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  3. If you see $wgDBmwschema in your LocalSettings.php, delete that line entirely.
  4. These are the error messages I currently get: [XmaIv1kALL6vyHmz7SgrrwAAAAc] / UnexpectedValueException from line 963 of /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/libs/rdbms/loadbalancer/LoadBalancer.php: Got connection to 'sydwiki-syd_', but expected local domain ('sydwiki-mediawiki-syd_'). Backtrace: #0 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/libs/rdbms/loadbalancer/LoadBalancer.php(892): Wikimedia\Rdbms\LoadBalancer->openLocalConnection(integer, integer) #1 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/libs/rdbms/loadbalancer/LoadBalancer.php(755): Wikimedia\Rdbms\LoadBalancer->openConnection(integer, boolean, integer) #2 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/objectcache/SqlBagOStuff.php(184): Wikimedia\Rdbms\LoadBalancer->getConnection(integer, array, boolean, integer) #3 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/objectcache/SqlBagOStuff.php(278): SqlBagOStuff->getDB(integer) #4 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/objectcache/SqlBagOStuff.php(240): SqlBagOStuff->fetchBlobMulti(array) #5 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/libs/objectcache/BagOStuff.php(183): SqlBagOStuff->doGet(string, integer) #6 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/libs/objectcache/CachedBagOStuff.php(57): BagOStuff->get(string, integer) #7 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/session/SessionManager.php(917): CachedBagOStuff->get(string) #8 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/session/SessionInfo.php(159): MediaWiki\Session\SessionManager->generateSessionId() #9 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/session/SessionProvider.php(172): MediaWiki\Session\SessionInfo->__construct(integer, array) #10 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/session/SessionManager.php(270): MediaWiki\Session\SessionProvider->newSessionInfo(NULL) #11 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/session/SessionManager.php(244): MediaWiki\Session\SessionManager->getEmptySessionInternal(WebRequest) #12 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/session/SessionManager.php(194): MediaWiki\Session\SessionManager->getEmptySession(WebRequest) #13 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/WebRequest.php(748): MediaWiki\Session\SessionManager->getSessionForRequest(WebRequest) #14 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/session/SessionManager.php(130): WebRequest->getSession() #15 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/Setup.php(816): MediaWiki\Session\SessionManager::getGlobalSession() #16 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/includes/WebStart.php(77): require_once(string) #17 /home/mrmiyagi/history.sydlexia.com/index.php(39): require(string) #18 {main}
  5. What error messages did you receive as part of the upgrade process? Try generating a fresh LocalSettings.php as @HSRobinson suggested (installing to a new database, modifying the database name/password in LocalSettings.php to point to the existing 1.18 database, then running the updater again). If this method works, then the likely issue is that you forgot to update some skins or extensions -- when updating MediaWiki you also need to download the updates for all skins/extensions you use. If a skin or extension doesn't have updates between 1.18 and 1.33, it is likely not compatible with 1.33 and an alternative should be found.
  6. What you can do is rename your LocalSettings.php and then re-install MediaWiki into another database and then you will have a clean LocalSettings.php file.
  7. Hello. My webhost recently upgraded my server's PHP from 5.4 to 7.2, and my wiki - which was running on 1.18 - stopped working. So, I attempted to upgrade from 1.18 to 1.33. This has not worked out thus far. I have enabled error logging: http://history.sydlexia.com/ Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? I imagine my LocalSettings file is also a bit of mess, being as it's very old. Is there anywhere I can find a template of what a current LocalSettings file SHOULD look like?
  8. A few days ago my laptop took a dump and some files became corrupted, disallowing me to do very much. I had previously backed up my linux mint 18.3 and my entire home and most of the system. I was running MediaWiki 1.31.1, php5 (I am pretty sure). After the crash I asked for advice on saving files to prevent loss of the two wikis I had running locally and unfortunately, didn't ask the right questions. I rebuilt the machine, reconnected my /home directories and everything seemed fine. Until I decided to do some work on the wiki and realized I was not only missing parts (including the mysql stuff, and php, but apache etc). Since then I have done the following: 1) Found the original files saved before the crash by time shift in an "on demand directory" which I can browse, copy, etc 2) Copied them to my /var/www/html/ directory. 3) Reinstalled php (version 7.3 I believe), Apache, and had to switch to mariadb-server, as I could NOT get the other drivers working at all. (I kept getting errors from media wiki when trying to install a new version) 4) reinstalled and got working mediawiki 1.34 with a new, clean, empty db. My problem is how to get all the proper files back where they belong and get the old wiki databases working. (There are two, both are different things I work on and are similar so if I can get one recovered then I can do the other one). I have tried several things already, including copying the files all over from /var/lib/php (back to the active machine) and copying the original files over to /var/www/html/ under their original directories. I get an error when I browse to /var/www/html/wiki (one of my original wikis) of: [5419c05ae3eff79d17914645] 2020-03-02 16:39:58: Fatal exception of type Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError on the other one, I get simply the entry point pho file: <?php /** * This is the main web entry point for MediaWiki. * * If you are reading this in your web browser, your server is probably * not configured correctly to run PHP applications! * * See the README, INSTALL, and UPGRADE files for basic setup instructions * and pointers to the online documentation. * * https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/MediaWiki * * ---------- etc.... A search on the first error says to run php update.php THAT is a mess. it appears I'm missing extensions... I get a hundred lines of errors, and am not sure where to start on that or why it's doing it. I'll copy that information here: root@estrellita:/var/www/html/wiki# php update.php PHP Warning: Failed loading Zend extension 'opcache.so' (tried: ./opcache.so (./opcache.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./opcache.so.so (./opcache.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'bz2' (tried: ./bz2 (./bz2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./bz2.so (./bz2.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'curl' (tried: ./curl (./curl: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./curl.so (./curl.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'mysqli' (tried: ./mysqli (./mysqli: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./mysqli.so (./mysqli.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'pdo_mysql' (tried: ./pdo_mysql (./pdo_mysql: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./pdo_mysql.so (./pdo_mysql.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'mysqlnd.so' (tried: ./mysqlnd.so (./mysqlnd.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./mysqlnd.so.so (./mysqlnd.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'pdo.so' (tried: ./pdo.so (./pdo.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./pdo.so.so (./pdo.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'xml.so' (tried: ./xml.so (./xml.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./xml.so.so (./xml.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'bcmath.so' (tried: ./bcmath.so (./bcmath.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./bcmath.so.so (./bcmath.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'calendar.so' (tried: ./calendar.so (./calendar.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./calendar.so.so (./calendar.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'ctype.so' (tried: ./ctype.so (./ctype.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./ctype.so.so (./ctype.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'curl.so' (tried: ./curl.so (./curl.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./curl.so.so (./curl.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'dom.so' (tried: ./dom.so (./dom.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./dom.so.so (./dom.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'exif.so' (tried: ./exif.so (./exif.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./exif.so.so (./exif.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'fileinfo.so' (tried: ./fileinfo.so (./fileinfo.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./fileinfo.so.so (./fileinfo.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'ftp.so' (tried: ./ftp.so (./ftp.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./ftp.so.so (./ftp.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'gd.so' (tried: ./gd.so (./gd.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./gd.so.so (./gd.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'gettext.so' (tried: ./gettext.so (./gettext.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./gettext.so.so (./gettext.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'iconv.so' (tried: ./iconv.so (./iconv.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./iconv.so.so (./iconv.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'json.so' (tried: ./json.so (./json.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./json.so.so (./json.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'mbstring.so' (tried: ./mbstring.so (./mbstring.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./mbstring.so.so (./mbstring.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'mysqli.so' (tried: ./mysqli.so (./mysqli.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./mysqli.so.so (./mysqli.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'pdo_mysql.so' (tried: ./pdo_mysql.so (./pdo_mysql.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./pdo_mysql.so.so (./pdo_mysql.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'phar.so' (tried: ./phar.so (./phar.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./phar.so.so (./phar.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'posix.so' (tried: ./posix.so (./posix.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./posix.so.so (./posix.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'readline.so' (tried: ./readline.so (./readline.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./readline.so.so (./readline.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'shmop.so' (tried: ./shmop.so (./shmop.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./shmop.so.so (./shmop.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'simplexml.so' (tried: ./simplexml.so (./simplexml.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./simplexml.so.so (./simplexml.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'sockets.so' (tried: ./sockets.so (./sockets.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./sockets.so.so (./sockets.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'sysvmsg.so' (tried: ./sysvmsg.so (./sysvmsg.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./sysvmsg.so.so (./sysvmsg.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'sysvsem.so' (tried: ./sysvsem.so (./sysvsem.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./sysvsem.so.so (./sysvsem.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'sysvshm.so' (tried: ./sysvshm.so (./sysvshm.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./sysvshm.so.so (./sysvshm.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'tokenizer.so' (tried: ./tokenizer.so (./tokenizer.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./tokenizer.so.so (./tokenizer.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'wddx.so' (tried: ./wddx.so (./wddx.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./wddx.so.so (./wddx.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'xmlreader.so' (tried: ./xmlreader.so (./xmlreader.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./xmlreader.so.so (./xmlreader.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'xmlwriter.so' (tried: ./xmlwriter.so (./xmlwriter.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./xmlwriter.so.so (./xmlwriter.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'xsl.so' (tried: ./xsl.so (./xsl.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./xsl.so.so (./xsl.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'zip.so' (tried: ./zip.so (./zip.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), ./zip.so.so (./zip.so.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 Could not open input file: update.php I am currently attempting to update and upgrade the software but when I test to versions it says I have the most recent already. (on most things). I did do an update. No changes in the above. I ran a php script to look at my system and this shows the zend info for opcache: I'm at a complete loss as to where to go next or fix the errors above.
  9. Diamond Dog

    GTag

    using this resulted in a HTTP 500 error
  10. You need access to the backend server (such as via SSH) in order to directly look at and query the database tables. If you are looking for something more powerful to generate lists of pages on-wiki based on whatever criteria, you can check out the DPL extension. Fair warning though: it's very easy to knock your wiki offline temporarily with a poorly-written DPL query.
  11. I've found documentation saying that the "What links here" Special pages are driven by records in the Pagelinks_table But how do I look at this table? I'm hoping to filter the data to show subsections link granularity. (We have a Glossary page so there are far too many page listed as linking to it.) The Documention page on the pagelinks table says what the table is, the format & how to regenerate it. But not how to access. Manual:Pagelinks_table Category:MediaWiki_database_tables
  12. I don't see any issues on the linked page. Can you describe in more detail what your problem actually is? Screenshots or error messages are helpful
  13. I am getting different issues on different pages. I am unsure of what causing it. https://wiki.vastspace.ca/index.php?title=Special:AllMessages does this on a few pages. https://pastebin.com/ZqjWrPLE This is how I have nginx configured. Using CentOS 7. Any suggestions? -Nate
  14. If you're unable to connect, it sounds like it may be blocked by the firewall. You'll want to ensure that HTTP and HTTPS are enabled for outside connections into your NAS box.
  15. I have installed MediaWiki on a Synology 1515+ NAS drive. I have no issue reaching it while working from our internal network. However, I if I reach out to the drive from outside (i.e., working from home, etc.) I cannot access MediaWiki. I can get to the Synology with no trouble and access all of the other applications, but when try to open MediaWiki, a new tab opens and within a few seconds I receive an "Unable to connect" error. AS an admin I have permissions to the app so I know that is not the issue. I have tried this from several different systems, different connections, and even with different log ins that also have their permissions set to access the app. So far no luck.
  16. https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?language=en&params=52.366371_N_4.901192_E_dim:300m can I somehow add in what direction pegman is watching https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3664091,4.901239,3a,75y,324.1h,88.87t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1skguVVhSfQhp0tUIB7AichQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DkguVVhSfQhp0tUIB7AichQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D151.45074%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en that 324.1h - if you change that number to 300 it will watch where I want but how this is made in geohack
  17. Skizzerz

    GTag

    Version 1.0.0

    12 downloads

    GTag Extension for MediaWiki The GTag extension lets you insert the new Google Analytics tracking tag on your MediaWiki site (gtag.js). Requirements MediaWiki 1.34 or later Installation Download the file (a free account is required) and extract the file to your extensions directory. We recommend that you "follow" the download so that you are notified of new updates via email when they are released. To install the extension, add the following to your LocalSettings.php file: wfLoadExtension( 'GTag' ); $wgGTagAnalyticsId = 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X'; // replace with your GA id Configuration In addition to the required $wgGTagAnalyticsId, this extension features many optional configuration variables that you may add to your LocalSettings.php file. Variable Default Description $wgGTagAnalyticsId none Google Analytics Id, for example 'UA-123456789-1'. Required. $wgGTagHonorDNT true If true, honor "Do Not Track" requests from browsers. If false, ignore such requests. $wgGTagTrackSensitivePages true If true, insert tracking code into sensitive pages such as Special:UserLogin and Special:Preferences. If false, no tracking code is added to these pages. In addition to these configuration variables, you may assign the right gtag-exempt to user groups to prevent them from being tracked. This can be useful to give to staff groups so that your internal users and staff are not tracked, giving you a better idea of who is actually using your site. For example: $wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['gtag-exempt'] = true; Support Free community support is available on the mwusers.org forums. Paid support plans are available as well.

    Free

  18. This feature is added by the Cite extension. You will need to enable the extension in LocalSettings.php before it will work. If you downloaded MediaWiki via a tarball, you likely already have the extension files downloaded; they just aren't enabled by default.
  19. Hello, I just installed MediaWiki (1.34.0) on Mac OS and there's a problem with footnotes: when I create a new article it does not display footnotes as it is showed on www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Cite. It does not recognise the code (see the attachment); I tried many different ways like these proposed on the MediaWiki help page, and others (these used in English Wikipedia), but it does not work. What should I do?
  20. I manually upgraded my wiki site from version 1.33 to version 1.34 and have been receiving the following message stuck at the top of my wiki. Depreciated : Use of $wgLocalInterwiki – use $wgLocalInterwikis instead was deprecated in MediaWiki 1.23. I am unable to find a solution to this issue and have searched the internet and Media Wiki. Below are the stats for my system. Product Version MediaWiki 1.34.0 PHP 7.2.24 (cgi-fcgi) MySQL 5.6.45 ICU Any assistance is appreciated.
  21. Check if there is any disk space quota or limit that's being reached. The disk being full would be my first thought when uploads suddenly stop working when nothing else changes.
  22. I have no idea,please help!! (I'm japanese, no good at english) I can no longer upload images on the wiki I am using,at 1 month ago. There was no problem until just before. I cannot upload images suddenly. The wiki settings have not changed. Even if the directory permissions are set to 777, it cannot be resolved. Changing the owner of the directory to ROOT or APACHE has no effect. The error displayed is: 「The lock file for "mwstore: //local-backend/local-public/2/29/873281.png" could not be opened. Make sure the upload directory is set up correctly and that your web server has write permission. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:$wgUploadDirectory for details.」 Specifying the upload destination did not resolve the issue. You cannot upload even if the extension is used. We look forward to your reply.
  23. Nothing like this is built-in, so you have two options: Create the graphs in an external program and upload them to MediaWiki as image or svg files. Then, you can use the regular image embedding features to show them in the article. Install an extension such as https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph and use that to program and display the graphs.
  24. Hello together, I want to create two graphs to show an election result. One of them has to be a bar chart and the other one a semicircle pie chart. How can I do that? Thank you for answering! EDIT: I don't have access to the database.
  25. I will surely check those out! And we can't afford to hire a developer for this, unfortunately. So we'll have to find a way to properly do this. I'll have to learn how to do it! There's no way around that!
  26. You can create nested subcategories and you can import CSV as per https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Data_Transfer but to automate this for 10K items is complicated and you would most likely need a developer for that. Your request about a custom form that shows the nested categories as dropdowns is also doable. Part of it is here https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MsCatSelect but I am uncertain if that's what you need.
  27. I've taken on a huge but quite fulfilling endeavour! I work as together with another buch of volunteers on a huge project. It's a tabletop fantasy RPG translation project. Within this project we have a huge glossary in a spreadsheet. This glossary is beginning to be really tough to work with, as we have about 10.000 items by now. What do I want to do? Create a typical MediaWiki page on our server. We'll use the MediaWiki first of all as a real Wiki (with some limitations) but also as a CMS for the entire site. We'll want to load the Spreadsheet - as a tsv or csv - up to the wiki. In that wiki, we'll have several kinds of hyponym-hyperonym. For example Main category: geography > Planet: earth > continent: North-America > country: USA > State: California > County: Orange County > Santa Ana (Town) In this case we have category planet, subcategory continent, sub-subcategory country and so on. Last category is "town", describing the item itself. There also will be items that fall in several categories. For example: Main category: geography > Planet: earth > continent: South-America > countries: Peru - Brasil - Bolivia - Colombia - Ecuador > Amazonas (River) In this case we have category planet, subcategory continent, sub-categories all the countries the Amazonas runs though. Last category is "river". We want to create a template, a form where people just have to pick and chose categories from drop downs, and only will have to fill out what is not in the drop downs as well as the main text. New pages will have to be checked and approved before they will be uploaded. Now the questions: How do we make up the spreadsheet? Because there will be for example geography and its subcategories, there will be animals and its subcategories, there will be famous people and its subcategories and so on. How are we going to do that? How do we make the form? How do we only show the dropdowns in that form that are applicable? For example: Josh wants to make a new entry for the Amazonas. He starts the form and immediately choses: "geography" as the main category. That means that the category "plants" and all of its subcategories won't be accessable, but only the subcategories that are valid for "geography". Then he choses "planet earth" and only continents on earth will be shown in the drop down list and so on. I know, it's quite something, but any other way it will at the end be WAY more work on the longer run.
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