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How do I enable file uploads to my MediaWiki?

To enable uploads, edit the LocalSettings.php file in your MediaWiki install directory, and change the line reading $wgEnableUploads = false; to $wgEnableUploads = true;.

MediaWiki by default allows uploads of images with the following extensions: png, gif, jpg, and jpeg. To upload more file types, you will also need to add lines such as

$wgFileExtensions[] = 'doc';
$wgFileExtensions[] = 'pdf';

for each extension (.doc and .pdf in this example) you would like to allow your site to upload. You can add these lines anywhere after the line starting with require_once and before the ?> at the end of the file.

Certain file types, such as .zip, cannot be properly uploaded with the default file-type detection system. If you have problems uploading certain file types, you may need to use an additional file-type detector, named “file”, with this command:

$wgMimeDetectorCommand = 'file -bi';

If you run into trouble, please check the MediaWiki web site or contact

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