[pmwiki-users] New features to be enabled in the PmWiki core

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Sun Mar 22 03:26:58 PDT 2020

This is a good candidate:

1. It is relatively simple and stable, and can be easily included in 

2. I do install this for the installation period on many projects before 
a final skin or skin variant is selected.


On 20/03/2020 22:01, Simon wrote:
> Petko
> can I suggest that
> https://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Skins/SkinChange be added to the core
> thanks
> Simon
> ____
> http://kiwiwiki.nz
> On Fri, 30 Aug 2019 at 08:00, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This is to let you know that I've added to the PmWiki core in 
>> Subversion
>> a number of features from my own recipes/addons that are somewhat
>> popular and that I see myself installing on every new wiki I create.
>> Because many of you already use these or similar addons, the newly 
>> added
>> features will be disabled but it will be very easy to enable them from
>> config.php.
>> Here is the list:
>> Editing a wiki:
>> * PreviewChanges - this has been enabled on PmWiki.org for years, 
>> shows
>> a highlighted diff in Preview mode (already added in 2.2.118).
>> * NotSavedWarning - signal to editors when they are moving away from 
>> the
>> edit form and risk losing their changes (the Author/Summary prompts 
>> from
>> the recipe are not included in the core, because now it is easy to add
>> "required" attributes to the edit form fields).
>> * A sub-feature from NotSavedWarning scrolling to the same position 
>> when
>> pressing either Preview or Save&Edit (enabled by default).
>> * EditHelp - predictive insertion of markup like list bullets (I use
>> this a lot, especially on a mobile device).
>> Reading a wiki:
>> * DeObMail - obfuscating e-mail links for spam bots.
>> * PmTOC - a really basic "table of contents +/- numbered headers",
>> currently a simpler subset of the AutoTOC recipe will be included in 
>> the
>> core, see:
>>    https://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/TableOfContents
>> Again, these will be disabled in the default installation, but could 
>> be
>> enabled as easily as adding $EnableNotSavedWarning = 1; if you decide 
>> to
>> use any of them.
>> Other features planned for inclusion:
>> * PmEmbed, a subset of the Ape recipe (minus the OpenStreetMap part
>> which is too complex to include in the core at this point). The main
>> embedding function is light and simple and can be easily extended. As
>> more people need to include videos or other media from external
>> platforms, this recipe can do the job in a simple way.
>> Other recipes (actually their feature set) under consideration:
>> * DragDropMultiUpload - upload files by dropping them into the edit
>> form.
>> * LocalTimes - RecentChanges enhancements.
>> * LocalCSS - CSS in a wiki page.
>> * A small subset of the features of Attachtable - I use a very old 
>> fork
>> with just rename/delete/restore.
>> * PageListMultiTargets - this allows a pagelist "link=" argument to
>> accept more than one link. We should decide if "link=Page1,Page2" 
>> should
>> include pages that link to *any* of the pages or to *both* pages.
>> Currently it includes any of the pages, and you need to use
>> "link=+Page1,+Page2" to require both pages.
>> * Add a set of CSS rules for editors to be able to more easily create
>> nicer-looking tables -- to the default skins -- obviously other skins
>> can redefine the styles of the same classname(s), like they currently 
>> do
>> for the "frame" class.
>> You can follow the progress of this project at:
>>    https://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ChangeLog
>>    https://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Site/AllRecentChangesShort
>> Tell me what you think. What recipes/addons do you install on your 
>> wikis
>> (especially if you have installed multiple wikis)?
>> I am interested in features you and your editors actually use, not
>> "might be nice", and that do help editors create better content with
>> less effort.
>> See how the above recipes once configured are mostly automatic, and
>> don't add new markups that people are required to learn. And they
>> considerably enhance the editing experience or the webmaster's work.
>> Please comment.
>> Petko

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