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MediaWiki primary scripts are in the root directory of the software. Users
should only use these scripts to access the wiki. There are also some .php that
aren't primary scripts but helper files and won't work if they are accessed
directly by the web.
Main access point. It handles the most of requests.
Script to provide an API for bots to fetch content and informations about
the site and also modify it. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API
for more informations.
Script that only serve images to logged in users. To configure the wiki
to use that script, see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Image_Authorisation.
Used by ResourceLoader to serve minified, concatenated and gzipped CSS and JS.
Returns a OpenSearch description document (see http://www.opensearch.org/)
that points to the search engines of the wiki.
Allow users to see the profiling information that are stored in the
To save the profiling information in the database (required to use this
script), you have to modify StartProfiler.php to use the Profiler class and
not the stub profiler which is enabled by default.
You will also need to set $wgProfileToDatabase to true in LocalSettings.php
to force the profiler to save the informations in the database and apply the
maintenance/archives/patch-profiling.sql patch to the database.
To enable the profileinfo.php itself, you'll need to set $wgDBadminuser
and $wgDBadminpassword in your LocalSettings.php, as well as $wgEnableProfileInfo
See also http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_debug#Profiling.
Script that only redirect to the article passed in the wpDropdown parameter
of the request. Used by the nostalgia skin to access special pages with the
dropdown box at the top of the page.
Script used to resize images if it is configured to be done when the web
browser requests the image and not when generating the page. This script can
be used as a 404 handler to generate image thumbs when they don't exist.
Allow to add a new trackback to the database. This script returns XML
and require a POST request to work, thus it should only be accessed by some
specific programs and won't work with normal web browsers.
There is also a file with a .php5 extension for each script. They can be used if
the web server needs a .php5 to run the file with the PHP 5 engine and runs .php
scripts with PHP 4. To use these files, you have to modify $wgScriptExtension to
'.php5' is LocalSettings.php but it is already done by the config script if you
used mw-config/index.php5 for installation.