[pmwiki-users] a simple form

James M jamesm1415 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 16:03:16 CST 2010

Hi - thanks for the suggestion Peter.  I've been trying to follow the
(simple) instructions on the webpage, but with no success.

I have a simple pmwiki installation on my localhost (linux + apache +
firefox) - no passwords etc.  I installed fox - hopefully correctly!
and I've put the following code on Main.Form

(:fox shoutbox #top target=ShoutBox:)
(:input hidden author value='{$Author}':)
(:input textarea class=shoutbox shout cols=20 rows=2:)
(:input submit post Enter:)
(:foxtemplate "'''{$$author}''' [-{$$(date:M j, 'y  g a)}-]\n{$$shout}[[<<]]":)
(:foxend shoutbox:)
(:include ShoutBox lines=30:)
%right%[[ShoutBox|more >>]]

Note I've added the foxmessage line, which I found after some reading
around, and when I try entering some text in the box and click on
ENter, I get the error message
PERMISSION DENIED to add on Main.ShoutBox

Any suggestions why it's not working?


On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Peter Bowers <pbowers at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 5:46 PM, James M <jamesm1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I want to make an interactive FAQ page for my teaching - where
>> students can fill in a form asking a question and then I can reply
>> (either filling in a form or editing the wiki page).  I tried
>> wikiforms, but that's not appropriate as it only puts one question per
>> page.  I'd also like to be able to style the question and answer
>> differently using CSS - eg just a different colour background. It's
>> going to take me too long figuring out how to use each one.
>> Thanks for any suggestions
>> James
>> ps If possible, I'd like to configure it so that students can
>> authenticate their submission with their University username/password
>> which can be read off an LDAP server.  But that's not essential.
> You might take a look at Fox / Alternative ShoutBox:
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/FoxShoutboxAlternative
> It won't do what you want "out of the box" but I believe with just a couple
> changes it would probably meet your needs...  (This solution would require
> you editing the page to put the answers in.)
> -Peter

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