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mobile access is not working properly

Paperlessnow (talkcontribs)

I have added a new page in Main Page.

And added a external link in that page.

If I access this page from desktop browser it works. (server is on local Mac and use safari on same system)

When I access the same from mobile it says 'could not connect to server'.

Same page added for category works. Able to access from mobile.

I think I figured it out.

I added the page in the Main Page with url localhost. If I use IP address it works.

Can this IP address be externalised/ configurable. ?I mean any syntax to use which can avoid using localhost/ IP address for each page added in Main Page.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

External links are "absolute" and shouldn't change whether you're browsing them from mobile or desktop. If those are supposed to be links to pages of the wiki, use internal link syntax. If they're pages to the same server of the wiki (but outside of the wiki), you can use {{SERVER}} (see Help:Magic_words#Technical_metadata) in the URLs.

Jinonline (talkcontribs)


Reply to "mobile access is not working properly"

I have complete a new introductory page

Clsit (talkcontribs)

However, I cannot see its appeartance:(

Clsit (talkcontribs)

I have ensure that it had been saved for many times

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Is this related to MediaWiki?

Clsit (talkcontribs)

Not sure.... I had read the introductory page for constructing wiki page, however, it seems not working to save my work via viisible version (NOT coding)

Clsit (talkcontribs)
Clsit (talkcontribs)
AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Even if your IP is blocked, you should still be able to save edits while logged into your account. Can you not save pages while logged in?

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Clsit (talkcontribs)

Thank you. The problem had been tackled with editional rights.

Clsit (talkcontribs)

Recently, the introductory page was noticed that there needed some changes for the content (to avoid being commerical or promotional)... I had updated the content with reliable supporting links.... ( Please let me know if there require any other changes, thank you

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Error 404 "Object Not Found" when going to "Special Pages > Change credentials"

DreadHeadJoee (talkcontribs)

With a fresh setup Mediawiki 1.31.1, PHP 7.2.10, MariaDB

I am getting the error:" Object not found! Error 404 " when I go to "Special Pages > Change credentials"

I believe all other Special Pages are working but this one. I have reinstalled media wiki also tried with the previous media wiki package 1.31.0 same issue.

Error is Below:

URL: http://localhost/mediawiki/index.php/Special:ChangeCredentials/MediaWiki%5CAuth%5CPasswordAuthenticationRequest

Object not found!

The requested URL was not found on this server. The link on the referring page seems to be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page about the error.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 404


Apache/2.4.34 (Win32) OpenSSL/1.1.0i PHP/7.2.10

DreadHeadJoee (talkcontribs)

Also I am using XAMPP 3.2.2

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Downloading legacy version from fails with a "Connection close"

Dceccon87 (talkcontribs)
AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Maybe a temporary problem. The download is working on my end. Try again and see if it resolves now?

Reception123 (talkcontribs)

Also, why would you want to download that version? It is recommended to use the latest stable version of MediaWiki.

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Can't get MediaWiki to work on RedHat via a virtual host: "PPFrame_DOM::expand: Invalid parameter type"

2 (talkcontribs)

When I go to my url for the virtual host it says

LocalSettings.php not found.

Please complete the installation and download LocalSettings.php.

So I click "complete the installation" and it says this

"[XA0Qik1sQDXV2zZfZex@LAAAAAY] /mw-config/index.php MWException from line 1387 of /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/includes/parser/Preprocessor_DOM.php: PPFrame_DOM::expand: Invalid parameter type


#0 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/includes/parser/Parser.php(2942): PPFrame_DOM->expand(NULL, integer)

#1 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/includes/parser/Parser.php(1293): Parser->replaceVariables(string)

#2 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/includes/parser/Parser.php(443): Parser->internalParse(string)

#3 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/includes/installer/Installer.php(695): Parser->parse(string, Title, ParserOptions, boolean)

#4 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/includes/installer/WebInstaller.php(704): Installer->parse(string, boolean)

#5 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/includes/installer/WebInstallerLanguage.php(81): WebInstaller->getHelpBox(string)

#6 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/includes/installer/WebInstaller.php(281): WebInstallerLanguage->execute()

#7 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/mw-config/index.php(79): WebInstaller->execute(array)

#8 /var/www/mediawiki/wiki/mw-config/index.php(38): wfInstallerMain()

#9 {main}"

Can anybody help please. I would greatly appreciate it.

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

Weird. Could you run rpm -q -a | grep ^php and tell me what it says?

Could you download an older version (1.30.1, for example) and see if you have the same problem?

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Davehere639 (talkcontribs)

Where is the link to contribute to the support of Wiki?

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Help logging in on microbewiki

Summary by Malyacko

For problems on another website like microbewiki you need to contact microbewiki (talkcontribs)


I am having trouble logging into my account on microbewiki. When I went to reset the password the first time, the password worked on logging me into media wiki but not microbewiki. I waited 24 hours to try again and this time I never received an email to reset my password and the microbewiki re-set password page is saying I have to wait another 24 hours to request a new password. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Error after update MW: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/tmp) is not within the allowed path(s)

Fanatikvoice (talkcontribs)

Hi, i update MW and moved the site from hosting to VDS. Now i get this is error: I moved the site from Warning: is_dir(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/tmp) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/www/www-root/data:.) in =/var/www/www-root/data/www/ on line 90

How the fixed error? I've read about this PHP parameter and can't figure out what to do.

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Unified login problem after password change

Aristotleism (talkcontribs)

Unified login doesn't work for me anymore after changing the password. I need to manually log in to some wikis (despite they being listed on the page Special:MergeAccount). Is there a way for me to fix this? Thank you so much!

Malyacko (talkcontribs)

Please see and follow and report back here. Thanks!

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Summary by AhmadF.Cheema

Extension:CodeMirror. Might need to click on the button with icon to toggle syntax highlighting on/off.

12944qwerty (talkcontribs)

I think we should have colored wikitext so that it is easier to understand.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)
AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)
12944qwerty (talkcontribs)

Yes, but whenever I try to integrate wikitext into my source userpages, it doesn't color itself.

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Do you want to see coloured wikitext in the editor or on the rendered pages?

For rendered pages, see Extension:SyntaxHighlight, although a wikitext specific lexer is not available but html and xml can be used instead.

12944qwerty (talkcontribs)

I want to see it in the editor.

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

So, Extension:CodeMirror doesn't work? You might need to click on the button with icon  to toggle syntax highlighting on/off.

12944qwerty (talkcontribs)

No, I mean that the colored wikitext should be in the source editor in documentations of this wiki.

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)
12944qwerty (talkcontribs)


AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

Did you "click on the button with icon to toggle syntax highlighting on/off"?

For the record by "colored wikitext", I mean highlighting as shown in File:Pride and codemirror.png.

12944qwerty (talkcontribs)

There isn't a button...

And yes, I do want that 'colored wikitext'.

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

There appears to be a problem at your end then.

Can you share a screenshot of the wikieditor toolbar that shows up on your device?

12944qwerty (talkcontribs)

Oh, found it. It was in three bars. Didn't look there. Thanks!

Jakel181 (talkcontribs)

Hey, qwerty! :) Didn't expect to see you here lol, This is for questions about the media wiki software, not suggestions. Though I see what you are asking for, you want to see formatting in the editor itself. Though I don't think it is possible at the moment (don't quote me on that) VisualEditor is the closest to suggestion.