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Configuration parameter details:
Name $smwgEnabledEditPageHelp
Description Sets whether helpful information is displayed when editing a page
Default setting
(Other) available settings

Allows to disable the display of helpful information when a page is edited

Software Semantic MediaWiki
Since version
Until version still available
Configuration Installation
Keyword help · user interface

$smwgEnabledEditPageHelp is a configuration parameter that enables to display helpful information when editing a page. The help is targeted to support users who are yet unfamiliar with Semantic MediaWiki. This setting was introduced in Semantic MediaWiki 2.1.0Released on 19 January 2015 and compatible with MW 1.19.0 - 1.24.x..1 Semantic MediaWiki 3.0.0Released on 11 October 2018 and compatible with MW 1.27.0 - 1.31.x. added a user preference option allowing user's to set the display of the help messages according to their personal requirement or preference.2

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The help text is shown in the light grey box just above the edit field. The appearance of the box may be adapted to the respective wikis style guideline via CSS by manipulating the smw-editpage-help class.

Default setting[edit]

$smwgEnabledEditPageHelp = true;

This means that helpful information will be displayed when editing a page. This can further be controlled individually by the user via a preference option.

Changing the default setting[edit]

To modify the setting to this configuration parameter, add one of the following lines to your "LocalSettings.php" file after the enableSemantics() call:

Disable help messages being shown
$smwgEnabledEditPageHelp = false;

This means that no helpful information will be displayed when editing a page. Moreover this helpful information cannot be enabled via the user preferences.

See also[edit]


  1. ^  Semantic MediaWiki: GitHub pull request gh:smw:659
  2. ^  Semantic MediaWiki: GitHub pull request gh:smw:2543