Web Connect Pack

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Please use carefully on data that is backed up, and help make it better by reporting any comments or problems to the author, or issues to the bug tracker
Unless otherwise stated on this page, you can download this plugin by following these instructions.
Please note that some Addons have prerequisites that need to be installed before they can be used.
This Addon/Plugin system is controlled by the Plugin Manager

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Install the country you require only

otherwise many websites will be duplicated in the "Web Connection" menu.

Web Connect Pack - UK websites menu

The Web Connect Packs contain a collection of Web sites for various countries.

Usage

From the People People Category view select a person then right-click and from the context menu select the Web Connection entry to show the website choices that you can search on. Selecting a website will send the selected persons following data:

  • %(surname)s : Surname
  • %(given)s : Given name
  • %(middle)s : Middle name
  • %(birth)s : Birth year
  • %(death)s : Death year

to be queried and the result if any will be displayed.

So a Python line in the WEBSITES section of WebPack.py that reads like:

["Person", "WikiTree", "WikiTree", "https://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTWebProfileSearch/Profiles.htm?&Query=%(given)s+%(surname)s+B%(birth)s+D%(death)s&MaxProfiles=500&SortOrder=Default&PageSize=10"],

creates a WikiTree submenu line to the contextual pop-up menu's Web Connection group in the People category view.

Selecting that a WikiTree submenu line for a Person Gramps records as being named Richard Milhous Nixon; born 12 January 1913 in Yorba Linda, California; died 23 April 1994 in Manhatten, New York; would send the following query line to your default browser:

 https://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTWebProfileSearch/Profiles.htm?&Query=Richard+Nixon+B1913+D1994&MaxProfiles=500&SortOrder=Default&PageSize=10

Prerequisites

Before using you must install libwebconnect library and one of language packs.

  • Requires 'libwebconnect' be installed.

'libwebconnect' is the support Library for web site collections.

Available Web connect Packs

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Install the country you require only

otherwise many websites will be duplicated in the "Web Connection" menu.

Available Web connect Packs:


Issues

If the external website that "Web Connect Pack" queries against changes its query method, please raise an issue on the bug tracker.

  • 5454: Links with some open databases (possible links to add to web connect packs)
  • 7391: WebConnect Addons create replicated menu entries
  • 8821: UKWebPack does not search Family Search site
  • 11890: [Web Connect Pack] Internet links have changed and become invalid