share user login between Mediawiki and wordpress
****short resume of this tred have to be;***
– how to login to MediaWiki with the usernames and passwords from a WordPress blog
*** lets begin: ***
A while back spencerp wrote this great guide, on how to make user integration between wordpress, bbpress, and media wiki:
It a great thing, and i guess many people wants to do soo.
There is one HUGE problem though (understatement);
1.First of this plugin wich spencerp uses in his guide, is no longer avaible for download?
(if it where, i don’t know if it works with newest versions of wordpress and mediawiki.)
2. this IS still avaible:
And it seems to be great EXCEPT, it’s USELESS today, because it dosn’t work with the new version of mediawiki and wordpress, as they write on the site:
“This extension is tested with Mediawiki 1.6.9 (the latest release for PHP4) and wordpress 2.1. It will not work (yet) for Mediawiki > 1.6.9 (because of PHP5) but the next version will be PHP5 ready.”
Well “my” logic was, that php5 is backward compatible, there for it sounded like nonsense; so i just desided to try it out, and guess what, the instructions wast right, – the plugin just don’t work with the newest mediawiki; i got the following error, when trying to login with a user from wordpress: “Wiki has a problem
Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.
Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.
(Can’t contact the database server: Unknown error)”
******now my question******
Is there any plugin or way out there, to make the step nr. 4 in the guide possible? (make it possible to login to MediaWiki with the usernames and passwords from a WordPress blog, thats shares the same database.)
I hope somone smarter than me, has some views and solutions on this topic, as all treads about this subject seems outdated, and the topic seems more important than ever.
In advance thnx.
/Helio AKA. Dennis O. Madsen
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