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Bug 14640 - MainPage cannot be edited
MainPage cannot be edited
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-06-25 11:50 UTC by Herwig Van Cotthem
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Herwig Van Cotthem 2008-06-25 11:50:39 UTC
I have setup my wiki so that only logged in users can see and edit pages.  This works nicely for all pages  i used :
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['read'] = false;
# But allow them to read e.g., these pages:
$wgWhitelistRead =  array ( "Main Page", "Special:Userlogin", "Wikipedia:Help");

This works exactly as it should for all pages but the mainpage.  nobody can edit this page, not even sysops.  

even if i allow set the edit permissions to true for everyone this remains the same, sysops cannot do anything on this mainpage, nor can any other user.

I really need to edit this page, so any help will be greatly appreciated,

kind regards,

Comment 1 Chad H. 2008-07-01 12:17:00 UTC
I set up my permissions identical to yours listed above, and was still able to edit the mainpage (as sysop). Do you have any other configurations or extensions you didn't mention?
Comment 2 Herwig Van Cotthem 2008-07-01 13:03:46 UTC
there was a table 'protectedpages' in the db which contained the main page, i guess its from an old extension which i uninstalled, anyhow it works after removing the page from the table

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