[Mediawiki-l] Article Views

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 22:39:54 UTC 2008


Jon Welters wrote:
> Hopefully this isn't too complicated. I'm in the middle of transistioning a
> rather large wiki to mediawiki. Previously it was a custom Ruby wiki using
> textile. We have successfully converted all of the textile and what not. Now
> we are facing some differences in functionality. There are two main things
> that we seem to be missing in mediawiki and are trying to find as extensions
> or determine that we have to do some development.
> 
> 1. Autosummery - a way to display a short summery of a given page. It has a
> more button on the bottom that displays the full article.
> 2. A way to rotate blogs / news articles shown on the main page based on
> thier age. IE have the 5 newest pages in the "News" catagory displayed on
> the "news" page, if someone posts a new page in the news category it should
> then show up and the oldest would no longer be listed but instead accessible
> by accessing category:News as normal.

DynamicPageList can do issue #2, and depending on the content, perhaps 
even #1 also.
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DynamicPageList





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