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Multi-Instance Subtemplates in Lua
· ☕ 8 min read · ✍️ River
Multi-instance subtemplates are common in MediaWiki; when we're using Lua, they can be much more powerful than in wikitext.

CompoundRole
· ☕ 18 min read · ✍️ River
A bunch of things I did wrong because learning is fun!

Adventures in caching primary keys
· ☕ 15 min read · ✍️ River
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.

Highlighting disambiguations
· ☕ 29 min read · ✍️ River
Disambiguations are typically somewhat user-unfriendly; I describe my method for improving quality of life when disambiguation links do appear.

CharInsert: Why you should "char"
· ☕ 12 min read · ✍️ River
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.

Lua Hooks System
· ☕ 8 min read · ✍️ River
I document my system of using hooks in Scribunto before removing it from my wiki.