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MediaWiki Administrator's Handbook

MediaWiki Administrator's Handbook

Installed Extensions

See Help:Help

Other changes to the standard Configuration

Sidebar menu

Added top categories in MediaWiki:Sidebar

Changes in LocalSettings.php

Well there are some changes in LocalSetting.php (Henrik Thomsen 18:56, 11 February 2009 (UTC))

$wgStylePath        = "$wgScriptPath/skins";
$wgStyleDirectory   = "$IP/skins";
$wgLogo = "$wgStylePath/common/images/tekkom.png";
$wgFileExtensions[] = 'svg';
$wgFileExtensions[] = 'pdf';
$wgAllowTitlesInSVG = true;
#Slaa Caching fra naar der udvikles design paa siden
$wgEnableParserCache = false;
$wgEnableMWSuggest=true; # OpenSearch box
# $wgEnableRestrict = true; #Need extension I think
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['editwidgets'] = true;
#Defining Students name space
define("NS_STUDENTS", 100);
define("NS_STUDENTS_TALK", 101);

$wgExtraNamespaces[NS_STUDENTS] = "Students";
$wgExtraNamespaces[NS_STUDENTS_TALK] = "Students_talk";

$wgNamespaceProtection[NS_STUDENTS] = array( 'editstudents' ); #permission "edit" required to edit the  n
$wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_STUDENTS] = true;            #subpages enabled for the namespace
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['editstudents'] = true;      #permission "edit" granted to users in the "sys
op" group
$wgContentNamespaces[] = NS_STUDENTS;
$wgAllowUserCss = true;
$wgAllowUserJs = true; # Made WikEd work
$wgUseSiteCss = true;
$wgUseSiteJs = true;
$wgCategoryMagicGallery = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false; #Restrict anonymous editing

Changed MediaWiki:Common.css to avoid pagename in top of Main Page

Mediawiki extensions proposed installed

Preventing Access

See the manual Preventing Access

Group based Access control

Make as many groups as you like. (Classes, Project groups etc..)
See Group Base Access Control Extension


  • Requires that you disable caching, otherwise the restrictions aren't consistently enforced
  • Users can still use search feature to find unauthorized pages and see excerpts in the search results

Confirm Account

See Confirm Account Extension

User Access Righjts

Lockdown Extenssion:

User access rights:

Setting user group access rights:$wgGroupPermissions

Making MediaWiki non case-sensitive

non case sensitive procedure See wikimedia proposals


TitleKey extension is a case-insensitive title prefix search plugin TitleKey Extension

Lucene Search Engine

Lucence search engine will be installed. It will make suggestions in the searchbox case insensitive. Lucene-search

Create books PDF or print

Creates nice PDF books. You can order printed books. Extension:Collection

Embedded document

Can apparantly embed *.pdf and *.doc files into the Wiki. Embed_Document]

I would like to find a format converter that really works pdf->wiki and doc->wiki

Secure and protected category

See the extension CategoryPermissions


See the extension Cite

Mediawiki search engine

The article Mediawiki search-engine stinks tell it as it is.

Short words in mediawiki searches

See the hidden article on wikimedia Short words in searches

Information from this installation


Installed software

Installed webmin from /usr/ports/sysutils/webmin


See Database layout