[Pmwiki-users] how can I change the page author attribution?

Neil Herber nospam
Wed Dec 8 16:14:42 CST 2004

At 2004-12-08  02:58 PM -0700, Patrick R. Michaud is rumored to have said:
> > Of course all of my users are highly intelligent and creative individuals.
> > How else can I explain the fact that one of them uses a different author
> > name every time he posts? Is there any way that I can do a global 
> change so
> > that the attribution lines that appear on history pages can use his 
> correct
> > name?
>Not easily for posts that have already been done, although you can do
>a mapping in config.php so that future posts all go to the same name.
>Indeed, you can set up the configuration such that authornames are
>selected by address or whatever other criteria you want to choose.

Geez, I'm feeling less intelligent than my users because your explanation 
is not clear to me. Are there cookbook recipes that explain how to "do a 
mapping in config.php" or set up the author name selector? Otherwise I 
don't have a clue where to start.

My original question was really about how to repair "wrong names" rather 
than forcing right names in the future (which I see as a separate issue). I 
assumed that I might be able to use an editor to do a global search and 
replace on the files in "wiki.d/" to change all occurrences of "Chuck" to 
"Charles". I would take the Wiki offline while making the change.


Neil Herber
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