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Allow connecting to other MediaWiki wikis
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Please add a little field,

deep deep down in Settings,

that would allow a user, for better or for worse, to enter the URL of
any MediaWiki wiki, and connect to that instead of the default hardwired
Wikipedia!

Note I am talking about any MediaWiki wiki, not necessarily WikiMedia
wikis.

This will allow the app to be immediately much more useful.

Just please add the field now. Other issues can be dealt with later.
Thank you.

One little change on your part can save 1000 users of 2000 wikis having to hack up their own versions so much trouble.

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Jidanni created this task.Jan 14 2015, 5:35 AM
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Yes have a message "experimental, are you sure?".

Yes one issue is that the "branding" will still say "Wikipedia".
That can be dealt with later.

brion closed this task as Declined.Jan 18 2015, 5:41 PM
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There's not really anything specific to attach this bug to here; the Wikipedia apps are Wikipedia-specific and will get more so over time. (If someone else wants to work on a generic MediaWiki client app I suppose that's possible as well, but it would not act much like the Wikipedia-specific app.)

Alas that's just like saying USA cars are USA specific and giving up even
thinking how well they might work when driving on Canada roads.
Certainly 99% of the functionality will still work. Alas.

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Berot3 added a subscriber: Berot3.Apr 30 2020, 10:13 AM

There's not really anything specific to attach this bug to here; the Wikipedia apps are Wikipedia-specific and will get more so over time. (If someone else wants to work on a generic MediaWiki client app I suppose that's possible as well, but it would not act much like the Wikipedia-specific app.)

Than why call it „WikiMedia-Apps“? That’s quite confusing than... It should be called „Wikipedia-apps, by WikiMedia“ or so.

Than why call it „WikiMedia-Apps“? That’s quite confusing than... It should be called „Wikipedia-apps, by WikiMedia“ or so.

Please, read: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Differences_between_Wikipedia,_Wikimedia,_MediaWiki,_and_wiki