Matthew Wayne Selznick | 21 Apr 08:37 2014

MediaWiki On Nginx As A Subdirectory of WordPress

Hi gang,

Does anyone have any experience with nginx running mediawiki?

I've just migrated my sites from apache2 to nginx -- a WordPress site,
a static site, and a mediawiki site are all running great from their
own URLs.

The problem child is a mediawiki install I have in a subfolder of a
WordPress installation.  Trying to get to the mediawiki brings me
right back to the root URL (the WordPress home page).

The directory structure is:

-wordpress site
---mediawiki install

Or, in other words:

Everything was running fine before the switch and I *suspect* I need
to set something in an nginx.conf file... but... what?

Any help available will be REALLY appreciated.



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Matthias Brennwald | 16 Apr 14:38 2014

Re: MediaWiki-l Digest, Vol 127, Issue 14

> Import the dump into MySQL if you haven't already.

Ok, something like this (?):

mysql -u root -p WIKIdb < dump-of-old-WIKIdb.sql 

> Tweak your mysql config to point to the database with the dump.

How, where? Sorry, I am a complete noob.

Thanks for your help

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Matthias Brennwald | 16 Apr 11:54 2014

Restoring a wiki from an old database

Dear All

I had a wiki running on an Ubuntu-Linux server. Mediawiki was installed using the Ubuntu software package
manager. After an update from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, the wiki was not not accessible anymore, the browser
said "Not Found / The requested URL /mediawiki was not found on this server.”. I guess the fix might have
been trivial, but I did not know where to look, and I got so impatient that I decided to re-install. I mad a
mySQL dump of the wiki database (and renamed the database so that it would not get in the way). Then I removed
the Mediawiki software using the Ubuntu package manager. Then I installed mediawiki 1.22 following the
instructions at . Now I have a
new, empty wiki that is accessible from the web browser.

Question: how do I get the content from my old wiki back?

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John Foster | 16 Apr 04:03 2014

Persistant upload problems with images:

I have a number of persistant issues with Mediawiki 1.22.4.
These have persisted since I upgraded from 1.22.2 a few weeks ago.
I "THINK" these are all related to some kind of permissions issues with
the server. these are a section of the relevant lines from


# Protect against web entry
if ( !defined( 'MEDIAWIKI' ) ) {

## Uncomment this to disable output compression
# $wgDisableOutputCompression = true;snipet

$wgSitename = "PhysicsWiki";

## The URL base path to the directory containing the wiki;
## defaults for all runtime URL paths are based off of this.
## For more information on customizing the URLs
## (like /w/index.php/Page_title to /wiki/Page_title) please see:
$wgScriptPath = "";
$wgScriptExtension = ".php";

## The protocol and server name to use in fully-qualified URLs
$wgServer = "";
$wgCanonicalServer = '';

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Rowe, Dolores A | 15 Apr 21:57 2014

Export/Import Advice ??

Dear Teammates,

Does anyone out there have some export from MW 1.6.5 which I need to import into MW 1.22.2 advice ?
I would appreciate it a hundred fold.


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john boris | 15 Apr 15:40 2014

Logo Missing after edit to Main Page

I am running Mediawiki 1.22.2, PHP 5.46, MySQL 5.5.27 on Ubuntu 12.10.

When I setup the Wiki I was able to change the logo to a new one. I then
edited the Main Page and now the logo is gone. The logo does appear from
time to time on different pages but no longer appears when I go to my main
page. Any pointers on how to correct this.I have tested this on MSIE 11 and
Chrome Version 34 (latest at this time) on Windows 7.


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Andre Klapper | 15 Apr 10:28 2014

RfC on Product Management Tools and Development Toolchain

[Posting as this might be interesting for MediaWiki technical
administrators who deal with the bugtracker and the code review system]


as previously announced [1], we've been facilitating a collective review
of Wikimedia's current product management tools and development

The most popular idea at the moment is to consolidate Wikimedia's
product management and infrastructure tools (such as Bugzilla, Gerrit,
RT, Mingle, Trello) into all-in-one Phabricator. We have therefore put
together a Request for comment to bring this up for wider discussion.

This discussion affects anyone who deals with bug reports, feature
requests and code changes in Wikimedia, so it's critical that you test
Phabricator for your own use and make your voice heard in the RFC:

We're compiling a list of Frequently asked questions at ;
You're welcome to add more and help answer them :)

We'll host a few IRC discussions while the RFC is running to help answer
questions, etc. Our tentative times and dates are at

Thank you for your input!

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Agata.Correia | 15 Apr 04:00 2014

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Rowe, Dolores A | 14 Apr 23:16 2014

Import Issue on MW 1.22.2

Dear Teammates,

I was importing an xml file that a user sent me created by an older wiki 1.6.5.
The import appeared to be successful, is said so, and it said there were 7 revisions.
When I view the page in MW 1.22.2, it is blank.

PHP is unhappy, as indicated below.  Any ideas ?
[14-Apr-2014 15:50:53 America/Chicago] PHP Warning:  XMLReader::read():
uploadsource://ae794f78cbe6146aac807016e2990960:113: parser error : EntityRef: expecting ';' in
I:\wwwroot-basp\test1222\includes\Import.php on line 383
[14-Apr-2014 15:50:53 America/Chicago] PHP Warning:  XMLReader::read(): &lt;comment&gt;Added Mesa
Q&amp;A section&lt;/comment&gt; in I:\wwwroot-basp\test1222\includes\Import.php on line 383
[14-Apr-2014 15:50:53 America/Chicago] PHP Warning:  XMLReader::read():                        ^ in
I:\wwwroot-basp\test1222\includes\Import.php on line 383
[14-Apr-2014 15:50:53 America/Chicago] PHP Warning:  XMLReader::read(): Load Data before trying to
read in I:\wwwroot-basp\test1222\includes\Import.php on line 635
[14-Apr-2014 15:50:53 America/Chicago] PHP Warning:  XMLReader::read(): Load Data before trying to
read in I:\wwwroot-basp\test1222\includes\Import.php on line 581
[14-Apr-2014 15:50:53 America/Chicago] PHP Warning:  XMLReader::read(): Load Data before trying to
read in I:\wwwroot-basp\test1222\includes\Import.php on line 487
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Sam Reed | 14 Apr 13:08 2014

MediaWiki Support for PhpStorm

There's been discussions before about being able to share code style
settings between MediaWiki users for PhpStorm. To this end, I've started a
PhpStorm plugin [1] that adds this functionality, allowing preferences to be
set from a MediaWiki predefined style. Thanks to Siebrand and Physikerwelt
for their example configurations.

There is also functionality to search for selected text using
the context menu.

It can be installed using the inbuilt plugin manager in PhpStorm.

More functionality to come, somewhat emulating the Wordpress plugin [2]. I
imagine the Hook support would be quite useful for many people too.

Code is currently on github [3], maybe should be moved to gerrit sometime in
the future. Pull requests and issues happily accepted.





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Sam Reed | 14 Apr 12:58 2014

mGerrit - Gerrit for Android

As we all know, Gerrit doesn't have the best interface, but even more so,
it's not very mobile friendly. There is however mGerrit [1] for Android
which does a nice job.

Also, we're not in the list of default "supported" Gerrit instannces (yes, I
know WikiMedia is in CamelCase, this is already reported and fixed

If you've any issues with the software emailing the developer directly is
quite good at yielding responses.



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