New interwiki links, gadgets and other changes
Release date: 2 October 2014
Today's MozillaWiki release includes updated interwiki links, new gadgets and a new user group for 'inactive' users.
There are now mw:Interwiki entries for the following:
Interwiki links allow you to link to other wikis using the double-bracket syntax.
- MDN (current prefix):
[[mdn:Developer Guide/Coding Style]]
- MDN (legacy prefix):
[[mdc:Developer Guide/Coding Style]]
- Wikipedia Commons:
New gadgets: HotCat and UTCLiveClock
We installed two mw:Gadgets with this release:
- MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat, which allows users to easily add, remove and edit categories.
- MediaWiki:Gadget-UTCLiveClock, which adds a clock in the personal toolbar that shows the current time in UTC and also provides a link to purge the current page.
How to enable gadgets
Gadgets are enabled on a per-user basis. To enable either of these new gadgets, visit Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, select the gadgets you want to enable and then click Save.
How to use HotCat
Documentation explaining how to use HotCat: wikipedia:Wikipedia:HotCat#How_to_use.
New group for 'inactive' users
We now have an implicit group for 'inactive' users. Users are 'autopromoted' to this group when they meet the following conditions:
- account was created over 6 months ago
- user has made no edits
Users who meet this criteria will be unable to create pages. To regain the ability to create pages, users will need to make 5 edits.
The reason for this change is to protect against dormant spam users. Read more in bug 1065849.
Notice any issues?
If you notice any issues with this release, please report a bug.
If you simply have questions, you are welcome to ask in #wiki on irc.mozilla.org (webchat).
Bugs resolved in this release
Bugzilla query error
Warning: implode(): Invalid arguments passed in /var/www/wiki/core/extensions/Bugzilla/templates/error.tpl on line 5