Nextcloud News

News on the Nextcloud front is that Nextcloud is celebrating 2 years! Beyond the birthday party, now versions 13.0.3 and 12.0.8 available and upgrading is recommended. There is also a new version of the Nextcloud iOS app and the Nextcloud 2018 Conference is coming soon — August 23-30 to be exact. Stay tuned for more…

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Drupal Vulnerability Patched Again

In March 2018, Drupal developers announced a critical vulnerability (remote exploit) in the core Drupal software that required immediate patching, and we fixed that on all sites on our servers, and we announced that here Drupal Vulnerability Patch on All Servers. On April 25, the Drupal developers announced a newly-discovered vulnerability, that also required immediate patching: https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-004 To secure as much Drupal sites on our servers as possible, our system administrators took the following actions: 1. Executed the patches from the announcement above for all Drupal 7.4+ and Drupal 8 installations on our servers. 2. Executed the patches for Drupal 6 from the Drupal LTS. Drupal patches were run in… Read More

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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™ So people need a Wikispaces alternative, and we have one for you. 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… Read More

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DokuWiki vs MediaWiki

War of the Wikis Interested in finding the wiki that’s right for you? Yes, so are we. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the open source wiki marketplace, there are several options, including MediaWiki, DokuWiki, TWiki, Tiki Wiki and TiddlyWiki, as well as smaller players such as MoinMoin, PmWiki, PhpWiki and WikkaWiki. To see what’s happening in this market, let’s take a brief look at this Google Trends graph of interest in the top five packages over the past year (click to see the image larger): Seems clear that MediaWiki and DokuWiki are the top contenders. MediaWiki is more well-known, but DokuWiki is trying to close the gap. The Internet Techies site indeed lists… Read More

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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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