Important note: the WikiPing feature has been affected by the closing of the recentchanges.net server. We recommend you follow discussions on this issue on the main server.


recentchanges.net is dead

We had seen it coming - but still hoped it was not true: some time in July of this year, the domain record for recentchanges.net was updated and the expiry date was set at 30 July 2005. The domain was not renewed. Also, all (other) websites owned by DreckFehler had been taken offline a while ago, and a dig showed there were no MX records for any of those domains (even if they still resolved) so sending mails would not succeed either.

As of today, 8 August 2005, the WikiPing server at recentchanges.net no longer responds to requests for a recent changes RSS feed. Since quite a few Wiki owners pinged the server with changes and probably many more people had subscribed to the RSS feed, a replacement WikiPing server would be welcome... --JavaWoman
WikiPing is a mechanism similar to the weblogsUpdate.ping used by the blogger-community to promote their new posts. any wiki can contact a wikiping-server to announce changes that have been made to that wiki. The ping-server uses that pings to compile a kind of "global" recentchanges-list. For that reason the first wikiping-server which is in service now is called

the whole wikiping-specification is still beta and any suggestion how to improve this idea is welcomed!

Add a server

To send a Ping , you have to add one or more wikiping-servers in your config. By default, the entry is empty and the service inactive.

In the case of recentchanges.net, the address is:

"wikiping_server" => "http://recentchanges.net/rpc/wikiping.php",

Note that the address must point to the RPC handler page of the server.

If you want to know more about the code, visit WikiPingDevelopment.

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