Release status: beta
|Implementation||Parser extension, Tag|
|Description||Merging WordPress comments into MediaWiki|
|Author(s)||Greg Perry (Superticktalk)|
|Last version||0.10.1 (20/10/2011)|
|License||No license specified|
|Check usage and version matrix|
This is a wiki extension which integrates WordPress comments anywhere on any MediaWiki page. On MediaWiki sites which require registration, this extension allows visitors to comment on certain pages without logging in. It enables wiki owners access to the moderation and spam protection features of WordPress.
This extension is an attempt of melding some of the great aspects of MediaWiki and WordPress together. Most internet users are not familiar with MediaWiki's talk page format. In some cases it is worthwhile to get transitory information from viewers in a blog format which most users are familiar with. WordPress excels at providing one of the best interfaces to do this. Wordpress has an administrative section which allows the site owner to moderate comments posted by viewers. Now the wiki site owner can moderate comments, possibly getting information or direction from comments of the viewers.
Download instructions 
Copy the code from http://shadowfax.org.uk/wiki/MediaWiki_Wordpress_Comment_Extension_Code#The_code, paste it to a file named WordpressComments.php and place it in
$IP/extensions/WordpressComments/. Note: $IP stands for the root directory of your MediaWiki installation, the same directory that holds LocalSettings.php.
To install this extension, add the following to LocalSettings.php:
<wp:comments> wp_comment=<<title_of_your_comment_post>> wp_url=<<url base of your WordPress install>> </wp:comments>
The code was written by Greg Perry, and released as a stable version 0.9.0.
It was adapted by Ian Coleman to the beta 0.10.1 presented here. It has not been possible to contact Greg, however, a version of the original 0.9.0 code has now been located (see discussion page or links below).