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This is a proposed plan for the development of new features on Appropedia. New features are tested first on the [http://whatissustainability.org/ development site].
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''If you can help, please leave a message on the {{talk page}}, or email chriswaterguy at appropedia dot  org.''
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These are the very highest priorities for new features on Appropedia, in rough order.  
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There are many features that would be nice to have (see [[Appropedia:Desired features]]). Our current priorities, in rough order, are:
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'''If you can help with any of these, please add your name next to the one you can work on (if you can commit to working on it). Or leave a message on the {{talk page}} here, or on the talk page on one of the admins that deal with tech issues ([[User talk:Lonny]], [[User talk:Curtbeckmann]] or [[User talk:Chriswaterguy]]).'''
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Note: New features are tested first on the [http://whatissustainability.org/ development site], so don't worry - you won't risk crashing Appropedia.
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(Note: the following list is transcluded on [[Appropedia:Desired Features]] and some other pages, to draw attention to these requests.)
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''Out of date'' - working on this now. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 05:01, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
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There are many features that would be nice to have (see [[Appropedia:Desired features]]). Our current priorities,, are:
 
# WYSIWYG editor - FCKEditor looks very close, but not ready yet. We need a replacement for Uniwiki, which is proving to be a problem for some editors, and which clashes with Mediawiki 1.14. So either we work with wikiHow on accelerating the implementation of [https://svn.wikia-code.com/wikia/trunk/extensions/wikia/Wysiwyg/ Wikia's WYSIWYG editor code] (which contains a lot of wikia specific hooks) or we find an alternative interface (any suggestions?)
 
# WYSIWYG editor - FCKEditor looks very close, but not ready yet. We need a replacement for Uniwiki, which is proving to be a problem for some editors, and which clashes with Mediawiki 1.14. So either we work with wikiHow on accelerating the implementation of [https://svn.wikia-code.com/wikia/trunk/extensions/wikia/Wysiwyg/ Wikia's WYSIWYG editor code] (which contains a lot of wikia specific hooks) or we find an alternative interface (any suggestions?)
 
# New [[Appropedia:Skin|skin]] - very important to make Appropedia an enjoyable and usable site for visitors.
 
# New [[Appropedia:Skin|skin]] - very important to make Appropedia an enjoyable and usable site for visitors.
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# [[mw:Extension:MultiUpload]] - speed file upload.
 
# [[mw:Extension:MultiUpload]] - speed file upload.
 
# ParserFunctions - the extension, or whatever gives Wikipedia the logical functions in templates, that we don't have.
 
# ParserFunctions - the extension, or whatever gives Wikipedia the logical functions in templates, that we don't have.
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Our current main priorities are:
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* Setting up a test site, for checking new features and settings and making sure they don't break the site, before running them live. This will be MediaWiki, with all the extensions and settings we have now, then adding new features to see if they work. We've been promised help with this, but if you are able to assist, that would be fantastic.
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* [[Appropedia:Skin]] (including a [[Appropedia:Desired_features#Add_bigger_edit_toolbar|bigger edit toolbar]])
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* A new, simpler, navigation-focused main page. See [[Appropedia:User experience]] and [[Main_Page_tests]]. The test page is currently a construction site - feel free to edit. We need suitable open licensed photos (the community and food pics aren't properly licensed) and they need to be cropped square (or at least all cropped to the same ratios).
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* [[Appropedia:Desired features#Banner for visitors from partner sites|Banner for visitors from partner sites]]
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The next rank of issues include:
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* [[Appropedia:Desired_features#Search_improvements|Search improvements]] including [[Appropedia:Desired_features#Custom_searches|Custom searches]].
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* <s>[[Appropedia:Desired_features#Special_license_namespace.28s.29|Special license namespace(s)]]</s> - we decided to use the mainspace, but add the {{tl|open access}} notice (or other relevant notice) to the top of each page that doesn't fit the [[Appropedia:Copyrights|Appropedia license]].
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Previous list of priorities
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* blog (set up [http://blogs.appropedia.org/ here] but skin needs tweaking)
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* forums (on hold - [http://www.globalswadeshi.net/ Global Swadeshi] is performing this role for now.)
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* [[Appropedia:Wikilink bot|wikilink bot]] - kind of working. [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] got this working to a degree, but as at early 2009, nothing has been done for some months.
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* [[Appropedia:Desired_features#Special_license_namespace.28s.29|Special license namespace(s)]]
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(priorities suggested by [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] &middot; <small>[[User talk:Chriswaterguy|talk]]</small> 00:43, 5 November 2007 (PST) and updated 23:29, 18 February 2009 (UTC))
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There are ''many'' priorities - these are a select few. Only add or remove items here by consensus or after discussion with an admin.
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Please add other priorities to [[Appropedia:Desired Features]] in the appropriate section, using the standard template there.
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== See also ==
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* [[Appropedia:Tech team]]
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