Dear Tosfos, Welcome to!

Yes, Welcome! This site is dedicated to the documentation of the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site a beneficial documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks, and regards, --~Innvs: 10:12, 25 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Facebook extension edit

Hey Tosfos,

Just wanted to give you a heads up that my Facebook extension has left beta (first "stable" release in three years!) I've done extensive testing on MW 1.17-1.18, though 1.16 has only seen some testing. If you decide to update to the final release version, let me know if any problems pop up and I'll see what I can do! --Gbruin (talk) 14:22, 22 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks! Great work! --Tosfos (talk) 21:12, 22 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

LaTeX on a shared host edit

Hell Tosfos, what was the code you changed in extension Math to get it working in MediaWiki 1.20.2 on a shared host please? --Rob Kam (talk) 13:55, 7 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Sorry for the delay. It is the code listed under MW1.19. It seems somebody changed the page since I added that comment, which created the confusion. --Ike @ WikiWorks 23:42, 10 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Your new html extension edit

Hi, I just left you a message on the talk page for your html extension. Just trying find out if it allows the mixing of mediawiki variables and html -- see talk page. All the best to you Christharp (talk) 20:00, 11 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

Replied there. --Ike @ WikiWorks 20:30, 11 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

Question on Breadcrumbs2 edit

Hey Tosfos,

First of all thank you for all of your work on Breadcrumbs2! It's a great extension that I really need for my wiki. However being a wiki noob I can't seem to get it to function properly. I believe my problem lies somewhere in editing my MediaWiki:Breadcrumbs page. No matter what I put in there I seem to always only display the title of the page (non-linked). I've read the usage instructions over and over again but I can't seem to make any progress. Any help would be so awesome! Graysonrobb (talk)

If you can provide a live link I'll have a look. Otherwise, please post the relevant code. --Ike @ WikiWorks 00:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Iframe Layout edit

Hi, moving it off the discussion page. I would appreciate if you could have a look. It's Please contact me if you like to have an account and play around a bit. I have already narrowed it down to mostly being an Firefox issue.

Maybe you could try this also on a different deployment and see if you see the same issues. Thanks for your help!--Aeroid (talk) 07:05, 20 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

I had a quick look and didn't see a quick solution. I'll try to find something. You may want to have a look at Extension:Widgets as well. --Ike @ WikiWorks 01:13, 21 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

FlickrAPI extension? edit

Hi! Are you still maintaining Extension:FlickrAPI? Sam Wilson 09:00, 28 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Yes. --Ike @ WikiWorks 17:25, 28 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

SimpleChanges edit

Hi, are you still maintaining Extension:SimpleChanges? -- 10:23, 28 July 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kyr (talkcontribs) }

I guess I'm popular today :). Yes. I responded on the talk page there. --Ike @ WikiWorks 17:29, 28 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

AdManager edit

Hello Tosfos. I wonder if you still maintain Extension:AdManager? I've got a question at Extension talk:AdManager that you as author could help me resolve. Also, there's a patch for review on Gerrit at that I'd appreciate if you could review (and Code-Review+2 if you think it's okay). Best regards and thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:43, 29 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

I do still maintain it, though not so actively :). I see the question, which I'll answer there. Thanks for the patch! I'll have a look at it soon. Feel free to bug me again if you don't get a +2 soon. --Ike @ WikiWorks 23:18, 29 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Re: Extension:MassMessageEmail edit

Hi Tosfos

I am wondering if the MassMessageEmail extension is used at any Wikimedia wikis? What are the usage instructions?

There is a change to MassMessage that is required to make your extension work. Why hasn't this change been implemented upstream?

--Gryllida 00:29, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

It is not used by WMF to my knowledge. The usage is really as simple as just including the extension and sending out a MassMessage like usual. The hook addition has been stuck in gerrit for years, unfortunately. --Ike Hecht 01:07, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
Hi and thank you for the response. Who is the target of the mass message? Usually a wiki page so I am not sure how to specify the email instead. Gryllida 04:43, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
If the target is a User page or User_talk page, it will send an email instead of posting to those pages. --Ike Hecht 22:49, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

PaginateText + Quiz edit

Hello! I use you extension PaginateText for my quizes (created with extension Quiz), but in parameters are only height. How I can do that each question (div) will be on 1 page? -- 07:29, 25 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

I don't believe that is what the extension was designed for. It's designed to paginate long blocks of text, not to enforce specific content being displayed on each page. --Ike Hecht 17:21, 26 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
Ok, but maybe you can help me? How I can realize paginatin in MediaWki? -- 19:27, 26 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
It doesn't seem like paginating quizzes would be simple at all. It might be easiest to try one of the Tabs extensions like Extension:Header Tabs. But more likely it would need to be added to the Quiz extension as a new feature. --Ike Hecht 16:12, 28 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Extension:userProtect edit

שלום לך. ראיתי שהיה לך קשר להרחבה האמורה. התקנתי אותה באתר ויקי קטן מאוד והיא עבדה מצויין. כשניסיתי להתקין אותה באתר ויקי גדול (סדר גודל של ויקיפדיה העברית) היא גרמה לאתר לקריסות רבות וגם כשזה עבד זה האט את האתר בצורה משמעותית. האם תדע להגיד לי למי לפנות בנושא? בקש (talk) 11:50, 15 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

בבקשה תפתח באג בPhabricator. אם אנחנו יכולים לראות את הבעייה באיזה אתר זה יעזור לנו. Ike Hecht 20:50, 15 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

AdManager edit

Hi Tosfos, I'm using your extension Extension:AdManager and was wondering if ads can be moved from left sidebar to right sidebar in the Timeless skin so can you please tell if it's possible to show ads inside the right sidebar and if so how I can achieve it? Thank you 11:31, 30 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

It's definitely possible, though I don't think the extension supports it by default. A quick and dirty solution is to move that section with jQuery. If you need any help, please feel free to contact WikiTeq. --Ike Hecht 20:25, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for replying. I left a message on WikiTeq because I do need your help in this case so please take a look and let me know. Thank you once again. 12:04, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply