[Mediawiki-l] I'd like to add these features

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 00:11:40 UTC 2006

1. Wikipedia has a user called Raul654 responsible for the main page
content. He sets up a series of subpages containing summaries of the
featured articles, decided in advance. He then uses a transclusion
containing variables such as the current date, which does most of the

2. I'd recommend creating a custom special page to do that. See
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Writing_a_new_special_page for
information and advice.

Rob Church

On 30/01/06, Bryan Shepherd <bryan.groups at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to add two features to my wiki.  First, I'd like to have content
> with a certain heading or on a certain page randomly displayed in a box on
> the front page.  I've tried to figure out how Wikipedia does this, but I am
> still learning the wikimedia software so I haven't gotten it.  Second I'd
> like to add an "Invite" link so that users can invite others to the site via
> email, but I'm not exactly sure where to start.  As yo umay have guessed,
> I'm not a professional programmer, just a hobbyist : )
> Any help with either of these issues would be helpful.
> Thanks!
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