[Mediawiki-l] Easy Category Selection

Jim Hu jimhu at tamu.edu
Wed Sep 12 19:11:20 UTC 2007


As I read the docs for that extension, it creates a new page in the  
desired category based on what you enter in the form.
But it doesn't let you put an existing page in an existing category,  
does it?

Personally, I just paste in the wikitext...

The problem I see with some of the options is that the UI gets ugly  
if the number of categories gets really big.  Some kind of browsing  
vs. selecting from a flat list would be nice.  Does your integration  
with CategoryTree handle that?

I'm thinking that what I'd really like is add to category as a button  
on the toolbar that pops up an AJAX autocompleting category browser  
and degrades to you just typing/pasting in the category name.


On Sep 12, 2007, at 12:10 PM, Dave Sigafoos wrote:

> Just to throw something into your mix .. we use and like
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Add_Article_to_Category along
> with CategoryTree.
> This allows the user to go to the category they want (with category
> tree) and then just type the name of the article in the edit box (with
> add article to category).
> We also use Select category as a fall back (belts and suspenders :).
> What problems are you having?  What version of MW.  We have been using
> this from 1.9-1.10
> DSig
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> Connolly,
> Wayne
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 23:40
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> Subject: [Mediawiki-l] Easy Category Selection
> Hi all,
> I would like a easy method that a user can quickly add a article to a
> category (when in edit mode).
> I have found http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mrenoch/ 
> CategoryExtras
> which looks perfect
> or
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SelectCategory which looks ok.
> i am using latest MW but cannot get it working at all.
> Any ideas/helpers?
> Regards,
> ------------------------------------------------
> Wayne Connolly
> Bigpond.com/Telstra.com Production
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Jim Hu
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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Texas A&M Univ.
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