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Wowhead
Wowheadlogo
URLhttp://www.wowhead.com
TypeDatabase
RegistrationFree
LaunchedJune 26, 2006
Maintained byShaun, Casey, Claire, Joshua, Andreas, Brielle, Sarah, Dan
Alexa rating836[1]
Quantcast traffic1.4M
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Wowhead is a World of Warcraft information database featuring a JavaScript interface. The site catalogs items, quests, talents, and much more — all able to be searched, sorted, and arranged to find the information needed. Wowhead is currently the only major database website that has been mentioned by Blizzard in their Community Spotlight.

The website started out as a talent calculator in December 2005. The talent calculator offers the ability to import builds from Blizzard talent calculators. It was in beta from April 4th to June 25th, 2006[2], and the database was released on June 26th, 2006[3].

Wowhead makes extensive use of AJAX for its interface function and requires JavaScript to be enabled in order to function.

The team

Wowhead burning contest

Wowhead's "The Burning Contest" featured in the WoW.com Community Spotlight.

News

A Wowhead contest featured on the WoW.com front page.

Spotlight

Wowhead featured in the WoW.com Community Spotlight.

Wowhead
  • Rhea Monique (Wowhead: Ashelia, Wowhead News: Ashelia) - Site Director (of Twitter @wowhead also), content producer[4]
  • Alexis Martyn (Wowhead: perculia, Wowhead News: perculia) - Content Manager (of Twitter @wowhead also)[4]
  • Victor Mazzia (Wowhead: Aryu) - Developer[4]
  • SpiffyJr (Wowhead: SpiffyJr) - Developer[4]
  • Sarah (Wowhead: Noxychu) - Artist
  • Joshua Coussard (Wowhead: Mystadio) - Co-founder (Software Developer?)
Former
  • Guillaume (Wowhead: Skosiris) - Co-founder; part of Blizzard's web team[5]
  • Shaun (Wowhead: TheOnyx, Wowhead News: TheOnyx) - Site Director; web director for En Masse Entertainment (TERA Online)[5]
  • Casey (Wowhead: Malgayne, Wowhead News: Malgayne) - Head of Community/Content; Community Analyst at Zynga[5]
  • Brielle (Miyari) - Sr. Content Manager; social media at BioWare[5]
  • Andreas (Wowhead: Koper) - Software Developer; went to Curse[5]
  • Alayton (Wowhead: alayton) - Software Developer, still helps with model viewer[4]
  • Claire (Wowhead: PoeticDragon) - Software Developer
  • Dan (Wowhead: fewyn, Wowhead News: fewyn) - Now Torhead Content Manager, but still helps with Wowhead from time to time[4]

Ownership

Wowhead was originally a privately owned site, owned by its founders, Joshua and Guillaume. During June 2007, Wowhead was sold to ZAM Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Affinity Media, after several management and hosting changes.

Downloads

Wowhead Client

An application (Windows and Mac OS X) that checks for data to upload, uploads data, installs the client AddOn, and checks for updates.[6] Requires a Wowhead account to upload data.

MMOUI Minion

An upcoming AddOn manager that will work in cooperation with WoWInterface.[7]

News

A separate domain of http://www.wowheadnews.com was introduced for an official news blog on April 26th, 2011 by Site Director, Ashelia.[8] On June 7th, 2012, the news portion of the site is now also accessible from http://www.wowhead.com/news and the redirect http://news.wowhead.com.

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