Wallabag v2 – Pocket (getPocket/ReadItLater) alternative

From long time now I been using getPocket on daily basis – it main straight been big compatibility with IFTTT (if this then that) service which main purpose was automation of some things to make using web more attractive.

I stopped using IFTTT some time ago and I use Pocket just to store urls and sync them with other devices. That functionality now is embedded inside most common web browsers like Firefox and other known one. But I wanted to have full control over what url I want to store and I don’t need to know what are ‘popular’ links other stores.

Let us download needed package:

wget http://wllbg.org/latest-v2-package

Extract it to /opt/wallabag

tar zxvf latest-v2-package
mv wallabag/* /opt/wallabag

Configure vhost for apache:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName domain.tld
    ServerAlias www.domain.tld

    DocumentRoot /opt/wallabag/web
    <Directory /opt/wallabag/web>
        AllowOverride None
        Order Allow,Deny
        Allow from All

        <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
            Options -MultiViews
            RewriteEngine On
            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
            RewriteRule ^(.*)$ app.php [QSA,L]

    # optionally disable the RewriteEngine for the asset directories
    # which will allow apache to simply reply with a 404 when files are
    # not found instead of passing the request into the full symfony stack
    <Directory /opt/wallabag/web/bundles>
        <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
            RewriteEngine Off
    ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/wallabag_error.log
    CustomLog /var/log/apache2/wallabag_access.log combined

From /opt/wallabag directory run:

php bin/console wallabag:install --env=prod

To test wallabag we can start it from embedded web server that is inside wallabag:

php bin/console server:run --env=prod` for using wallabag: http://localhost:8000


Of course that command will start server on port 8000 on localhost, so we can access it only from that host – as security measure.


Version 2.0.0 had it release at 04/03/2016 so the android app don’t support the newest version, but the system works great anyway.


Edit 07/04/2016:

  • firefox plugin – https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/wallabag-v2/

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