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Move $wgEchoHelpPage to an optional interface message
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The configuration variable $wgEchoHelpPage should be an optional interface message so that the help link can be configured without having to go through bugzilla.

The link is clearly something that needs to be configured for most WMF wikis. It'd be a lot easier for the devs and the users if this was simply an interface message so that admins could easily change this without having to go through bugzilla.

Note that ULS provides a similar message at Mediawiki:uls-ime-helppage


See Also:
T58036: "More info" link on Special:Notifications has broken localisation

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 2:26 AM
bzimport added projects: Notifications, I18n.
bzimport set Reference to bz56037.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).

The WMF core features team tracks this bug on Mingle card https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/flow/cards/387, but people from the community are welcome to contribute here and in Gerrit.

Mattflaschen-WMF triaged this task as Low priority.Jan 8 2015, 6:54 PM
Restricted Application added a project: Collaboration-Team-Triage. · View Herald TranscriptJul 6 2015, 9:06 AM

Change 291218 had a related patch set uploaded (by Matěj Suchánek):
Remove no longer used Echo configuration

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/291218

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Change 291218 had a related patch set uploaded (by Matěj Suchánek):
Remove no longer used Echo configuration

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/291218

This patch doesn't directly fix this bug: instead it removes the ability to customize the target of the help link altogether.

This patch doesn't directly fix this bug: instead it removes the ability to customize the target of the help link altogether.

Merging that will actually end this task... Should global sysops or interface editors (if they exist) create the message, or will User-notice or MassMessage be enough?

This patch doesn't directly fix this bug: instead it removes the ability to customize the target of the help link altogether.

Merging that will actually end this task... Should global sysops or interface editors (if they exist) create the message, or will User-notice or MassMessage be enough?

What message? Unless I'm missing something, OutputPage doesn't allow help link targets to be configured, not even through a message.

This patch doesn't directly fix this bug: instead it removes the ability to customize the target of the help link altogether.

Merging that will actually end this task... Should global sysops or interface editors (if they exist) create the message, or will User-notice or MassMessage be enough?

What message? Unless I'm missing something, OutputPage doesn't allow help link targets to be configured, not even through a message.

Never mind, I'm blind.

11:44:20 <+legoktm> RoanKattouw: SpecialPage::addHelpLink() !== OutputPage::addHelpLink()
11:44:39 <+RoanKattouw> Right, good point

Change 291218 merged by jenkins-bot:
Remove no longer used Echo configuration

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/291218