April 22, 2018
Savage Dragon Wiki gets a new home
Some of you have already heard the news that Wikispaces is shutting down its service. This means that the current Savage Dragon Wiki will be shut down and gone by the end of July. I just wanted to give you a quick update about the future of the Wiki…
Exporting the Savage Dragon Wiki
In the last couple of weeks, we have been trying to find a solution to save all the current data onto some new wiki platform. Unfortunately, it’s not easy. There are a lot of different wiki “languages” – all using their own kind of formatting. And while it’s easy to export and import data within one system it get’s really unpleasant if you try to take data from (in this case) Wikispaces to – for example – MediaWiki. Unpleasant meaning it simply doesn’t work. Unless you know what you are doing and fiddle with the exported code on 1300+ files…
The solution for now
In order to at least save everything before it’s gone I made a complete standalone copy of the whole shebang and put it in its new place: wiki.savagedragon.com. So once Wikispaces is gone the Savage Dragon Wiki will be part of the Official Savage Dragon website which I think makes a lot of sense.
Right now our backup of the Savage Dragon Wiki is classic static HTML which means it’s harder to maintain and edit. It’s not impossible, but definitely not as easy as before.
Eventually, the Wiki will get a new editing system that’ll allow easy access for all who wish to participate. Whether it’s a real wiki software or simply a huge WordPress page has to be determined.
The Wiki is safe and secure and has a new home but it might take some time before it’s a real Wiki again.
I’ll keep you up to date