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Configuration files

  • Mediawiki:Sidebar: lists of links on sidebar (i.e. navigation)
  • Mediawiki:Toolbox: text for toolbox
  • MediaWiki:Search: text above search box
  • MediaWiki:Pagetitle: is $1 - {{SITENAME}} by default. If {{SITENAME}} is producing the wrong text for you, you need to set $wgSitename in your LocalSettings.php.
  • lastmod - edit MediaWiki:Lastmodified
  • viewcount - edit MediaWiki:Viewcount
  • numberofwatchingusers - edit MediaWiki:Number of watching users pageview. This only appears if you also add $wgPageShowWatchingUsers = true; to LocalSettings.php.
  • copyright - edit MediaWiki:Copyright. The parameter $1 on that page is replaced with a link to the details of copyright for your wiki. In LocalSettings.php $wgRightsText for the link text and set either $wgRightsPage or $wgRightsUrl with the location of a wiki page or external URL.
  • privacy - this is a link only. Edit MediaWiki:Privacy for the link text and MediaWiki:Privacypage for the wiki page to which to link.
  • about - this is a link only. Edit MediaWiki:Aboutsite for the link text and MediaWiki:Aboutpage for the wiki page to which to link.
  • disclaimer - this is a link only. Edit MediaWiki:Disclaimers for the link text and MediaWiki:Disclaimerpage for the wiki page to which to link.
  • tagline - not currently used in the footer
  • MediaWiki:Mainpage
  • MediaWiki:Sitenotice: This adds an extra text to all pages Its what wikipedia uses when there is a donation drive DOES NOTHING!
  • Manual:Navigation bar
  • LocalSettings.php


  • mainpage|mainpage
  • portal-url|portal
  • currentevents-url|currentevents
  • recentchanges-url|recentchanges
  • randompage-url|randompage
  • helppage|help
  • contactus-url|contactus
  • sitesupport-url|sitesupport


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