[pmwiki-users] News page and displaying a few recent news headers (Christian)

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Thu Jul 17 18:57:57 CDT 2008

>Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:21:03 +0200
>From: Christian Ridderstr?m 	<christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com>
[1] We have one page with news items at http://www.lyx.org/News.
>   The appearance of that page is as follows:
> 	<Header-text>
> 	<date>
> 	<text-body-of-news>
> 	<Header>
> 	<date>
> 	<text-body-of-news>
> 	...
[2] At the bottom of the home page, http://www.lyx.org/Home, we
>   display the recent news, i.e. the five latest news items:
> 	* <Header-text> (date)
> 	* <Header-text> (date)
> 	...
>What recipes/solutions are there for implementing the above in a way 
>that's more 'pmwikiish'? The only requirements are really that:
>[3] Be able to list the recent news headers on a another page
>[4] Preferably store all the news items in a single page
One option would be to use one of the commentbox recipes, that
post "stories" to a designated wiki page. This will meet 
requirements [1] and [4] (numbers added to original post).

The key thing about these recipes, which will let you meet
requirements [2] and [3], is that they wrap the components
of the posted comments in >>div<< blocks. This makes it a
straightforward task to read the news page, explode the 
contents into a structured array of news items, and display 
the first 5 as a list of headers and dates.

The most flexible solution is probably CommentBoxPlus; and
CommentBox would work too but has fewerfeatures.

John Rankin
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