Save my Wikispaces Wiki

Yes, Wikispaces is closing permanently and deleting all wiki space data from their servers. The closure dates are: Classroom and Free Wikis end of service -> 31st July 2018 Plus and Super Wikis end of service -> 30th September 2018 Private Label Wikis end of service -> 31st January 2019 If you don’t take action before then, your wiki and all data and all media (images, documents, etc.) will be lost forever. CiviHosting is here to save your wiki, however, so it’s not lost. Instead, we will migrate it to our servers and keep it online. See our Wikispaces Migration page for full details. Don’t let your wikis just disappear…..… Read More

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Drupal Vulnerability Patch on All Servers

Yesterday, March 28, 2017, the Drupal team released a patch, to fix critical security vulnerability (remote exploit) in most Drupal installations. Here is their notification on the patch release: https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-002 In response, our system administrators located all Drupal installations on our servers, and ran the patch for the respective Drupal version. Thus all Drupal installations our CiviHosting servers are protected from this critical security issue.

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Wikispaces Alternative

Wikispaces has been a beloved tool for educators (and others) worldwide for over a decade. This year, however, they have announced the sad news that they are closing permanently, and all wiki content on their servers will be lost forever. ๐Ÿ™ They provide ways to export wiki content, but there are several problems with their export feature. One is that there is almost nothing you can do with it. You can’t import that data easily into any other system. I can’t say the export is worthless, but it’s very disappointing. CiviHosting has thus developed a system to take the export data from a Wikispaces wiki and convert that into a… Read More

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DokuWiki vs MediaWiki

In the world of free wiki software packages, MediaWiki is more well-known, but DokuWiki is trying to close the gap. The Internet Techies site indeed lists it as number 2 and and many people feel it’s easier to use and more effective for many sites. You can see here on Slant that in answer to the question “What is the best multi-user wiki?” DokuWiki came out #1 and MediaWiki #2. You can also read on Kenneth John Odle’s site about what he calls The Joy of DokuWiki and on Quora about further recommendations of DokuWiki. If you have any opinions either way, let us know below. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wikispaces Conversion

UPDATE: Our Wikispaces migration service is now ready and we are actively migrating sites. See our Wikispaces Migration page for more details. Original Post: Due to the recent news that Wikispaces is closing, we are making progress with our conversion tool to convert Wikispaces exported data into a Dokuwiki site. We are now actively seeking more candidates who are interested to convert their Wikispaces site into a Dokuwiki site hosted on our servers. Use our contact us page to let us know and help us further our development.

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Wikispaces is Closing

The Wikispaces team has announced the news that they are closing up shop for good. On their Classroom and Free Wikis page they note that: we do not have a way of exporting your Wiki direct from Wikispaces to another site What that means is that Wikispaces sites will be stuck soon with no option. We at CiviHosting, however, have developed an migration tool to allow users to convert their sites to another Wiki format. See our Wikispaces Migration page for full details.

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CiviCRM Pay Later Option Bug

One of our clients recently upgraded to CiviCRM 4.7.29 and then their existing Contribution page started giving a 500 Server Error. They asked us to debug and we found that the issue was a missing classname and we traced that to the Pay Later option. Then we found this Pay later not appearing as payment option which looked similar and says it was fixed for CiviCRM 4.7.30. We upgraded their site and indeed their bug was fixed also.

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