Write a WordPress plug-in for Google Summer of Code 2014

MediaWiki to WordPress project

Using the latest stable release of WordPress (Version 3.8.1) and the latest stable release of MediaWiki (Version 1.22.4), create a WordPress plug-in which allows you to embed MediaWiki content into a WordPress page or post. Essentially taking the MediaWiki div with id of mw-content-text and allowing it to be presented in a WordPress page or post using WordPress Shortcode. To find out more visit the OER Foundation software projects page < http://wikieducator.org/WikiEducator:Software_Projects#MediaWiki_to_Wordpress > or contact Tim McCallum.


MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia [1].


WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL [2]. Version 3.8 of WordPress has been downloaded over 27 million times as at 19th March 2014 [3].

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects [4]. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 7,500 successful student participants from 97 countries and over 7,000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide to produce over 50 million lines of code [5].

Student application deadline is 21st March 2014 [6].


[1] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress

[3] https://wordpress.org/download/counter/

[4] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014

[5] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2014/about_page

[6] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2014


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