Extension:WikiTimeLine

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WikiTimeLine

Release status: beta

Implementation Parser extension, Hook
Description Graphical illustration of historic events
Author(s) Markus Szumovski (DontPanictalk)
Latest version 1.0 (July 30, 2008)
MediaWiki 1.5 or higher
License GPL (version 2)
Download Zip package
WikiTimeLine.net
Example WikiTimeLine.net
Hooks used
ParserAfterTidy

SkinTemplateContentActions
UnknownAction

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What can this extension do?[edit | edit source]

It will display historic events entered at MediaWiki with WikiTimeLine tags after clicking on their WikiTimeLine links. Since version 1.0 WikiTimeLine uses JavaScript to display these events on a timeline and can therefore also be used by heavy traffic wikis.

Because of this new client-side created JavaScript interface of WikiTimeLine it is now much more interactive too. Now you can change the visible window with this JavaScript interface in real-time as you like: Zoom in or out, move to the left or right. Also, you can now click on an event and see more information about it.

Usage[edit | edit source]

WikiTimeLine is a MediaWiki extension in cooperation with the WikiTimeScale website. The historic events or people are added with tags to the MediaWiki articles and afterwards can be displayed in an image as timelines by clicking onto their links (which are created out of the wtl and wikitimeline tags).

This is the WikiTimeLine interface with one event added.
In this example, three timelines are shown. You can change the visible window with this javascript interface as you like: Zoom in or out, move to the left or right.

Download instructions[edit | edit source]

See Download instructions on the WikiTimeLine Website http://www.wikitimeline.net

Installation[edit | edit source]

To install this extension, add the following at the bottom of LocalSettings.php:

require_once("$IP/extensions/wikitimeline/wikitimeline.php");

Configuration parameters[edit | edit source]

Read comments in wikitimeline.setup.php to each parameter.

Tested Browsers[edit | edit source]

WikiTimeLine was tested successfully with the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8
  • Firefox 2, 3
  • Opera 8, 9.5 (partially functional with 7 and 7.5)
  • Safari 3.1, 4
  • Mozilla 1
  • Netscape Navigator 8, 9 (partially functional with 6 and 7)