[pmwiki-users] Recent Changes shows "by ?:"

Tamara Temple tamouse.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 20:48:00 CDT 2013

On Jul 26, 2013, at 12:31 PM, JamesM <james.mikelis at staples.com> wrote:
> I've jst discovered PMWiki and i realaly like it so far. I am implementing 
> it to use as a Team resource and troubleshooting repository.
> However, i notice that when i click the "Recent Changes" link, it does not 
> show a username for who edited the page, only a "?". 
> Example:
> Projects . . . July 26, 2013, at 07:24 PM by ?: 
> How do i configure the wiki to show this information?

Hi, James, welcome!

RecentChanges is already configured to display the author of the change, however, it might take some work to always get the author. What you're currently seeing is the case when there is no current author given (The ? is actually saying there is no profile page associated with the last person who edited that page.) 

When you edit a page, you'll see the Author field in the form under the page edit text box. Filling this in will also fill in the last field in the RecentChanges page. If you are allowing cookies, it will be filled in from then on until the cookie expires.

Requiring the user to enter their name in the Author field is discussed in http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/RequireAuthor -- which you should read fully as well, as it brings in some other goodnesses you'd probably like.

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