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Tab and Content Revamp

I’m planning on changing the layout of the tabs and content using some feedback from my friend Garrick.

  • Overview
    • logo
    • sitename
    • name/url
    • rights
    • language
    • description
    • tags
    • timezone
  • Current activity
    • Users
    • Active users
    • Admin:
    • Articles
    • Edits
    • Images
    • Jobs
    • Pages
    • Views:
    • Last updated
    • Semantic statistics
  • Technical
    • mw version
    • extensions used
    • php version
    • timezone offset
    • db type
    • db version
    • wiki id
  • Apiary settings
    • validated
    • active
    • check every
    • collecting
I agree, this wiki is still in the making so some big changes are likely to happen. I would however suggest to change the second group "Current activity":
  • Usage
    • Users
      • Users
      • Active users
      • Admins
    • Contents
      • Articles
      • Images
      • Pages
    • Activity
      • Edits
      • Jobs
      • Views
    • Last updated
    • Last updated Semantic statistics
Actually I tried to embed a table like this into the parser function yesterday, but I forgot about the pipes. O_o The rest looks very ok to me. --[[kgh]] (talk) 05:54, January 1, 2013 (CST)
I like that better. Thanks! The tables have to be extracted from the template and move to a pure <div> approach. Thingles (talk) 07:49, January 1, 2013 (CST)
Until now, I did not see that you already replied to this. Still perfections is possible. The changes can be done step by step. One big change would be to spit up the general information and allocate it to the new sections. Hmm, querying and setting the results would be one way to do it. --[[kgh]] (talk) 18:04, January 4, 2013 (CST)
I just had my battle with the <div> approach and lost. I changed it to pure wikitext for the time being to make it look ok again. I think I should leave this revamp to you since you have a much better idea of were you would like to get to with this. Apparently, this lies it the nature of things. :) Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 19:06, January 4, 2013 (CST)
Nice improvements either way... it looks better already. Thingles (talk) 22:28, January 4, 2013 (CST)
I could not resist and did some other changes to the Usage section. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 07:05, January 5, 2013 (CST)
  • 1
    • 2
      • Views
    • Last update
      • Regular statistics
      • Semantic statistics

I think this could be a nice improvement of the update info section. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 19:15, January 4, 2013 (CST)

I am having second thoughts about this. :) --[[kgh]] (talk) 07:05, January 5, 2013 (CST)

To Do
Implement this data layout on Template:Website.

Has bot segment

Done by Thingles on 1/6/2013
Added new Property:Has bot segment to allow bots to run in parallel.

No SMW reporting message change

"| This wiki does not use Semantic MediaWiki." is misleading, should be "| This wiki does not use Semantic MediaWiki 1.8+." or something which clarifies that it may indeed have SMW, just not a recent version.--Ete (talk) 01:20, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Predominantly (99%+) this statement is correct. Well, do wikis using SMW <1.6 still count as semantic wikis. ;) I will do a change. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 01:30, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Beat ya to it [[kgh]]. :-) I just made it not put anything if semantic stats aren't being collected. Much easier. 🐝 thingles (talk) 01:33, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, good on ya! --[[kgh]] (talk) 01:48, 22 March 2013 (UTC)


The wording "So far not description has been added for this wiki" should be "So far no description has been added for this wiki". Philip J. Rayment (talk) 06:02, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. :) Thank you for leaving a note. --[[kgh]] (talk) 07:40, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

rephasing suggestion

please change "So far this wiki has not been tagged. You are welcome to add them." to "So far this wiki has not been tagged. You are welcome to add tags." --Waldir (talk) 00:08, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion Waldir. I changed the wording around and also took the opportunity to add a #formlink inline as well. 🐝 thingles (talk) 20:16, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Default skin

Apparently, Template:Skin in use (in the subpage /Skins) registers which of the skins in use is default, using a Boolean value for Property:Is default skin. It would be useful if this information is also shown on the main page. Cavila (talk) 09:53, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Good point, I've made #174 to track.--ete (talk) 10:54, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, it's already working now on sites that have recently been audited. Cavila (talk) 14:42, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Has API URL and Has additional API URL

I use the Has API URL query to see if a wiki has been added, and if not, add it to WikiApiary. I though the Additional API URL parameter would list the URL on the same query, but it isn't. Instead, it's using it's own property: Has additional API URL.

This makes some of my queries to fail incorrectly, because many sites are accessibles from both www. and non-www. domain URLs, and WikiApiary usually lists them only in one of them but not the other. While I add those alternate API URLs, they end not being reflected on the Has API URL query, defeating the purpose of the query to detect duplicate pages.

IMHO, Has additional API URL has no sense here. That property should be merged with Has API URL. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:19, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Merging it so Has API URL is an array seems like a good idea to me, it would simplify the website check duplicate template and make the bookmarklet work more often, though I'd like to hear why thingles set it up the way it is before changing. The bots may get confused unless they were tweaked to pick the first API URL specifically. Also, Has stripped API URL may be more useful for that specific case and should work immediately, since http/https and www/no www duplicate urls are not generally added as additional API URLs. --ete (talk) 18:34, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Ah, Has_stripped_API_URL is very useful for that. I wasn't aware of that. Thanks! --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:03, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
What about this goodie? That's how I do it and there are only a few false positives (1 in 30). Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 19:32, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for sharing! I use this one now to check if the wiki exists.''+encodeURIComponent(wgServer.replace(/^(https?:)?\/\/(www\.)?/,'')+wgScriptPath+'/api.php'));void(0);. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:44, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Cool! Could you have a go at merging the stripped url check into the current bookmarklet to solve #187? I find having the add website button and easy checks against name/URL too handy. --ete (talk) 21:18, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Any enhancement is welcome. :) --[[kgh]] (talk) 07:57, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't understand the weird syntax of that form so feel free to amend it yourself. PS: I've made a little fix to my code --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:01, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Adding the functionality to search the Has_stripped_API_URL instead of the Has_API_URL on the Bookmarklet was a trivial thing to do after all (once I researched myself how semantic forms work), so now the bookmarklet uses it. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:37, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Add version to skin

Please add support for showing version in the skin. And please also fix the extension section because it detects the skin as an extension when it is not. Paladox2014 (talk) 08:18, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Add version support for skins

Hi I have added support for version in skins the update is in I have also updated Template:skin and added support for version to the update is in Template:skin/sandbox waiting for it to added to main template. Paladox2014 (talk) 12:38, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, presently the wiki detection project keeps me busy here. However this is pipelined. --[[kgh]] (talk) 16:15, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Support for vendor

Hi in Mediawiki 1.25 now shows what files you have installed in the vendor folder on the special version page please add support for showing this in this template please and for the bot to collect the information like it does for extensions and skins. Paladox2014 (talk) 23:58, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Paladox, does the API that comes with MW 1.25 support retrieving these data? --[[kgh]] (talk) 10:02, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
As it looks like it is not possible right now. Thus I created a task on Phabricator as well as this issue on GitHub. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 20:48, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for creating the task and the patch is at i have +1 since it works and i tested it. My site is currently undergoing an upgrade to new wmf so carnt show if it works yet but ive tested it on it. Paladox2014 (talk) 23:26, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi it was just merged now. Paladox2014 (talk) 23:28, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Change broke website logs

Hi, since change, it broke the website logs "Logs for <wiki name>", no longer showing logs. Paladox (talk) 00:20, 24 October 2016 (UTC)