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When I try to create the Admin:Start Page, I get redirected to the public start page. How can I stop that?

Cant Create Admin:Start Page by Carl PaulCarl Paul, 26 Feb 2017 23:18

I'm wondering if there is a method or trick for generating a new field within a form. For instance, imagine you have a form for filling out personal information, and you want multiple phone number fields, but only if they actually have multiple phone numbers. Is there a way to have the form create a new phone number field if desired, but otherwise have no extra field appear?

Hello. I have no coding skills and this is my first time making a wiki. I've figured out the basics of what I'm trying to do but two things make no sense and I can't find any answers to my questions anywhere.

First: Adding members, or whatever the correct title is for select people who can also edit the wiki. I can't even figure out if "member" is the right category. The template came loaded with some placeholder text that said "hey join this site etc", something like that, and I couldn't figure out how to incorporate it. I found info about [[module Join]], and tried that, in preview it seemed to work so I deleted the original "hey join this site" stuff and put in [[module Join]], but it doesn't actually show up on the page.

I don't care if I have a link on the page where people ask to join, I can also just have people email me, but I do need to figure out how to give people access when they don't have, and maybe don't want, to create a wikidot account. I can't figure out how to do that for the life of me.

2nd item: I want to have categories of topics on the sidebar, and then be able to tag pages with those categories so when you click on a category all pages tagged with that category show up on a page as links. Is this possible? From what I understand that's not exactly how "tags" work, but if that is how tags work, please let me know. If tags work that way then all I need to do is put in the tags and they'll show up in the tag cloud, correct? What I'd really like is just a list of categories on the side though. If that's possible and you could point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.

1. Welcome on Wikidot!

2. Have a look on the live Templates ( like http://ournewhorizons.wikidot.com/featured:_template ) which explains a little the include of teh wiki: category on the featured articles

3. The side menu you can change to minimize it ( i would not at the beginning, you have no top-menu!) - the prpoblems lies in the last 4 lines - where the Content of the cycling tips at the top are inserted. I think you can remove it completely.
If not you can always return in the history back to the older Version.

4 Admin menu for admins only is explained in the http://community-playground.wikidot.com/ ("PLAYGROUND" ) - how ot works and how it is "private".

Also not Forget the menues on the commuinity site - they are different from the Forum! (http://community.wikidot.com/ )


Service is my success. My webtips:www.blender.org (Open source), Wikidot-Handbook.

Sie können fragen und mitwirken in der deutschsprachigen » User-Gemeinschaft für WikidotNutzer oder
im deutschen » Wikidot Handbuch ?

Our New Horizons
I just configured a site using the classic Wikipedia template and now have a great wealth of sample functionality that I need to convert into a reasonable site quickly. What I need most is a check off list of actions to convert the play pen functionality into something usable.

Here are some of my immediate questions:

  • I need to simplify the menus in the side nav page but there is a warning that the deletion of any links requires that the modify the CSS. How do I do that?
  • I don't understand the featured article functionality - like the idea, but need something fast
  • Don't understand, and for the moment don't need, the tips cycling at the top of the page
  • Need an Admin only menu - saw a posting on this and it seemed complicated, going to read that again right now.

Any help would be much appreciated


Shane Smith
Web Developer and Wikidot Community Administrator
Links: Wikimated, Editor (STE), Official Docs
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Hi Louise,
I made a short test on your Forum on an old hidden thread and category ;
see my post at http://readingandwritingteachers.wikidot.com/forum/t-2135280/forum-is-working#post-2752559

I am not sure what could be the Problem, but perhaps your students can post here ?

If not than you have to go to your

  • site Manager and to the
  • Forum and inside the Forum Screens to
  • permissions - there is a Point where the new category has to be marked with the permissions of the Group
    • anonymous
    • registered at wikidot
    • site members - ( this should be checked "yes" for both rows! - created thread , post )
    • creator ( this should checked to yes to edit the own threads…!?)

And the most important is the Forum category selected at the top! - the new one
Hope that this is the reason - than it is easy to repair :)

And there are the first threads landed in the new category!

Regards
Helmut


Service is my success. My webtips:www.blender.org (Open source), Wikidot-Handbook.

Sie können fragen und mitwirken in der deutschsprachigen » User-Gemeinschaft für WikidotNutzer oder
im deutschen » Wikidot Handbuch ?

same as last year for my students but I'm not able to post.
Any help here? We hoped to start this tonight… All the kids in China have signed up already.
thanks,
Louise


Louise Green teaches Academic Writing to first year international students at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. She also teaches in the TESOL Certificate Program and in the MA TESOL program.

my forum is not working by greenwritinggreenwriting, 21 Feb 2017 19:49

Hi John, I invited you over the site manager to get membership of the handbook.wikiot.com ( if you want) . i think you will get an email as reminder also?
You are welcome!
Regards Helmut


Service is my success. My webtips:www.blender.org (Open source), Wikidot-Handbook.

Sie können fragen und mitwirken in der deutschsprachigen » User-Gemeinschaft für WikidotNutzer oder
im deutschen » Wikidot Handbuch ?

OK, after signing on to www.wikidot.com, I see that there is a button for getting invitations.

Thanks for response. The user does have a wikidot account (got that far when he accepted email invitation), so I can use your first suggestion, invite from wikidot using the leftmost button on the Invitations page. But how does he get the invitation? Is there a notification of the invitation when he signs on to wikidot?

The not allowed second invitation seems to be an old bug. .( http://feedback.wikidot.com/bugs:_all )

If the invited member is already a member of the wikidot platform ( has an account) , than the easiest way is to invite him directly by wikidot (not by email !) to be a member of your site.

The Problem is not the email-Invitation ( seems to work), but the neccessary sign on on Wikidot (or your site).

Better inform the people ( who have an account now on Wikidot) to sign on on Wikidot main site (http://www.wikidot.com/ ) and after the sign on they can change to your site adress ( over theiur account menu "sites" )
and perhaps - if they are not member and there is a "join this site button" on your screen ) join it.


Service is my success. My webtips:www.blender.org (Open source), Wikidot-Handbook.

Sie können fragen und mitwirken in der deutschsprachigen » User-Gemeinschaft für WikidotNutzer oder
im deutschen » Wikidot Handbuch ?

I was wondering that could there be a browser or browser plugin that automatically renders text-url addresses to clickable links? In that case the problem is at user's end.


___TTT___/ http://www.trumpetexercises.net
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Re: Render url as text by jjsjjs, 14 Feb 2017 06:55

Member ID: John Simpson
Site: raleconpol.wikidot.com

I sent user an invitation, he had trouble signing on to the site. I noted that he was on the members list, meaning that he had accepted the invitation, but he could not sign on, for some unknown reason.

To clear him out and start over, I deleted him from the members list and tried to send him a new invitation. Received a message saying he has already been invited, cant invite him again. He's cleared from the members list and the invited list, but I still get the refusal to invite him. Help!

Hello, and welcome to the community.

Building a CSS theme from nothing is quite difficult, even I often struggle to do so.

You may find it easier to use an existing theme that you like, and then make alterations to it (e.g. colour changes, change the font, increase/decrease padding on elements, hide certain things). Such small changes can be a lot simpler to implement, but they'll have the large-scale effect that I think you are looking for.

Good luck in your learning.

Update: Oh, and I would highly recommend the following community-built Wikidot site as a good resource: http://css.wikidot.com/


Shane Smith
Web Developer and Wikidot Community Administrator
Links: Wikimated, Editor (STE), Official Docs
WIKIMATED v2 Available Soon!

Re: I need help by leigerleiger, 13 Feb 2017 23:31

Welcome back to the community UlyssesBlue,

As stated by jjs, no-parse tags should work in this case.

You also mentioned trying code tags, and these should work too:

[[code]]
http://www.example.com
[[/code]]

If you are unable to get the link working as you would like, please link to the page in question so that we can have a more detailed look at it, and perhaps identify the problem for you?


Shane Smith
Web Developer and Wikidot Community Administrator
Links: Wikimated, Editor (STE), Official Docs
WIKIMATED v2 Available Soon!

Re: Render url as text by leigerleiger, 13 Feb 2017 23:27

I agree with what Helmut stated - the best option available at the current time is the edit-sections button, and you can use the code in his post to achieve that. The text is customisable.

However, you mentioned the magic urls. If you wish to see a list of them, I wrote a blog post on the feature when it was first introduced:

Hash Magic URIs for Wikidot

However, none of them will solve your need to edit page sections with a link.


Shane Smith
Web Developer and Wikidot Community Administrator
Links: Wikimated, Editor (STE), Official Docs
WIKIMATED v2 Available Soon!

Hi Enlarge Media,

Setting the site to 'open' means that anyone can join without a password. They simply click 'Join' and instantly become a member. Perhaps this is not what you intended, and 'closed' is a more suitable choice for you.

Regarding the user's activity, it looks like Helmut has already looked into that so I'll leave that to him :)


Shane Smith
Web Developer and Wikidot Community Administrator
Links: Wikimated, Editor (STE), Official Docs
WIKIMATED v2 Available Soon!

You are correct that it seems to work. Thanks for sharing Rupin, and for posting the link to the demo.


Shane Smith
Web Developer and Wikidot Community Administrator
Links: Wikimated, Editor (STE), Official Docs
WIKIMATED v2 Available Soon!

Re: Nesting Tabs by leigerleiger, 13 Feb 2017 23:12

Hi jjs, thanks for your interest in the survey.

Unfortunately I've been a little busy, but definitely intend to post it in the near future.


Shane Smith
Web Developer and Wikidot Community Administrator
Links: Wikimated, Editor (STE), Official Docs
WIKIMATED v2 Available Soon!

Re: Wikidot Survey by leigerleiger, 13 Feb 2017 23:11
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