Tag Archives: Extensions

How To Hide MediaWiki Sidebar From Visitors?

You can suppress the display of the sidebar from anonymous and un-logged-in users on your MediaWiki website. This can be done by creating a new PHP file in extensions folder then including the code in LocalSettings.php file.

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Best Advertising Extensions For MediaWiki

Site Notice After hook is one common way  to display advertisements on MediaWiki Website. It allows you to place your ad code directly below the site-notice and above the page header. In this lesson we gave hand picked some other MediaWiki extensions that can be used for displaying ads on any MediaWiki website.

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How To Display Image Gallery From A Category In MediaWiki?

You can display a gallery of all images from a category in your MediaWiki website. Category Gallery is a MediaWiki extension that implements tag to automatically generate a gallery of all images in specified category.

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How To Add Chat Option On MediaWiki?

In addition to talk pages which are associated on every MediaWiki article, you can add a chat tab to enable live discussion and communication between users.

With Chat extension on your MediaWiki installation, you may either add a Chat tab to every wiki Article or configure it to have only one chatroom across all articles, rather than default i.e. one chatroom per article.

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How To Restrict Editing Of All But A Few Pages On MediaWiki?

A private MediaWiki website restricts editing of all pages whereas a traditional MediaWiki installation allows everyone to edit pages, even anonymous users. In this lesson you will learn about a special technique of proving edit right to users on selective pages.

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How To Hold All MediaWiki Edits For Moderation?

By default all edits are published and get visible on your MediaWiki website. In this lesson you will learn about holding each and every edit for moderation so that users with specific rights would be able to approve or reject new edits.

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How To Display Recently Published Pages In MediaWiki?

You can display a list of recently published pages on the homepage or anywhere you want in your MediaWiki website. You can also make random display of pages or use CustomNavBlocks in conjunction to add a side-panel of most recent page additions.

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How To Undelete Batch Of Users In MediaWiki?

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.

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How To Make MediaWiki Responsive And Mobile Friendly?

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.

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How To Bulk Delete Pages In MediaWiki?

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.

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Easily Use Custom URL Extensions In WordPress

No matter your website uses WordPress and is programmed in PHP but you can automatically use and display other language extensions before to hand it over to our client.  Continue reading Easily Use Custom URL Extensions In WordPress