[Mediawiki-l] Sidebar Customization

Henny Savenije webmaster at henny-savenije.pe.kr
Fri Apr 8 16:49:58 UTC 2011


At 12:45 AM 4/9/2011, you wrote:
>Take a look at the Vector extension. It offers a variety of 
>progressive enhancements for the Vector skin.

I tried to install that but I get a blank page.


>- Trevor
>
>On Apr 8, 2011, at 2:02 AM, Henny Savenije wrote:
>
> > How do you make those menu's in the sidebar collapsable? Looks very neat.
> >
> > At 01:56 AM 4/8/2011, you wrote:
> >> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:13 AM, Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:19 AM, John Durant <johndur at comcast.net> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Does anyone know of a technique or extension that would allow me to
> >>>> customize the Sidebar? Following the example shown on
> >>>> Manual:Interface/Sidebar does not return the results shown.
> >>>>
> >>>> The manual page further states:
> >>>>
> >>>> " The link target can be the name of an interface message (page in the
> >>>> MediaWiki namespace) or wiki page, or an external link. In
> >> either case, the
> >>>> link can be internal, interwiki, or external. In some cases 
> (such as links
> >>>> with the "&" character), an interface message is necessary. The
> >> link target
> >>>> cannot be made dependent on the interface language set in the
> >> preferences."
> >>>>
> >>>> After trying every permutation of link and link text the 
> Sidebar does not
> >>>> perform as stated. What am I missing here?
> >>>>
> >>>> Further down the page examples using Javascript and PHP. Are 
> these my only
> >>>> recourse?
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>> John
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> An example might be helpful,
> >>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Sidebar&action=edit
> >>>
> >>> The centered language links are accomplished by this 
> MediaWiki:Common.css:
> >>>
> >>> #p-Google_translations.portlet li,
> >>> #p-Google_translations.portal li {
> >>>
> >>>  text-align: center;
> >>> }
> >>> #panel div#p-Google_translations div.body,
> >>> #mw-panel div#p-Google_translations div.body {
> >>>  margin-left: 0px;
> >>> }
> >>>
> >>>      --Fred
> >>>
> >>
> >> Forwarded conversation
> >> Subject: [Mediawiki-l] Sidebar Customization
> >> ------------------------
> >> ----------
> >> From: *John Durant* <johndur at comcast.net>
> >> Date: Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 6:11 PM
> >> To: Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com>
> >>
> >> Thanks for pointing me to your site Fred. This looks very much like what I
> >> am trying to do. Other than the code in Mediawiki:Common.js, is there
> >> anything else I would need for a working prototype on my site?
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> John
> >>
> >> ----------
> >> From: *Frederick Grose* <fgrose at gmail.com>
> >> Date: Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 7:59 PM
> >> To: John Durant <johndur at comcast.net>
> >>
> >>
> >> You can check the Special:Version page of a MediaWiki site,
> >> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Special:Version
> >> to see what software is running.
> >>
> >> In our case, we are just using the Vector skin with UsabilityInitiative
> >> extension in MediaWiki 1.16.0
> >>
> >> The MediaWiki:Sidebar content,
> >> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/MediaWiki:Sidebar
> >> and  MediaWiki:Common.css (the sections I extracted below),
> >> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/MediaWiki:Common.css
> >> and the Google Translate and other external or internal links are the only
> >> customizations to our sidebar.
> >>
> >> Best wishes,
> >>       --Fred
> >> ----------
> >> From: *John Durant* <johndur at comcast.net>
> >> Date: Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 11:00 PM
> >> To: Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com>
> >>
> >> As suggested, went through the various components. It appears to 
> be working,
> >> more tests in the morning.
> >>
> >> Will keep you posted.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> ----------
> >> From: *John Durant* <johndur at comcast.net>
> >> Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM
> >> To: Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com>
> >>
> >>
> >> Compared Special:Version pages, removed other extensions that 
> could possibly
> >> conflict, verified Vector, checked Mediawiki:Sidebar and still no
> >> collapsing.  Looking at the code with Firebug, the functions all load and
> >> run. Any ideas?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> ----------
> >> From: *Frederick Grose* <fgrose at gmail.com>
> >> Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM
> >> To: John Durant <johndur at comcast.net>
> >>
> >>
> >> Oh sorry, I forgot about the collapsing feature.
> >>
> >> You may need also some MediaWiki:Common.js,
> >> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/MediaWiki:Common.js
> >> or, its good to take from the source,
> >> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.js
> >>
> >> But I'm not certain at the moment.
> >>
> >> I would feel better if this discussion were on-list, so others could
> >> contribute and benefit.
> >>
> >> Any objections to forward all back to the original thread?
> >>
> >>         --Fred
> >>
> >> ----------
> >> From: *John Durant* <johndur at comcast.net>
> >> Date: Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 8:23 AM
> >> To: Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com>
> >>
> >> No, please do.
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http://www.henny-savenije.pe.kr Portal to all my sites
http://www.hendrick-hamel.henny-savenije.pe.kr (in English) Feel free 
to discover Korea with Hendrick Hamel (1653-1666)
http://www.hendrick-hamel.henny-savenije.pe.kr/indexk2.htm In Korean
http://www.hendrick-hamel.henny-savenije.pe.kr/Dutch In Dutch
http://www.vos.henny-savenije.pe.kr Frits Vos Article about Witsen 
and Eibokken and his first Korean-Dutch dictionary
http://www.cartography.henny-savenije.pe.kr (in English) Korea 
through Western Cartographic eyes
http://www.hwasong.henny-savenije.pe.kr Hwasong the fortress in Suwon
http://www.oldKorea.henny-savenije.pe.kr Old Korea in pictures
http://www.british.henny-savenije.pe.kr A British encounter in Pusan (1797)
http://www.genealogy.henny-savenije.pe.kr/ Genealogy
http://www.henny-savenije.pe.kr/phorum Bulletin board for Korean studies




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