A few days back we have discussed about bulk deleting pages on a MediaWiki website and yesterday a user told us that he accidentally ended-up deleting some very important pages off from his website.
By default recapcha is only shown when MediaWiki users try to create new account, add URL or attempt bad login. In this lesson you will learn how to extend this functionality and enable recaptcha on creation of new pages, page edits and logins etc.
WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache are two most popular cache plugins for WordPress websites. Both plugins are designed to generate cache of your website in order to make it fast and perform better on world wide web.
You can selectively hide parts of any MediaWiki page from its mobile view. It means you can set certain page sections to show only on desktop view and not on tablets and smartphones.
There are various plugins that allows your users to share posts on social networking websites. Earlier we have discussed about adding Whats App sharing button in WordPress, read:
- WhatsApp Sharing For WordPress Can Increase Your Website Traffic
- Enable WhatsApp Sharing Button In Jetpack Powered WordPress Site
Now you may also activate SMS sharing button so that your users would be able to share your content by sending links to mobile numbers via SMS.
Default MediaWiki installation is not programmed to go responsive on many mobile devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets). It is not mobile optimized and hence you will have to use additional skins or extensions to make a responsive MediaWiki website.
Otherwise your website may be difficult to view, with menus, layouts and media, not appearing in the best place on small screen devices.
In this lesson you will learn about completely optimizing your MediaWiki website for mobile devices, implementing a responsive layout to make it look good on all screen types.
Default MediaWiki installation doesn’t provides you any feature to delete multiple pages at once. And no matter how many protections are active, spamming will always be present to a certain level unless you are running a completely private wiki.
Bot flood is the most common attack that happens on most wiki websites. In this attack, one or more vandals may attempt to run bots that can edit, move and create new pages at a very high speed and upload unwelcome versions of images.
As said by MediaWiki developers, “This is the most frequent kind of vandalism on most wikis and usually done for spam purpose.” We have already discussed about enabling ReCAPTCHA on MediaWiki in order to minimize such type of spams.
Now today in this lesson you will learn about deleting spam and unwanted pages in bulk on your MediaWiki installation.
Core automatic upgrade feature was introduced in WordPress Version 2.7. While doing automatic upgrade WordPress places a file named .maintenance in your website’s root directory.
The file is shown during automatic and manual updates made from WordPress admin section. But sometimes when WordPress fail in completing the update process (especially when your PHP memory is hitting its resources or during some communication error etc), it keeps showing, “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” message on every page of your website.
Leverage Browser Caching is one factor responsible for the browsing speed of your website. Likewise fetching resources over the network can be slow and expensive as some downloads may need multiple roundtrips between the client where your website is requested and your hosting server.