RationalWiki Upgrade 2017

Since this morning, RationalWiki.org is running on MediaWiki 1.27.

This is a bit of a facade, since it's just a snapshot which Tim Starling imported and upgraded as a dry run.

This database will be dropped and recreated, so any edits you make will be lost. Sorry!

In addition, search and several other functions are not done yet and will give PHP errors.

from FuzzyCatPotato (Talk), group Site wide (urgent) at 13:22, 26 June 2017


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To embed a video use the Embed Video extension.

Sites supported:

As of version 0.1, EmbedVideo supports embedding video content from the following services:

[edit] Usage

precede the site name with"#ev" The EmbedVideo parser function expects to be called in either of the following ways:

  • {{#ev:site|id}} -or-
  • {{#ev:site|id|width}}


  • service is the name of a video sharing site.
  • id is the id of the video to include
  • width (optional) is the width in pixels of the viewing area (height will be determined automatically)

To embed a YouTube video, for example, one uses the format below:


(The code "T69TOuqaqXI" is the unique identifier for the YouTube video.) This produces the video on screen:

To embed as a thumbnail:


Examples for how to embed videos from all six services are given at the extension's project homepage.

[edit] A quick plea

Whilst this extension is fun and can be used for a great many things, it is also time consuming for the server's CPU and for a user trying to open a page with videos on it. Also consider that both the site and a person browsing have to pay for bandwidth. Please use sparingly.

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