How to Enable File Uploads in MediaWiki

MediaWiki integrates files you upload fairly easily. However, by default the ability to upload files is disabled. In this guide, you can learn how to enable file uploads in MediaWiki Using an FTP client or cPanel’s File Manager, locate and edit the file named LocalSettings.php. This file, by default, is located in the root directory Read More >

Changing your URL in MediaWiki

In this tutorial we will show you how to change your URL in Mediawiki. This is useful when testing your site on a Shared SSL, or when you want to modify your domain name. It will be accomplished by editing the LocalSettings.php file. For this article I am changing the URL from: http://example.com/mediawiki to: https://secure49.inmotionhosting.com/~userna99/mediawiki Read More >

Changing the CSS in MediaWiki

MediaWiki has a unique way of making style sheet changes. There is a MediaWiki:Common.css page built into the program that stores global CSS changes. Instead of editing the .css files directly on the server, you can edit the MediaWiki:Common.css file through your MediaWiki admin. Below are the steps to add custom CSS code to your Read More >

Inserting a slideshow in MediaWiki

In MediaWiki, you can have multiple images fade or slide in an image slider. There are a few steps to do this, which involves editing source code files. Before we get started, you will need to obtain the “Extension:JavascriptSlideshow“. The Extension can be obtained at the following URL. http://mediawiki.absolutewebdev.com/index.php?title=Special:Version Download the JavascriptSlideshow-1.0.1.zip file to your Read More >

Change MediaWiki interface language

MediaWiki is designed to work with almost any language in the World. The Administrator interface can be changed to your native language by editing the LocalSettings.php file. The snapshot to the right shows what the special pages look like in English. Below you will find the steps to change the administrator interface language and a Read More >

How to enable reCAPTCHA in MediaWiki

To prevent spam bots and robots from filling your MediaWiki pages with spam links and unwanted content, you can have the “reCAPTCHA” enabled in your MediaWiki LocalSettings.php to prevent bots from editing your pages. ReCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that allows you to add a verification box to determine if the page is Read More >

Configuring the ContactPage Extension in MediaWiki

When setting up a MediaWiki site, you may want to allow visitors who are not registered or authenticated in your MediaWiki site to contact you for various reasons. An example of this is, if your MediaWiki site is only editable by a few people, you can have a contact page for visitors to email you Read More >

This user has not specified a valid e-mail address error: MediaWiki

When setting up MediaWiki to send emails from the “ContactPage” extension, the following error can be thrown if your email account is not set up properly in the preferences. No e-mail address: This user has not specified a valid e-mail address. This error is thrown because MediaWiki requires the email address of the user to Read More >

Basic MediaWiki site overview

What is MediaWiki? MediaWiki is a free open source software designed to provide free information on the web. A major website online that uses MediaWiki is Wikipedia. Wikimedia developed MediaWiki by developing Wikipedia and Wiktionary. If you are developing a site that is intended for multiple users to edit the content and to provide free Read More >

Creating an Image Gallery in MediaWiki

Along with adding images in your MediaWiki articles, you can also add an image gallery to you MediaWiki page. Formatting the image gallery in MediaWiki is a little different than formatting individual images. For information on how to insert images into MediaWiki pages, please see our tutorial on How to insert images into MediaWiki. The Read More >