[pmwiki-users] Using PmWiki as an invisible wiki for a personal website

Paul Giacherio paulgiacherio at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 08:52:03 CST 2009

Yeah, I'll second that PmWiki can be a terrific CMS- and doesn't have
to look like a typical wiki.
[http://www.villageschool.us/index.php] for example.


On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Tegan Dowling <tmdowling at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 12:28 AM, Jo Vermeulen <jo.vermeulen at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have been experimenting with a few wikis lately in order to use one as
>> the backend for my personal website. I was partly motivated by an article
>> about WikkaWiki [1] that described how it can be tuned to allow only the
>> administrator to edit pages. Moreover, they also modify the skin to hide
>> wiki actions and the typical wiki look and feel (see [2] for details). The
>> reason I want to use a wiki as a backend for my website is that I want to
>> focus on the content, and want to easily add a few things on my website or
>> reorganize content.
>> Although I did experiment a bit with WikkaWiki, I have also been looking
>> into PmWiki because I like its features and customizability (amongst others
>> flat files, the ability to upload, wiki trails and wiki groups).
>> I was wondering how I can use PmWiki as an invisible wiki backend. I
>> figured out how to allow only admins to edit pages, but I'm not sure how I
>> can easily hide edit/view/history etc. actions. Is there any PHP variable
>> that I can use in my template (I'm creating a custom skin) to hide the
>> actions bar at the bottom of the page?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> [1] http://www.academicproductivity.com/2009/how-to-run-an-invisible-wiki/
>> [2] http://docs.wikkawiki.org/InvisibleWiki
> I do this for almost all my sites; I call them "stealth wikis".  See
> http://www.emergencydigital.com/Gallery
> Tegan Dowling
> http://twitter.com/wikignome
> "The future’s here already. It’s just unevenly distributed." -- William
> Gibson
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