[pmwiki-users] pmwiki automatically creates new pages

none < bergwitz at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 10:19:33 CST 2009

Seems like you have WikiWords enabled:
from http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/CreatingNewPages

WikiWords: On sites that have WikiWords enabled as link-creating syntax,
typing MyNewPage will create a link to MyNewPage?. WikiWords are
CapitalizedWordsSmashedTogether, and, on such sites, don't need double
brackets to become links. Note that some sites have turned off WikiWord
links -- including this one! WikiWords are turned off by default since
PmWiki 2.2.0-beta24 (2007-01-22).

Either update to 2.2.0 or turn of WikiWords by $LinkWikiWords = 0; in
your config.php


David Shrader wrote:
> Hello All,
> We are using pmwiki for our graduate research group, and it has been
> wonderful!  It was the easiest to install on the convoluted and non-user
> friendly departmental webservers.
> I've run into a bit of an annoying syntax quirk, though.  Pmwiki seems
> to try to automatically create new pages based on text on a line that
> has no double square brackets.  For example, if I type in a molecular
> composition, like NaCl, SiC, or ZnO, pmwiki interprets those as new
> pages, even though I do not surround the text with [[]].  In the preview
> and saved states, each of these will be in red, have spaces before the
> capitals (NaCl becomes Na Cl), and can be clicked on.  When clicked, I
> am taken to a new page to edit.
> I used the sandbox on pmwiki.org to see if this happens there, and found 
> that it doesn't.  Was something done there to turn this behaviour off? 
> Or, should we update our version of pmwiki since we haven't changed it 
> in about a year?
> Thanks so much for your time!
> David

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