[pmwiki-users] Use Pmwiki for website

Russ pmwiki at russhosting.com
Fri May 27 15:44:17 CDT 2016

The PmWiki cookbook has a number of recipes to help you run a 
PmWiki-as-a-CMS website to suit your particular needs 
(http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/CMS).  I've used this approach to 
build large number of websites over the years with great results.

As a starting point, in config.php you can change the default group and 
page and remove any references to Group/Group pages:

$DefaultGroup = 'Home';
$DefaultName = 'Index';
$PagePathFmt = array('$Group.$1', '$1.$DefaultName');

I also used $SearchPatterns to remove wiki-related groups from default 
pages lists (including search results or using a pagelist as a simple 
site map), so the only pages that display are website-related and not 
wiki-related (which you can override for site admin by adding "list=all" 
to the pagelist command):

$SearchPatterns['default'][] = '!^Site\\.!';
$SearchPatterns['default'][] = '!^SiteAdmin\\.!';
$SearchPatterns['default'][] = '!^PmWiki\\.!';



On 2016-05-27 3:10 PM, Lee Gold wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to use pmwiki for a website, as a "CMS" I suppose. It has a clean
> direct approach I like compared to the CMS's I've tried. Also it's
> oriented for users/editor prople to update easily - most CMS's seem like
> webpage builders without the emphasis on implementing updating later by
> non-admins...
> I want the home page or what would be called the index page to not be
> the wiki main page but have "home" be a "clean slate" - a conventional
> web home page. where I can have the side menu. text content, images -
> usual stuff.
> How could I do this?  Thanks.

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