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Re: [opensuse-wiki] Wiki Transition + Next Meeting
  • From: Christian Boltz <opensuse@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 23:07:50 +0100
  • Message-id: <200912052307.51126@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

on Samstag, 5. Dezember 2009, Rajko M. wrote:
On Friday 04 December 2009 16:57:21 Christian Boltz wrote:
MultiBoilerplate displays a template dropdown when creating a new
page (which contains a list of template pages) and copies the
selected template to the new page.
OK, that is convincing :)
I have couple of them to install, and check how they cooperate.
Of course I better go and update the Mediawiki itself.

Which other extensions for using page templates do/did you test?

I don't remember all details and which extensions I checked/tested, but
MultiBoilerplate was the best match for my (customer's) usecase.

Question: does this sound useful for the openSUSE wiki?

As always with a lot of diplomacy :)


On the technical side, this extension didn't cause any problems for
me (even when combined with a graphical editor and
SelectCategoryCloud, which all affect the editing page - loading
order matters)

Which is controlled where ?

The load order? Simply by the inclusion order in LocalSettings.php.

In short: If you think about what an extension does, you can tell which
load order makes sense.

I'll give you an example with FCKeditor (WYSIWYG editor) and

The category cloud (which strips the categories from the article text
and displays them in a separate field on the edit page [1]) has to be
loaded _before_ FCKeditor is loaded. Not surprising, because it affects
the text FCKeditor sees.

A graphical editor (in my case FCKeditor) should be the last extension
you include - at least the last extension that affects the edit page.

But that's all not relevant for the openSUSE wiki since we all can write
wikitext, don't need a graphical editor *g* and a list of all available
categories on each edit page would double the edit page size in the
openSUSE wiki ;-)

That said: many (most?) extensions can be loaded in any order, because
they don't affect each other. But there are exceptions like in the above


Christian Boltz

[1] This has advantages and disadvantages - a disadvantage is that it
can move categories to the wrong place in a template (hint:
<includeonly>/<noinclude>). Therefore I disabled the category cloud
for the template namespace.

SOAP is really now just called "SOAP", I think they've dropped the
"Simple..." bit from the name as it can be anything but simple.
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