Tag: MediaWiki

How to change the text of the talk tab in MediaWiki

The tabs at the top of MediaWiki are an important part of the user interface. Some of the names might not be appropriate for your wiki though.  For instance I run a hiking wiki for washington state called TrailWIKI.org.  I

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How to patch MediaWiki to the latest release

You can only patch MediaWiki inbetween sub versions.  You cannot patch between main releases.   Download the latest patch from www.mediawiki.org.   In this example I am going to patch from 1.17.1 to 1.17.2. Download page. http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2012-January/000106.html The file you need

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How to remove toolbox from the sidebar in MediaWiki

To remove the toolbox from MediaWiki sidebar Open MediaWiki:Common.css Edit MediaWiki:Common.css and add the following lines of code to the bottom /* remove Toolbox */ #p-tb { display:none !important; } Save your changes and then clear your browsers cache. I

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Create a MediaWiki Skin from MonoBook

Create MediaWiki Skin You can create a skin all by yourself by following the steps provided below: Go to the /skins folder within your Mediawiki directory; Copy the /monobook directory and rename it with the name of your skin, for

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How to add a banner/image to the MediaWiki sidebar

To add a banner to the MediaWiki sidebar follow the next steps: 1. Find the file MonoBook.php in skins/MonoBook.php path (if you’re using monobook) 2. Download the file. 3. Go to line 185 or file the line: </div><!– end of

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Remove the Advanced Search Box in MediaWiki

I have a wiki for hiking in Washington State called TrailWIKI.org  I use a couple different namespaces for internal use and do not want users to be confused on the search page with all the additional namespaces.  I could not

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