Entries tagged with ‘mediawiki’

Fixing broken PNG uploads with MediaWiki

Our Technology Services wiki is powered by MediaWiki—the same software that powers Wikipedia. So far, most things have worked relatively well for us. Even a few upgrades have gone pretty smoothly. The problem However, when we moved to a new server last week, we were stuck with a puzzling problem. Any images in PNG format […]

Robots in the Wiki

We made some minor adjustments to our installation of MediaWiki to prevent robots such as Googlebot from indexing irrelevant pages like article edit pages and history pages. Essentially, we prepended a “/w/” to all non-article pages and then used mod_rewrite to remove the /w/ so the pages still work normally. The robots.txt file then prohibits […]