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AJAX Search

The latest version of Mediawiki has an AJAX search feature, when you type something into the search bar it gives an instant view of what topics have the search string in their name. I'll show you an example, then if you want it, say.

Does it?, Wikipedia doesn't seem to have it, could you show an example? Bruce89 22:32, 23 Jun 2006 (UTC)
Here. It shows a result after three characters have been entered into the search bar, and updates as you type more. That site has a small user base, though we were wondering what the bandwidth effect would be with a larger user base.
Wow, that is quite something, it is a bit worrying though when it switches from the page to the search results. - Bruce89 22:50, 23 Jun 2006 (UTC)
Done -- Firefishy 14:49, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

RSS Access Denied Error



--Zapfen 11:22, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Access is denied because they overload the tiny Wiki server we currently have. Access is enabled via Google Reader at the moment. Sorry. -- Firefishy 18:27, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Anyway, might it be possible to add an RSS feed acess to the last changes in my watchlist? Would be good to notice changes The problem is that otherwise, the people from the mailinglist get out of sync with the "normal" people using the wiki. Might it be possible to use proxys/chaches/...? --!i! 12:06, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
It seems the RSS feed is working now. (great!) --Gwilbor 11:08, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Link to Blog planet

In the navigation bar on the left side is a link to the blog of . I propose to change it to the blogs collection Alternative would be a Blogs page. --Kolossos 20:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Well the value of linking to is that it's supposed to be the "main" blog with openstreetmap news. It's potentially a place to follow the important news announcements whereas is a different thing. Which of those is more important and deserves a prominent link there? -- Harry Wood 08:32, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
On my todo list is to create a generic blog for OSM. something like, belongs to SteveC and the Foundation has requested me to create a new one. Open to all for blog post submission. --Firefishy 09:57, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Note.. just to be clear, I believe is open to all for submission currently too. --Firefishy 09:59, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Cool. Sounds good. I remember there was a mailing list discussion about it sometime ~4/5 weeks ago too.
Related to this, I'd quite like to somehow obviate the need for a wiki-maintained news section on the main page (Talk:Main Page#news)
Also related... in an ideal world somebody would to do this: Things To Do#Task: Mailing list weekly-digest Maybe that's more likely to happen on a new
-- Harry Wood 11:23, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Blog link now leads to blog breakout page on wiki -- Firefishy 14:49, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Russian SideBar have links to English pages

Now we have not right links in Russian SideBar. There are links to English pages unstead links to Russian pages. For example "Справка"(HELP) must be unstead -- User:Calibrator 23:05, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Anybody can fix it? --Calibrator 13:46, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
I don't know of an easy way of fixing sidebar links to do this. We'd have to do a little hack in the wiki code I think. -- Harry Wood 09:36, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
In accordance with$wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg, it need change only one string in LocalSettings.php file. Never edit DefaultSettings.php; copy appropriate lines to LocalSettings.php instead and amend them as appropriate.
$wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg = array();
change to
$wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg = array( 'mainpage-url', 'portal-url', 'mapfeatures-url', 'helppage' );

--Calibrator 20:49, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Guess User:Firefishy's done that for you then. Seems to be working now -- Harry Wood 08:47, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
No, not enabled yet. Enabling $wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg requires changes to the language templates which I am loath to do until we have moved to a new server. It also needs testing. -- firefishy 09:32, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Ah it was the uselang URL param someone's added, e.g.: I hadn't noticed that before. So the sidebar links are displayed in the right language when that happens, but they're still linking back to the English page. -- Harry Wood 10:12, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

So just to re-iterate.... Firefishy will look into this later after we have moved server. -- Harry Wood 17:27, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

When Server will be MOVED? --Calibrator 06:19, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
Enabled - $wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg = array( 'mainpage-url', 'portal-url', 'mapfeatures-url', 'helppage' ); -- Firefishy 17:32, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Yey, finally! Can you also add some Polish translations below?

Yarl 18:33, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

DONE -- Harry Wood 00:54, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Images with link parameter

At Wikipedia, it's possible that images don't link to their description page, but to some other page instead (see: wikipedia:Wikipedia:Picture_tutorial#Links). It seems that this doesn't work here:
This feature would be useful for things like icons in key/tag description template boxes. Can it be enabled somehow? --Tordanik 12:45, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes that's introduced in MediaWiki v1.14 onwards.
In the meantime the best workaround is to use the imagemap extension e.g.:
desc none
default [[Node]]
</imagemap> you a clickable image like this
Mf node.svg
Upgrade to version 1.14 will happen at some point I guess (see Special:Version) Maybe firefishy is planning a move to new hardware at the same time (?)
-- Harry Wood 14:04, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Already enabled for ages, see Beginners' Guide as example. Upgrade to MW 1.14 not required. -- firefishy 09:30, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
DONE: Yes imagemap's been enabled for ages. But now we're on v1.15 Tordanik has the feature he was asking for (try clicking Node) Hurrah! -- Harry Wood 15:32, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Cool, let me add a "Thank you" to this thread. :) I've noticed that it's already being used for our icon templates: Node --Tordanik 20:40, 14 March 2010 (UTC)


Hi. My monobook.js doesn't seem to work (yes, I'm sure I've purged the cache). I wonder if anyone has succeeded in using it on this wiki. GranD 11:54, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

By default wikis have this disabled ($wgAllowUserJs=false) I guess that is the case here. -- Harry Wood 01:14, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
OK. Why not turn it true? GranD 09:03, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
Enabled along with $wgAllowUserCss -- Firefishy 13:28, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Printing not possible

If I try to print a Wiki-Page, the content is too far on the left! CSS-Code:

#column-content {
margin-left:-12.2em !important;

--t-i 16:45, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. -- Firefishy 17:04, 1 March 2010 (UTC)