWiki/81457. See also !1.17
1.18MediaWiki 1.18 is out. Latest version is 1.18.1; <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download>; REL1_18 branched on 18 July 2011 at r92475 <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code/MediaWiki/92475>;
1.18beta1r101985, 4th November 2011
1.18rc1r103545, 18th November 2011
1.18wmf1Branched on 19 September 2011 at r97502 from REL1_18
1.191.19.0 released 02 May 2012 http://http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2012-May/000115.html
1.19wmf1Branched on 10 February 2012 at r111189 from REL1_19
1.20MediaWiki 1.20 is being deployed every 2 weeks to Wikimedia Foundation sites as it improves, and will be released as a tarball in the fall of 2012. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.20 .
2.0Not gonna happen in your lifetime :) In the meantime, here's a wishlist: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:2.0
42The answer to life, the universe and everything.
5.3Closures, early static bindings, beautiful... Wish we could require it, but doesn't look like that'll happen any time soon.
5.4Traits? In MediaWiki? Yeah right, we wish.
500the HTTP error code for an internal server error. It is rarely triggered by mediawiki itself and is more commonly a result of a faulty PHP setup or invalid or illegal options in htaccess. See Apache's error log for details.
?>The PHP closing tag "?>" is never required at the end of a pure-code php file, and mediawiki developers actively remove it, as it often causes problems related to trailing whitespace, and "headers already sent" errors. See also http://news.php.net/php.general/280796 and !bom as well as https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17642
@@ is the "error suppression operator" and should never be used in code, ever. This is an example of a lazy coder: $from = @$options['from'];
@param@param $var type description
abusefilterAbuseFilter is an extension that tags and filters problematic edits. For more information, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:AbuseFilter>
accessFor information on customizing user access, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:User_rights>. For common examples of restricting access using both rights and extensions, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Preventing_access>.
ackTry ack instead of grep; it's mostly the same syntax as grep, but much faster. http://betterthangrep.com/
actionpathsTo set up action paths like http://example.com/view/Main_Page and http://example.com/edit/Main_Page , see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgActionPaths
actionsFor default actions understood by MediaWiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Parameters_to_index.php#Actions>
adminsettingsAdminSettings.php was a additional configuration file for use with the command line maintenance scripts that required higher privileges to the database, This has since been removed in 1.16 and is no longer needed (Unless you are running a version older than 1.16). For more information see: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:AdminSettings.php>
adsensehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:GoogleAdSense
ajaxhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Ajax
allmessagesFor a list of system messages available in the MediaWiki: namespace, see Special:AllMessages
allowoverrideApache 2 .htaccess files require the AllowOverride directive to be set to one of many values in your virtual host configuration file. Easy way to do this is by setting it to All, adding the line in your <Directory > section should it be missing. To read more on this subject, http://is.gd/jczEO5
amendhttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Git/Workflow#Amend_your_change
ampersandhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Short_URL#Ampersand_.28.26.29_problem
analyticsSee <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Dantman/Analytics_integration> for techniques on adding analytics scripts using your LocalSettings file.
ancientOld MediaWiki versions may have bugs and security vulnerabilities, we don't recommend you to use any release older than 1 year. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Version_lifecycle for details.
anglebracketsIn PHP prior to version 5.2.9 there is an incompatibility with libxml2 versions 2.7.0?2.7.2. This causes the very noticable issue of angle brackets, < and >, being stripped on Export and Import from Mediawiki. Upgrading PHP to at least 5.2.9 and libxml2 to 2.7.3 OR downgrading libxml2 to a version prior to the 2.7.x series fixes this issue. More info: http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=45996
announcemediawiki-announce is a very-low-traffic email list announcing new MediaWiki releases and security updates. Subscribe at https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce
annoyinglittlebughttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Annoying_Little_Bug
anonnoticeAnonnotice is a wiki-wide message viewable by all logged out users at the top of every page. Similar to sitenotice, if anonnotice exists only logged out users will see anonnotice and only logged in users will see Sitenotice, they will not see each other. Anonnotice is editable by sysops at [[MediaWiki:Anonnotice]]. See also: !sitenotice
answer42
apiThe MediaWiki API provides direct, high-level access to the data contained in the MediaWiki databases. Client programs should be able to use the API to login, get data, and post changes. Find out more at <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API>. For client libraries in various languages, see <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Client_Code>.
apiclienthttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Client_code
apiinternalhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Calling_internally
aroundAre you around?
askHi, how can we help you? Just ask your question.
auditWarnings thrown by code auditing tools like Fortify are mostly nonsense. Unless you understand the MediaWiki code and know what you're talking about, don't ask us about every warning you get.
authhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/AuthPlugin
authenticationSee http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:User_identity_extensions for a list of external/shared user authentication extensions. Also see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/AuthPlugin for an overview on creating your own.
autoblockhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Autoblock
autoconfirmedAutoconfirmed is a user group where users are automatically added to X days after account creation and after Y edits. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:User_rights#List_of_Groups>
autoloadClasses used by extensions must be added to $wgAutoloadClasses so that they are picked up by the autoloader, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgAutoloadClasses for more information.
autothumbWikimedia generates thumbnails on-demand by shelling out to thumb.php with a custom 404 handler. See <http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/tools/upload-scripts/> for source.
backupSee http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Backing_up_a_wiki for information about backing up your wiki. For restoring your wiki, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Moving_a_wiki#Import_the_database_backup
bellthecat> "Belling the cat" or "to bell the cat" is an English colloquialism that means to suggest or attempt to perform a difficult or impossible task.
berlinRegistration is now open for the Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June 2012. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Berlin_Hackathon_2012
bestcaseYou create a wiki as popular as Wikipedia, with an Adsense clickthrough rate above 99%. And you get laid.
blameWhatever happened, it's Domas' fault. For everything else, there's `svn blame`.
blankA blank page or HTTP 500 error usually indicates a fatal PHP error. For information on debugging (including viewing errors), see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:How_to_debug>.
bleedingedgeTo run trunk see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download_from_SVN (Location: svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/phase3 ). See also <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/SVN#Check_out>. If slightly less adventurous, see http://tools.wikimedia.de/~vvv/mw-nightly/
blocking<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Block_and_unblock>
boilerplatehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Creating_pages_with_preloaded_text
bomThe byte-order mark (BOM) is a special character added to files by some text editors, most notably, by Notepad. It is unnecessary and breaks PHP code. You should not use Notepad to edit PHP files. Alternatives for Windows include Notepad++, SciTE, EditPlus, and UltraEdit. See also !?>
botA bot is an automatic process which interacts with MediaWiki as though it were a human editor and is designed to simplify repetitive actions too cumbersome to do manually. An overview of how to create a bot and a list of known frameworks can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Creating_a_bot
botbrainhttp://toolserver.org/~mwbot/botbrain.html
botbrain2http://bots.wmflabs.org/~petrb/db/%23mediawiki.htm
botnoobI don't know everything about everything. I am mostly for lazy experienced users to echo quick answers to very common mediawiki questions. Please don't randomly experiment with me for help. Everything I know is at http://toolserver.org/~mwbot/botbrain.html and you can visit #mwbot or privately message me.
branchhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Branch_points (latest: REL1_19 branched at r110996 )
branchpointshttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Branch_points
browserhttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Compatibility#Browser
bughttps://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=$1
bugsearchhttps://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=$1
bugzillaAll bugs in MediaWiki should be reported at https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org. Requesting site configuration changes, new features or enhancements to existing features all go here. Bear in mind before making a feature/enhancement request: 1) If the request is specific to a Wikimedia wiki, please discuss it there first. 2) Consider whether a custom extension would be more appropriate
bunchinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_fix_bunched-up_edit_links
bureaucracya state of being between steward and sysop
cacheGeneral information about caches can be seen at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Cache>, for configuration settings see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings#Cache>
captchaFor more information about CAPTCHAs and MediaWiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit>.
catSee http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:$1
categorieshttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Categories
centralauthCentralAuth extension allows global/shared accounts between projects, it's generally not needed for small-scall wiki farms. For more information, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CentralAuth>
chanspamYou can actually privmsg me too, you know. Also see #mwbot
charinsertCharInsert is an extension that enables the creation of JavaScript links which, when clicked, insert predefined text into the text box. These links are usually used in the "MediaWiki:Edittools" interface message. For more information, see < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CharInsert >; for example usage, see < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Edittools >.
cheatsheethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet
checkuserCheckUser is an extension that allows privileged users to see what IPs a user edited from or what users edited from an IP. For more information see < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CheckUser >
cihttps://integration.mediawiki.org/ci/
ciaThe retired bot CIA-# used to announce changes in the MediaWiki subversion repository. More information is available at <http://cia.vc> and <http://cia.vc/stats/project/MediaWiki>.
citehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite
classSee http://svn.wikimedia.org/doc/class$1.html
cloakhttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cloak
cmsWikis are designed for openness, to be readable and editable by all. If you want a forum, a blog, a web authoring toolkit or corporate content management system, perhaps don't use wiki software. There is a nice overview of free tools available at <http://www.opensourcecms.com/> including the possibility to try each system. For ways to restrict access in MediaWiki, see !access.
codehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code
codereviewhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_review
collapsehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Collapsible_tables
colonTo escape the usual function of [[Image:]] links, [[Category:]] links, [[en:Interlanguage]] links, and create an inline simple link, prefix a colon. [[:Image:Wiki.png]], [[:Category:Cats]], [[:en:Foobar]]. A colon can also be used to transclude an article in the main namespace, eg {{:Main_Page}} or {{subst::Main_Page}}. Note: Colons in per-page css classes are escaped to underscores: [[User:Foo]]'s class is "page-User_Foo".
commithttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Commit_access_requests
compareFor a comparison of wiki software, see <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software> and <http://www.wikimatrix.org/>
configAll configuration is done in LocalSettings.php (near the end of the file). Editing other files means modifying the software. Default settings are not in LocalSettings.php, you can look in DefaultSettings.php. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuring_MediaWiki>, <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:LocalSettings.php>, <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Config_script>, and <http://noc.wikimedia.org/conf>
consoleThe console and it's asociated features allows one to execute JavaScript on a page, see errors, inspect CSS, manipulate the DOM or CSS, run profiling and more. See !firebug (Firefox) and !webinspector (Safari/Chrome) for more.
cookiesTo enable cookies for popular browsers, see <http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?&answer=61416>
coolurisTim Berners-Lee says: Cool URIs don't change! <http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI>
copyhelpSee <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Copying> for instructions on copying the help pages to your wiki.
copyingThe "Help:" namespace on mediawiki.org is available for copying. See < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Copying >.
copyinghelpSee <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Copying> for information about copying help to your own wiki.
copytemplatesFor help copying templates from one wiki to another, see < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Templates#Copying_from_one_wiki_to_another >.
corehttps://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/gitweb?p=mediawiki/core.git;a=tree
cornhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize
createandpromoteTo recreate the admin user, run "php maintenance/createAndPromote.php" on the command line.
createpageThe best way to create a new wiki page is to create a link to the not-yet-existing page on some page that does exist, save it, and then click the new red link and create the page. Alternatively, you can enter the name of the page in the search box and hit go and then create the page. For extensions that help with creating pages, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Page_creation_extensions>
creditNOTE: when using content from another wiki, follow the LICENSE TERMS, especially, attribute source and authors! Please read <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyright> and <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reusing_Wikipedia_content>.
cronhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cron
cssTo change styles for your wiki, go to one of the MediaWiki:xxx.css wiki page (NOT a file) and put your custom styles there (sysop/admin rights required). MediaWiki:Common.css is for all skins and should be used for content styles. MediaWiki:Vector.css is for the Vector skin (default), etc. For more information, see !skins and <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Skin_configuration>
csshideheaderTo hide the header on the main page, you need to add this CSS to the wiki page [[MediaWiki:Common.css]]: "body.page-Main_Page h1.firstHeading { display: none; }". If your main page's title is not "Main Page", you'll need to change it accordingly (look at the class on the <body> tag in the HTML source).
csv2wpcsv2wp is an online tool for converting tables in CSV format, like the one Excel can produce, to WikiText or HTML.
damneditcounthttps://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19311
dbSee http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$1_table
dbtablehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$1_table
debugFor information on debugging (including viewing errors), see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:How_to_debug . A list of related configuration variables is at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings#Debug.2Flogging
defaultsettingshttp://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/phase3/includes/DefaultSettings.php?view=markup
defenestratedefenestrates $1
deleteuserDeleting users is very messy and not recommended, because this breaks referential integrity in the database (they appear in many different tables like users, edit histories, recentchanges, preferences, etc). A safe solution is to block the users, and possibly rename them with <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Renameuser>. You can also try <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:User_Merge_and_Delete>
deploymentqueuehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Deployment_queue
deploymentshttp://wikitech.wikimedia.org/view/Software_deployments
detailsPlease give us details when reporting a problem. <http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8871/problem1a.gif>
developershttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developers
devsecurityhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Security_for_developers
diff3http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgDiff3
dismissablesitenoticeDismissableSiteNotice is an extension which lets users hide SiteNoticess. For more information see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DismissableSiteNotice>
displaytitleSee <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgAllowDisplayTitle>.
documentationAn overview of available documentation about MediaWiki can be found at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_hub>
doesntwork"It doesn't work" is not helpful. What exactly happens when you try? What message do you get?
domdocumentIf the DOM_Document class is missing, install PHP's XML module (and restart Apache) or set $wgParserConf['preprocessorClass'] = 'Preprocessor_Hash' (see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgParserConf> for details)
downgradeI don't know anything about "downgrade"... you must be a Windows user. Perhaps you mean http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading
downloadThe latest stable release of MediaWiki can be downloaded from <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download>. Files are supplied in a .tar.gz archive. MediaWiki can also be obtained direct from our Subversion repository <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download_from_SVN >.
doxygenhttp://svn.wikimedia.org/doc
dplThe DynamicPageList (DPL) extension outputs reports based on criteria given in a special tag. For more information, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DynamicPageList> and <http://semeb.com/dpldemo/index.php?title=Dynamic_Page_List>.
dumpFor information on how to get dumps from Wikimedia Wikis, see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data_dumps
dumphtmlFor creating a static HTML dump of your wiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:DumpHTML.php>
echohttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Echo_%28Notifications%29
editbuttonsSee <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ#How_do_I_add_more_buttons_on_the_edit_page.3F>, also have a look at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CharInsert>
editingFor assistance with editing, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents/Editing_Wikipedia
edittokento edit pages through the API, you will need an edit token, which you can fetch through the API : http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Edit_-_Create%26Edit_pages#Token
emailFor information about setting up email, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Email#Email_settings>. For extensions, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Email_extensions>
emailconfirmedThe implicit "emailconfirmed" group has been removed from MediaWiki 1.13. To create it, use $wgAutopromote['emailconfirmed'] = APCOND_EMAILCONFIRMED;
enableapiTo enable bot API in your MediaWiki installation, add $wgEnableAPI = true; to LocalSettings.php. If you also need to modify the wiki using the API, also add $wgEnableWriteAPI = true;
enotifhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings#Email_notification_.28Enotif.29_settings
errorsTo see PHP errors, add this to the very top of LocalSettings.php: error_reporting(E_ALL); ini_set("display_errors", 1); Fatal PHP errors usually go to Apache's error log - also check the error_log setting in php.ini (or use phpinfo). For more details in wiki error reports, set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; $wgShowSQLErrors = true; For full debug output, set $wgDebugLogFile to some path you like.
eshttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/External_Storage
etherpadhttp://etherpad.wikimedia.org/$1
eventsWe run face-to-face events for MediaWiki developers and people who want to learn: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_developer_meetings We also have online meetings in IRC to triage bugs: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bug_management/Triage
evilglobalsThings that if you add when there are other ways to get the information, ^demon will kill you. See <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23307> for example.
exclamationA red exclamation point (<span class="unpatrolled">!</span>)in recent changes or on your watchlist is due to either the enabling of patrolled editing <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Patrolled_edits> or the Flagged Revisions extension <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FlaggedRevs>
exportTo export pages from a wiki, navigate to Special:Export on the wiki, type in the names of the pages to export, and hit "export". See <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Export> for an example of this form. See also: !import
exporttemplateexporttemplates
exthttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:$1
extensiondistributorYou can download bundeled for extensions maintained in the wikimedia repository from <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:ExtensionDistributor>.
extensionmatrixhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_Matrix
extensionsMediaWiki has been built so it can easily be customized by adding extensions. This is usually a simple process. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Extensions for instructions to install extensions, as well as for writing them. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_Matrix for an overview of known extensions.
externalauthhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ExternalAuth
externaleditorMediaWiki allows editing with external tools by sending control files when you request to edit. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:External_editors>. Browsers not configured properly may ask you to download those files so you're unable to edit with "action=edit" only. To avoid it, go to your preferences and set it as a non-default edit action: Preferences ? Editing ? "Use external editor by default".
externalimagesTo allow images from elsewhere to be included in your wiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgAllowExternalImages>. To limit this to some specific sources, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgAllowExternalImagesFrom>.
extranamespaceTo add a namespace, modify your LocalSettings.php file, and add namespaces via $wgExtraNamespaces. A comprehensive set of instructions for adding a namespace can be found at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Using_custom_namespaces>. $wgExtraNamespaces can also be used to rename the default namespaces.
f5Bypassing your cache: Mozilla / Firefox / Safari: hold Shift while clicking Reload, or press either Ctrl-F5 or Ctrl-R (Command-R on a Macintosh); Konqueror: click Reload or press F5; Opera: clear the cache in Tools ? Preferences; Internet Explorer: hold Ctrl while clicking Refresh, or press Ctrl-F5.
failI don't know anything about "fail". You might try: !rewriteproblems
falsetrue
faqBefore reporting a problem or requesting assistance, please check the FAQ first. The FAQ for MediaWiki can be found at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ
farmTo run multiple wikis, you can simply install MediaWiki in different folders, with different databases or in one with database prefixes. You can also have multiple wikis using a single installation: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Wiki_family>
featureIt's a feature, not a bug :)
feedsFeed aggregator extensions: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:RSS_Extensions>. Feed generator extensions: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Feed_generator_extensions>.
filehttp://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/attachment.cgi?id=$1&action=diff
filecachehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:File_cache
filesizeThe size of files you can upload to PHP is limited by the upload_max_filesize and post_max_size directives in your php.ini. Your web server may also have a configurable limit (LimitRequestBody in apache, client_max_body_size in nginx, etc). MediaWiki itself only limits direct (copy) uploads from a URL, this is configured via $wgMaxUploadSize.
filetypehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgFileExtensions
fileurlTo allow local file:///xxx links, use $wgUrlProtocols[] = "file:"; See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgUrlProtocols for more information. Beware that several browsers do not allow file urls on pages loaded via http. Also note that most browsers do not support "remote file" urls like file://server/share
firebugPlease install http://getfirebug.com/ . It will help you to fix problems with your website. Use the console to see JavaScript bugs. Right click your page and pick "Inspect Element" to track down CSS problems. See also !console and !webinspector
flaggedrevshttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FlaggedRevs
flashhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Flash_Video_extensions
foreignfilerepossee http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgForeignFileRepos
fuI don't know anything about "fu". You might try: !ie6 !stringfunctions
gadgetFor information about using Gadgets, see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Gadget_kitchen . For information about Extension:Gadgets see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Gadgets
gadgetsFor information about Extension:Gadgets see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Gadgets
gerriterrorFor a list of common Gerrit errors and what can cause them, please see <https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/Documentation/error-messages.html>
gerritkeyshttps://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#settings,ssh-keys
gerritsearchhttps://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#q,$1,n,z
gethelpPlease read http://workaround.org/getting-help-on-irc for a good explanation of getting help on IRC.
gitMediaWiki development is using git, a distributed source control manager, starting on March 21st, 2012; details: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Git_happens Instructions for using it: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Git/Workflow To get an account: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Labsconsole_accounts
git-accessEveryone who already has SVN access should request Git access. If you don't have SVN access, see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Commit_access If you do have SVN access, see https://labsconsole.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Access#Access_FAQ
git-reviewgit-review is a tool to make working with Gerrit much easier. Installation instructions are at <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Git/Workflow#git-review>
gitaccountWe'll give you a free git account - see https://labsconsole.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Access#Initial_log_in and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Labsconsole_accounts for details.
gitauthorhttps://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#q,owner:$1,n,z
gitcheatHere is an awesome quick-and-dirty Git Cheatsheet you can use. Print it off. Frame it. Hang it beside your computer. <http://www.git-tower.com/files/cheatsheet/Git_Cheat_Sheet_grey.pdf>
giturlANON: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/core.git AUTH: ssh://gerrit.wikimedia.org:29418/mediawiki/core.git
gitwebhttps://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/gitweb?p=$1.git
gnua recursive name stands for GNU's Not Unix. for more information see http://gnu.org
googleYou haven't googled it yet. < http://www.google.com >
googleanalyticshttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Google_Analytics_Integration or http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Google_Analytics
googleitLet me Google that for you. < http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=$1 >
grepTry ack instead; it's mostly the same syntax as grep but much faster. http://betterthangrep.com/ and https://github.com/petdance/ack
gsocMediaWiki participates in the Google Summer of Code mentorship program. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/GSoC Please read http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCStudentGuide/ if you're thinking of applying to GSoC. Student applications are being accepted until April 6.
gsodGreen Screen Of Death - the Wikimedia sites error message written in green
hackerhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker
hdssYou are talking about ORDINARY MediaWiki, not the awesomeness added to it by Semantic MediaWiki (http://semantic-mediawiki.org). Try asking on the #mediawiki channel instead.
helloHi! I'm mwbot, a bot that was quickly whipped up by Daniel Cannon (AmiDaniel) to help out around #mediawiki. Some quick help is at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Mwbot
hetdeployhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Heterogeneous_deployment
hiddencategoriesUse __HIDDENCAT__ (the end)
hidetabsTo hide tabs see the FAQ <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ#How_do_I_remove_the_article.2Fedit_etc_tabs.3F> Note that hiding the edit tab does not disallow editting; see !userrights for that
hidetocTo hide the Table of Contents on a page, add the text "__NOTOC__" (without the quotes) to the page.
highlightThere are several extensions for syntax highlighting, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Syntax_highlighting - the most popular one is at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi
hookhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Hooks/$1
hooksHooks allow you to run functions at various points in the main MediaWiki code. For more information about using hooks in MediaWiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Hooks>.
hostingFor a list of popular wiki hosting services, see <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_farms>. You can also set up MediaWiki on most webspace that provides PHP and MySQL (SSH recommended).
howtohttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker
hssZOMG!! http://bit.ly/2sYkfl
htmlFor allowing any and all HTML, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgRawHtml>. This is of course VERY DANGEROUS. Safer options include <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:HTMLets>, <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:RawMsg> and <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SecureHTML>.
humorHUMOR IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN
i18nSee http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Internationalisation for developer help on MediaWiki internationalisation. To translate MediaWiki in another language, please visit http://translatewiki.net
iamabotHello! I am not really an human, I am merely a robot controlled by someone else. Please excuse my ignorance. <3
icon<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Icon>
ie6IE6 is an awful browser, don't use it
iframeTo embed iframes on wiki pages, you can use <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Website_in_iFrame>. Alternatively, see !html for information on using full HTML on your wiki pages.
iisWhile many people in #mediawiki correctly suggest that IIS sucks, MediaWiki in general is careful to work around its limitations. See <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22710>
iis404If you get 404 errors with MediaWiki and IIS, read https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/mediawiki/wiki/Manual:Installing_MediaWiki_on_Windows_Server_2003#h._IIS_returns_a_404_error_page_instead_of_MediaWiki_default_error_page
imabotI'm an irc bot, I just act on commands given by users in the channel, you're best off directing your questions to the humans in the channel.
imageauthFor protecting against unauthorized access to images, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Image_Authorization>
imagemagicImageMagick is a software which can be used with MediaWiki Image Administration. You can read more about it on <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Image_Administration#Image_thumbnailing>. ImageMagick is available from <http://imagemagick.org/>.
imagemapImageMap is an extension that allows you to override the default linking behavior of images. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ImageMap> for more information.
imagesFor instructions to use images in MediaWiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Images>. For more technical details about image uploads, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Image_Administration> and <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuring_file_uploads>. Note that uploads are disabled per default (see !uploads).
img_authBy default, all uploaded files are accessible directly by the web server. If you wish to allow access only to authorized users within the MediaWiki framework, the actual directory must be protected from direct access and MediaWiki Authorization must be invoked when an file access occurs by executing a script when any url containing that directory is requested. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Image_Authorization>.
importTo import pages a few pages, use Special:Import - you can also import pages directly from another wiki (see !importsources). For mass imports, use importDump.php - see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Importing_XML_dumps> for details. NOTE: when using content from another wiki, follow the LICENSE TERMS, especially, attribute source and authors!
important!important is a keyword in CSS to override conflicting styles
importhelphttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:PD_help/Copying
importsourcesFor information on configuring interwiki page imports, please refer to <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgImportSources>
infohttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=$1&go=Go
infoboxhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox
inputboxhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Inputbox
installInstalling MediaWiki takes between 10 and 30 minutes, and involves uploading/copying files and running the installer script to configure the software. Full instructions can be found in the INSTALL file supplied in the distribution archive. An installation manual can also be found at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installation>. See also: !download
installlinux"Install Linux, problem solved," is not advice. Though, this is probably preferable to Windows + IIS...
installmacosxTelling someone to get a Mac isn't much more helpful than telling them to use Linux (but it's still better than Windows + IIS).
instantcommonsInstantCommons is a feature for MediaWiki 1.16+ that allows any MediaWiki installation to use media on the Wikimedia Commons. This has basically been realized via $wgForeignFileRepos. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgForeignFileRepos>. If you're only looking to use images from Wikimedia Commons and no other wikis, you can use the shortcut setting $wgUseInstantCommons to true.
interfaceYou can edit the text which appears in most parts of the interface by editing the right pages in the MediaWiki: namespace. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:System_message>
internalapihttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Calling_internally
interwikiInterwiki links are links between wikis. For instance, on Wikibooks, [[w:Article name]] or [[wikipedia:Article name]] will link to a Wikipedia article. To set up interwiki links, see <http://mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Guide_to_setting_up_interwiki_linking> and <http://mediawiki.org/wiki/Interwiki>. For easy configuration, use <http://mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SpecialInterwiki>
invaliduploadThis is a common error. Please see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ#.22File_is_corrupt_or_has_an_invalid_extension.22
itsalwaysbugzillaFACT: 98% of all questions about MediaWiki development are always "bugzilla".{{fact}}
javascriptTo set up custom javascript on a wiki, edit the page called [[MediaWiki:Common.js]] (NOT a file, a page on your wiki, which is included via <script>) as a sysop. If $wgAllowUserJs is true in LocalSettings.php, you may also edit the /vector.js (assuming your skin is vector) subpage of your userpage. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interface/JavaScript
jobqueueThe Job Queue is a way for mediawiki to run large update jobs in the background. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Job_queue
jqueryhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/jQuery
labshttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_Projects/Wikimedia_Labs
lazyDon't rely on the bot answers too much, I am not always the best answer to every question. And don't immediately reach for the bot to answer a question, without at least checking the recent channel history to see if someone already botted them. Also, if someone says "can anyone help me", check that they haven't already stated the question and been told not to repeat themselves (reducing them to ask "can anyone help me?").
ldaphttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LDAP_Authentication To get support, open a new thread on the support page http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:LDAP_Authentication
ldapdebughttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LDAP_Authentication/Options#Debugging_options
ldapsupportPlease open a new thread on the support page (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:LDAP_Authentication)
linehttp://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/phase3/includes/$1.php?view=annotate#l`2
listmediawiki-l and wikitech-l are the primary mailing lists for MediaWiki-related issues. See http://lists.wikimedia.org/ for details.
listsmediawiki-l and wikitech-l are the primary mailing lists for MediaWiki-related issues. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Mailing_lists for details.
lmgtfyhttp://lmgtfy.com/?q=$1
lockdownLockdown is an extension for preventing read or write access by namespace and limiting access to special pages, see < http://mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Lockdown >. For per-page access protection, see !ppp. For general information on preventing access to your wiki, see !access.
logWrong channel!
logshttps://toolserver.org/~mwbot/ and http://bots.wmflabs.org/~wm-bot/searchlog/
logsearchhttps://toolserver.org/~mwbot/
lsbLate static bindings (LSB) are an awful awful hack introduced in PHP 5.3 to make lives easier for programmers who make bad decisions (they're also useful for factory functions, but that's about it)
lst`!e Labeled_Section_Transclusion``
luahttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Lua_scripting
lucene`!e MWSearch``
magicwordsFor more information about creating magic words and their inner workings, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Magic_words>. For a list of magic words, please see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Magic_words>.
mainpageTo change which page is the "main page" of your wiki, edit MediaWiki:Mainpage.
mainpagetitleTo edit the <title> of the Main Page, change MediaWiki:Pagetitle-view-mainpage; see also: !mainpage
manhttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$1
manapihttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:$1
mapsMaps is an awesome MediaWiki extension that provides the ability to dynamically visualize geographic data in your wiki pages and handle geographical data. See <http://mapping.referata.com/wiki/Maps>. Also try !sm
math`!man Math``
maxlag`!man Maxlag_parameter``
mediawikiMediaWiki is a free software wiki package originally written for Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis. You can find out more about it at http://www.mediawiki.org
meetingshttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_developer_meetings
memcachedUsing memcached can speed up your wiki and is required by certain features. Read more about memcached at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Memcached>
memoryIf you're getting out-of-memory errors or internal server errors, raise PHP's memory limit to 50M or more. The memory limit is set in php.ini (as memory_limit) and possibly overridden in LocalSettings.php with ini_set('memory_limit', '20M');
metahttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/$1
migratehttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Migration_to_the_new_preprocessor
mimeFor assistance in configuring mime type detection on MediaWiki, please consult < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Mime_type_detection >
moderationModeration is not for Wikis. You are advised to install a forum software or propert web CMS if you want complete control over what gets modified and published. However, the FlaggedRevs extension may in future give some control over which version of a page is served per default - see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FlaggedRevs
moin`!mw Moin`
mondayShould be monday. But we don't know *which* monday. Maybe next week. Maybe next month. Maybe next year. Maybe not even a monday.
moomw-bot does not have Super Cow Powers
morbohttp://img514.imageshack.us/img514/330/morbomediawikiaf9.jpg
moveFor help about moving pages, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Moving_a_page>. For help about moving wikis, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Moving_a_wiki>.
mssqlReedy
multiplewikiTo run multiple wikis, you can simply install MediaWiki in different folders, with different databases or in one with database prefixes. You can also have multiple wikis using a single installation: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Wiki_family> and <http://booleandreams.wordpress.com/2007/06/12/running-multiple-instance-of-mediawiki-on-the-same-server-using-the-same-source-code/>.
mwhttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/$1
mw-configThe old "config" folder is now called "mw-config". It was moved due to various web hosting panels unconditionally rewriting /config to load the web panel
mwbotHi! I'm mwbot, a bot that was quickly whipped up by Daniel Cannon (AmiDaniel) to help out around #mediawiki. Some quick help is at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Mwbot, you can find all my source code at http://amidaniel.com/viewvc/trunk/MWBot/?root=svn
mwdumper`!mw Mwdumper``
mwhelpAn introduction to using MediaWiki is at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Contents>, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Copying> for information about copying it to your own wiki. More technical information for MediaWiki administrators is at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Contents>. For an introduction on programming with MediaWiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_hub>.
mysqlMySQL is an open-source database, and one of the databases that MediaWiki supports (MW requires some database). MySQL's website is http://mysql.com/.
namespacesSee http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Namespaces for user help and documentation, and http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Namespace for administration. For adding namespaces, see !extranamespace
networkauthhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:NetworkAuth
newusergroupTo create a new usergroup, simply set permissions for that group in LocalSettings.php, using $wgGroupPermissions. Then, simply add users to that group
newwindowYou shouldn't do this, but since you asked: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Opening_external_links_in_a_new_window>
nextAnother satisfied customer. NEXT!
nofollowYou can disable nofollow on external links by adding $wgNoFollowLinks=false; in LocalSettings.php or to some domains only adding $wgNoFollowDomainExceptions = array( 'domaintofollow.com' );
noobyou
noshellIf you don't have shell access to the server, you could use extensions like <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MaintenanceShell> and <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Maintenance>. To upgrade your installation without shell access follow directions from <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading#Re-run_the_installer>.
nosql<domas> we should migrate to nosql <domas> then we wouldn't have all these tables/fields problems <domas> and could have more agile development! <domas> and everything would just work
notTemplates are not for programming.
notesFor a full list of what's new with each release, check the RELEASE-NOTES or read the complete listing <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes>
nowikisomewiki is better than nowiki.
nukehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Nuke
nullpathDon't use the example.com/Page_title URL scheme. It isn't supported by developers and WILL break in ways you can't foresee (and if it doesn't, it might break in the future). Some examples can be found at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Wiki_in_site_root_directory#Reasons_why_putting_wiki_pages_in_the_root_directory_of_the_web_site_is_bad
numberedparamsIf you're using numbered params in templates ({{{1}}}) then when calling the template with the param value containing the equal sign you have to prepend the x= where x is the parameter number. Eg. {{MyTemplate|1=foo=bar}} instead of {{MyTemplate|foo=bar}} which actually says parameter foo has bar value.
ogghttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:OggHandler
omgevilbug!omgevilbug
openidhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:OpenID
oraclefreakolowsky!
oversightOversighting removes revisions from access by normal users and sysops. More information is available here: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Oversight>. Note: This extension has been superseded by a core feature: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/RevisionDelete>.
packageMany Linux distributions provide MediaWiki in a packaged format for that distribution. Distributions are usually outdated, also they like to move around files, change the files and other unpredictable things. You'll get the best support here if you install MediaWiki directly from one of our tarballs, available at http://www.mediawiki.org/
packagefixIf you are having issues with a packaged distribution install of MediaWiki (such as through apt-get), try uninstalling it and installing the official release tarball at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download and see if that fixes your issues.
packagesMany Linux distributions provide MediaWiki in a packaged format for that distribution. These packages typically contain obsolete and unsupported versions of MediaWiki, also they like to move around files, change the files, and do other batshit insane things. Please install the latest version from a tarball at http://www.mediawiki.org/ before asking for help.
padindexhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Etherpad_index
pagecsshttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PageCSS
paranoidYou can be notified of every edit by setting up email, enabling email notificiation, and then adding yourself to the $wgUsersNotifiedOnAllChanges array. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgUsersNotifiedOnAllChanges>.
parserFor alternative parsers, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Alternative_parsers>. For an (incomplete) specification of mediawiki syntax, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Markup_spec>.
parserconfSee <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgParserConf> for information about parser configuration.
parserfunctions"Parser functions" are a way to extend the wiki syntax. ParserFunctions is an extension that provides the basic set of parser functions (you have to install it separately!). For help using parser functions, please see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Magic_words#Parser_functions>. For details about the extension, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ParserFunctions>.
passthrumake a php file with the following content: <?php ini_set('display_errors', 1); error_reporting(E_ALL); passthru("whatevercommand 2>&1"); ?> - replace "whatevervcommand" with the command you want to test. call it from your browser.
passwordsqlFor database queries to reset a user's password, please see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Resetting_passwords#Direct_database_modification>
pastebinPlease do not paste more than 2-3 lines of text into the channel as it disrupts the flow of conversation. When sharing multiple lines of code, please use a pastebin such as <http://dpaste.com/> or <http://p.defau.lt/> and post a link to your paste in the channel.
patchFor information on using *.patch files, see <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_%28Unix%29>. To contribute a patch to MediaWiki, see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker#Submit_your_changes .
pdhelphttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:$1
performance<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Aaron_Schulz/How_to_make_MediaWiki_fast> <http://mituzas.lt/2007/01/26/mediawiki-performance-tuning/>
phase3will live on forevah
phpMediaWiki is written in PHP. PHP's website is http://php.net. For a full list of MediaWiki requirements, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installation_requirements
php4Latest version for PHP4: 1.6.x. <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download>
php531PHP 5.3.1 contains a regression with reference parameters when used with __call() and should not be used with MediaWiki (downgrade to 5.3.0 or upgrade to 5.3.2). See https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/21793
phpinfocreate a file called info.php in your wiki's installation directory. It should have the following content: <?php phpinfo(); ?>; Visit it with your browser to see information about your php installation. If it doesn't work, check file permissions. Remove the file when done, it makes life easier for attackers.
phpmyadminphpMyAdmin ( http://www.phpmyadmin.net/ ) is a web application written in PHP for administration of your mySQL database. Very useful for web site administrators who do not have shell access to their server.
phpshellPHP Shell emulates shell access to a system. Read more about it and download it at <http://phpshell.sf.net/>.
phpsuckshttp://www.tnx.nl/php.html
pingPong.
pipetrickIf you desire to use a | in a parserfunction (Example: If function), you will need to escape it so it's not considered part of the overall parserfunction, A easy way for this is to create a template on wiki that contains the character. For example see: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:!>
playerhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Media_handling_extensions
poemThe Poem extension allows for easy formatting of poems and similar material in MediaWiki pages, by simply putting them between <poem></poem> tags. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Poem>.
pppThe PrivatePageProtection extension allows access to individual pages to be restricted to specific user groups, see < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PrivatePageProtection >. For restricting access to entire name spaces, special pages and actions, see !lockdown. For general information on preventing access to your wiki, see !access.
prefsrantThe current preferences system sucks and needs a rewrite. For a list of deficits and rewrite recommendations, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Deficits_of_the_current_preferences_system>
preventaccessFor information on preventing access to your wiki, please see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Preventing_access>.
profilingFor information on how to enable profiling for MediaWiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Profiling#Profiling>
protectYou can protect pages to prevent them from being edited by certain user groups. When a page is deleted, its protection is retained. You can protect non-existent pages since 1.12. For more info, see: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Administrators#Protections>.
protocolsTo allow additional protocols (prefixes) for urls ("free links"), see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgUrlProtocols>
punehackathonhttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Pune_Hackathon_Feb_2012
purgeTo purge a cached page, such as when making changes to the navigation bar, add &action=purge to the end of the page url, or ?action=purge if using Simple URLs. E.g: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?action=purge
puttyhttp://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
pywikipediabotpywikipediabot is a bot framework written in Python that allows for easier automated actions on a wiki. For more information, see <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Using_the_python_wikipediabot>. For alternatives, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Client_code>.
query<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Query> - The old query.php interface was disabled on Wikimedia sites in August 2008
queueAmbiguous! Try !reviewqueue, !jobqueue, or !deploymentqueue.
rangeblockinghttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Range_blocks
rawrrawr
rcbotTo create an IRC bot to display recent changes to your Wiki, follow the directions at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:IRC_RC_Bot>.
readonly`!man Lock_the_database``
recaptchareCAPTCHA relies upon, and is bundled with, the http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit. Its version may be out-of-date, however, so grab a fresh copy if you have problems.
redirectRedirects are used to forward users from one page name to another. They can be useful if a particular article is referred to by multiple names, or has alternative punctuation, capitalization or spellings. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Redirects>
refreshYour browser saves copies of pages it views so it doesn't download them again next time. This is usually good, but it can take several days to update CSS and JavaScript when they change. To force it to update ("refresh") in Firefox, press [CTRL] and [R] at the same time; for other browsers and more information, see <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bypass_your_cache>.
releasedateSoon... promise!
renameuserRenameuser provides a special page which allows authorised users to rename user accounts. See < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Renameuser > for more details.
repeatPlease do not repeat yourself too often. If little conversation has occurred since your last message, then it is likely no one has an answer or someone who does hasn't looked in IRC yet. You risk annoying people if you incessantly repeat yourself. Try the mailing lists: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Mailing_lists
requestcontext`!man RequestContext.php``
researchhttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research
resetpass`!man Resetting_passwords``
resetpasswordFor information regarding the resetting of a user's password, please see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Resetting_passwords>
resourceloaderResourceLoader is the delivery system for JavaScript/CSS in MediaWiki. First released in MediaWiki 1.17. See also https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ResourceLoader , https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ResourceLoader/Migration_guide_(users%29 and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ResourceLoader/Migration_guide_for_extension_developers
revdeleteRevisionDelete can change the visibility of revisions and log entries. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/RevisionDelete> for more information.
reverthttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Administrators#Rollback
reviewqueuehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Review_queue
rewriteproblems1) Try <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Short_URL/wiki/Page_title_--_no_root_access> as a fail-safe method; 2) Do not put the files into the document root; 3) Do not map the pages into the document root (see !nullpath); 4) Use different, non-overlapping paths for real files and virtual pages; 5) Do not set a RewriteBase; 6) Put all rules into the .htaccess file in the document root.
rfc[RFC $1] Plain text: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc`e1.txt HTML: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc`e1
rightsFor information on customizing user access, see < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:User_rights >. For common examples of restricting access using both rights and extensions, see < http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Preventing_access >.
rightssqlINSERT INTO user_groups (ug_user, ug_group) VALUES ('1', 'bureaucrat'); Where '1' is your user ID, and 'bureaucrat' is the group you wish to apply.
roadmaphttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Roadmap
robotshttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Robots.txt
rollback'Rollback' reverts edits by one user after a certain version, but only for top edits: if Billy edits three times, Jane edits once, and Billy edits four more times, "rollback" will revert Billy's last four edits. See <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Reverting#Rollback> for information, or <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:User_rights> for how to let non-admins use it.
rtfmPlease search and read the MediaWiki manual at <http://mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Contents> before asking.
rubyI don't know anything about "ruby". Really.
safemodesafe_mode is an ill-concieved, broken-by-design setting in PHP that is supposed to make broken scripts safe. It was deprecated in PHP5. MediaWiki can run with safe_mode enabled, but many of the advanced features will not work or need additional configuration (image thumbnailing using ImageMagick, for example). See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Safe_mode for more information.
sandboxA lot of wikis use "sandboxes" for testing. Users can try out their editing skills at these sandboxes. MediaWiki.org's sandbox can be found at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Sandbox>. Sandbox testing areas are usually cleaned up after a while.
sarcasmSarcasm isn't very well detected on the internet. Consider using </sarcasm>
sbSemantic Bundle (SB) is a pre-packaged bundle of extensions for use with wikis that are based around the Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) extension. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_Bundle.
scapSync-Common-All-PHP - this is when SVN changes are synchronised to the application servers. For further information, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Commit_access#Going_live>
scarytranscludinghttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual%3A%24wgEnableScaryTranscluding
schemahttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Database_layout
secretsMediaWiki was not designed with read-restrictions in mind, and may not provide air-tight protection against unauthorized access. We will not be held responsible should private information, such as a password or bank details, be leaked, leading to loss of funds or one's job. See also !lockdown
securityThe manual page on MediaWiki security can be found at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Security. If you believe you have found a security problem in MediaWiki or in one of Wikimedia's web sites, please contact security@wikimedia.org directly so we can prepare a bug fix release. For security guidelines for developers, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Security_for_developers
selinuxSELinux is a linux variant that allows fine grained access control. If you are using it, you may have to adjust the access control rules in order for MediaWiki to work. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/SELinux>.
semantichelpNot many people around here use Semantic Mediawiki or the other Semantic extensions. You might try asking in #semantic-mediawiki
semanticmediawikiSemanticMediaWiki is an extension that lets you conenct wiki pages with semantic relations. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Semantic_MediaWiki> and <http://ontoworld.org>.
sequelReedy likes it when you say SQL as Sequel :D
serveradminloghttp://bit.ly/wikisal
serversuperglobalhttp://koivi.com/apache-iis-php-server-array.php
sessionmake sure session.save_path is set correctly in your php.ini. Verify that it exists, is readable and writable to PHP, and check that session data is actually being written there. On a server farm, make sure it's a shared directory, accessible from all servers.
sharedloginsMediaWiki can be configured to share user login data between between multiple wikis. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Shared_database>.
shellShell access (that is, SSH access, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH) is highly recommended if you want to run MediaWiki. You can install without it, and basic operation will work, but even creating backups or upgrading will be painful without it. Some more involved maintenance tasks may even be impossible. MediaWiki is not designed for minimal environments.
shellrequesthttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requesting_wiki_configuration_changes
shorturlTo create simple URLs (such as the /wiki/PAGENAME style URLs on Wikimedia sites), follow the instructions at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Short_URL>. There are instructions for most different webserver setups. If you have problems getting the rewrite rules to work, see !rewriteproblem
shorturlsTo create simple URLs (such as the /wiki/PAGENAME style URLs on Wikimedia sites), follow the instructions at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Short_URL> or try the new beta tool at <http://shorturls.redwerks.org/>. There are instructions for most different webserver setups. If you have problems getting the rewrite rules to work, see !rewriteproblem
sitemapTo generate a sitemap, run maintenance/generateSitemap.php
sitenoticeSitenotice is a wiki-wide message that appears at the top of the page for all users. It is editable by users in the sysop usergroup at [[MediaWiki:Sitenotice]]. See also: !anonnotice
skingalleryhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Gallery_of_user_styles
skinninghttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Skins>. Skin usage: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Skins>. Gallery of CSS styles: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Gallery_of_user_styles>. Writing your own: http://blog.redwerks.org/2012/02/08/mediawiki-skinning-tutorial/ and the historical archive <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Skinning>
smSemantic Maps is an awesome MediaWiki extension that adds semantic capabilities to the maps extension by extending Semantic MediaWiki. See <http://mapping.referata.com/wiki/Semantic_Maps>. Also try !maps and !smw
smtpSee <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgSMTP> for information about configuring MediaWiki to use SMTP for sending mails, instead of using the sendmail interface.
smwSemanticMediaWiki is an awesome extension that lets you connect wiki pages with semantic relations. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Semantic_MediaWiki> and <http://semantic-mediawiki.org/>. Mailing lists are available at <http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=147937>
sofixitFix it or revert it. It's that simple.
songshttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Songs
sopStandard Operating Procedure
sortkeyBy default, a page is sorted under the first letter of its full name including the namespace. A sort key specifies under which letter heading, and where in the category list, the page will appear. You can add a sort key by placing it inside the tag after a pipe character. See also <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Categories#Sort_key>
sorttableIn recent versions of MediaWiki, a table can be made sortable by assigning the css class "sortable" to it. This feature requires JavaScript to be enabled.
sourceforgesee <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Running_MediaWiki_on_Sourceforge.net> for instructions.
spamFor information about combating and handling spam in MediaWiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_spam> and <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Anti-spam_features>.
specialpagesFor information on creating Special Pages, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Special_pages>
sqliteMaxSem
sqllogTo log all SQL queries to a file, set $wgDebugDumpSql = true; and set $wgDebugLogFile to a filename
sqlsearchhttp://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/fulltext-search.html
starthttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker
stfustfu
stringfunctionsStringFunctions is an extension that provides some useful parser functions for manipulating strings. For more information and a download link, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:StringFunctions>
stroopwafelsSee <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroopwafel> for a developer and sys-admins friend.
subpagesBy default some namespaces have subpages enabled and others don't. You can enable or disable them using $wgNamespacesWithSubpages in LocalSettings.php. <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgNamespacesWithSubpages>
substSubstitution is automatic conversion of wikitext of a page referring to a templatehttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Template, variable, or parser function when the referring page is saved. You can read more about it on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Substitution
subversionSubversion is a version control software that allows users to download the very latest version of a branch without having to wait for someone to get around to packaging it. Advantages to using Subversion include the latest version, vastly simplified updating, the ability to roll back an upgrade, the ability to create and submit patches. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Subversion for more information.
suggestto enable suggestions in the search box, set $wgEnableMWSuggest = true;
sulSee <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Single_login_specifications>, <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Unified_login>, and <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CentralAuth>.
sumanahWikimedia Volunteer Development Coordinator in charge of nurturing the software community. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Sumanah
supportIf we are unable to answer your query there are alternate avenues you can take to get support. There is a support mailing list <http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l>, support desk on MediaWiki.org <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Support_desk> and unofficial forums <http://www.mwusers.com/>.
supportedSee http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Version_lifecycle for supported/advised MediaWiki versions.
svgFor more information regarding SVGs in MediaWiki, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/SVG>.
svn-revhttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code/MediaWiki/$1
svnauthorhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code/MediaWiki/author/$1
svnpropsWhen commiting to the MediaWiki SVN repository, please make sure you set SVN properties on the new files. You can do this automagically using the instructions at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Subversion/auto-props
svnsearchhttp://toolserver.org/~krinkle/wikimedia-svn-search/
syntaxFor help with MediaWiki's Wikitext syntax, please see <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing>. For an (incomplete) formal specification, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Markup_spec>.
syntaxhighlightthere are several extensions for syntax highlighting, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Syntax_highlighting - the most popular one is at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi
t_paamayim_nekudotayimT_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM is PHP's way of referring to the scope-resolution-operator "::" aka: A double colon, see http://php.net/manual/en/language.oop5.paamayim-nekudotayim.php for more info
tabcompletionInstead of manually typing another person's nickname in IRC, you can type the beginning of their name and hit TAB on your keyboard to get it autocompleted, like on the command line. This avoids misspellings. Just make sure it's the right person!
tableFor help on creating tables in wikitext, see <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Table> and <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Tables>
tabsfor adding/removing tabs, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ#How_do_I_add.2Fremove_tabs_throughout_my_wiki.3F
tag{{#tag:...}} is a way to allow parameter expansion in tag hooks. Since MW 1.12 it's builtin into Mediawiki, and versions before that must use http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:TagParser to enable the functionallity.
tautologyIt will be ready when it's ready
telepathyAll telepaths are on vacation, so we can't help you unless you provide more details.
tempFoobar
templateproblemsThe most common issues with templates copied from Wikipedia can be fixed by installing ParserFunctions <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:ParserFunctions> and enabling HTML Tidy <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgUseTidy>. Also make sure you copied dependency templates, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Templates#Copying_from_one_wiki_to_another>
templatesFor more information about templates, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Templates>. See also: !templateproblems , !wptemplates
testThis is a nifty test of niftiness ... http://z0r.de/2650 << lookie, isn't that cool? :)
testinghttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Unit_testing
testshttp://ci.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org/cruisecontrol/buildresults/mw
testswarmTestSwarm (Distributed continuous integration for JavaScript) | Wikimedia's swarm: https://integration.mediawiki.org/testswarm/ | Project 'mediawiki' tracking git master: http://integration.mediawiki.org/testswarm/user/mediawiki | More info: https://github.com/jquery/testswarm/
testwikihttp://test.wikipedia.org/
thankyouYou're welcome. :)
the_maskThe Mask is a 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey based on the comic book series.. http://enwp.org/The_Mask_%28film%29
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threadsFor a proposed threaded discussion system for MediaWiki, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LiquidThreads
thumbFor information on configuring thumbnailing on MediaWiki, please refer to <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Image_Administration#Image_thumbnailing>.
tiasTry it and see. You learn much more by experimentation than by asking without having even tried.
tidyHTML Tidy is an external application that cleans up HTML for XHTML compliance (such as bad user input like <table><tr></td></table>). Prior to the new preprocessor in 1.12 it was also needed for distributed, transcluded, or conditional HTML, or mixed HTML and wikitables, but newer versions allow it without Tidy. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgUseTidy>
tidyforidiots1. Go into LocalSettings.php 2. Add $wgUseTidy = true; in there somewhere 3. Commit 4. Enjoy
timezoneFor help with configuring timezones in MediaWiki, please consult <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Timezone>.
tocTOC stands for "table of contents". A TOC is shown on every wiki page that is long enough to need one. One can force wiki to show TOC on a page by adding __TOC__ to the wikicode; also, one can prevent a TOC to be shown on a page by adding __NOTOC__ to the page code.
toolserverThe Wikimedia Toolserver is a cluster of servers that provide free Unix hosting for Wikimedia users and researchers and includes access to copies of the live wiki databases. Access is granted on request on a case-by-case basis. See https://wiki.toolserver.org/view/Main_Page for more info and https://wiki.toolserver.org/view/Category:Tools for a list of documented tools.
tooquietYes, #mediawiki has a lot of people idling. If they were all talking, there'd be no on-topic discussions at all. The channel can be social but is in no way required to be. If you take offense at the silence, you may wish to find a more social channel. If you need help, just ask, and please don't ask for help or for attention before actually asking your question, that's just a waste of time, see !ask
topicMediaWiki software support and dev: <http://www.mediawiki.org/> | Bugs: http://bit.ly/wmbugz | Read the FAQ <http://bit.ly/yr0aC> | Security release: 1.16.5, Beta release: 1.17.0beta1 | Don't flood, use <http://dpaste.org/> | Channel logged: http://is.gd/5L1bE | WMF-specific dev: irc://irc.freenode.net/#wikimedia-dev
transclusionTransclusion is a general MediaWiki term for including things into a page using double-brace "{{}}" markup. This can be things like templates, pages in other namespaces, variables, output of parser functions, some Special pages, interwiki pages, and such. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Transclusion for an overview.
translatewikiYou can help translating MediaWiki to your language at translatewiki.net <http://translatewiki.net>
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tsI don't know anything about "ts". Did you mean: !testswarm, !toolserver or !translatewiki ?
tsohttps://toolserver.org
tssZOMG!! http://goo.gl/e2631 (join #semantic-mediawiki)
tunemysqlhttp://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/fulltext-fine-tuning.html
twnhttp://translatewiki.net
uihttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UsabilityInitiative
umaskIf using suphp, make sure the umask is set to 0022 (or less) in /etc/suphp.conf
undo'Undo' attempts to undo any single edit, not just the top edit. It essentially determines what was changed, and makes the reverse change; so you can easily undo a vandal edit that is followed by legitimate edits. See <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Reverting#Undo>.
unicode_testThe following character is a c-cedille: ??; The following is avar's name in proper icelandic: ??var Arnfj??r?? Bjarmason
unicornNeed more magic in your life? See https://labsconsole.wikimedia.org/ to create your own!
uninstallIf you want uninstall mediawiki from your server, visit http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Uninstallation
unreviewedcodeAll commits in Gerrit that haven't had a human review yet: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#q,is:open+project:mediawiki/core+-CodeReview%252B2+-CodeReview%252B1+-CodeReview-1+-CodeReview-2,n,z
update.phpupdate.php is a script that updates the database tables. You usually need to run it after upgrading MediaWiki or installing certain extensions. For details, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading#Run_the_update_script>
upgradehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading
uploadFile uploads are disabled by default, set $wgEnableUploads=true; to enable it. See <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuring_file_uploads> for configuration details, <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Managing_files> and <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Images> for using uploaded images and other files.
uploadbyurlhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuring_file_uploads#Uploading_directly_from_a_URL_.28.22Sideloading.22.29
usefulMediaWiki is useful for everything, it can simulate nuclear weapons blasts or feed your cat
useragentThe User-Agent string tells the server about your browser (or HTTP library). Wikimedia servers require a User-Agent string to be sent. See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User-Agent_policy for details.
userapprovalTo require approval before accounts can edit, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmAccount>. Alternatively, remove edit rights from all users, and create a new user group like with edit rights; a bureaucrat can then add users to the group. See <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Assigning_permissions>
variablesTo use user-defined variables inside wiki pages, you can use <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:VariablesExtension>.
vectorVector is the new skin designed as part of the Wikimedia Usability Project <http://usability.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page>. It was introduced in MediaWiki 1.16, and made default since MediaWiki 1.17. To set it as default in 1.17, set $wgDefaultSkin = 'vector'; in LocalSettings.php. Say !skin or !localsettings for more details.
version To find out the version of your MediaWiki installation, visit the page Special:Version. Should the wiki be broken, but you have access to the program files, find $wgVersion in DefaultSettings.php. Please note that 1.15.0 > 1.5.0 (since nobody wants to go to 2.0). See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Version_lifecycle for supported versions.
viewvchttp://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/phase3/$1?view=markup
votesMost Mediawiki developers don't really use the voting system for determining priority for bugs, so more votes won't necessarily hurry bug resolution. More info: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/page.cgi?id=voting.html
vulnerabilityIf you believe you have found a security problem in MediaWiki or in one of Wikimedia's web sites, please contact security@wikimedia.org directly so we can prepare a bug fix release.
wallofshametracks devs with pending fixme : http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code/MediaWiki/stats
webinspectorWebKit browser (Chrome, Safari) come with a console and debugger package built-in. Once enabled right click to Inspect and bring up the consoles. How to enable: http://mactips.info/2010/07/use-safari-5s-web-inspector | http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/webmasters-faq.html
webrequestThe WebRequest class encapsulates getting at data passed in the URL or via a POSTed form, handling remove of "magic quotes" slashes, stripping illegal input characters and normalizing Unicode sequences. For more info check <http://svn.wikimedia.org/doc/classWebRequest.html>.
webscaleDon't just scale for the web, webscale for the cloud <http://nosql.mypopescu.com/post/1016320617/mongodb-is-web-scale>
welcomeWelcome to #mediawiki, the channel for MediaWiki development and support! Don't ask if anyone's around, just ask your questions. Do, however, consult the FAQ, located at <FAQ: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/FAQ>, first.
wfLook up for it in https://svn.wikimedia.org/doc/GlobalFunctions_8php.html or https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/gitweb?p=mediawiki/core.git;a=blob;f=includes/GlobalFunctions.php
wghttps://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wg$1
wikiA wiki is a collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it. Ward Cunningham, developer of the first wiki WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work". Wikipedia is one of the best known wikis.
wiki2pdfGoogle it; one example is http://toolserver.org/~magnus/pdf.php
wiki2xmlhttp://tools.wikimedia.de/~magnus/wiki2xml/w2x.php
wikiahttp://wikia.com is a site that hosts free content community wikis.
wikiacodeWikia's customized mediawiki code is mostly available via <https://svn.wikia-code.com/wikia/>. Wikia-specific extensions can usually be found in <https://svn.wikia-code.com/wikia/trunk/extensions/wikia/>.
wikibugsis awesome!
wikidatahttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata
wikieditorhttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiEditor
wikimaniaWikimania, the worldwide Wikimedia conference, is 10-15 July 2012 in Washington, DC, USA, including developers' days 10-11 July. See http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/ and https://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hackathon
wikimediaMediaWiki not Wikimedia; Wikimedia is the foundation, MediaWiki is the software. See !mediawiki and !wmf
wikipediaA massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where players can click on the "edit this page" tab at the top of each level and add quips of information. Then, the Wikipedia Game Masters (GMs) check over these "edits" and if they are bad, the player is sent to "WikiJail," where they must appease the god Jimbo in order to escape. However, good "edits" gain the player "contributions", the much sought-after currency of Wikipedi
wmfthe Wikimedia Foundation runs the servers which host Wikipedia and other projects; and is the driving force behind the development of MediaWiki <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org>
wmohttps://wikimedia.org
worstcaseGenerally, the worst that can happen is that someone compromises your site, steals your data, deletes it and replaces it with kiddy porn. Then they start a spam service on your server advertising the kiddy porn to twenty million email addresses, daily. Then your home gets raided, you get fired and your wife leaves you. Then you get killed in your sleep by ninjas.
wphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1
wptemplatesTo copy templates from Wikipedia, use Special:Export and check the "Include templates" option to get all the sub-templates, then upload the file with Special:Import on your wiki. You'll also likely have to install the ParserFunctions extension and install/enable HTML tidy. You also might need some CSS from Wikipedia's Common.css and Monobook.css. You'll also need a lot of patience.
wtfhttp://is.gd/aaT55o
wysiwygWhat You See Is What You Get editors allow you to create articles and see the text formatting without needing to Show Preview. A list of wysiwyg editor extensions may be found at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:WYSIWYG_extensions>. For some discussion, see <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WYSIWYG_editor>. See also <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability>.
xamppXAMPP is an easy to install bundle of Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl, and more stuff, available for all popular operating systems - see <http://www.apachefriends.org/de/xampp.html>. For installing MediaWiki on XAMPP, see <http://tinyurl.com/2shgph> and also <http://www.nat32.com/xampp/wiki.htm>.
xkcdhttps://xkcd.com/$1
xmlUse HTML5, Luke
yodahttp://www.globalnerdy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/yodaconditional.jpg
testdefa
!A red exclamation mark (!) in the recent changes or on your watchlist means that edit is not patrolled yet. Read more about patrolling at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Patrolled_edits and configuration at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgUseRCPatrol

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