by RobElliott on 18 Apr 2012 18:28

A couple of hours ago the number of registered people at Wikidot passed the 1 million mark.

by Squark on 15 Apr 2012 17:50

Recently, after long tests and usability research we have introduced a significant change in Activity List. As you may or may not have noticed, every activity item shows a gearwheel on hover, which can be clicked to unveil additional options that depend on your watching settings. For example if you watch the whole site which the activity belongs to, you'd have "Unwatch site". Similar options are shown when you watch a category or just one page — "Unwatch category" and "Unwatch page" respectively. It's worth mentioning that you can reverse those changes in the same place if, for example, you've changed your settings by mistake.


by michal-frackowiak on 01 Apr 2012 05:52

Today we are happy to announce a major change in our product branding. Over the years we have found that the brand Wikidot is a limiting issue for the growth of our business. Not only it does not really reflect the fact that you can use Wikidot to create websites. Right, we know — the word wikiwiki means quickly in Hawaiian, but the global awareness of this word is negligible. The dot suffix does not help in understanding our mission either. Wikidot as a brand name is not only inequivalent, but also difficult to remember by our potential clients. Analysis provided by independent consultants seems to confirm our findings.

Because of this, our Board of Directors decided to rebrand Wikidot into:


by Squark on 23 Mar 2012 20:13


Finally, after a long and onerous winter March has brought spring to the northern hemisphere. 20th March to be precise. It's often surprising how freezing winter can turn into beautiful, sunny weather just within a few days.

After the first spring walk in the woodlands around ToruĊ„ — our hometown — we have found that the nature has undoubtedly woken up and is just thriving with flowers such as snowdrops and croci with the accompaniment of birds' chirp. But not only the flora and fauna is rousing. Moderate temperature and much more sunlight causes our hearts to pump faster, energizing and motivating us to do more and better.

by michal-frackowiak on 01 Mar 2012 10:57

A few days ago we improved our email delivery system. Since then we had to solve a few issues that caused unexpected behaviour, but the system seems to be bulletproof now. It allowes us to reliably send emails to our users, including those using addresses.

by michal-frackowiak on 23 Feb 2012 15:02


we would like to apologize to our users who have enabled "watching notifications" — as a result of an inconsistency in our code our servers started processing malformed activities and sending emails to unrelated users.


by michal-frackowiak on 21 Feb 2012 12:24


One of the ways we communicate with our users is email. There are situations we rely on emails being quickly and reliably received by our users. If emails are lost, users are often prevented from completing actions — like creating a new account, recovering a forgotten password or changing an email address. We also use emails to notify about activities related to watched pages or sites and send important information related to user accounts.

But sending tens of thousands emails each day is not an easy task. There are various factors we need to adjust to. We need to find a way to send emails that are not recognized as spam (so that they are not blocked or placed in a spam folder). We need to play nice with large email providers like Hotmail, GMail or Yahoo so that Wikidot is considered a credible origin of emails. Somewhere in between there is domain authentication, SPF records, email bounces etc. At the number of emails we are dealing with daily we need to do our best to minimize number of failures — which is an ongoing process of constant improvements.