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Appropedia:Site development/archive (Admin tasks)

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Misc old issues: de-link deleted page - don't want anyone to recreate
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=Suggested tasks=
==Enable Firefox users to add an Appropedia search to their toolbar==Currently if viewing Appropedia, and you select "Add Appropedia (English)" from the search menu, it comes back with the warning::'''Download error''':Firefox could not download the search plugin from suggest a new feature, see [[UserAppropedia:Chriswaterguy|ChriswaterguyDesired features]] &middot; <small>[[User talk:Chriswaterguy|talk]]</small> 19:05, 6 March 2007 (PST). Other tasks go here.''
==Add bigger edit toolbar=UTC timestamp===Add bigger edit toolbar, like Wikipedia now has. This includes a redirect button, Change the time stamp from PDT/PST to UTC (or GMT which I'd find usefulis the same thing. There might be other useful things to add as well, .. for some reason UTC is used at Wikipedia - maybe GMT suggests the user is in futurethe UK, so it would be good to document here. whereas UTC is just a universal time?) --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] &middot; <small>[[User talk:Chriswaterguy|talk]]</small> 1716:3433, 30 April 21 December 2007 (PDTPST)
=Current Work=
:See [[User:Chriswaterguy]] / [[User:Singkong2005]] for an example.
==Site Map==
*[ 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. ;Must visit [[Special:GoogleSitemap&limit=5500]] often. Change limit to meet number of pages we want indexed.making-sitemap-opensource-documentation-wild-goose-chase
==Interwiki map==
===More notes===
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 [ 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 [ WiserEarth] and [ 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''' -> [ 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 - [ 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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