by michal-frackowiak on 28 Nov 2011 10:57

It is yet another time Wikidot joins the Cyber Monday deals to give you one more reason to become a Pro user or prolong your account right away. This year we are doubling the value of all our paid plans —

we will extend every one-year purchase to two years

effectively slashing the prices by half!

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by michal-frackowiak on 10 Nov 2011 13:30

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Searching a wiki is critical, especially for large sites. Although we encourage structuring your content using categories, parent-child page relations and using the ListPages module for navigation, nothing can replace the good old Search button.

Although searching seems really simple from the user's perspective, it is a real challenge to provide sufficient infrastructure to power it. Currently we need to handle over 100,000 searches per day, index 11,000,000 pages and forum threads spread over 400,000 sites. And not only we provide search functionality on individual sites, but also Wikidot-wide.

While Wikidot was quite small (you know, these early days when we had no more than 10,000 users altogether), we were using TSearch2 - which added search functionality to the SQL database itself. And it was working fine.


by Squark on 11 Oct 2011 11:23

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Dark Souls is an action-adventure role-playing video game developed and published on PlayStation3 and it's the spiritual successor of the Demon's Souls. It was released on September 22 in Japan and on October 4 in US and October 7 in Europe respectively.

As in its predecessor, the dark fantasy gameplay focuses on dungeon crawling, killing monsters and completing quests with our superhero equipped with swords and spells. One of the reviewers described Dark Souls as a very hardcore dark-fantasy RPG that is role-playing right down to the roots, and stated that the massive field map and powerful enemies serve to rev up both your sense of adventure and your sense of dread. IGN reviewed the game 9.0 in the 10 point scale which is a significant recommendation to the game.

Upon the release of Dark Souls, StoogeStooge created a wiki site about the game — http://darksouls.wikidot.com. Judging from its growing popularity the wiki seems like a huge success. Since the release of the game the wiki has been constantly climbing to the very top of the most popular Wikidot sites.


by michal-frackowiak on 03 Oct 2011 12:43

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Recently we have introduced Facebook Connect — a new way to connect your Facebook and Wikidot accounts, which simplifies the sign-up and sign-in processes. Today, after 11 days, we think it would be nice to share some numbers and show how many people actually use it. And we have some improvements too!

Total number of Wikidot users 918,633
No. of all users with a connected Facebook account 768
No. of users who added a Facebook account to their existing Wikidot account 171
New user accounts in the last 11 days 4,555
New users signed up using a Facebook account 597
Facebook Connect sign-up ratio 13%

by michal-frackowiak on 22 Sep 2011 11:38

Hands up those of you who have Facebook accounts. Great! I could bet over 70% of you are waving your hands. So are we. And so would most of our friends. And friends of our friends… The undeniable feature of Facebook is that magically people not only use it, but also consider it the most important online communication channel. Weather you like it or not, Facebook is changing the way we connect and interact with each other and share things online.

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Today at Wikidot.com we are introducing a totally new feature: integration with Facebook Connect. From now on you can

  • connect accounts at your two favorite web services,
  • use your Facebook account to log into Wikidot,
  • use a Facebook account to create a Wikidot account.

by Squark on 16 Sep 2011 07:27

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As you may have already read in one of our recent blog posts over the last few months we've been fighting the increased SEO-related spam activity on Wikidot. Though at first glance this war seemed like tilting at windmills, we've designed spam-prevention mechanisms that are surprisingly efficient, especially when dealing with automatically created sites. Even if spammers are able to create such sites, we delete them. We hope that spammers eventually will get bored of this uphill struggle.

Automated content creation tools and spam is a huge problem for us. As previously explained, low-quality content may harm the project because it appears to be less worthful and reliable for users, advertisers, investors etc. Who'd want to have its project hosted and managed by a service used vastly by spammers?


by michal-frackowiak on 08 Sep 2011 11:00

September, end of summer, getting back to work. A pessimist would claim it is one of the worst moments of the year. An optimist on the other hand would point out that the refreshing holiday season gave them tons of new ideas, and the energy to get back to old projects and to start new ones. We are definitely optimists and we wish all of you such an approach!

Nevertheless, for most of us (professionals, researchers, lecturers, students, hobbyists) the productivity season starts. And we believe Wikidot can boost your success.

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To help you start with your new projects and ideas and put them to life we have prepared a discount for our premium services, namely Pro Lite, Pro and Pro Plus - we are slashing the prices by 50% till 18 September!

Plan Regular price New price
Pro Lite $49.90 $24.95
Pro $119.90 $59.95
Pro Plus $239.90 $119.95

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