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<center>'''To respond or edit to an item, please see the relevant item [https://secure.bettermeans.com/projects/181/dashboard BetterMeans workstream] or comment on the current page, [[Appropedia:Site development/Desired features]] or its talk page - not here.'''</center>
 
 
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[[Category:Archived pages]]
 
{{help us tech}}
 
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=Suggested tasks=
:''To suggest a new feature, see [[Appropedia:Desired features]]. Other tasks go here.''
 
===UTC timestamp===
Change the time stamp from PDT/PST to UTC (or GMT which is the same thing... for some reason UTC is used at Wikipedia - maybe GMT suggests the user is in the UK, whereas UTC is just a universal time?) --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] &middot; <small>[[User talk:Chriswaterguy|talk]]</small> 16:33, 21 December 2007 (PST)
 
=Current Work=
=Completed Tasks=
==Make redirects show in italic on [[Special:Allpages]]==
[http://www.appropedia.org/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Common.css&diff=prev&oldid=20739 Done] - the fix is in the Common.css file.
 
==Import Images from WikiGreen==
These steps were completed for integrating WikiGreen (ExportWIkiSite) into Appropedia (ImportWIkiSite), but could be used to upload many photos from any repository:
#* Do this for each filetype, e.g. jpg, gif, etc.
# In addition, something happened to the importImages.php file in transport, so I redownloaded it, and everything worked.
 
==Import Pages from another wiki==
 
How did we do that?
==Renaming a user==
:See [[User:Chriswaterguy]] / [[User:Singkong2005]] for an example.
==Site Map==
*[http://wwwforums.mediawikiappropedia.org/wikiblog/Extension:Google_Sitemap Google Sitemap extension]*Somewhere [[User:Lonny|I]] have a detailed set of instructions on how I made this happen. I will try to find them.making-sitemap-opensource-documentation-wild-goose-chase
;Must visit ==Interwiki map==See [[SpecialAppropedia:GoogleSitemap&limit=5500Admin_tasks/Interwiki_map]] often. Change limit to meet number of pages we want indexed.
==Interwiki MapAutomatic Domain and Database Backups==See [[Appropedia:Admin_Tasks/Interwiki_mapAutomatic_backups]] ==ImageMap Extension==Available to Mediawiki version 1.9. Allows us to have our featured project image lead to the project rather than the image info. #Make a directory in extensions: ImageMap#:mkdir ~/appropedia.org/extensions/ImageMap#Download all files from subversion http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/ImageMap/ the newly created ImageMap directory.#Add the following line to LocalSettings.php#: require_once( "$IP/extensions/ImageMap/ImageMap.php" ); Find more detailed information here http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ImageMap ==CategoryTree extension==Details and download:http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryTree Follow instructions in the README file. Important: Change the file permissions recursively for extensions/CategoryTree. chmod -R 771 CategoryTree --[[User:GoodSignal|GoodSignal]] 15:20, 29 April 2007 (PDT) ==New User Welcome Message==New users that register an email are automatically sent a confirmation code to validate their address. This seems like the appropriate place to add general ''Welcome to Appropedia.org'' information. Edit the confirmation/welcome message here: [[MediaWiki:Confirmemail body]]
==Short URLs==
*Password protect the folder [http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Password-protecting_directories].
===More Notesnotes===
Still not working correctly.
 
== Fix RecentChanges cache ==
 
Fix RecentChanges cache (?) so it's possible to view more than 7 days:
 
A simple code change which seems to produce something more like the intended results (suggested by Woozle from Issuepedia):
 
 
:'''<nowiki>in SpecialRecentchanges.php, line 226 -- currently "conds[] = 'rc_timestamp >= ' . $dbr->addQuotes( $cutoff );" -- change the ">=" to "<=".</nowiki>'''
 
Woozle says:
 
"I don't know if this is a known bug or even a genuine bug (rather than a misunderstanding on my part), but maybe you can test that and see if it works as expected.
 
"Or, more to the point, consistently works as expected... it seemed to do fine for me, but I only did one test."
 
''Done - some months ago. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 21:52, 8 July 2011 (PDT)''
 
== Misc old issues ==
 
<small>''These notes were made at "Appropedia:Site development/priorities/archive" and I was the only editor. I now realize these all fit under "Admin tasks" also. I'm deleting the original rather than creating a redirect, as I want to keep the site development subpages tidy.''</small>
 
# 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?) - '''Done'''
# Social features: better integration with network sites such as [http://www.wiserearth.org/ WiserEarth] and [http://www.globalswadeshi.net/ GlobalSwadeshi], and better ways of monitoring activity and engaging with people in Appropedia - [[mw:Extension:SocialProfile]]?. (Also: better display of RSS feeds, so people can display their blogs in their userspace; [[Appropedia:Desired features #Fan mail|Fan mail]]; OpenSocial) - '''Done'''
* 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. - '''Done'''
 
The next rank of issues include:
* [[Appropedia:Desired_features#Search_improvements|Search improvements]] including [[Appropedia:Desired_features#Custom_searches|Custom searches]]. '''- other needs are higher priority''' -> [https://secure.bettermeans.com/issues/7818 active task at Bettermeans].
* <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]]. '''- Done? Using "Original:" till we think of something better.'''
 
Previous list of priorities
* [[blogs:|blog]] [[Appropedia:User_experience/New_skin#Wordpress_themes_for_the_blog|skin]]
* forums (on hold - [http://www.globalswadeshi.net/ Global Swadeshi] is performing this role for now.) - ''See [[A:Forums]].''
* [[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. ''Update'': now working and in use. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 02:49, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
* [[Appropedia:Desired_features#Special_license_namespace.28s.29|Special license namespace(s)]]
 
(priorities suggested by [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] &middot; <small>[[User talk:Chriswaterguy|talk]]</small> 00:43, 5 November 2007 (PST), updated 23:29, 18 February 2009 (UTC) and 22:54, 8 July 2011 (PDT))
 
==See also==
 
* [[Appropedia:To do]]
 
[[Category:Appropedia maintenance]]
[[Category:Appropedia tasks]]

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