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Feature-Request: Extension to export all articles to a single PDF is missing
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Author: f.poeck


after searching & testing several hours i reached the following situation:

Current Situation:

It's seem like there is no single extension allowing an easy export of all articles to a single pdf - while there are several ways to generate pdfs from a collection of articles or single categories.

Extensions i did consider:

Extension: DumpHTML - working - but due to missing search (html) its not really useable as offside backup

Extension: PDF Export -> broken (see extension discussion/talk page)

Extension: Collection: complex config & requires online access or additional servers - might be a problem for specific setups.

Extension: PDF Book (pdf & html) - works pretty good for single categories - but is missing an option to select ALL articles.


A simple way to generate easy readable offsite backups of entire mediawiki installations - in best case the pdf-generation could be triggered from mediawiki itself but as well from cli (i.e. for cron-jobs/script usage)


I guess it could make sense to tweak Extension:PDFbook - as in theory/right now it should just miss an option to collect all articles. The pdf-generation in general is working already for single categories.

If that function would be added it would be pretty easy to generate pdf-backups from entire wikis - which might help several people overall.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 11:24 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz27325.
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This is very likely a WONTFIX if nobody volunteers to implement this.

Aklapper closed this task as Declined.Mar 1 2017, 2:13 PM
Aklapper added a subscriber: Aklapper.

This is what the Collection extension is meant for, in my humble opinion. Hence closing as declined.