Indie Wiki Buddy

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On an internet dominated by ads and corporate-run websites, Indie Wiki Buddy is a browser extension that helps you easily find and support independent wikis.

When you visit a wiki on Fandom or Fextralife, this extension will notify or automatically redirect you to quality independent wikis when they're available. Search results in Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Brave, Ecosia, and Startpage can also be filtered, guiding you to visit an independent counterpart instead.

Indie Wiki Buddy supports over 100 independent wikis across 7 languages. And you're in full control -- you can choose your experience wiki-by-wiki!

Indie Wiki Buddy also supports BreezeWiki, a service that renders Fandom wikis without ads or bloat. Once enabled, BreezeWiki provides a more enjoyable reading experience when an independent wiki isn't available!


Once installed, you can access the extension's setting popup via the icon of an arrow pointing to the right in the top bar, at the top right.
If you don't see the icon, it may be in the extension dropdown, which is a jigsaw icon in both Firefox and Chrome.
A screenshot of the Indie Wiki Buddy popup settings
Inside this popup, you can toggle the extension on and off via the power button at the top right. You can also control three global options:
You can click "View All Settings" to open a full settings page where you can configure your settings per-wiki.
A screenshot of the Indie Wiki Buddy settings screen
The list of all wikis allows you to configure what you want to happen when visiting the respective non-independent wiki: The "set all" buttons above the list of wikis ("disable all", "set all to redirect", etc.) let you quickly toggle settings for all wikis at once. Clicking one of these buttons will set that as the default behavior for new wikis that are added in the future.

Submit a Wiki

We're always looking for more wikis to add to the extension!

Here are the criteria:
If the independent wiki meets the criteria, you can submit it to be included in one of the following ways:

Frequently asked questions

Why does this exist?
Large, corporate-run wiki farms have enabled hundreds of great wikis and communities. Unfortunately, these wiki farms can easily overshadow quality independent wikis, especially in search engine results. Independent wikis often have the benefit of greater self-determination and fewer ads, but are easily missed by users who aren't aware of their existence. This extension aims to help wiki readers discover and user quality, independent wikis.

Why does this extension need access to so many sites?
Indie Wiki Buddy requests access to,, and BreezeWiki and its mirrors, in order to display redirect banners.

Indie Wiki Buddy also requests access to Google (across all its country domains), Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Brave, Startpage, and Ecosia in order to filter search results on those sites. There are almost 200 different domains for Google Search by country (e.g.,,, etc.), which take up most of the site accesses you see.

The full list of sites Indie Wiki Buddy requests access to is available here.

Indie Wiki Buddy never transmits or stores data from these sites. Access is only used in order to display alert banners and filter search results.

Can Miraheze wikis be added to this extension?
Yes! For the purposes of this extension, Miraheze wikis are considered independent. Even though Miraheze is a large wiki platform, it is a non-profit organization that allows for extensive control by wiki staff, and provides for wikis to easily migrate off the platform.

Can wikis be added to this extension?
While is a great platform, for the purposes of this extension, wikis are currently not considered independent and are out of this extension's scope. Fortunately, there is a "Redirect to" extension available for Chrome and Firefox that you can use alongside Indie Wiki Buddy.

For independent wikis to be added to the extension, why do they need to be of equal quality and coverage as its non-independent counterpart?
The extension is geared towards readers looking for information, and pointing them towards wikis that might not have the information they're seeking isn't an ideal experience.
That being said, I do want to support all independent wikis and know the importance for developing wikis to get new readers and editors. In the future, the extension may allow for less-complete wikis to be added, though likely with some sort of control to allow users to easily filter/toggle these wikis.
If you have any ideas for how this experience should look, please reach out!

What happens when there are multiple independent wikis on the same topic?
We will try to redirect to the most complete wiki, and will also consider factors such as what is most popular in the wiki subject's community.

Can I see or contribute to the code?
Yes! Indie Wiki Buddy is open source and available on GitHub.


Feel free to get in touch with questions, comments, or ideas!
A Hamstro project by Kevin Payravi

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