User talk:Toast

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URL Rewriting/Search Indexing Mojo

Hey Toast... I'm not sure if you realized this side effect of url rewriting, but it looks like you may have to work some more mojo in order to use robots.txt or submitting a sitemap to google. (See for a way to automagically generate a sitemap from Mediawiki and for some info on how google indexes the site). Being on a *NIX system, you might consider having a /wiki/ being in the url through a symbolic link intrepreted as a php file pointing to the /w/index.php. Just my 0.02$ Regards, Charlie 21:38, 9 September 2006 (PDT)

Other notes... I'm not sure if it's your server or not, but upgrading to php 5 so you can upgrade to the latest 1.7.1 release or even the 1.8 alpha branch with all of the extensions out of subversion may be helpful down the line... (Can you tell I've been hacking at mediawiki all summer?) If you were to upgrade, you'll probably want to make MediaWiki namespace pages for the items you added to MediaWiki:Sidebar (like MediaWiki:sitesupport-url and MediaWiki:sitesupport). I'm not sure if those category links would cause problems, but if you tried to use an external link url, it'll try to do internationalization (in 1.8 alpha the different languages are intrepreted as subpages to the messages... see wikipedia:MediaWiki:mainpage/en vs. wikipedia:MediaWiki:mainpage/ru) and as a result will break the wiki. I'll stop rambling at you now. Regards, Charlie 22:04, 9 September 2006 (PDT)

I'll take a look, I'm swamped at the moment though, so it's probably a "In a few weeks" type thing. Toast