[pmwiki-users] Reorganizing our Wiki

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 20:23:53 CDT 2013


We use categories, but they are hard work to maintain, and suffer from the
bug explained in http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/00447.

We also use a lot of page lists, and they are what makes the PmWiki world
go round IMHO.

Also use groups of pages.


PS http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/PageListMultiTargets is helpful to
link too multiple categories

On 12 July 2013 08:48, Peter Payzant <pce at accesswave.ca> wrote:

> I'm beginning to understand my problem better after thinking about it for
> a bit and doing a lot of reading. There are two large issues, I think:
> 1) organizing the content on our pages so that there is reasonable linking
> from page to page within the wiki, and
> 2) taking advantage of built-in PmWiki features to generate lists of pages
> like indexes or tables of contents in a book.
> Item 1 is something which I have to face by myself. But, item 2 is where,
> with a better understanding of PmWiki, I should be able to accomplish
> something useful.
> I'm getting the impression from the documentation that Categories might be
> a deprecated concept, in favour of page lists. I certainly don't understand
> all of the ins and outs of Categories, but here's my simple view:
> - a page can be a member of more than one category
> - You can get a list of all pages in a given category by using a link
> ending in Category.xxx (but it seems to be just a list of links to pages in
> that category - you don't get to see the summary, for example)
> - The category can be used in the "link=" option in a pagelist directive
> to help select pages
> Is there anything else useful to be gained by using categories? I'm
> beginning to think that I should abandon the small investment that I
> already have in them and move over to pagelists instead. But I do
> understand that they are to some extent apples and oranges.
> Thanks
> Peter
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