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WP-WikiBox is a simple yet very useful plugin. It uses Wikipedia API to retrieve the beginning summary section of a Wikipedia article based on the keyword title provided. You can simply insert Wikipedia information inline with your posts or provide wiki explanation on your tags and boost your ranks with rich wiki content.

The wiki box supports styling, customization and caching of retrieved data to optimize your experience.

Check out Tag: WordPress on my website to see a demo.


New from v0.1.2

  • Added file caching method as an option
  • Enabled cURL to retrieve data for better performance
  • Added option to strip links from content


  • Supports shortcodes anywhere in your posts, pages and sidebar
  • Template function to automate inserting articles
  • Long list of supported Wikipedia languages
  • Customizable cache control to reduce server load
  • Multilingual interface
  • Customizable features
  • Plugin uninstall support


  • WP-WikiBox in action
  • Settings page


Installation is the same routine as most WP plugins:

  1. Upload wp-wikibox folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Find the WP-WikiBox submenu under Options menu in your WordPress to change plugin settings.

Notice: Please enable gzip compression in plugin options page if you have the support on your server. Wikipedia servers have heavy bandwidth usage and they appreciate less packet data very much. This is during data request on your page from Wikipedia servers and has nothing to do with how you provide your page content to visitors.

Using WP-WikiBox

  • Place [wikibox lang="{Wiki Language}"]{Your Keyword}[/wikibox] in your posts, pages, and/or as text widget in your sidebar.
    The lang attribute is optional and if not set, the default language from plugin settings will be used.
    Example: [wikibox lang="en"]Pink Floyd[/wikibox]
  • You can add wikibox_summary( {$keyword}, {$lang = 'en'}, {$echo = true} ); inside your template to add article box anywhere. Optional arguments $lang and $echo can be provided for customization.
  1. <?php if ( function_exists( 'wikibox_summary' ) ) wikibox_summary( 'Pink Floyd' ); ?>
  2. <?php if ( function_exists( 'wikibox_summary' ) ) wikibox_summary( single_tag_title('', false) ); ?>
  3. <?php if ( function_exists( 'wikibox_summary' ) ) wikibox_summary( single_cat_title('', false) ); ?>


  • PHP Version > 5.0 required
  • PHP cURL recommended
  • WordPress > 3.0 recommended
  • PHP zLib support recommended



Contributors & Developers

“WP-WikiBox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Minor bug fix



  • Added file caching method as an option
  • Enabled cURL to retrieve data for better performance
  • Added option to strip links from content



  • Minor bug fixes



  • First released version
  • Supports shortcodes and template functions
  • Multilingual Wiki support