[pmwiki-users] restrict page creation to contain some necessary fields
Peter & Melodye Bowers
pbowers at pobox.com
Tue Apr 29 05:13:53 CDT 2008
> (1) guest users should be only allowed to add pages with some
> fixed parts
> (like categories for country, etc). i do know hoe to restrict
> theer editing
> to a group, but in this group they can create whatever page
> they want.
> however i need to force/guide users to create pages
> containing fixed fields.
> how can i restrict user to this?
> (2) and how can i give them a set choice for the country
> field via drop down
> or so?
Some possible options, in order of difficulty from easiest to most difficult
(1) Create templates for the group so when they go to edit they have a
template to fill out. They can erase the template if they choose to do so,
but at least you've got a better chance of having more consistently
(2) WikiForms would give you a database-like ability to create pages with
limited fields and you can define what you want to appear (like a drop-down
for country, etc.)
(3) You could code your own using something like Fox
(4) You could code your own using out-of-the-box pmwiki forms
It may be that the fox solution would be easier than the wikiforms - not
sure on that.
Based on your brief description I would probably lean towards wikiforms.
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