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Convert $wgEchoHelpPage to use new OutputPage::addHelpLink() system
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We currently have multiple help links set in Wikimedia config, which should be moved to their individual wikis to be configured.

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Legoktm created this task.Jun 1 2015, 11:36 PM
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Change 291217 had a related patch set uploaded (by Matěj Suchánek):
Use native MediaWiki linking to help pages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/291217

This would remove the ability to point the help page to local pages like https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilfe:Echo or https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notificaciones/FAQ

That would be very problematic: redirect someone to an Help page on Mediawiki will give that person a global Help page. That global help page is for all wikis, including non-WMF wikis. Local pages also introduce habits and local rules to users.

Have a sort of shadow namespace (T14306) or a way to transclude parts of help pages from MW to local wikis would be a way to solve that issue. I definitely recommend to keep the system as it is now, with priority to local Help pages, while waiting for better.

Legoktm added a comment.EditedMay 27 2016, 6:15 PM

Errr yeah, the link would now be customizable via an on-wiki message...

Indeed. Of course it would be nice if one of the persons advancing this patch could copy the links to the corresponding MediaWiki namespace pages, to make the conversion smoother.

Indeed. Of course it would be nice if one of the persons advancing this patch could copy the links to the corresponding MediaWiki namespace pages, to make the conversion smoother.

I'll do that.

Change 291217 merged by jenkins-bot:
Use native MediaWiki linking to help pages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/291217

Indeed. Of course it would be nice if one of the persons advancing this patch could copy the links to the corresponding MediaWiki namespace pages, to make the conversion smoother.

I'll do that.

Done.