Posted on September 28th, 2008 by Neil Crosby.
WikiSlurp is a project designed to allow site developers to easily leverage the awesome power of Wikipiedia’s articles.
WikiSlurp is used as a web service that queries Wikipedia to return, in HTML format, portions of articles about a given subject. It’s designed to be slotted into any webserver able to run PHP5, even those on shared hosting accounts. All requests to external services are heavily cached by default, with the actual cache time used being able to be changed by the site owner via the config file.
WikiSlurp is very much alpha software at present. I’m using it on Is Neil Annoyed By and The Ten Word Review though, so it is usable. If you have any comments, feature requests or patches please give them to me. I’m all ears.