[pmwiki-users] minimal text file to create pmwiki page

Mark Lee mark.lee.phd at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 09:02:52 CDT 2013

Sure, I can share my script. Are you interested in the VBA code, or would
you like an example spreadsheet that runs the script?

On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Edwin Marte <edwin.marte at leidba.com> wrote:

> Hello Mark! Very nice implementation!
>  Any chance that you could share your script, for a long time I have been
> waiting for such a script to keep track of my parts both locally and pmwiki.
> Regards,
> Edwin
> On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Tamara Temple <tamouse.lists at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Mark Lee <mark.lee.phd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Thank you Tamara. The following does just what I am looking for.
>> Quite welcome, I'm sure.
>> > I also realized that the symbol % needs to be replaced by the hex code
>> %25.
>> > I am well on my way to mapping my page content to pmwiki pages. Here is
>> an example page that I
>> > just put together using a text editor.
>> Again, the import recipe I described earlier is ace if you have a lot of
>> pages to convert at once. Generate the plain text files locally, ftp
>> them up to an import directory, then run the import script and done. No
>> need to worry about converting newlines to %0a, percent to %25, and less
>> than (<) to %3c.
>> > http://ediblelandscape.org/pmwiki.php?n=Plants.Plant167
>> *VERY* nicely designed site!
>> > In that example, a cell in my spreadsheet contained the species name
>> "Rosa woodsii". I have a
>> > script written in VBA (Excel spreadsheet) that writes this to a text
>> file
>> > %0a(:Species: Rosa woodsii:)%0a
>> > Each row in my spreadsheet contains the content for each page. Each
>> cell is assigned to a
>> > PageTextVariable, and each of these goes to the location on the page I
>> previously defined in the
>> > page template for the skin. With a click of a button, I can generate
>> all the pages for my site,
>> > and with a few more clicks the pages are uploaded to my site via ftp. A
>> simple Content
>> > Management System using a spreadsheet and FileZilla. I really like
>> PMWiki, but I like the
>> > ability to backup the content of the site in form that is independent
>> of PMWiki and is portable
>> > between different platforms.
>> Do not disagree with any of that, it's just a unique (to me) way of
>> using PmWiki as a publishing system. Perfectly valid, wonderful use of
>> PmWiki!
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