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Suggested tasks

To suggest a new feature, see Appropedia:Desired features. Other tasks go here.

UTC timestamp

Change the time stamp from PDT/PST to UTC (or GMT which is the same thing... for some reason UTC is used at Wikipedia - maybe GMT suggests the user is in the UK, whereas UTC is just a universal time?) --Chriswaterguy · talk 16:33, 21 December 2007 (PST)

Current Work

Completed Tasks

Make redirects show in italic on Special:Allpages

Done - the fix is in the Common.css file.

Import Images from WikiGreen

These steps were completed for integrating WikiGreen (ExportWIkiSite) into Appropedia (ImportWIkiSite), but could be used to upload many photos from any repository:

  1. download images folder from ExportWikiSite
  2. Remove unwanted folders, such as temp, archive and thumb (these will be recreated)
  3. Flatten directory
    • I know that there is some way to do this with tar, or recursive copy, but I gave up and downloaded the freeware xxcopy (www.xxcopy.com)
    • xxcopy "C:\ImageFolder" "C:\ImageFolderFlat" /SG
    • Make sure to use /SG the one normally suggested renames augments the filenames.
  4. Check for duplicates with ImportWikiSite
    • Rename any duplicates, then (if you are importing pages as well) find reference to the old name in the imported pages and change name to the new name.
  5. Use importImages.php
    • For some reason the version show php5 but commands were being executed by php4 so I used: /usr/local/php5/bin/php importImages.php --user=Lonny --comment="From www.wikigreen.org via Eric Blazek" ../WGImgFlat png
    • Do this for each filetype, e.g. jpg, gif, etc.
  6. In addition, something happened to the importImages.php file in transport, so I redownloaded it, and everything worked.

Import Pages from another wiki

How did we do that?

Renaming a user

  1. Download the three files at http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/Renameuser/
    • SpecialRenameuser.i18n.php, SpecialRenameuser.php, SpecialRenameuser_body.php
  2. Copy these three files to the /includes directory
  3. Download the ExtensionFunctions.php
  4. Copy the ExtensionFunctions.php to the main directory
  5. Add the following line to the LocalSettings.php near the other require_once lines.
    • include_once('includes/SpecialRenameuser.php'); #LRG 1_14_07 used for renaming users
  6. Log in and navigate to Special:Renameuser
  7. Manually move the Userpage and any Userpage/subpages.
I wrote this up in a more general form at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Renameuser
How to rewrite old signatures? A bot maybe.
See User:Chriswaterguy / User:Singkong2005 for an example.

Site Map

Interwiki map

See Appropedia:Admin_tasks/Interwiki_map.

Automatic Domain and Database Backups

Appropedia:Admin_Tasks/Automatic_backups

ImageMap Extension

Available to Mediawiki version 1.9. Allows us to have our featured project image lead to the project rather than the image info.

  1. Make a directory in extensions: ImageMap
    mkdir ~/appropedia.org/extensions/ImageMap
  2. Download all files from subversion http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/ImageMap/ the newly created ImageMap directory.
  3. Add the following line to LocalSettings.php
    require_once( "$IP/extensions/ImageMap/ImageMap.php" );

Find more detailed information here http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ImageMap

CategoryTree extension

Details and download: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryTree

Follow instructions in the README file.

Important: Change the file permissions recursively for extensions/CategoryTree.

chmod -R 771 CategoryTree

--GoodSignal 15:20, 29 April 2007 (PDT)

New User Welcome Message

New users that register an email are automatically sent a confirmation code to validate their address. This seems like the appropriate place to add general Welcome to Appropedia.org information.

Edit the confirmation/welcome message here: MediaWiki:Confirmemail body

Short URLs

  • See wikimedia and User:Helge.at
  • Set path in LocalSettings.php to $wgArticlePath = "/$1";
  • Added .htaccess to root with the following content
RewriteEngine on

# Don't rewrite requests for files in MediaWiki subdirectories,
# MediaWiki PHP files, HTTP error documents, favicon.ico, or robots.txt
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(stylesheets|images|skins|extensions)
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(redirect|texvc|index).php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/error/(40(1|3|4)|500).html
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/favicon.ico
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/robots.txt
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/nowiki
# include these last two lines if you use the analog stats
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/failed_auth.html$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/stats

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?title=$1 [QSA]

Input box

AWStats

Some specifics after installing AWstats. See http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/AWStats_Installation for nice instructions.

MediaWiki Upgrade 1.9.2

Appropedia:Admin_Tasks/Upgrade_checklist

Perl to run the page

perl /home/lonny1/awstats/tools/awstats_buildstaticpages.pl  -config=appropedia.org -update \  -awstatsprog=/home/lonny1/awstats/cgi-bin/awstats.pl  -dir=/home/lonny1/appropedia.org/statistics/

Changes to log file

LogFile="/home/lonny1/logs/appropedia.org/http/access.log"
LogFormat="%host %other %other %time1 %methodurl %code %bytesd %refererquot %uaquot"
SiteDomain="appropedia.org"
HostAliases="www.appropedia.org"
DNSLookup=0
DirData="/home/lonny1/awstats/data/"
DirIcons="icon"
SaveDatabaseFilesWithPermissionsForEveryone=0
DefaultFile="index.php index.html"

Cron -e

One every hour on the fifteen minute mark.

15 0 * * * perl /home/lonny1/awstats/tools/awstats_buildstaticpages.pl
-config=appropedia.org -update
-awstatsprog=/home/lonny1/awstats/cgi-bin/awstats.pl
-dir=/home/lonny1/appropedia.org/statistics/

Once per day at 3am:

0 3 * * * perl /home/lonny1/awstats/tools/awstats_buildstaticpages.pl
-config=buildcapacity.org -update
-awstatsprog=/home/lonny1/awstats/cgi-bin/awstats.pl
-dir=/home/lonny1/buildcapacity.org/statistics/

Future steps

  • Password protect the folder [1].

More notes

Still not working correctly.

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