[Mediawiki-l] Mediawiki as a CMS.

Ed Robbins ed at erobbins.com
Wed Oct 4 16:07:24 UTC 2006

My initial thought is to configure separate wiki's for each, then 
override the AuthPlugin mechanism to use a common user table.


Luis Zarrabeitia wrote:
> Hi.
> I want to use mediawiki to publish my faculty's courses on the web. For what I 
> need, a full-blown CMS is not needed, and certain features of mediawiki are 
> quite desirable (for instance, the <math> and <gnuplot> extensions are 
> specially useful and I haven't seen them on any CMS)
> However, as the courses are independent, I would like the pages to be 
> independent: if two equally named files are uploaded to different courses, 
> they should not overwrite each other, i.e, I could have 
> http://mysite/course1/conference1 and http://mysite/course2/conference1. 
> Also, editors of course1 shouldn't necesarily be able to edit course2.
> The problem could be solved by installing different wikis, one for each course 
> (or a single wiki that used different databases/tables for diferent urls) but 
> that way sharing users between wikis (a teacher or a student with two 
> courses) or setting up an unified skin would be harder if not impossible.
> What would be the best course of action in this situation?
> Cheers,
> Zarrabeitia.
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