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Sites to help guilds create and customize their own website.

Guild Hosting Services

Guild Hosting is provided by companies that tailored web applications to gamers. Their hosting plans typically offer out of the box functionality with popular functionality as content management, forums, rosters, polls, and image galleries. Some services offer game specific features and DKP. These services range from free typically add support site to ad free service on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly charge.

Name Cost/Month Ads Technology Difficulty Flexibility
BattleStandards [1] Free No Ruby on Rails Easy Full
www.battlestandards.com
  • Get up and running in seconds - no technical know-how needed
  • Your guild is fully searchable to make recruitment easier
  • Create events that your members can RSVP to
  • See who RSVPed to events such as raids
  • Easily manage members
  • Full discussion board

Best part? It's free! Join here: BattleStandards

DKPSystem.com [2] $2.00-10.00/mo No Custom CMS in PHP You decide (See below)
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  • Full customizable system, at the HTML, CSS, and Javascript levels (for the techy users)
  • Drop-In Templates with source code for user modification.
  • GUI color configurator
  • DKP Tracking and recording mod (GuildRaidSnapShot Mod) for fast DKP data entry.
  • Customizable Raid attendance analysis
  • Calendar Events, with integrated boss kills, drop history, and raid signups
  • Specially designed Thread Tags Forum System
  • Character Profiles and Rosters with Armory integration, and/or the DKPProfiler mod.
  • Blogs, Galleries, Raid Progression, Vent/TS Status, Shoutbox, Multiple Applications, Professions, etc.
  • Loot Systems Supported: DKP (and variations), EPGP, SuicideKings,
  • Support for multiple games and guilds on a single site (If your guild plays other games, you can tweak the site to support character profiles, events, DKP systems, etc. for those other games/guilds).
Ejeet [3] $1.19-$14.99/mo None SMF + Portal and Mods Easy to moderate 100%
  • Complete SMF 1.1.X or 2.0 Forum System
  • cPanel account with 100% access to all files hosted on your guild page
  • 30+ Warcraft Templates
  • Over 1600 additional templates
  • Over 500 widgets, modules and customizations.
  • EPGP and DKP
  • EQDKP or WebDKP the choice is yours.
  • Image Gallery with loads of space
  • 50Gigs of Space
  • Unmetered Transfer on a GBit network connection.
  • Storage offered in Gigabyte not Megabytes
  • 24/7 North American Support Agents
  • Guilds can easily be created and joined by the members of the site. Characters in guilds will be given a guild tag above their character's profile picture.
  • The fastest bandwidth a mesh of 74GBps Swarm Servers
  • Armory roster or WoWRoster take your pick
  • Many more features
Enjin [4] Free-$8.95-$29.95/mo Only with free package Hosted online CMS Easy Extreme
www.enjin.com

Visit a few Enjin Guild websites in action: Pax Dei.


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Wow Specific Features

  • Import your entire guild with 1 click from the Armory.
  • Assign and manage all characters in multiple games or servers.
  • Boss Kill progressions. Icons, heroic mode supported and wowhead integration.
  • Dungeon Achievements. Icons, heroic mode supported and wowhead integration.
  • Recruitment status module, display which class or character is in demand.
  • Wowhead plugin that displays item tooltips upon hover anywhere.
  • WoW specific themes and headers.


Flexible Pricing

  • Offers both ad-supported and paid hosting services.
  • Instantly signup and get a website and forums for free.
  • Cancel, upgrade or downgrade at anytime.


Domains

  • All guild sites come with a free subdomain.
  • Your full domain can be used.


Build Perfect Guild Pages

  • Get perfect and extreme control over every page. Create any type of layout or structure.
  • Drag and Drop any content you want anywhere on your pages with our easy to use layout editor.
  • Choose one, two, or three column layouts for each page and drag the width of each column.
  • Nothing comes close to the level of customization you can achieve with our layout editor.
  • Multigaming - use the same website for all the games your guild plays


Public and Private Forums

  • Fully integrated and highly versatile forum system.
  • Instantly search and find specific threads, authors and keywords.
  • Assign multi-level access via user tags for forums, posting and thread starting rights.
  • Customize and fully skin the forums with the Theme Editor.
  • Lighting fast loading and browsing speed.
  • Create advanced forum polls with bar results.
  • Drag and drop interface for forum management and creation.
  • Display forum signatures.
  • Showcase top posters.


Recruitment and Applications

  • Create multiple applications with several question types.
  • Form types such as text fields, bbcode text, dropdowns, radio selection, single and multiple checkboxes.
  • Enable private commenting per application.
  • Specify who can apply and view applications.
  • Specify who can view, manage, approve or reject applications.


Packed with Features

  • Event Calendar with member signup and RSVP
  • Event Mini-Calendar, and upcoming Events list
  • Header Module, upload your own header or use a flash animated header.
  • HTML Module enabling 3rd party widget integration
  • Login and register Module
  • Showcase your Members, Latest Members, online members.
  • News & Blog
  • Paypal Donations with goal bar and donor list
  • Roster with large avatars and grouping functions
  • Menu (vertical)and(horizontal)
  • YouTube - easily integrate youtube videos
  • Birthday module
  • Branding Features, use your copyrights and your own favicon
  • Digital Clock
  • Latest forum Threads
  • Forum Top Posters
  • Gallery with permissions for members to upload their own images
  • Gallery Slideshow
  • Image Upload
  • List module for easy bbcode listing
  • RSS Feeds
  • Shoutbox
  • User Spotlight to feature members and their tags/awards
  • Site wide private messaging


Privacy and Permissions

  • Decide who has register access, admin access, moderator access or viewing access to any part of your website.
  • Give admin access to just a single or multiple modules.
  • Create private pages for a certain group of users.
  • Members can join your website freely or via application.
  • User tags serve as multi-leveled permissions, and serve as awards and ranks. Each usertag can be shown as an image or icon to display ribbons, metals, and achievements per user.
  • Assigning tags is a simple tick of a box


Themes and Design

  • Create your own website theme with the full featured theme editor.
  • Change the background, fonts, buttons, icons, borders, colors, patterns, everything!
  • Edit any existing theme and tweak it your way.
  • No html or css coding knowledge required, simple controls, color pickers and sliders.
  • Dynamically edit your theme and watch it change in real time as you browse.
  • Unbelievable level of flexibility, create any type of theme or style.
  • Browse hundreds of different layouts and headers with our theme browser supporting all major games.


Community and Support

  • Supports all games.
  • Free friendly and fast support.
  • Friendly community forums with free graphic request areas and recruitment areas.
  • Access to join thousands of other gaming communities.


Get your guild website here Start for free


GildenDKP [5] Start from 1.99$ No PHP Easy High
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GildenDKP offers professional all-round service for guilds, clans and raids.

Starting with just a single DKP-system up to a complete websolution with Teamspeak server.

Extensive features and automated processes help you in the effort to manage and organize a guild with a minimum of time.

Combined with multiple ingame addons, an online linked database to the item and character database for WoWHead and WoW-Armory, various different styles for nearly each MMORPGs, our system will provide anything to you, even for the higher needs.

Your installation actions you need to do are nearly zero. The system is hosted and maintained for you, secured and updated from our side, that you can get the main thing back: time for gaming!

Our packages are highly modified, that if you would like to use different databases (DKP lists), you still just have to administrate the main user database. And even this is just working with just two clicks. The use of different DKP lists for multiple instances or raidgroups is with the use of our system really easy, as the managing of members is reduced to just a single database.

The packages are specially designed from gamers for your needs, to fulfill just any need you might have. For the beginners, the second system for your guild or raidunion, up to a leading guild. GildenDKP is providing exactly what you need.

Supported MMORPGs:

  • World of Warcraft
  • Age of Conan
  • Dark Age of Camelot
  • Everquest
  • Everquest II
  • Vanguard-SoH
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Warhammer Online
  • Chronicles of Spellborn
Check out features here!


Guild Launch [6] Free or $6/mo Yes (with Free package) phpBB / Wiki / Ajax Easy Medium
Full Feature List!

Flexible Pricing

  • Offers both ad-supported and paid hosting services.
  • All guild sites come with a subdomain
  • Full domains can be used

Armory Integration

  • Has a high level of Armory integration including roster imports and gear and stat imports for characters
    • Supports multiple server guilds
    • Spec and Dual-Spec info is imported from the Armory

Full Featured CMS

  • Provides calendar tools, forums, image gallery, file uploads, custom BBCode, DKP tracking and a lot more.
  • A large number of plug-ins (widgets) are available including:
    • Raid Progression
    • RSS Feeds
    • Ventrilo Status
    • Raid Info
    • Recent Posts
    • Recent Images
    • Weekly Calendar View & At-A-Glance Calendar
    • "ItemStats"
    • Many More
  • Provides permission tools that allow the site admin to delegate nearly all administration tasks and to define specific areas to be delegated.
  • Has capable recruitment tools allowing you to post applications in forums, build custom applications, and to track new recruit raid availability.
  • Has a proprietary DKP application which support Standard DKP, Zero Sum DKP and EPGP.

Addons

  • Provides several World Of Warcraft Add-ons such as:
    • DKP imports
    • Character profiler mod
    • Guild Bank Profiler.
    • Profiler mod allows for detailed crafting information searching for your guild's characters so you can find out who can craft what easily.

Customization

  • Easy customization for all sites
  • Many professionally designed templates available
  • Full CSS Customization available for subscription sites.

And More

  • Also offers Ventrilo services.
  • PlayXpert™ In Game Platform.
  • Supports 100s of MMOs
  • Fast and knowledgeable support.

Get Your Guild Site Started Here!

Guildomatic [7] Free or $5-8/mo Yes (with Free package) Proprietary plus phpBB Easy Medium
  • A guild hosting site built by WoW players for WoW players.
  • Free ad-supported member roster, phpBB, news, item hover support, and subdomain hosting.
  • Upgrade to low-cost packages for full WoW-focused in-game module DKP, raid event, item drop support and ad-free service.
  • Custom domains also available.
MMO Guildsites [8] Free or $8.99/month No Custom Built with Ruby Easy Very
  • WoW Armory data used to provide detailed character profiles
  • WoW Item Tooltips
  • WoW Server Status
  • WoW Activities
  • Support for CTRaidTracker to automate DKP on the website
  • Advanced Ajax interface supporting drag and drop layout, live previews and in-place editing
  • Over 50+ unique themes to get you started quickly, each fully customizable
  • Visual theming tool to easily create your own unique look for your site
  • 40 different side blocks to add to your site including Ventrilo status, RSS feeds, Whos Online and Slideshow galleries
  • Includes all common guild hosting features such as private messaging, shoutboxes, guild banks, forums, member awards and more
  • Includes many unique features such as Google Maps of member locations


Guildtag [9] Free No Cloud Service Easy Full
guildtag.com
  • Full featured guild hosting platform
  • Incredibly flexible website builder usable by novice and expert users
  • Built with mobile first mindset - your website looks great on every device
  • Use your own domain name and get a free SSL cert on our premium plan
  • Integrated Social Network to keep your members engaged with your website
  • Quick Theme Builder allows you to create a unique website design in seconds

Create your FREE guild website today! Guildtag

Content Management Systems

A CMS is most commonly known as a forum engine, but just a forum is not enough for most guilds anymore. Galleries, news items, managed articles, downloads, uploads, and other utilities are often in high demand. Most CMSs support themes to change how they look and feel to better fit your guild's personality.

Name Cost/Month Ads Technology Difficulty Flexibility
DragonflyCMS [10] Free - php, mysql Medium High
DragonflyCMS is similar to phpnuke but offers many performance enhancements and optimizations to make it faster and much more secure. Modules included with the base install are forums, photo gallery, News. You are able to upgrade the News and Forums with pro versions that offer an array of optimizations that will suite any site. Third party modules for WoW include native ports of WoWRoster, ItemStats and Guild Application. Other third party modules include BBCode Hacks.
Nuke - Free - php, mysql Medium High

There are many flavors of Nuke out there, and I will do my best to link Nuke sites that are popular and stable. I am not as familiar with this system, but I know it is a popular one. I know it supports forums, but I am not sure what else. There are many WoW related modules for the Nuke systems.

DotNetNuke [11] Free - .NET (VB.NET or C#), SQL Server (either Express or full version) Medium High
DotNetNuke (DNN) is an open-source CMS built on the .NET Framework [12]. The portal has its roots on the ASP IBuySpy sample project, which spawned several CMS communities. DNN builds on the ASP.NET framework to allow module development and skin creation. Modules and skins are available both free from the DNN community or for purchase via either Snowcovered or the DNN Marketplace, both DNN module clearinghouses.

One of the larger appeals of using DNN is the large number of modules produced by the DNN core team that are included and maintained by core team members [13]. Modules of interest to WoW guild webmasters include:

The v4.5.x release of DNN adds AJAX capabilities via ASP.NET AJAX (formerly known as 'Atlas') to allow for more interactive experiences for page browsers, and the ability to do partial rendering, which allows for one module to perform an AJAX refresh without having all modules on a page refresh.

e107 [14] Free - php, mysql Medium High
e107 has a full offering of forums, a calendar, news, articles, uploads/downloads. It also has a very robust permissions system that will allow tons of flexibility in allowing your guild to contribute things to the website. This is the engine I have chosen for my guild to use. AddOns and Mods are also readily available for this engine, as well as easily developed.
Joomla [15] Free - php, mysql Medium High
Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable. There is huge support on the internet for Joomla, and there are hundreds of addons. Integration with armory, EQDKP, and SMF (popular forum software) or PhpBB is a snap.
Mambo [16] Free - php, mysql Medium High
Mambo is a full featured CMS engine.
Drupal [17] Free - php, mysql Medium High
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Too many features to list here. Drupal, benefits from a wide range of addon modules. Check website for details.
Wordpress [18] Free - php, mysql Simple Medium
A very straight forward tool, this is more intended for blogging, but some people prefer it. It's power comes from the various plug-ins available for the user. There are dozens of themes also available to skin your wordpress site the way you like it. A WoW skin is in the works as of this edit.


phpWebSite [19] Free Yes - - -
An open source web site content management system intended for community websites. It is run by Appalachian State University. Although not designed for gaming, the features are similiar to what many will find on guild website hosting services.

Raid Management and DKP

Raid management is a common requirement for guilds participating in most MMOs which have heavy PVE content. World of Warcraft is a prime example with its rich PVE encounters which are heavy on commitment and time requirements. Raid Managers are now available which speed up the process of managing raiding. DKP (Dragon Kill Points) is a way of fairly sharing loot based on effort/commitment.

Name Cost/Month Ads Technology Difficulty Flexibility


Raidbuilder [20] Free No Hosted with XML feeds and local data backup low High
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Raidbuilder homepage

An established, popular and free web based raid management system for World of Warcraft.

Features:

  • Schedule raids (Signup based or hand picked by raid officers based on availability)
  • Fully configurable DKP, create your own or use common systems
  • Offspec DKP, DKP adjustments and DKP bonuses with reserve balances
  • Email Notifications for new events and published teams
  • Manage instance lockouts
  • Raid templates for class balance including builds and talents
  • Character profiles (stats and builds) automatically updated from Blizzard Armory
  • Lots of statistics including attendance, availability and times on the bench
  • Manage a Regular Raid Team separately from casual raiding
  • CT Raidtracker logs importing
  • Backup data locally to keep your data safe (and of course restore too)
  • Webmaster tools, Realtime boss kills, roster and events feeds for your website
  • Integrated boss tactics links


EQDKP [21]  ?  ? php, mysql medium medium
A site specialized for tracking DKP for your guild. They have WoW specific data, so you can do quick comparisons of DKP scores based on armor types (cloth/leather/chain/plate).


J2DKP [22]  ?  ? Joomla Plugin, Mambot/Component low high
Bridge integration system for Joomla and EQDKP,EQDKP Plus.

J2DKP is a must have plugin if you are running Joomla Guild or Clan website with EQDKP/ EQDKP Plus. This easy to use plugin is a straight forward integration tool that makes your registration seamless and automatic. No hacking of database involved. Easy plugin install for Joomla 1.0.X and 1.5.X.


Guild Launch "Rapid Raid" [23]  ?  ? php, mysql low high
Rapid Raid is a premium DKP system that is integrated with the [Guild Launch] guild hosting application. It was designed to speed the import of raid details from any MMORPG and it has the ability to adapt to many popular DKP versions. Rapid Raid also has the option of using a CT_RaidTraker version that imports World Of Warcraft data directly into the Rapid Raid system. Rapid also offer sever levels of integrated raid stats throughout the Guild Hositing App.

Forums Systems

Name Cost/Month Ads Technology Difficulty Flexibility


phpBB3 [24] free no php, mysql Medium High
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes. With a large and highly customisable set of key features coupled with a standards compliant interface, phpBB™ will grow with, and complement your website. With millions of installations worldwide, it is no wonder phpBB™ is one of the most popular ways to create and support a community.
  • Template sites
  • Useful phpBB Modifications:

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A Dragon Kill system Mod for your phpBB3 Bulletin board.

It evolved from Eqdkp to help guilds in MMORPGs (Massive(ly) Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games) track guild members attendance, item purchases and other statistics. It updates and brings together the Dkp/game managment facilites of EQdkp, and integrates them with phpBB3's facilites. This means your users gain single sign on to dkp and phpbb, and you as an administrator or raidleader gain a clean interface, robust admin facilities and less integration headaches. The framework supports multiple games : World of Warcraft, The Lord of the Rings Online, Dark Age of Camelot, Vanguard - Saga of Heroes, EverQuest I/II, Warhammer Online, Final Fantasy XI, AION.

  • Current features (1.1)
  • Point Standings, Raids, Events, Item values, Item history, and Stats, Boss progress
  • Multiple Dkp Pools, Multiple Guilds,
  • Loot distribution systems supported : *Standard DKP*, *Zero-sum*
  • Recruitment Plugin, with customisable questionnaire, ACP controlled;
  • EQDKP importer (from EQDKP 1.3.2 and EQDKP Plus).
  • bbTips plugin , providing WowHead-style Tooltips (Item, Craft, Spell, Quest, Achievements)
  • ArmoryUpdater Plugin, connects to blizzard or aion armory
  • New Raidtracker Plugin, accepts XML from headcount and ct_Raidtracker
  • Portal with Blocks, phpBB breadcrumbs navigation


vBulletin [25] not free  ? php, mysql Medium High
More advanced than phpBB this software is not free, but well worth the price if you have some funding available. One of the most customizable web forums available today includes build in calendars customizable user profiles and themes with built in editor.
  • Useful vBulletin Modifications:


Simple Machines [26]  ?  ? php, mysql Easy High
It's more flexible than phpBB though theming can be a little trickier. No portal system, but a few of the more popular portal systems like Mambo/Joomla, Xoops etc have scripts (bridges) built for you to integrate the forum with the portal.

There's also a very simple but effective portal for SMF called TinyPortal (website http://www.tinyportal.net).

  • Useful Simple Machines Modifications:


Snitz Forums [27]  ?  ?  ? Easy Medium
Most of the features are simple, however, when dealing with detailed tasks, it may become a bit tricky. Easy to setup, good support, and endless add-ons. The add-ons get more complicated but the basic forums are easy.


Burning Board [28] Not free None  ? Easy Medium
An inexpensive piece of software with moderate flexibility. Though lacking in functions maintained by phpbb and InvisionFree, it does have customizable skins and an incredible ease of use. There are no ads for the service.

Web utilities

Name Cost/Month Ads Technology Difficulty Flexibility
WoW Signature Generator [29] free Yes php, mysql Very Easy High
Offers a tool to create Hi-Quality Image Signatures for World of Warcraft guild & community forums.

http://www.arena-armory.com

Recruit Gamers [30] free Yes php, mysql Very Easy High
www.recruit-gamers.com - Recruitment Simplified
RG - Recruitment Simplified

World of Warcraft Recruitment Redefined!

Tired of recruitment forums? Are you a guild recruitment officer who has to search through forums every day to look for apps? Do you spend 30minutes every day bumping your recruitment post?
Or are you a player looking for a guild that matches your progress, playtimes and ideology? Stop wasting your time on the various recruitment forums! Use RG's powerful filter system to find exactly the guild or applicant you're looking for. Create your listing today and start enjoying World of Warcraft again!

Features:

  • Designed for ease of use!
  • Support for both PvE and PvP!
  • Create both Guild AND Player listings!
  • Powerful filter system: Find exactly what you're looking for!
  • Our forms include ALL the info recruiters and players want to know about!
  • Stuck? Video Guides help you making the most of the site!
  • Integrated PM system: Protect your privacy!
  • Optional support for all major instant messaging services!
  • Completely 100% FREE!


Made by Gamers for Gamers!
Recruit Gamers - Recruitment Simplified.
http://www.recruit-gamers.com

WoW Roster [31]  ?  ? php, mysql medium high
An open source project for guild and character profiling. They have a very active group of developers building both the basic system as well as many Mods and AddOns. They have solutions for Guild Banks, reputation, crafting lists, etc. They use the same UI Mods as RPGO does: CharacterProfiler and GuildProfiler. UniUploader as well as a Java version, jUniUploader, are available for this utility.


DotNetWarcraft: WoW Guild Roster [32] Free None ASP.NET, SQL Server Low Medium
An open source project for guild/character profiling, built to use with the DotNetNuke (DNN) CMS system. The project consists of multiple assemblies (DLLs) that allow it to be repurposed and extended to run on any .NET-based application (either web or desktop-based). Currently, only the DNN module is currently available - packaged as a standard DNN-public assembly (PA), which can be uploaded and installed. Configuration includes adding your guild into the module control panel, configuring the module display (which view type and which guilds to show), and setting up the polling service (no coding/customization required).

The project allows a DNN-based guild portal to gather/store/display one or multiple guilds/characters/stats/reputations. Information is downloaded from the WoW Armory server (via the WoW Armory Parser project). The code also includes a DNN service, to allow the guild portal to pull and update it's information from the WoW Armory on a regular basis (e.g., every 6-12 hours) to keep your guild roster up to date for you.

Out of the box, the code provides the ability to display guild characters by class, profession, guild rank, and reputation. On top of the groupings, the module allows for tagging of alt and main characters (and linking them to DNN users) so that the lists can show 'only mains' (for lists such as 'here are the guild officers', where you don't want to display all of the officer alts).

The current release of the code allows for the gathering and storage of the guild information in a database. To increase performance, the code uses custom caching to store the data, and uses AJAX for the user experience (Javascript and web services are used to eliminate postbacks and provide immediate feedback, as well as providing 'tooltip' on-hover boxes to show character information). Plans are to expand the functionality of the codebase post-release to include guild bank and guild calendar.

phpRaider [33]  ?  ? php, mysql  ?  ?
phpRaider is a calendar version of phpRaid which allows you to create, edit, and then sign up for raids. It includes, among other things, icon and SQL table setups for Alliance, Horde, or both. With it, you're able to link the authentication options for almost all of the content management systems stated above and then some. Completely customizable and stable, it's only shortcoming is the limited support from the developers and a slight learning curve. Do not try this if you don't have at least basic knowledge of adding SQL databases/tables or editing PHP files. There isn't a lot of editing right out of the box but if you require assistance, expect the only help to come from the user base.


DKP for DotNetNuke [34] Free None ASP.NET, SQL Server Low Medium
A DKP module for the DotNetNuke Content Management system has finally arrived. The module emphasizes providing a simple user interface that packs a punch. The module interfaces with WoW Armory and WoW Head to make setting up Instances, Mobs, Items, and Drops a breeze. Nearly a year in the making, the module boosts a proven track record of success. The development team is always open to suggestions for how to improve the module, and is fairly responsive to the community's needs. This DKP system also supports multiple DKP systems running in the same work space for those guilds that prefer to use content based DKP systems.
WowPhpToolsWebService [35] free None HTML javascript low high
This service offers JSONP access to the Armory and WoW Heroes. In normal language this means that it is possible to use Armory and Wow Heroes features by just using javascript, no serverside coding is required. There are two example Javascript Widgets available one for the Armory and one for Wow Heroes which both show a guild roster listing.

Wikis

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