Wiki Report now available

Find out "What's that Wiki Running?" at https://freephile.org/wikireport


APIs in action

This project is about two APIs. Using them, and having them work together. We're using the MediaWiki API, and and the CiviCRM API.

MediaWiki

We're using the MediaWiki API for a couple different purposes. Most obviously we're using the API, which is available in every MediaWiki installation, to query that installation's exact setup, statistics and extensions. Secondly, this page is using the MediaWiki API to re-use content. Or, put another way, we wrote content in a wiki backend, and we're using that content on a different 'frontend' website. We're showing an example of using MediaWiki as a back-end content editing platform, while the Wiki Report project publishes that content with 5 simple lines of code on a completely different website. Through the API, you could re-use any MediaWiki content on any other project or platform. So, if you have a wiki, and you have content there that you think should be somewhere else: don't copy it! Re-use it via API!

CiviCRM

The free Wiki Report generates a lot of data about wikis across the Internet. We collect and/or report on this data by storing it in a CiviCRM database. CiviCRM is a fantastic freely-licensed Constituent Relationship Management system.

Bootstrap

We're using Bootstrap for building a nice HTML5, responsive and mobile-first website.

Development

For details, see Wiki report/development

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Greg Rundlett's picture

JavaScript version in the works

A lot of wikis are not public.  They are running inside the enterprise; behind a corporate firewall or are accessible only through a VPN.  For these wikis, the Wiki Report can't "see" them and can't report on them.  We've been working on a JavaScript version of the Wiki Report that will run entirely in your browser and thus has access to your private wiki.  Stay tuned for updates by joining our low-volume mailing list of highlights and insights to MediaWiki. Or, join the QualityBox discussion forums.

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