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Bug 2286 - ability to create a new page (optionally from a template) via a link in an article
ability to create a new page (optionally from a template) via a link in an ar...
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
InputBox (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 1045 2937 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-01 21:26 UTC by Kevin Baas
Modified: 2006-01-24 00:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Kevin Baas 2005-06-01 21:26:56 UTC
most ideally, something like a simple tag:

linktext=Start a new news article. 
template=template:news article (optional, default: blank page)

And it would be nice if an input box for the article's title would show up on
the invoking article.  This would generate a link that would copy the template
into a new page with a specified title, and bring the user to that article's
edit page.  If the input box on the invoking page can't be done (though i've
seen a wiki where one can create forms -XWiki, i think it was?), they can enter
the article's title on the edit page, as one does when creating a new section.

if the inputbox can be done, a possible extra parameter to set whether the link
comes before or after the input box could be:

position=(before,after) (optional, default: after)
Comment 1 Michael Keppler 2005-06-02 19:08:18 UTC
I (as non native English speaker) can hardly understand the intention behind
this request. Probably that's because it doesn't describe your problem, but
something that you imagine as the solution. So please just state _what_ problem
you want to solve, but leave away all the _how_ you want things changed.
Comment 2 Kevin Baas 2005-06-02 20:57:44 UTC
The problem is for WikiNews article development process: since ithe whole
purpose of the site is to quickly develop and publish quality news articles, new
articles are created regularly and the whole process from inception to
deployment must be as quick as possible.  This would quicken the process by
taking out a number of steps.
Comment 3 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-06-03 16:21:29 UTC
I think I understand - there are really two parts here, which would make each
other more useful:
* a form which can be inserted into a wiki page which lets the user type in the
name of a new article
* the ability to create a new page with some "template" content, rather than
completely blank

Bug 1045 has an ancient patch doing some of want you want here - the reasonably
frequent request that pages should be creatable based on a pre-existing
template. The idea of having a form into which you type the name of the article
is something else people often ask for (in general it's wise to avoid this,
because wikis should by their nature be well-connected, but I think Wikinews has
a genuine case for being an exception), though I haven't seen exactly this
approach suggested before.
Comment 4 Kevin Baas 2005-06-03 16:35:21 UTC
In combination with bug 2282 regarding cache invalidation triggers
), (and possibly adding sort parameters to dpls) this feature would greatly optimize 
wikinew's article workflow, via making my proposed workspace 
( fully functional.
Comment 5 Zigger 2005-07-23 03:18:44 UTC
Erik's "inputbox" extension for v1.5 has gone into use on wikinews.

Announcement  :
Documentation :
Example       :
Comment 6 Zigger 2005-07-24 02:18:45 UTC
*** Bug 2937 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-08-10 01:35:35 UTC
*** Bug 1045 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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