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Existing and potential portal design features and support tools. Technical stuff.


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Bug collectionEdit

This section is only for tracking bugs and feature requests, in the MediaWiki software itself, which affect portals. For general technical help with portals or portal-related templates, create a new section on this talk page.

  Do not report new bugs or feature requests in this section – only list them here after a Phabricator task has been created.
  • T196722: Gallery slideshow controls take up more than one line on narrow displays
  • T196723: Gallery slideshow flickers when changing images
  • T194887: Mode slideshow of gallery tag is not working in phone screens
  • T199126: Scribunto/Lua should have a built-in method for retrieving category members

Discussions about possible cool new featuresEdit

Discussions about technical issuesEdit

This section is for technical issues with specific portals, templates, or modules.

Portal:Kingston upon Hull wrong captionEdit

The file on the lead excerpt is showing the wrong caption. It is selecting the caption from the |pushpin_map_caption= field rather than the |image_caption= field of {{Infobox settlement}} template. Keith D (talk) 01:24, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Portal:Music errorsEdit

Today's Birthdays on August 26 is broken and tossing up a wall of red errors. --Phospheros (talk) 17:57, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

@Phospheros: The page is simply too complex to render correctly. Raised at Portal talk:Music#Parser error. Certes (talk) 18:19, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Related portalsEdit

Proposing that {{Related portal}} and {{Related portals2}} be changed so that clicking on an image takes a user to the portal and not to the image itself. --Phospheros (talk) 21:14, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

That sounds sensible. The only objection I can see is that it makes it harder to get attribution information for the image, but I think approximately 0% of readers are looking for that rather than the portal. Certes (talk) 21:47, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
This has been tried before and reverted. Sadly, the attribution rules seem to prevent us from helping readers in this way. See Help:Visual_file_markup#Links. Certes (talk) 15:22, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
@Phospheros: ...on the other hand, certain portals get away with images which link to portals by essentially hard-coding the output that these templates might have produced had they been enhanced as you suggest. The matter may be worth taking up with the attribution specialists. Certes (talk) 01:25, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Page options in excerptsEdit

It is now possible to vary excerpt options between pages, for example to take the first paragraph of one article but the second and third paragraphs of another. I have also documented the existing capability to use sections and piped links. Details: Template:Transclude lead excerpt/doc#Page options. These features apply to most templates using Module:Excerpt. Certes (talk) 11:44, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Named images in excerptsEdit

It is now possible to display a named image, even if it does not appear in the article. Only a single image is supported, but it can vary between articles using page options, e.g. Article{{!}}files{{=}}Myimage.jpg. This feature has similar scope and documentation to page options. Certes (talk) 13:38, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Display all selectable excerptsEdit

It is now possible to display all excerpts from a selection simultaneously by passing a new |showall= parameter to the Transclude...excerpt templates. This feature is designed for use in subpages and produces a display more suited to editors than to readers. To display all excerpts on the subpage but only one on the main portal page, transclude the subpage as normal and add <noinclude>|showall=</noinclude> to the template. Thanks to Kusma for the idea, previously discussed here. Certes (talk) 15:40, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for commentEdit

North America1000 03:47, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
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