Extension talk:JSKitNavigator

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Limiting JSKitNavigator results to specific Mediawiki categories[edit]

Is there a way to get JSKitNavigator to gather and show its results only within specified Mediawiki categories (not site-wide)? Kassoe 19:11, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

No; JS-Kit.com, the makers of JSKitNavigator, do not provide any API that would allow for such behavior to be implemented. Jean-Lou Dupont 22:15, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
Hi Jean-Lou. Thanks for fast response. There might be another way of solving my needs. In the JS-Kit admin guide [1]in the chapter about Ratings API there are some options specified for external calls. I cannot quite figure that out as some of the parameters seem not to be explained ("Jx, Sum, Num") and I'm just a content guy on a steep learning curve. Do you think it would be possible to pull JS-Kit rating values for specific pages back into a table in Mediawiki, maybe using the Dynamic Page List extension, so that I in my wiki can show pages within a specific Mediawiki category, listed according to their rating? (I have asked in the JS-Kit forum as well and I'm waiting for an answer from them but they'll probably not know about the Mediawiki side of this). Kassoe 07:19, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Interesting! I never saw this admin-guide before; the answer to your question, after quickly sifting through the guide, is yes *but* it would require a custom extension. The API provides the data in either JSON or CSV and the said data must be formatted for use on a Mediawiki site. Jean-Lou Dupont 10:03, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Any chance that this would be a natural next step in the evolution of one of your extensions? As you can gather I can kind of find my way round in an architectural mode but programming an extension is out or reach for me personally ... As for the JS-Kit API their support earlier this month (August 2008) told me that a Comment API "is in development and will be available soon". I asked them because I wanted to know if data stored in JS-Kit could later on be accessed and ported elsewhere and the answer was as I gather a kind of yes. They are currently geared to sync up with Blogger and Wordpress and seem quite ambitious. I also had an email dialog with their CEO, Khris Loux. I had asked if there would be any conflicts between their licensing terms an the use of Creative Commons and he did not know of any (their policies are available at [2]) Kassoe 10:46, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
As next step, definitely maybe; I must say I am playing with some rather fun stuff at the moment and I have put aside (temporarily maybe ;-) Mediawiki development. If I get enough requests for what you are asking, I might change my mind though. Jean-Lou Dupont 16:03, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
That is definately maybe good news ;-) I do hope you'll look into it. Otherwise, if you have some hints or pointers as to what would be the best approach in order to hook up with the extensions you already wrote, maybe you'll post them here? I will see if I can involve others - or maybe someone who needs the same as I do will find it a worthwhile challenge to make such a new extension. Kassoe 19:12, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Can't get it to work[edit]

Hi, I have a few problems with this extension. 1) When I add {{#jskitnavigator:}} to call it, it displays the frame but says that I have no ratings or comments on my site. My site has about 10-15 ratings & comments so it should work.

2) When I go to the special/Versions page, the extension generates an "Internal Error 500".

Have you ever experienced these bugs? I am running Mediawiki 1.11.2. If you need more details, I'll be happy to give them to you. Thanks a lot!

is JSKit Ratings extension working? Jean-Lou Dupont 17:40, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, Ratings & Comments are working fine. Here is the site: http://www.allamps.com. You can try Ratings or Comments in any page under the Behringer or Fender categories. I also created a page with Navigator on it for you to see: http://www.allamps.com/wiki/Navigator. Thanks!
Looks like a misconfiguration in Localsettings.php: send it across please. Jean-Lou Dupont 12:24, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
Sure, here it is on my site (so I can delete it after): ( http://www.allamps.com/wiki/Localsettings
For one, include statements for extensions should always be at the very bottom of LocalSettings.php. Try it and report. Jean-Lou Dupont 10:21, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
I put all of the extensions the end, and I get the same result. (I updated the localsettings file above). I understand that this type of issue is hard to troubleshoot.. Unless you happen to know what it is, I'll try to get it to work on a fresh installation of Mediawiki and see what happens.
Hi, it's me again. I just upgraded to the latest mediawiki version. I upgraded all of my extensions. And I still get the same problem. You can look at http://www.allamps.com/wiki/Special:Version . I activated the debugging mode. If you have any ideas, let me know! By the way, I am using the Semantic Mediawiki extension, in case it might change something.
I might have found the issue: could you try StubManager 1.3.0 instead of 1.3.1 ? Jean-Lou Dupont 19:41, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Oh! I think you found it. It works now. I still can't get the Comments to appear in the Navigator. But the ratings work and I no longer get an error in the Versions page. Thanks for your help!