[pmwiki-users] PMWiki feature questions

Russ pmwiki at russhosting.com
Mon Aug 17 09:43:50 CDT 2009

Hi Dan,

1.  There would be a number of ways to handle the geographic tag ... how 
many locales do you envision?  Would you need to create new 
locales/locations on the fly?  For example, I am near London, Ontario, 
which means my tag could be Port Stanley (my actual community), London 
(nearest major city), Southwestern Ontario (region), Ontario 
(state/province), or Canada (country).  The narrower the scope of the 
tag, the harder it would be to find "nearby" articles.

2.  Using AuthUser (http://pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/AuthUser), you can 
specify which "user group" a user belongs to and set site-wide, group or 
even page-level read and/or edit access for each group.

3.  I have successfully used the Flash cookbook recipe 
(http://pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/Flash) to allow users to embed YouTube 
videos with a one-line markup, for example.

4.  PmWiki supports profile pages for authors out of the box (using 
~AuthorName would create a link to Profiles.AuthorName, or you can 
specify a different target group in your config.php file).  You can 
require the author name for each edit or (better yet) if they are logged 
in via AuthUser, you can set the author name automatically 
(http://pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/RequireAuthor).  So, if my login name 
is Author1, then any edit I make will be attributed to Author1 as long 
as I am required to be authenticated to do so.

You can use edit templates 
(http://pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/EditTemplates) which will provide a 
pre-populated edit field to use as a guideline when creating author 
(profile) pages, including code for a pagelist of all articles 
contributed by that author (for example), or you can use a more complex 
form-based option like Fox (http://pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/Fox) to lock 
down the group and insure all profiles maintain the same content and layout.



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