One-click link-sharing


Click one of the link below to download the latest version of Winnie (3.14r1592653) in either zip or bz2 format.

If you are looking for a previous version of Winnie, go to the download page.

What is it?

Winnie is a script aiming at simplifying the process of sharing weblinks. There are three parts to it :

Basically, Winnie is a script allowing members to send links by mail to the mailing list. Winnie can be invoked via a simple http request. Perharps the most interesting feature is the ability to make such a request with just one click on a bookmarklet. Should some information be missing in your request, you will be taken you to a web interface to fill it in. This is convenient if you wish to add some comment to the message you're sending.

Open source

Winnie is an open source project released under the GNU General Public License (see for more details). This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

What do I need?

In order for Winnie to work, you need :

You must be able upload files to the webserver. It must support php scripts (version 4.3 or higher), and be able to send mails to the mailing list. The mailing list must allow mails coming from the server.


To install Winnie, you first need to edit the configuration file found at includes/config.php (with any text editor), following the instructions found in the file. Then, upload the whole winnie/ folder to a webserver. Winnie should now be up and running (to check so, go to the URL where you uploaded it in a web browser). Notify your end-users by sending them a link to the tuto/ folder so that they can bookmark the right url (you may do so by using Winnie!). And you're done! Just wait for these awesome links to flock into your inbox.

How to customize it?

Editing the configuration file (found at includes/config.php) should enable you to quickly configure Winnie to work right out of the box. You can also customize the style of Winnie's web interface and mails by editing the related css files found on the css/ folder (default.css for the web interface, and mail.css for mails). For additional control over the contents of mails, you may edit the mail templates found in the templates/ folder. Winnie's functionnality can be expanded by adding filters and templates to extract and display the content of specific sites (check includes/functions.php for more details). These customisations are transparent for the end-users, and do not require them to change anything to their settings. Finally, you may also choose to delve into Winnie's code and modify it to your liking (Winnie is licensed under GNU GPL license).