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Extension:WikimediaEditorTasks/Testing environment setup

A testing environment is set up on the edit-counts instance in the mobile project in Cloud VPS.

The environment consists of a Wikidata instance ( and six client Wikipedias ({en,es,fr,he,ru,zh} You can create new global user accounts there, create and edit new Wikidata items and Wikipedia pages and link them together freely. A working version of the production in-app description edit counter is enabled, so per-language counts of in-app description edits by logged-in users will be maintained. (Whether the request is in-app is determined by whether the User-Agent header begins with the string "WikipediaApp/").

An unfortunate limitation of this testing environment is that provisioning any of the mobilefrontend or restbase or mobilecontentservice roles breaks the proxy setup that maps prefixed subdomains to the hosted MW-Vagrant instance's various internal wikis. As a result, pages from the client Wikipedias can't be loaded directly in the app. I recommend instead using the excellent Postman app to interact directly with the Action API on for making description edits.

Example testing flowEdit

Create a new user on any wiki, and ensure the account is linked to and logged in on all wikis

  • See table at https://<wiki><username> for reference
  • Create a new Wikidata item via Special:NewItem
  • Create pages on one or more client Wikipedias, and link them to the newly created item through the sitelinks box on its page
  • Add description(s) for the newly created item(s) in the language(s) of the linked wiki page(s) via the Action API, using a WikipediaApp/... User-Agent header
    • Make sure you are also logged in to the wikis (specifically wikidata-) on whatever client application you are using for this!
  • Retrieve current in-app description edit counts from the Action API via the new action=query&meta=wikimediaeditortasks module
    • Results will be for the user currently logged in, or an API error will be returned if no user is logged in
Testing environment setupEdit
  • Set up MW-Vagrant in Cloud VPS as instructed on wikitech
  • Enable roles: wikidata, centralauth, optionally cirrussearch for app search
    • If you see a "choose a wiki..." error screen with a broken link to devwiki after provisining a role, try restarting apache to resolve the issue: vagrant ssh -- sudo service apache2 restart (T216278)
  • Create a new file /srv/mediawiki-vagrant/puppet/hieradata/local.yaml containing the line mediawiki::multiwiki::base_domain: "-<instancename>", and run vagrant provision to incorporate the change
  • Set up web proxies to client wikis, using the <wiki prefix>-<instancename> pattern, e.g.,: for enwiki on
  • Add entries to sites table for wikidatawiki, if needed
  • Install WikimediaEditorTasks
  • Run maintenance/update.php for all wikis to create the required db tables
  • Create user and ensure linked to all content wikis (this is fiddly)