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Bug 724 - User-friendly way to personalize / customize sidebar / leftbar (per user)
User-friendly way to personalize / customize sidebar / leftbar (per user)
Status: REOPENED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Rob Church
:
: 1515 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-10-16 14:47 UTC by kissall
Modified: 2014-02-12 23:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description kissall 2004-10-16 14:47:27 UTC
Again, this is a feature request. For any registered user, it would be nice to 
provide a customizable personal left sidebar. Users can add favorite links there.

Currently, some users are using their User pages to do the similar things as a 
workaround.

I got this idea from TWiki actually. TWiki has better solution than mediawiki to 
handle sidebar, topbar and bottombar. We may borrow any good features from any other 
wiki engines to enrich mediawiki when necessary.
Comment 1 Sgeo 2004-12-26 22:19:13 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Again, this is a feature request. For any registered user, it would be nice to 
> provide a customizable personal left sidebar. Users can add favorite links there.
> 
> Currently, some users are using their User pages to do the similar things as a 
> workaround.
> 
> I got this idea from TWiki actually. TWiki has better solution than mediawiki to 
> handle sidebar, topbar and bottombar. We may borrow any good features from any
other 
> wiki engines to enrich mediawiki when necessary.

Wikipedia:User:Kate figured out a way of doing that using the user customizable
css and js
Comment 2 Rob Church 2005-12-15 20:00:21 UTC
*** Bug 1515 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-01-14 23:09:39 UTC
This can't really be done in a way that's compatible with the sidebar cache, et
al. Marking for attention later, rather than dismissing it out of hand, however.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2011-11-29 20:36:45 UTC
Gadgets / user scripts are usually used to do this today, but it's not super user-friendly. Reopening as an enhancement request and updating summary.

I think there are definitely things that could be done to make this possible... See also bug 16943, an enhancement request for a nice user-friendly GUI system to customize the sidebar on a sitewide basis.

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