Category: mediawiki

Questions about LGPedia and mediawiki extensions

I was considering importing all the old CassieIsWatching stuff from the Wayback Machine version of LGPedia, but ran into a bit of a snag. I don’t know what mediawiki extensions The Creators had installed. One, in particular, is going to really cause issues. It’s used to link to articles in wikipedia itself, with a tag such as “{{wikipedia|MMORG|MMORPG}}” (minus the quotes). I don’t know what extension they used to do this. Anyone have any ideas? I’m aware that the current version has inter-wiki linking built in, but it uses a more standard wiki tag, and {{ }} is used to indicate a template is used. So, in my version, it looks as if I am trying to use a non-existent template, which is not at all what I wanted.

edit: Actually, after further research, it does appear that they had used a template to link out to wikipedia articles. Problem solved 🙂

New theme

I found a theme similar to the one I was already using, but which had already been converted to a mediawiki style, so I installed it. I’ll tweak the mediawiki version of it a bit, and tweak the phpBB style as well, to get everything even closer in appearance. There is still the issue of having to create the account in phpBB, but having to log in to the wiki separately, but that’s not a show-stopper. At least they use the same user database 🙂

Content on the forums and wiki are forthcoming 🙂


I am currently working on installing mediawiki and integrating users with phpBB3 and WordPress. I have them somewhat integrated, in that you cannot create a new user under the wiki, just under the forum, but logging in to one does not automatically log you into the other. I had this working years ago, but much has changed since then and many of the mods/extensions haven’t been updated. There’s one more phpBB3/mediawiki SSO extension I need to try. If it works, I’ll use it, as it is MUCH better, but if not, I’ll use what I have for now. At least it gives me a starting point.

Also, I need to integrate the themes. The phpBB3 theme integrates fairly well, but I still need to tweak it just a little bit. The wiki is close as well, but still needs considerable tweaking to make it fully integrated. I’ll work on that once I get the functionality finished.