XWiki - Applications - Reader

Last modified by Simon Urli on 2023/05/22 00:15

ipod_castA Collaborative Web Reader for watch teams
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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Installable with the Extension Manager


A social news reader for enterprise collaborative watch


  • Feed aggregation in the wiki (RSS or Atom). Each fetched article is a wiki page and benefit from all XWiki features
  • A dynamic news reader interface, with filtering, sorting, and the possibility to star (flag) articles
  • A dashboard with latest articles reviews (comments or annotations), flagged articles, and an activity stream




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The Web Reader

Screenshot of the reader stream

Create and Share Press Reviews

Screenshot of the press review creation screen

Application Administration

Screenshot of the reader administration

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki
  • Add ReaderCode.Translations, XWiki.TimeMacro as translation resource bundles (In the "Programming" administration section of your wiki)
  • Go the Scheduler home page and click schedule for the "Reader Feed Loader" job This step will not be mandatory starting with XE 2.6.1 and XE 2.7

Release Notes




  • Add some programming rights check objects to ease install (especially on farms)
  • Fix deprecations for recent versions of XWiki


  • New feature : Create and share press reviews
  • New feature : Administration UI
  • Improvement : Support for several XWiki Reader spaces in the same XWiki instance
  • Improvement : New Color theme dedicated to the reader space
  • A lot of bugs fixed

See all commits : https://github.com/jvelo/xwiki-reader/commits/master


  • New support for OPML Import : import your subscriptions from other RSS services, like Google Reader (known issue : it will work properly only starting with XE 2.6.1 or XE 2.7-RC1)
  • Source creation improvments : automatically tries to retrieve source title from URL, and new option to force loading of a feed upon creation (on by default)
  • Revamp of the Web Reader UI : no more checkbox to indicates when an article is read or not, it's now differentiated using font weight. Now the reader also displays the feed name before the article title
  • Improved dashboard layout the activity stream will flow just after the recent reviews, in order to avoid unbalanced columns
  • Other fixes and improvments


Dependencies for this extension (org.xwiki.contrib:xwiki-application-reader 1.0):

  • org.xwiki.contrib:xwiki-macro-reviews 1.2

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