[pmwiki-users] Pages organization
nzskiwi at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 18:50:18 CDT 2013
Categories <http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Categories>are certainly a
way to go.
The problem <http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/00447>is that PmWiki does not
distinguish between tagging (categorising a page) viz [[!MyTag]] and
referring to that category viz [[Category/MyTag]],
therefore linking to a category tags the (non category) page holding the
Also I have seen previous discussions about making the use of multiple
categories more friendly,
eg [[!MyTag, your tag]]
In a practical sense on a big website where we use categories (which people
only understand when I call them tags),
is that often they are mistyped (and no one notices because there is no
link formatting for an 'undefined' tag) if you use autocreate
PS please vote for
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/00447 - Distinguish !Page and Category.Page
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/01252 - Add category= parameter to PageLists
On 10 March 2013 23:06, Lars Eighner <surname at larseighner.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Mar 2013, Paolo Z. wrote:
> Hi list
>> I'm trying to learn in my spare time a little bit more about pmwiki, in
>> this message I would like to ask some advice about how to organize pages.
>> The idea in my mind is a bit complicated so I made it simple and I use a
>> country as an example.
> If I want to have all the pages of the cities of France inside the
>> "directory" called "france" in order to have something like domainname
>> .com/france/marseille how can I do this?
> What you want is probably not what you need.
> You can create a group called France. Then you can create a page named
> Marseille in the group France. Set $EnablePathInfo = 1 and Voila! the url
> of your page is (apparently)
> Now here is why you probably do not want to this:
> It is extremely limited. You just have the two levels group and page, or
> this case France/Marseille. PmWiki is designed to be extended, but you are
> in for much work if you want to get beyond the two levels.
> Okay, you could have France/Paris#leftbank, but that's about it.
> Your approach could develop into creating many groups, if for example you
> want pages for other cities in Europe. You need to think long and hard
> you create a new group. Many groups can create problems for authors and
> maintainers. For one thing, you have know which group a page is in to make
> internal links. You can quickly make a big mess.
> The best way to handle heirarchies is with categories.
> Is there any way to force users that creates a page for the city of Paris
>> to set it in the "directory" france?
> No, not if users can create pages in groups other than France. Think about
> this for a moment. For the wiki to do this, it would have to know already
> that Paris is a city in France and it would have to know the user does not
> intend to make a page for Paris, Texas.
> This is another good reason to avoid multiple groups: you can be sure users
> will put pages in the right place -- and moving pages between groups is
> tedious. Changing categories tags is much easier, so I suggest a flat
> (almost everything in one group) wiki with categories for (what else?)
> categorizing pages.
>> Not sure if it is possible.
>> I hope you understand my question.
>> Thanks P.
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