[pmwiki-users] Feature request - selecting between multiple templates for new pages

Peter Bowers pbowers at pobox.com
Mon Feb 9 14:27:16 CST 2009

You can add a &template=Mygroup.Mypage to specify which template you want to
use.  You could do this manually by putting it in your URL in the address




Or you could create a quick little form in your sidebar (or on a page), I'm
thinking vanilla pmwiki forms without any script at all would work (just
action=pmwiki.php, I'm thinking).  Just have a text field named n where you
enter the new pagename, a hidden field named action with "edit" as the
value, and a field named template which allows the user either a radiobutton
or select option to choose one of a number of templates that you specify.
Then a submit button and you should be good to go.


You can see documentation on all those form elements at
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Forms if you want to go that direction.


Note that with either of these elements you are ending up with "orphan"
pages - i.e., they are pages without any link anywhere to them.  As long as
you are using pagelists to access them this isn't a problem, but if you are
used to a more traditional link-to-the-page type of approach then you would
need to get a little fancier on the above solutions.





From: pmwiki-users-bounces at pmichaud.com
[mailto:pmwiki-users-bounces at pmichaud.com] On Behalf Of Steven Benmosh
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 4:42 PM
To: pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
Subject: [pmwiki-users] Feature request - selecting between multiple
templates for new pages


Hi All,

Here is a feature that will help me with my web site (I will explain below
why), and I wonder if it is already implemented or should be added to a
feature list for the future.

The feature: I would like to be able to choose between several (existing)
templates when I create a new page in my wiki.


I started my wiki (link below) with the idea of documenting gps tracks and
points of interest in Costa Rica. I created groups based on context. Tracks
include bus routes, hikes and car rides. Points of interest are broken up
into restaurants, sights, hotels, stores and POI which includes everything
else (cemeteries, city parks, etc.)

Each group has its own template page.

Now I am finding that I am adding data from other locations - the US,
Nicaragua, Panama, Israel, Europe - all grouped together under a single
group 'Misc.' I have no way of having different templates based on the type
of point in these countries, except to create a separate wiki for each one.
So what I do right now is add the content under the main wiki, than manually
copy the page to the Misc. group.

I also have a user-edited group, but because it can only have one template,
I limit it to points of interest.

What I would like to have multiple templates, and be able to choose when I
create a new page which one to use. This way, I can easily regroup the pages
based on countries, without losing the ability to match the template to the
page content.



Check out my web site - www.words2u.net <http://www.words2u.net/> 

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