[pmwiki-users] Variations on Commentbox and its variants

Michael Gleicher gleicher at cs.wisc.edu
Wed Sep 20 10:34:19 CDT 2006

I would like to have pages that allow for quick entry of new 
information. The Commentbox recipe (and CommentBoxStyled and CommentBox 
Plus) almost get me what I want. Unfortunately, my PHP skills aren't 
quite up to the point where I can hack it, so I could use a little guidance.

Some of the simple things I'd like to do:
1) have a (:commentbox:) that has the same behavior as having the page 
named "Diary" (e.g. the way the formatted results look with only the 
date, ...)
2) have a (:commentbox:) that just creates a list item (so the entire 
formatting is "* comment text\n"
3) have a (:commentbox:) that asks for a 1-line title in addition to the 
text itself, and creates postings that are blog-like.

I think that 1 and 2 simply involve changing the values of various 
strings, but I'm neither sure of how to set the values nor how to do 
this on a per-page basis. (different pages on the same Wiki do different 

I am thinking that this (definitely #3, but maybe just having a 
parameterized comment box to do #1 and #2) will involve at least some 
hacking of the commentboxplus recipe.

I'd appreciate any advice on how to do this.  Even more basic things 
like how do I learn the basics of hacking inside of PMWiki (like, what 
does "SDV" do? - and where is it documented).

Sorry if this is a newbie question, my PHP skills aren't quite up to 
understanding the code to the cookbook entries



Michael Gleicher			mailto:gleicher at cs.wisc.edu
Associate Professor			http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~gleicher
Computer Sciences Department		http://www.cs.wisc.edu/graphics
University of Wisconsin, Madison

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