[pmwiki-users] Questions and cookbooks proposals
pyg_listes at exiup.com
Fri Aug 19 14:24:33 CDT 2005
(I know this email should have been splitted, sorry for it's length and
my bad english)
I'm using PmWiki (1 & 2) on several websites for many months now, and
maybe it's time fo me to make some kind of assessment.
And I'm not coming with hands in my pockets : some cookbook proposals
are at the end of this mail ;)
First, I wanted to say a really great thanks for all the job done here,
not only by Pm (of course) but also by many people on this list (and a
special thanks to PRZ for his huge work on french translation).
Next, I would say that, even if everything is working fine, some points
are always coming up to my mind when I make a new install of PmWiki, and
even if I could make modifications by myself, I was wondering if some
things shouldn't be part of PmWiki core, so I'll write some propositions
here before going to PITS.
1. could the accesskeys shortcuts be displayed along with the tooltip on
GuiEdit bar ?
See : http://wiki.framasoft.info/Tests/Index?action=edit (mouse over
"bold" icon). I've just added $mkey (if not emty) to the tooltip value
I think that if an admin define some accesskeys, users should be aware
of that and the tooltip is, imho, the best place (note that they're also
indicated in EditQuickReference, but it's maybe not a good place)
2. Is there an solution for subscribing to rss page, if page is password
At the moment, I've to unprotect with "nopass" all my
ProtectedGroups/RecentChanges. And, until we have a secure solution for
users pages subscription, I'm stucked with telling them to use their
favorite newsreader and to subscribe to some rss, but of course theses
newsreaders can't post passwords :(
3. Maybe footnotes ability (from jr's extendedmarkup [^ ^]) and Table of
contents (:toc:) should be added to core markups ?
I manage about 6 wiki's on very different subjects and there was
*always* a good reason to add them as cookbooks. It's not the time it
takes, but maybe new users should be happy to use them witout wondering
how to install them. I use many other custom (or jr) markups, but thoses
seems quite essential for me (and my authors).
That's all I could complain about PmWiki at the moment (and I use it
intensively, so I think it's a good point to have a so hort list ;) )
My users are really waiting for a good way to subscribe by email to a
page, but it's already in PITS and I've already voted :)
Now, time to share some cookbook. Please don't laugh, I'm not a PmWiki
If it sound usefull to you, I'll create some cookbook page, but I prefer
to submit them here before because maybe some of you are working on
1. insert & play MP3 into wiki
See http://framaplayer.keonox.com (please use ?action=source to see the
I've also built http://framaplayer.keonox.com/DocFr/CookBookPmWiki and
Job is almost finished, except that the doc is still only in french :-(
2. insert "thermometer" in pmwiki
Not sure it woth a cookbook, but it was very useful for me for a
donation page :)
It use a script found here :
3. Expanding links
This cookbook give the ability to dynamically hide/show some block by
clicking a link.
Very usefull to hide a long comment under a "*", for example.
4. hide comments block
Just a simple hack : when ?action=hidecomments is added to url, all
.comments class are hidden.
I use it for translations, see
It's just a counter that ...count (!) how many times users have clicked
on a link (use txt files)
I need to work again on these cookbook before releasing them, but it
shouldn't take long. I'll maybe (surely !) need some help to document
them 'cause my english ain't so good :p
Keep up the good work and thanks again
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