Wikia Search from Firefox sidebar

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:38 pm by Pirate Praveen

I have been following Wikia Search for some time and it has grown to a pretty usable level now. The idea is much similar to Wikipedia, users get to create content, in this case users get to create the search index. One cool thing is the option to create custom applications called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions (WISE) for wikia search. There is already applications for popular sites such as Digg, Youtube, WordPress. You can follow this tutorial to build your own application.

I was searching in mozilla add-ons site for adding it to my search bar, but could not find it. So I wrote one.

Add Wikia Search to your firefox search Bar Now

Later I found this Wikia Toolbar for firefox. But if all you want is just the search bar addition and not the full fledged tool bar, you can try mine.

Update: Santhosh pointed out that once you are in search.wikia.com, the option to add Wikia Search to the search bar appears in the drop down where you normally select your search engine from the list. Thanks Santhosh for the heads up.

Update 2: My add-on is public now (no need to login before installing it).

Congratulations! Your nominated add-on, Wikia Search, has been reviewed by a Mozilla Add-ons editor who approved your add-on to be public.

Your most recent version (20081124) has also been made public.

You can view your public add-on now at: http://addons.mozilla.org/addon/9731

Review Information:
Reviewer: Archaeopteryx
Comments: Thank you for submitting this search engine.


  1. vineet said,

    November 30, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Java man how u??
    My blog link is changed now btw! 🙂

  2. Praveen A said,

    December 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

    I’m doing good.I have updated the link. Thanks.

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