[pmwiki-users] AuthUser documentation?
pmwiki at onebit.ca
Wed Feb 8 12:05:02 CST 2006
Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud <at> pobox.com> writes:
> Also, I don't know if it would be helpful or not, but one technique that
> might be useful for this sort of documentation may be to use a
> decision-tree structure, similar to what is used for troubleshooting
> trees in tech support. There's an interesting example of this technique
> used at http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Getting_Started .
> I've been thinking that one of the difficulties in coming up with a
> narrative to help newbies is that many people come to PmWiki with
> vastly different applications, needs, and constraints in mind, and
> so it's difficult to come up with a single narrative that really
> covers them all. If we had a few simple questions that could guide
> people into a narrative document that is tailored around their
> initial ideas, that might be helpful.
That sounds promising.
I'll volunteer to test the document as:
- CMS application -- one or two authors, many readers;
some areas for "friends" rather than "guests",
maybe an area friends can write to
- novice user who does not know PHP;
comfortable with CSS and HTML (but not an expert)
- terrified of changing settings on the server
- minimal changes from the core distribution
- maybe convert to farm to add a multiple-author site,
once the first is working well (hmmm, can farms be easily added later,
or is that decision best made up front?)
- emphasis on getting it up, secure, usable and robust
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