TNG Wiki Upgrade to MW 1.25.3

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Visible Changes

The following are visible changes you will notice after the TNG Wiki upgrade to MediaWiki 1.25.3

  • Request Account link from Confirm Account extension is now added next to Login link in upper right corner of screen as well as left sidebar
  • The word My was dropped from My talk, My preferences, My watchlist, My contributions
so it now shows as Talk, Preferences, Watchlist, Contributions
  • Category Tree changed the + plus sign to a right-arrow for expanding subcategories
  • Recent changes now summarizes multiple edits made to the same article
  • Recent changes now has a legend that includes a link to New Pages
  • WikiEditor table of contents in the edit window right sidebar is no longer available
it has been removed by MediaWiki developers
  • Publish and Cancel buttons are shown at the top right above the edit window
Note that when you click the Publish button the {{SITENAME}} does not get resolved
  • Your edit was saved message is now returned when you Publish or Save page
  • Thank link in Revision History allows you to thank other users who made changed to an article you created
See Echo extension page for additional information


Behavior changes

Watch this page

The Watch this page box is checked by default on edit Watch this page default.png

  • you need to uncheck the box if you don't want to watch all the pages you edit or better yet
  • This option can be disabled by editors in preferences >> Watchlist tab >> Advanced options section and unchecking "Add pages I edit to my watchlist"

Watch this page user preference.png

See MediaWiki Default User Options

WikiEditor

The WikiEditor Wikitext, Preview, and Changes tabs at the top of the edit window have been disabled because the Preview does not always render the changes correctly. The Publish and Cancel buttons at the top of the edit window on the right were left in place. If you click Publish, you will be presented with a popup window where you should enter the reason for your changes to the page. Note that when you click the Publish button the {{SITENAME}} does not get resolved

New Extensions

The following extensions were added with the TNG Wiki upgrade to MediaWiki 1.25.3

see MediaWiki Cite Extension
See also the help on footnotes and the help on citing for how to use it.
replaces the DeletePagePermanently extension
See MediaWiki Echo Extension
See Extension:MobileFrontend

Extensions with Issues

CategoryTree extension for MW 1.23 was required to make it work correctly
ConfirmAccount extension for MW 1.24 was required to make it work correctly

Extensions Added After Upgrade

Purge extension was added in Decemember 2016 to allow users to purge updated category pages from cache
UserMerge extension was added in February 2017 to allow bureaucrats to merge duplicate users and delete the duplicate
MyVariables extension was added in February 2017 to pass the {{CURRENTLOGGEDUSER}} to the Click Counter II Email Notify mod so that only logged-on users can download mods
EditUser extension was added in March 2017 to allow bureaucrats to edit Real Name and Email address when these fields were submitted incorrectly in the Request Account

Obsolete Extensions

The following extensions are obsolete with the TNG Wiki upgrade to MediaWiki 1.25.3

  • DeletePagePermanently
The DeletePagePermanently was replace by the DeletePagesForGood extension
The functionality is incorporated in MediaWiki using jQuery.makeCollapsible
While the extension is obsolete, the Vector skin was added to MediaWiki as the default skin.
The CollapsibleVector extension was added to make the sidebar collapsible