[pmwiki-users] How to tag pages like categories, then do pagelist of everything tagged with a given page (without using links)

Alex Eftimiades alexeftimiades at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 19:32:38 CDT 2012

No, in part because you cannot have subcategories. I looked into  
categories. I need to be able to associate any page with any other  
page--treating pages like tags. This allows me to automatically  
generate "see also" sections.

Thanks though,

On Aug 1, 2012, at 12:10 PM, Petko Yotov wrote:

> Aren't Categories what you need?
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Categories
> You can have tags or categories [[!Liver]], [[!Cancer]] in your  
> pages; they link to pages in the Category/ group. You can change  
> this group to Tags/ if you want.
> You can see how the pages in the Cookbook are organized with  
> Categories.
> Your backlinks at the bottom of every page are exactly backlinks,  
> and the links to the Category/ pages are categories.
> But again, there is no easy way to link to a page without having a  
> pagelist show that page. Some people use a PageVariable like this:
> [[{Group.Page$PageUrl}|text]] or [[{OtherGroup.OtherPage$PageUrl}| 
> text]]
> This link will not appear as a backlink, but unfortunately it is  
> much more difficult to type.
> There are also a number of implementations for links/tags in the  
> Cookbook, you may wish to browse it:
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Category/Links
> Petko
> Alex Eftimiades writes:
>> In short, yes, I believe that would be the sort of thing I am  
>> interested in. However having them appear on the page is somewhat  
>> desirable for me. The important thing is being able to specify  
>> which links show up in a pagelist link=... and which do not. In my  
>> system, every page is considered a category. I place a link to page  
>> B at the top of page A and a link to page A automatically shows up  
>> at the bottom of page B. This system works great for determining  
>> related texts, but it is limiting in that links are now used solely  
>> for tagging pages. I cannot add a link to another page without  
>> tagging it as a category. It would be nice to be able to chose to  
>> have a list of links act as categorical tags and the rest act as  
>> normal links.
> ...
>>>  This generally works great. I am worried I may at some point want  
>>> to   include links in the text without having them treated like  
>>> tags. I would   also like to have these tags displayed in the edit  
>>> form in a separate   block of text. All of this is not critical at  
>>> the moment, but I worry   that my current system is limiting.  
>>> Furthermore, I would rather spend a   day fixing a couple hundred  
>>> pages than spend a week fixing a couple   thousand pages sometime  
>>> in the future.
>>>  One method I thought of was to have all the links that are to be  
>>> treated   as tags in the page's header and having a separate text  
>>> block in the edit   form for that.
>>>  If anyone knows how to do that or something that would work  
>>> equally well,   please let me know.
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