It would be great if you could integrate other archiving services besides archive.org.
I'm mainly interested in also adding archive.is. But perhaps there are other useful ones.
Often archive.is is able to deal better with Web 2.0 heavy pages where archive.org isn't able to archive anything or misses some integral pieces.
An archive.is bookmarklet looks like this:
Also, it would be useful if one could select a default archiving destination - including multi-selection (for redundancy). For example, a simple click on the toolbar icon (or Ctrl+.) would then send the page to archive.org + archive.is (if both services were multi-selected as default).
My main interest has always been on archive.org exclusively, but I think I can give this a shot.
Would appreciate a list of alternative services.
I also know WebCite which doesn't look bad.
This should be a pretty comprehensive list:
On Wikipedia, I regularly see archive.org, archive.is and WebCite used. Wikipedia also has Howto articles for these three (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Using_WebCite).
Thanks for the links. I'll try to take a look at this during one of the next Peers Jams.
Looks like WebCite requires an email address to submit archive requests. Can somebody confirm?
The ArchiveToday link https://archive.today/?run=1&url= instead seems to be only for viewing old archived pages, not for submitting a new archive. Is it possible to archive using a GET request?
I've added archive.today. Adding more services should be easy, but they should provide a URL that accepts GET requests (POST seems way more involved).
The updates should be available on addons.mozilla.org sooner or later.
Thanks for the quick change!
I can confirm that WebCite requires an email.
An option is to add an email setting to the addons settings and then include it in the WebCite request (such that the user doesn't have to retype it every time). The 'The Archiver' Firefox extension has such a configuration option for WebCite.
Another nice feature would be a config to add custom archiving URLs as it would add flexibility for testing and custom setups. I haven't seen that in other addons, so far.
The simplest/cleanest option is probably to just use an input text box where users can add whatever URL they want, one per line.
@gms during yesterdays's Peers Jam I've tried to fix this. Please let me know if you think it's a good solution.
I've just installed the current version via addons.mozilla.org and it looks nice and works great.
The possibility to add new target archiving URLs is very flexible and is a good match for my use cases.
Other things I like about this addon:
I looked at other archiving addons and they missed one or more of these features.