Technology at Shakerpedia
From Shaker Pedia
Shakerpedia is built using MediaWiki, the same platform used by Wikipedia.
It is hosted on a linux server, using mariadb (the latest incarnation of mysql) Memoirs is custom coded using the CodeIgniter PHP framework.
There is also an Elasticsearch collection hosted on an Amazon cloud instance.
The real core of the Memoirs project is some 16 plus (as of 9/1/2018) data tables, describing individuals, derived from many sources. Sources such as state and Federal census records, individual researchers, Western Reserve records, and the Shaker Manifesto. The tables are merged into a summary table, by the person's name, village, and birth or death dates. This allows having a common search page.
In addition, various journals and research collections have been digitized and are displayed in a 'table of contents' format, and are searchable using