[pmwiki-users] It's time to change pmwiki default skin!

kirpi at kirpi.it kirpi at kirpi.it
Tue Sep 13 17:22:19 CDT 2011

Completely agree, John!


On 13/09/2011, John Rankin <john.rankin at affinity.co.nz> wrote:
>> I'm not sure Pmwiki would/should/could enter the race with things like
>> Wordpress (I like Textpattern a lot more) or any other CMS up to
>> TYPO3.
>> Pmwiki is a wiki, and a file-based one.
>> Which puts its roots into a *very* different ground.
>> No matter how powerful or useful pmwiki may be, first-time visitors
>> and possible adopters should be aware of this.
>> Definitely.
> OTOH pmwiki ought not discourage first-time visitors who see a dated look
> and may assume, incorrectly, that the software is dated. First impressions
> count. You are right to question the wisdom of trying to compete with
> <insert preferred CMS here, eg silverstripe>.  This is neither necessary
> nor desirable in my view. But it is entirely practical to lift the quality
> of pmwiki.org's first impression to that of (for example) the default
> Drupal home page or the default WordPress theme, with not much more than
> an improved style sheet.
> Out of the box, pmwiki needs to meet a minimum acceptable presentation
> standard and the bar is higher than it was 6 years ago. As you say:
>> That said, and on the other hand, for many needs pmwiki *does* compare
>> (and could compete) with some of the tools I mentioned above.
>> For this reason, a fresh look would be really fine (and bring new
>> people to the community).
> JR
> --
> John Rankin

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