[pmwiki-users] CMS Mode
haganfox at users.sourceforge.net
Wed May 21 19:11:01 CDT 2014
TL;DR: The CMS Mode recipe helps you use PmWiki as a Content
Management System. It's now reworked and vastly improved.
I've been using PmWiki as a CMS for years. Over those years I've
accumulated most of my CMS-oriented customizations into a single
recipe script, cmsmode.php. For the past week or so I've been
reworking the script and documentation heavily
What I'm aiming for is something that's easy to just drop in and snap
your wiki into CMS Mode, with no fuss. You can have a functional CMS
in a matter of minutes: Install PmWiki, set a site-wide password, and
install the cmsmode.php script.
cmsmode.php does quite a few things.
- Changes the site's appearance to not look like a wiki when someone
isn't logged in.
- When visitors search, they'll only see your content pages.
- Wikiactions (?action=<something>'s) that aren't specifically
permitted are ignored.
- Creates a special filtered and formatted AllRecentChanges you can
as a public RSS or Atom feed.
- If you're not logged in, the PmWiki group is, *poof*, gone. So are
the SiteAdmin and Site groups (except for the Site.Search page).
- You can create other WikiGroups (or pages) that are completely
inaccesible except to authors.
- You can also create special "by invitation only" WikiGroups (or
pages). These don't appear in the web feed or search results, but
they're publicly accessible.
- A few other minor tweaks (link nofollow attributes, friendly date
format for last-modified message, etc.)
Wiki-related SideBar content can easily be made author-only using the
(:if auth edit:) directive. With that in mind, it looks like this
with the default SideBar:
Customization has been greatly simplified. Ordinarily that site's
PmWiki group is completely inaccessible. I made it "invitation only"
with this in a config file:
$CMSRedirGroups['PmWiki'] = '';
If you use a custom skin you'll need to do some CSS adjustments. The
script allows for that with a $CMSModeStyles setting. The PmWikin skin
"just works". I'm working on a compatible skin that automagically
adapts from hi-res desktop (with sidebar menu) down to mobile (with
hamburger menu). Try the link above with ?skin=adapt and shrink you
browser window to a small size to see what I mean.
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