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.
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.
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.
You can also hide main page title on the home page of your MediaWiki website via CSS. Changing ‘Main Page’ title is also one option to get rid from ‘Main Page’ H1 heading text but then it starts to show small ‘Redirected from Main Page’ text on your wiki’s home page.
Like all other lively websites, MediaWiki is also a common target for spam bots. As soon you get backlinks and your website is listed on search engines, it becomes easy for spammers to find your website and use it for the promotion of their products or web content.
Unlike to WordPress, adding favicon, Android and Apple touch icon on MediaWiki website needs some coding. You are required editing your website’s LocalSettings.php and add few lines of code.
The one and only possible way of automatically updating any MediaWiki website to its newer version is hosting your website on Linux cPanel based servers of SANGKRIT.net.
MediaWiki is a free software written in PHP. It is now the most popular wiki application used by some well known wiki websites. The cPanel of SANGKRIT.net hosting allows you to install this useful software on your domain, subdomain or subdirectory in a click. It takes less then a minute to put your Mediawiki website online.
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