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PhilB
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Wiki 'categories'

Post by PhilB » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:24 pm

I have been out of the picture on this forum for a while stuck on 0.27 with graphics doldrums, but version 31 is looking very stable even with my old nvidia. Thanks developers!!

My channel editor needed a tweak to cater for the changes in the API and I have been updating the wiki: https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_Editor

This has thrown up an oddity. I added ‘HOWTO’ and ‘Knowledge Base’ to the categories but the category pages are not being updated. They seem to play hide and seek with me – the channel editor seems to appear in a category pages if I am logged in, vanishes if I logout.

What else might I need to do?

Phil

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Re: Wiki 'categories'

Post by bill6502 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:28 pm

Seems to be dependent on if a user is logged in or not. I've seen the same. And don't have a solution.

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Re: Wiki 'categories'

Post by PhilB » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:31 pm

I think I've solved it. The problem seems to be that the server is caching the category pages and the cache needs to be updated.
Over at MediaWiki support I was advised to try purging it with https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Category:HOWTO?action=purge
but I could not get that to work.
What did work was making a change to the initial text of the category pages (just adding an extra full stop) and saving it.
Next person to edit it could, I assume, just delete that full stop. Messy but effective.
I'm trying to think of a neat way of documenting this.

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Re: Wiki 'categories'

Post by PhilB » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:51 pm

I have added a page:
https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Refresh_Category_Pages
but it seems to get lost in the noise of HOWTO.

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