[pmwiki-announce] pmwiki-2.1.beta2 released

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Nov 22 15:29:57 CST 2005

I've just released 2.1.beta2, which has more changes and features.
The new release is available from


Full details of the release are available in the ReleaseNotes and
ChangeLog, but here are the highlights for 2.1.beta2:

First, in preparation for some improvements to AuthUser (groups and
wikipage-based configuration) I've made some substantial internal 
changes to PmWiki's built-in authorization function.  These changes 
*ought* to be completely backwards compatible with any existing
sites, but there's always the possibility I've overlooked something.

One visible change is that the password form now defaults to using
the contents of the Site.AuthForm page, which should make it somewhat 
easier to customize the password and/or login prompts.  More 
improvements to authorization will be coming soon.

As mentioned previously, PmWiki now ships with wikiwords disabled by
default.  To enable them, set $LinkWikiWords = 1; in a local
customization file.

However, 2.1.beta2 now introduces some possibility of turning off the
display of WikiWord links to non-existent pages, leaving links to
existing pages as normal links.  This is done via CSS; to cause links
to non-existent pages to display as normal text, place the following
lines in pub/css/local.css:

    span.wikiword a.createlink { display:none; }
    span.wikiword a.createlinktext 
      { border-bottom:none; text-decoration:none; color:inherit; }

If you're wanting to phase out wikiwords on your site, you can also
get PmWiki to highlight wikiword links by using something like the
following in CSS:

    span.wikiword a.pagelink { background-color: pink; }

For those who are interested in using subversion to download and
install PmWiki , Christian Ridderström has kindly created a page 
of instructions at http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Subversion.

There are other minor changes and bugfixes in this release; be
sure to look at the ReleaseNotes and ChangeLog for details.


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