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Easy Wikipedia API plugin for Wordpress

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Updates in version 1.5

  • Added support for Turkish language

Updates in version 1.4

  • Added support for Swedish and Dutch languages

Updates in version 1.3

  • Bug fixes and improvements

Updates in version 1.2

  • The plugin now can replace the shortcode in the blog post with the actual text from wikipedia, and you can edit it in the wordpress blog post editor

Updates in version 1.1

  • You can choose between Tooltip and Embed display of the Wikipedia content, the embed display will include the Wikipedia text in your post and it will be visible by Google
  • Control over the style of the keyword

Easy to install and use plugin for getting content from Wikipedia. The plugin uses a word, chosen from you to search, get the article for it and show it in a tooltip or dialog window on your site. The plugin is optimized for people, movies and bands search, but also you can use it for every kind of keyword, you can see a live preview of the script here
You may also can add a category to get more specific results. To use the plugin in your post, you just need to add [easy_wiki] and [/easy_wiki] tags around the word you want to get info about i.e. [easy_wiki]Milla Jovovich[/easy_wiki]
In order to speed up the work process, the Easy Wikipedia API plugin uses cache and every search is kept locally on your server for a certain period of time.
You can choose to use a localized version of wikipedia, like English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and Dutch thus the retrieved content is taken from the articles written in chosen language
A css styling is used for the design and its quite easy to change the color and overall look.
* this plugin is not affiliated in any kind of way with Wikimedia Foundation
* Wikipedia is trademark of Wikimedia Foundation

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17 January 13

Last Update:
24 January 15

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Compatible Browsers:
IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome

Files Included:
JavaScript JS, CSS, PHP

Software Version:
WordPress 4.0, WordPress 3.9, WordPress 3.8, WordPress 3.7, WordPress 3.6, WordPress 3.5, WordPress 3.4, WordPress 3.3, WordPress 3.2, WordPress 3.1, WordPress 3.0


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