User:Pickens

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Changes Made to this MediaWiki Application

Changes on 12-19-2007

Installation

Wikimedia installed at Research and Ideas

Change 1: Preventing anonymous editing

Add this to LocalSettings.php

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

Change 2: Allowing only admins to create accounts

Add this to LocalSettings.php (requires 1.5.1)

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

Change 3: Allow Uploads

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

$wgEnableUploads = true;

Created an 135 by 135 png logo

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

directory and renamed it wiki.png

Change 5: Added Citation Extension

Downloaded citation extension from MediaWiki

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

Added the following to the LocalSettings.php file:

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

Change 6: Installed 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.

Changes on 12-20-2007

Change 7: Allow Users to Register - This Change has been superceded by Change 10

Add this to LocalSettings.php (requires 1.5.1)

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

  • This Change has been superceded by Change 10

Change 8: Do Not Allow Users to Create New Pages

Add this to LocalSettings.php

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

$wgGroupPermissions['user']['createpage'] = false;

Changes on 12-22-2007

Change 9: Give the Administrator Permission to Create New Pages

Add this to LocalSettings.php

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

Changes on 09-29-2009

Change 10: Do Not Allow Users to Register

Add this to LocalSettings.php (requires 1.5.1)

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

Changes on 09-26-2012

Change 11: Upgraded Mediawiki Version from 1.10 to 1.19.1

Contracted with Siteground to upgrade my MediaWiki Version from 1.10 to the latest stable version 1.191 so that I would be ablt tostart using the "html" tag which was implemented in version 1.3.4

My Statement of Work to SiteGround

STATEMENT OF WORK

1. Upgrade my MediaWiki Site from V1.10 to the latest stable version which I believe is 1.19.0

2. Implementing the nine changes I have made to MediaWiki listed at:

http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=User_talk:Pickens

3. Implement the "html" tag in the upgrade

4. Perform a backup to my site before upgrading to V1.19

5. Ensure that all my pages are migrated successfully to the new version

Changes on 01-23-2014

Change 12: Manual:RevisionDelete

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:RevisionDelete

Added to LocalSettings.php

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

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

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