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Changes Made to this MediaWiki Application


Front Page Template

Other Things I am Working on

Changes on 05-23-2015

Installation - Done

Wikimedia installed at Pickens Museum of Art

Changes to LocalSettings.php File


1. Ftp into web site.

2. Go to Directory public_html/

3. Download LocalSettings.php

4. Make Changes to LocalSettings.php

5. Rename old LocalSettings.php

6. Upload new LocalSettings.php

Change 1: Preventing anonymous editing - already set for 'false'

Add this to LocalSettings.php

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;


From internet explorer I cannot anonymously edit.

Change 2: Allowing only admins to create accounts - added it

Add this to LocalSettings.php (requires 1.5.1)

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;


From Internet Explorer I cannot create a new account.

Change 3: Allow Uploads - changed from 'false' to 'true

To enable image uploads, make sure the 'images' directory is writable, then set this to true:

$wgEnableUploads = true;


I uploaded a file.

Change 4: Do Not Allow Users to Register - same as Change 2

Add this to LocalSettings.php (requires 1.5.1)

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;

Change 5: Give the Administrator Permission to Create New Pages - added this statement

Add this to LocalSettings.php

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['createpage'] = true;


Created a new page for Robin Bray.

Change 6: Allow Manual:RevisionDelete - added these two statements

Added to LocalSettings.php

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['deletelogentry'] = true;

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['deleterevision'] = true;

Change 7: Add Citation Extension - didn't need to add the 'Cite' Extension - it was already common to my wikis

Downloaded citation extension from MediaWiki

Installed the extension files in the directory wiki/extensions/Cite.

Change 8: Require the Cite Extension - added the statement

Added the following to the LocalSettings.php file:

require_once( $IP.'/extensions/Cite/Cite.php' );

Citations are working on the Allan Houser Page

Logo for Pickens Museum of Art

Created an 135 by 135 png logo

Uploaded it to /www/skins/common/images/

directory and renamed it wiki.png

Install the Template:Reflist

Went to Template:Reflist on Wikipedia

Clicked on "View Source" and copied the source

Created a new page: Template:Reflist

Copied the source.


It works on the Allan Houser page.

Here is the template page: Template:Reflist