[Mediawiki-l] couple of extensions to contribute if useful
molasses-one at shaw.ca
Sat Feb 4 19:23:08 UTC 2006
I thought I would mention a couple of MediaWiki extensions I have developed in
case they might be useful to the community.
One extension is an interface for users to more easily export multiple wiki
pages to XML, PDF and HTML by using the search function. The open source
software HTML2FPDF is used for exports to PDF. MediaWiki's native XML
exporter is used for the XML. The way the search is used is, the user first
enters a search term, then the returned page names in which the search term
appears are appended to the list of pages to be exported. They can dump
those pages at any time to any of the formats (an installation with this
extension can be seen at
http://pgrdictionary.org/en/index.php/Special:DocumentExport (this install is
a plant genetic resource dictionary, so use plant genetic terms, such as
chromosome, to get search returns) ).
The other extension goes through every page in your Wiki, looking for Wiki
page titles in the content of each page and Wiki-linking those words to their
corresponding Wiki pages. It's meant to be used after you have imported fresh
content into your Wiki, when that content does not yet contain any links
between Wiki pages.
Hopefully they are useful, please let me know if they are.
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