The pattern of store -> query -> store -> query can lead to caching nightmares when working with Cargo or SMW in MediaWiki. This is the story of how I dealt with one.
Disambiguations are typically somewhat user-unfriendly, especially when a wiki has a relatively low percentage of pages that are disambiguated and so the presence of one is unexpected. Here I describe my method for improving quality of life when disambiguation links do appear.
CharInsert is one of my favorite extensions. Here’s how I made a Lua wrapper for it to create a user-friendly interface for anyone to add snippets they want.
A system of hooks in Scribunto can be reasonable to use if you have a wikifarm with synced code that occasionally needs to be slightly modified on one or more wikis. I found the system more complicated than it was worth, but I’m documenting it here before I remove it.
This is not a post about how to add Cargo docstrings on table pages. Rather, it’s a post about how to create workarounds in MediaWiki in a reasonably well-controlled manner.