Immediate MediaWiki settings after installation

First things I do when install MediaWiki are:

a) Enable PrettyURLs

b) Install Maintenance Shell extension

c) Disable edits by anonymous users

d) Install extension to mass import images

e) Install MWAdvancedMeta (but this conflicts with image extension)

f) Robots for special pages


Add these lines to wiki configuration file after uploading the extension first:




# require_once('extensions/MWAdvancedMeta/MWAdvancedMeta.php');

# $mwaMeta = MWAdvancedMeta::setup();

# $mwaMeta->setAllowedUsers(array('*'));

# $mwaMeta->setAllowedUsergroups(array());

# $mwaMeta->setIndexedPages(array(NS_MAIN, NS_PROJECT, NS_IMAGE, NS_TALK));



// No anonymous editing allowed -

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;



$wgExternalLinkTarget = '_blank';

$wgEmailConfirmToEdit = true;



Maintenance Shell:

# Sysops will have access to the MaintenanceShell

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['maintenanceshell'] = true;


#Place this on the VERY LAST line of your Localsettings.php file:




Robots for special pages:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /index.php
Disallow: /Special:SpecialPages
Disallow: /Special:AllPages
Disallow: /Unfinished_Pages_List


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