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Phototools: geo2wikipedia


Add wikipedia extracts to your page as a widgid, above or under your content or using shortcode’s wherever you like.

To connect a wikipedia title and extact to your post, there’s a widget on the post edit page with 3 tabs.
The first, default, tab just tells you to start typing in the inputfield above. A datalist with finds will show
up when you stop typing for a few seconds.

When used with geo2wp, on of my other plugins, or with any other plugin which adds coordinates to a post, a second
Geo tab will be available. Select it and a list of found objects, sorted by distance from the location, will be shown.

The third tab will give you a preview of the found wikipedia info.

Make your pick and update.

Once a wikipedia page is linked to the post, there are also a number of ways to show the info on your site:

First you can add a widget which is only shown when there’s something to show.
Then you can turn on the switch in the settings for adding the information as a blockquote above or
below the content.

And lastly there’s a shortcode [wiki] with four options:

[wiki] or [wiki part=extract] to show the extract
[wiki part=title] to show only the title
[wiki part=url] to show the ‘raw” url which refers to the wikipedia page
[wiki part=link] to show a full with the relevant info filled.

geo2wp has a switch to enable the use of shortcodes in widgets so hack away.

At this moment all the actions and urls are based on the language selected in the settingsscreen. This language
is by default the language of the site at the time of activating the plugin. If you change the language on a later
time, it is very possible that the urls to wikipedia will no longer work as the titles will be different.
For now I’m pondering two solutions: To store the used language in the wikiData so the language is always know, OR,
to make the wikiData language depending. When you select an other language, everything will be gone, but when your
go back it will be there again. Opinions are welcome..

As for the other settings in the settingsscreen:

Max. results: The maximal number of results to give back when searching
Max. search radius: The radius in meters in where to search geographical

Add the wikipedia info to the content: none | top | below
Where to show the wikiData blockquote in the content. Default is none.

The jQuery-ui theme used. Default is “flick” but any other theme, available under
‘’ is usable.


  • indicator column
  • settings Screen
  • edit widget: usage
  • edit widget: geo
  • edit widget: preview
  • edit widget: searchlist
  • user view widget
  • user view part of content


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. go to the media list, filter on “unattached” and check out the menu and the bulk pulldown.


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Contributors & Developers

“Phototools: geo2wikipedia” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




First release


Added filter option to see only the posts with a Wikipedia link or only those without.


Fixed a few compatability issues with other plugins


Fixed minor typo which disabled the W marker in the postlist