[Mediawiki-l] Making only a part of the content visible for a group of users

Maximiliano Milicich maximilianomilicich at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 17:34:32 UTC 2010


I see...
Thank you !

In fact, thanks to the clue you gave me, I've just found this extension
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WhiteList

We're gonna check it out to see if it's what we're needing.

Any other options ?

Thanks indeed

Regards
MA_Xx

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Christensen, Courtney <
ChristensenC at battelle.org> wrote:

>
> Have you considered using the $whWhitelist to allow users to see only those
> pages you want them to?  It might be a little tedious to keep the list up,
> but not more so than some of your other options.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:
> mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Maximiliano Milicich
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:22 AM
> To: mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Mediawiki-l] Making only a part of the content visible for a
> group of users
>
>
> Hello,
>
> We've recently installed a wiki for IT dept usage but came to the
> conclusion
> that it would be very useful to let end users see some of the articles. The
> thing is we don't want them to see all the content mainly because it would
> confuse them. For instance, if they search for "Accounting" we want to
> provide definitions and troubleshooting on the Accounting system that might
> help them, but not every server list, SQL code and tech spec that we have.
>
> We've been looking around and found a couple of options based on
> namespaces,
> which we're still not sure will work the way we need (for one thing,
> limiting search results for end users) and seem kind of hard to maintain.
>
> The simplest option seems to be keeping two separate wikis, but I don't
> want
> to disconnect the end users documents from our wiki because it's valuable
> info for us too. What we're thinking about is having both wikis but
> maintaining them in sync with some batch process that could export and
> import all articles that belong to a certain category or even backup and
> restore the entire database and afterwards delete non-end user articles.
> That way, the end user wiki would be read-only and get updates every day.
> In
> both cases we'd have to know how to deal with images (seems easy with the
> backup/restore option but no so much with the export / import).
>
> Do you think we're on the right path with any of these? Any other
> suggestions? Here is our version info:
>
> Product Version
> MediaWiki 1.15.1
> PHP 5.2.10 (isapi)
> MySQL 5.0.22
>
> Thank you in advance!!
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