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'''If you can help with any of these tasks, please add your name, a contact method and/or comments next to the one you can work on. Or leave a message on the {{talk page}} here, or on the talk page of one of the active admins ([[User talk:Lonny|Lonny]], [[User talk:Chriswaterguy|Chris]] or [[User talk:Curtbeckmann|Curt]]).'''
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''The following list is transcluded on the [[Appropedia:Site development/Desired features|Desired features]] page and [[Appropedia:How you can help]].''
 
 
Note: New features are tested first on the [http://whatissustainability.org/ development site], so don't worry - you won't risk crashing Appropedia.
 
 
 
The following list is transcluded on the [[Appropedia:Site development/Desired features|Desired features]] page and some other pages, to draw attention to these requests.
 
  
 
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These are the very highest priorities for new features and fixes on Appropedia, in rough order. Can you find a concrete task (big or small) to help with? Leave a note on the {{talk page}} - thanks!
 
  
# New [[Appropedia:Skin|skin]] - help with any part of this:
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==OUTDATED==
## help install test skin on dev wiki - contact [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]]
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Most of this is antiquated. Maybe we should consolidate to Github where some of the newer stuff is. --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] ([[User talk:Lonny|talk]]) 02:15, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
## help choose color scheme. Like [[blogs:|blog]]? Something completely different?
 
## edit CSS to achieve new color scheme.
 
## Should we use a suitable background image? E.g. find an [http://images.google.com/images?as_st=y&as_rights=(cc_publicdomain|cc_attribute|cc_sharealike).-(cc_noncommercial|cc_nonderived)&hl=en&um=1&sa=1&q=&aq=f&oq=International development&aqi= open-licensed image] with a background that won't clash. Must have mostly white top-left (to not clash with logo) and look okay when repeated across and down the page. Maybe choose a sky/clouds or leaves pattern and fade towards white?
 
## Translation link ([[Appropedia:Site_development/Desired_features#Translation]] - Machine translation from within the site.)
 
# Help with installing new extensions on the dev wiki - contact one of us (e.g. [[User talk:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]]) for details.
 
# Social & forum features. E.g.
 
## within MediaWiki (like [http://www.gardenology.org/wiki/Special:AWCforum/sc/id1/Gardenology.org.html Gardenology's forum]; or [http://www.gardenology.org/wiki/Special:AWCforum Wikia's forum implementation] - both seem to use Stand Alone Forum Extension(?)
 
## within Wordpress? See Wordpress section below.
 
# Adding semantic features without some of the non-user-friendly aspects of [http://semantic-mediawiki.org/ Semantic MediaWiki].
 
## How does SMW work with FCKEditor?
 
## Which features of SMW should we turn on? (Off: Inline semantic information is probably confusing to newbies unless handled very cleverly in WYSIWYG. On: Allowing users to view the intersection of categories would be a very useful feature. On: Project tracking.)
 
## Which extensions do we install to achieve this?
 
# A box on the navbar letting people easily email friends about the page they're viewing. "Tell a friend about this site. Email addresses will not be saved or used for any other purpose."
 
# Map/geotagging features. (What do we want? Allow searching by distance from location...)
 
# Develop a plan for grading articles and flagging them according to accuracy, reliability, usefulness. This raises many issues, including the weighting given to ranking by regular users compared to "expert" users. The ''Flagged Revisions'' extension is likely to be important, and so is the voting extension used on http://usability.wikimedia.org/ .
 
# [[Appropedia:Desired features#Banner for visitors from partner sites|Banner for visitors from partner sites]]
 
# mobile site for Appropedia
 
  
# Search for the word ''high'' on the [[Appropedia:Site development/Desired features|Desired features]] page to see other items marked as possibly "high priority".
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== High Priority ==
  
Hack extensions:  
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See also:  
# FCKeditor has a [[Appropedia talk:Village pump#How is the rich editor?|few problems]] - can help us to identify the areas of problem code, or even solve any of them?
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* [[Appropedia:Site development/dev site status]]
  
Extensions and settings to try out:
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=== Extensions ===
# [[mw:Manual:wgForeignAPIRepo]] - allows us to specify another wiki to pull images from.
 
# ParserFunctions - the extension, or whatever gives Wikipedia the logical functions in templates, that we don't have.
 
# Wikipedia search features, [[Appropedia:Desired_features#Search_improvements]]. Including autosuggest: [[mw:Extension:OpenSearchXml]] - used on Wikipedia, works well.
 
# Search for the words ''extension'' and ''manual'' on the [[Appropedia:Site development/Desired features|Desired features]] page to see other items
 
# FlaggedRevisions or whatever Wikipedia went with... so we can let people suggest edits for all pages, even the front page.
 
  
Wordpress issues:
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* [[mw:Manual:wgForeignAPIRepo]] - allows us to specify another wiki to pull images from.
# newsletter with MailPress (I tried but couldn't get mail servers set up. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 21:25, 24 February 2010 (UTC))
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* FCKeditor has a [[Appropedia talk:Village pump#How is the rich editor?|few problems]] - can you help us to identify the areas of problem code, or even solve any of them?
# Forum add-on? (From above, "Social & forum features") Extensions exist but how well do they work?
 
## http://simplepressforum.com/ looks very well featured, and integrates with wordpress login.
 
## If we can work out an automatic Wordpress-MediaWiki cross-login, this would be much nicer, less confusing. OpenID behind the scenes?
 
  
Already fixed:
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==Fixed==
# <s>Fix RecentChanges cache (?) so it's possible to view more than 7 days.</s> '''Solution''': <nowiki>$wgRCMaxAge        = 13 * 7 * 24 * 3600;        // 13 weeks</nowiki> <s>a simple code change which seems to produce something more like the intended results, at [[Appropedia:Site development/RC fix]].</s>
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# <s>newsletter with MailPress (I tried but couldn't get mail servers set up. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 21:25, 24 February 2010 (UTC))</s> getting close now. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 06:19, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
# <s>[[mw:Extension:MultiUpload]] - speed file upload.</s> Solved in concept - need to install.
 
# <s>RSS feed - still getting blank line error in spite of extensive work to try and fix it (all the obvious fixes and a few obsure ones.) - ''Woozle gave a suggestion, which we'll follow up. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 04:04, 25 February 2010 (UTC)''</s> Inspired by Woozle's suggestion to look from a different angle, fixed by Jason Smithson.
 
  
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== Archive ==
  
Only add or remove items here by consensus or after discussion with an admin. 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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Old items (resolved or moved elsewhere):
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* [[Appropedia:Site development/archive (Admin tasks) #Misc old issues]]
  
Please add other priorities to [[Appropedia:Site development/Desired features]] in the appropriate section, using the standard template there.
 
  
== Archive ==
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''Also search for the word ''high'' on the [[Appropedia:Site development/Desired features|Desired features]] page to see other items marked as possibly "high priority".''
Old priority items (resolved or no longer a priority):
 
* [[Appropedia:Site development/priorities/archive]]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:15, 22 March 2020


The following list is transcluded on the Desired features page and Appropedia:How you can help.


OUTDATED[edit source]

Most of this is antiquated. Maybe we should consolidate to Github where some of the newer stuff is. --Lonny (talk) 02:15, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

High Priority[edit source]

See also:

Extensions[edit source]

  • mw:Manual:wgForeignAPIRepo - allows us to specify another wiki to pull images from.
  • FCKeditor has a few problems - can you help us to identify the areas of problem code, or even solve any of them?

Fixed[edit source]

  1. newsletter with MailPress (I tried but couldn't get mail servers set up. --Chriswaterguy 21:25, 24 February 2010 (UTC)) getting close now. --Chriswaterguy 06:19, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Archive[edit source]

Old items (resolved or moved elsewhere):


Also search for the word high on the Desired features page to see other items marked as possibly "high priority".

See also[edit source]