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I set up an Ubuntu 19.10 server running a private wiki with MediaWiki. Everything works well until I try to add VisualEditor following MediaWiki's manual: when I edit my LocalSettings.php file adding

if ( !isset( $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] ) OR $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] == '127.0.0.1'    ) {
    $wgGroupPermissions['*']['read'] = true;
    $wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = true;
}

and reboot the machine the server stops working. If I try to visit the main page I get a blank page without any output. I'm sure the problem is in those lines because if I comment them out the wiki works again, but I can't understand where my mistake is.

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Mismatched braces.

See also this page on debugging basics in general.

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  • I can't see where mismatched braces are... – Ntakwetet Oct 29 '19 at 19:02
  • Sorry, I must have misread the code. In any case, you should establish what the error is - see the linked doc on how to display or log PHP errors. – Tgr Oct 29 '19 at 20:18

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